The human rights group Amnesty International says political leaders around the world, including U.S. President Donald Trump, are creating a more divided and dangerous world with “toxic rhetoric.” In the London-based organization’s annual report on human rights worldwide, politicians in the United States, Europe and elsewhere are accused of creating an “us versus them” environment that weakens the defense of human rights. VOA’S Greg Flakus has more from Washington.
After more than 3 years of war, which has displaced about 3 million people, South Sudan now faces famine. Those facing extreme hunger in South Sudan are among millions of people going hungry across the Horn of Africa due to a devastating drought. The added danger in South Sudan is food insecurity; aid agencies trying to combat famine say they are unable to reach remote areas where the economy has collapsed completely, due to fighting between the government and rebels. Mariama Diallo reports.