Africa

Nigerian Christians Ask Trump for Help Against Jihadi Slaughters

Christians in predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria sent an open letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging the United States to help persecuted Christians defend themselves from jihadist attacks in the country, typically at the hand of the Fulani herdsman that populate north-central Nigeria.

Nigerian pilgrims wait outside the Tomb of Jesus during their visit at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on February 25, 2016. / AFP / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Smugglers Send First Caravan of African Migrants to U.S.

The first caravan of African migrants arrived at the U.S. border on May 31, spotlighting the risk that millions of Asians and Africans will follow the Central Americans’ catch-and-release pathway into the U.S. labor market.

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Kenya Asks World Bank for $740 Million Loan amid Growing China Debts

Kenya’s request this week for a $740 million loan from the World Bank, of which American taxpayers remain the largest stakeholders, has sparked outrage as the African country continues to deny its financial woes and accept gigantic sums of money from China to fuel its role in Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BR).

Chinese President Xi Jinping (top R) and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (top L) attend a signing ceremony after their bilateral meeting during the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Etienne …

Congo: Ebola Health Workers Threaten Strike After Locals Kill Doctor

Doctors working to treat victims of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) marched in protest on Wednesday demanding the government offer them more security after a local mob attacked an Ebola treatment center and killed three, including a prominent doctor.

In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, health workers walk with a boy suspected as having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo. According to a WHO announcement Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, …

WHO: Libya Civil War May Trigger Disease Outbreak as Thousands Flee Tripoli

Renegade general Khalifa Haftar’s assault on the capital of Libya, prompting thousands to flee their homes, may result in a deadly outbreak of several infectious diseases if it blocks aid workers from importing medicine and forces the displaced to consume dirty water, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday.

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Chinese State Media Weighs In on Libya: ‘The West Should Feel Guilty’

China’s state-run Global Times propaganda arm published an opinion piece condemning “the West” for the current instability in Libya on Tuesday, arguing that “the West couldn’t care less” about Tripoli and that Libya is “one of the biggest failures” of the Arab Spring.

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