Chicago police pressed first degree murder charges against a gang member on Friday after a nine-year-old boy was lured into an alley and shot dead. The US city is notorious for gun crime, but Tyshawn Lee's November 2 death managed to horrify a Chicago already reeling from more than 450 murders this year. "This is a crime that shook our city," city police superintendant Garry Mccarthy told reporters.
Pope Francis on Friday hailed Uganda for its "outstanding" response in welcoming refugees as he began a two-day visit to this east African nation. "Here in East Africa, Uganda has shown outstanding concern for welcoming refugees, enabling them to rebuild their lives in security and to sense the dignity which comes from earning one's livelihood through honest labour," he said, shortly after landing in the central town of Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria, on the second leg of three-nation Africa tour. Figures published by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) show Uganda hosts over half a million people, most of whom have fled conflict and violence in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.