African Students Stuck in China: ‘Our Pleas Are Falling on Deaf Ears’

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WASHINGTON – Michael Girma wants to go home. The 25-year-old student misses his sister and brother. He misses his mother, and his friends 5,000 miles away. Since late January, Girma has been trapped in Wuhan, China, the original epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. Girma studies electrical engineering at Hubei University of Technology, along the Xunsi Read More

Mali Votes in Long-Delayed Parliamentary Election

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Voters in Mali went to the polls Sunday to elect members of the 147-seat National Assembly.   The parliamentary election in the war-torn West African country, which should have taken place after President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s 2018 reelection, has been postponed several times since then out of security concerns.  New members of the assembly are expected to emerge for the first time since 2013, when Rally for Mali, Keita’s party, gained a substantial majority.    Some 200,000 Read More