Category Archives: Governance

Ethiopia’s Ethnic Militias in Spotlight After Failed Coup

A foiled coup in the Ethiopian state of Amhara that left five senior officials dead, including the army’s chief of staff, has thrust ethnic militias in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies into the spotlight.

The …

Mauritania Presidential Hopefuls Conclude Campaigns

NOUAKCHOTT Six presidential hopefuls in Mauritania ended their campaigns on Thursday with hourslong rallies throughout the capital of Nouakchott.

For the first time since a 2008 coup, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will not be …

Mauritania Presidential Hopefuls Conclude Campaigns

NOUAKCHOTT Six presidential hopefuls in Mauritania ended their campaigns on Thursday with hourslong rallies throughout the capital of Nouakchott.

For the first time since a 2008 coup, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will not be …

IS Followers in Syria, Iraq Want Evacuation to Somalia

Dozens of European citizens of Somali origin who joined the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq want to go to Somalia due to European countries’ reluctance to take them back.

Through their parents, …

South African Teens Flying Self-Assembled Plane Across Africa

EIKENHOF, SOUTH AFRICA – A group of South African teenagers has assembled a four-seater airplane and is flying it across the continent. Aviation experts say this a significant feat, one that will inspire teens who …

South African Teens Flying Self-Assembled Plane Across Africa

EIKENHOF, SOUTH AFRICA – A group of South African teenagers has assembled a four-seater airplane and is flying it across the continent. Aviation experts say this a significant feat, one that will inspire teens who …

Egypt Agrees to Pay Israel $500 Million to End Gas Dispute

CAIRO – Egypt says it has struck a deal with the state-owned Israel Electric Corp to settle a fine for halting deliveries of natural gas.

A statement from Egypt’s Petroleum Ministry said the settlement deal, …

African Migrant Apprehensions Spike at Southern US Border

WASHINGTON – The number of African migrants apprehended by U.S. border officials has spiked, from a total of less than a hundred in years past, to more than 600 in just the last few weeks.…

African Migrant Apprehensions Spike at Southern US Border

WASHINGTON – The number of African migrants apprehended by U.S. border officials has spiked, from a total of less than a hundred in years past, to more than 600 in just the last few weeks.…