Africa


Hundreds of Islamic State Corpses Left to Rot in Libyan Food Fridges

Reuters on Thursday pointed to a particularly grim indicator of Libyan government malfunction: a pile of 742 dead Islamic State fighters have been rotting in refrigerated food containers outside the city of Misrata since 2016 – and growing quite fragrant due to intermittent power outages. Some of the bodies are foreign nationals who remain uncollected by their home governments.

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South Africa Erects Roadblocks to Stop Wave of Zimbabwe Migrants

South Africa’s government recently erected four separate checkpoints along its border with Zimbabwe in an effort to detect and arrest “hundreds of undocumented Zimbabweans” who have crossed into South Africa illegally in recent days, the online newspaper New Zimbabwe reported on Tuesday.

A South African Police Service (SAPS) officer interacts with a driver who's crossing from Zimbabwe into South Africa using the Beitbridge border post, near Musina, South Africa, on January 8, 2021. (Photo by Guillem Sartorio / AFP) (Photo by GUILLEM SARTORIO/AFP via Getty Images)

Six Dead After Suicide Bombing in Congo on Christmas Day

A suicide bomber struck a restaurant in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Christmas Day, killing himself and at least six others, according to Congo government officials. Patrick Muyaya, Congo’s government spokesman, confirmed on Twitter that the explosion resulted from a suicide

TOPSHOT - Goma residents are seen leaving after an evacuation order has been given on May 27, 2021. - The authorities in Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on Thursday morning ordered the evacuation of part of the city because of the risk of eruption …

China Buys Up Support in War-Torn Third World

The Chinese government is racking up favors from Third World leaders by intervening in conflict zones to offer economic support and security assistance, buying itself positions everywhere from Africa to the Middle East.

This photo taken 03 October, 2007 shows military officers saluting for a group photo beneath a display of national flags at a park in Beijing. China's ruling Communist Party's five-yearly gathering, it's 17th Party Congress, begins 15 October with President Hu Jintao expected to make bold power plays to cement …