NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.
Israel on Monday pledged to crack down on racism and discrimination against Ethiopian Jews as officials sought to ease tensions after a series of angry protests over police brutality. A second demonstration in Tel Aviv on Sunday also deteriorated into violence, throwing a spotlight on the plight of Israel's Ethiopian community. Top officials quickly moved to calm the situation with President Reuven Rivlin admitting "mistakes" had been made, and Prime Minister Netanyahu holding a three-hour meeting with community leaders. The protests, which saw thousands of angry Ethiopian Jews marching through the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, were the result of "real distress," he acknowledged after meeting the soldier in the video, Damas Pakada.