Tag: Africa

Since 2007, Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda linked group, has been fighting to overthrow the internationally backed government in Somalia

Al-Shabaab Launches ‘Aggressive’ Child Jihadi Recruitment in Somalia

Al-Shabaab jihadists in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region have ramped up “aggressive” child recruitment efforts, forcing outgunned residents who refused to surrender their kids to ultimately flee after fighting the heavily armed al-Qaeda affiliate, Kenya’s Standard newspaper reports Thursday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping alights from the plane upon arrival in Caracas on July 20, 2014. Xi departed Argentina Sunday for Venezuela, the next-to-last stop of a Latin American tour aimed at bolstering trade with the region. AFP PHOTO/LEO RAMIREZ (Photo credit should read LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Xi Jinping to Travel to United Arab Emirates and Africa

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit the Middle East and Africa between July 19 and July 27 to sell that region Beijing’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project, a global infrastructure plan to give China control of the world’s great ports, roads, and railways.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is to meet President Donald Trump on Monday, the first African leader to be received by Trump's administration in the White House

Nigerian President: Opposition ‘Blackmailing Me’ with Christian Massacres

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari this week accused opposition politicians of “blackmailing” him by claiming that he is allowing terrorists from the Fulani herdsmen group, with whom the African leader shares his ethnicity, to continue butchering thousands of Christian-majority farmers in

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari spent months in the British capital last year for treatment to an unspecified illness, casting doubt on his fitness to govern 

Nigeria: Ruling Party Threatens to Punish Splinter Group Abandoning President Buhari

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party this week disavowed the Reformed APC breakaway faction made up of politicians who no longer supports President Muhammadu Buhari’s government because it is “inept and incompetent,” warning that it will “not hesitate to take lawful actions” against members of the splinter group, various news reports revealed

A boy looks on in a camp in the village of Kidjendi near Diffa on June 19, 2016 as displaced families fled from Boko Haram attacks in Bosso AFP/File Issouf Sanogo

15-Year-Old Claims He Made 500 Bombs for Boko Haram

Nigeria’s national news agency, NAN, published an interview on Monday with a 15-year-old boy whom the government-run agency says admits to building 500 bombs for the Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram since his abduction at age ten.

Coffins are prepared for burial during a funeral service for 17 worshippers and two priests, who were allegedly killed by Fulani herdsmen, at Ayati-Ikpayongo in Gwer East district of Benue State, north-central Nigeria on May 22, 2018. - Two Nigerian priests and 17 worshippers have been buried, nearly a month …

Boko Haram, Fulani Terrorists Kill 2,000 in Nigeria in Six Months

The number of predominantly Christian people killed in Nigeria by Muslim Fulani terrorists in the first six months of this year has dwarfed the fatalities carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-affiliated Boko Haram, a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in the African country revealed this week.

Cattle herders lead cows and bulls down an unpaved road in Southern Sudan's main city Juba on January 11, 2011. Juba is preparing to become a capital city. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Price of Child Brides Skyrockets to 300 Cows in South Sudan and Kenya

An extensive report published by Thomson Reuters Foundation on Wednesday finds that the price of a child bride in eastern Africa, particularly South Sudan and Kenya, has skyrocketed as families seek ways to avoid starvation and ensure their children have food and shelter.

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EU Calls on Member States to Cough up For ‘Africa Trust Fund’

BRUSSELS (AP) – European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is urging EU member countries to put more money into an Africa trust fund as the bloc looks to set up migrant screening centers outside Europe. Mogherini said Monday that

A classification change in Canada would subject the pain killer drug tramadol to tighter controls and enhanced reporting.

Opioid Addiction Surging in Nigeria Among Boko Haram Jihadists

Tramadol, the cheap opioid painkiller, is reportedly fueling widespread addiction in Nigeria and promoting the terrorist campaign at the hands of Boko Haram militants, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week.

A motocycle drives past the entrance of the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwest of DR Congo on May 20, 2018

Families Steal Ebola Patients from Hospital in DR Congo

International public health authorities confirmed 52 cases and 22 deaths in the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo this week, where locals’ fear that medical professionals are intentionally spreading the disease has triggered at least two cases of families stealing patients out of hospitals.

A nurse working with the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a bottle containing Ebola vaccine at the town all of Mbandaka on May 21, 2018 during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign. - The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose …

Nigeria Ramps Up Security as Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Grows

Nigerian public health facilities and airport security leaders began increasing security measures and preparing medical staff for the potential spread of Ebola to the country as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed its 27th death from the virus over the weekend, a nurse attending to victims.