Pressure is mounting on Congolese President Joseph Kabila for exceeding his presidential term and indefinitely postponing elections. Protestors demonstrated after the expiration of the mandate on Monday. Meanwhile Germany announced that it would suspend planned development aid talks, citing the political crisis.
Brazil’s central government voted to amend to the country’s constitution to combat Brazil’s mounting debts and soaring inflation rates. The austerity measure will effectively freeze social spending for 20 years and restrict public servants’ salaries.
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Homeland Security chief, John F. Kelly, has experts analyzing how the decision might affect Central America and determine the fate of refugees and migrants living in the United States.
Leaders of the the Rohingya Muslim insurgent group behind two recent deadly attacks in Myanmar have links to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, a new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) revealed, sparking fears of further radicalization if the government fails to diffuse the ongoing violence.
Advancing Syrian forces are on the brink of retaking Aleppo from rebels. The U.N. reported that Syrian forces are entering homes and killing those inside – including women and children. One U.N. official described it as “a complete meltdown of humanity,” according to the New York Times.
More than 2 million children in Yemen are acutely malnourished, UNICEF officials said today. In response, U.K.-based aid groups will launch an appeal to fund their humanitarian response on Tuesday.
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese are fleeing the country’s civil war for refuge in neighboring Uganda each month. More than 400,000 people made the journey this year. The majority are going to the Bidibidi refugee camp, a place that a few months ago was just a small village in Uganda.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) postponed the start date for a senior post granted to Nadine Heredia, the former first lady of Peru, who is facing money-laundering allegations at home.
A senior U.N. official pleaded with the U.N. Security Council to immediately stop the Syrian government’s deadly assault on the city of Aleppo.
Haiti’s newly elected president, Jovenel Moïse, faces enormous challenges in rebuilding a broken and deeply divided country, beginning with a legal challenge to the election results by his opponents.