Tag: Africa

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) posted this image of himself in Zimbabwe on July 29.

Exclusive — Tancredo: Jeff Flake is a Fake

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is acting like a spoiled teenager. In the midst of the Democrats’ grandstanding and obstruction over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, Flake — who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee — decided to go to Africa for three weeks in order to further stall Kavanaugh’s confirmation process.

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Hundreds of Migrants Storm Fence to Spanish Enclave Ceuta

MADRID (AP) – Spanish authorities say hundreds of migrants have stormed border fences separating Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco. Spanish news agency Europa Press quotes Ceuta police saying as many as 400 migrants may have made it

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