A small team of U.S. advisors reportedly was sent “secretly” to Somalia to assist with operations against militant fundamentalists Al Shabab.
(GIN)—Some 75 officials in the West African nation of Burkina Faso resigned this week in mass to protest efforts by current president Blaise Compaore to give himself an additional five-year term. According to critics, Compaore is planning to extend his time in office by changing the rule that limits presidents to two five-year terms. Compaore […]
(GIN)—South Sudan might be barely on the radar screen for most Americans but a bitter split in the ruling coalition threatens to make it one of the worst humanitarian disasters in Africa. More than 1,000 people have been killed and 200,000 displaced in fighting by rival militia with reports of ethnically motivated atrocities by both […]
(GIN)—Senegal’s Minister of Fisheries has ordered the detention of a Russian trawler observed illegally catching fish in Senegalese waters. The move immediately won high praise from bloggers on the Internet. “Keep the fish, Charge a BIG FINE. If the Russians don’t pay, KEEP THE BOAT and sell it,” wrote “Bob” on the Yahoo comments page. […]
(GIN)—Six years after obtaining political asylum in South Africa, former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya died under mysterious circumstances in a hotel room in Johannesburg. South African police say the dissident appeared to have been strangled with a rope and a bloodied towel found in the hotel room safe. Mr. Karegeya was a colonel under […]
Graca Machel, third wife of former leader Nelson Mandela, will handle husband Nelson’s affairs, said a spokesman for the AbaThembu royal family.
Sudanese journalist Faisal Mohammed Salih, charged with publishing lies about a young woman activist’s claim of rape, was acquitted in a surprise ruling.
Lawyers have filed suit against a London-based watchdog that claims that bribery helped score mining rights in Guinea and earn profits in the multi-billions.
Dark clouds are shadowing Goodluck Jonathan who has been largely unscathed by scandal until new evidence of massive corruption on a shocking scale hit the front pages.