The Vatican’s envoy to France, Archbishop Luigi Ventura, was accused of molesting a Paris City Hall employee and is under investigation. According to a City Hall official, the employee reported that Ventura sexually molested him repeatedly at one of the traditional New Year ceremonies of Mayor Anne Hidalgo held Thursday, Jan. 17. The employee, who has not been identied by name, is in his 30s and works for the international relations department. The employee was in charge of greeting and guiding Ventura on the day of the alleged assault.
Original article by Aurelien Breeden, Feb. 15, 2019. The New York Times.
The Nigerian Presidential Election, which was scheduled to occur Saturday, Feb. 16, was delayed by the electoral commission until Saturday, Feb. 23. The reason behind the election’s delay is unclear to the public, but there are reports that claim voting materials were not delivered to all areas of the nation. Nigeria also postponed the 2015 presidential election due to deadly insecurity in certain parts of the nation. Nigeria, which has a population of approximately 190 million, contains more than 84 million voters.
Original article by The Associated Press, Feb. 15, 2019. The New York Times.
U.S. and Canadian governments have informed their citizens not travel to the Haiti while violent protests occur in the Caribbean nation. The protests in the Haitian capital and other Haitian cities are against Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Violent interactions between demonstrators and the police have left several people dead. The U.S. government ordered all “nonemergency” Americans to leave Haiti, and the Canadian government told its people to “avoid all travel to Haiti.” The protests are a result of allegations of embezzlement and misappropriation of billions of dollars by the Haitian government that was intended for post-earthquake reconstruction.
Original article by Kirk Semple, Feb. 15, 2019. The New York Times.