An American-born man who became a jihadi militant in Somalia and on the FBI’s most wanted list was shot to death this week in an ambush reportedly ordered by the same Somali al-Qaeda militants he had joined.
(GIN)—An oil company’s offer to compensate some 13,000 fishermen who lost their livelihoods when an oil pipeline burst and caused fishing water to be fouled for years was unanimously rejected as “an insult” and “cruel.” The Bodo community of the Niger Delta of Nigeria gave thumbs down to the offer from the Anglo-Dutch company Royal […]
(GIN)—A Roman Catholic nun who rides a bicycle deep into the bush in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to help female victims of war is to receive a top UN award for her courageous work. Sister Angelique Namaika is a familiar sight, pedaling down dirt roads to visit the women and […]
(GIN)—European donors opened their wallets again to pledge some $2.4 billion for the reconstruction of Somalia. The money throws the Horn of Africa nation another lifeline as it attempts to end more than two decades of conflict. The money has been called a “New Deal” for what is widely regarded as a failed state. European Union (EU) […]
Toronto film-festival-goers were treated to the world premiere of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” directed by Justin Chadwick and featuring Idris Elba in the title role.
The adaptation of the autobiography of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was entrusted by Mandela to producer Anant Singh nearly two decades ago.
Kenya’s Vice President, William Ruto, at the opening day of his trial for the slaughter of rival Kikuyu people in post-election violence, declared himself “not guilty” to a trio of serious charges issued against him by the International Criminal Court.
A Washington state mother who followed a religious handbook on using the stick to discipline a child was found guilty of homicide by abuse and manslaughter in the death of her Ethiopian-born adopted daughter, Hanna.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was scheduled to receive the prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize last week, despite a global campaign by free speech advocates protesting the jailing of noted newsman and managing editor, Rodney Sieh.