In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling

In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling

DAKAR, Senegal — When the American ambassador took up his post in Cameroon late last year, he stepped into an increasingly troubled nation, locked in battle against Islamist militants in one part of the country and armed separatists in another....
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Africa:Finally, Buhari Ready to Sign Africa Free Trade Agreement

Africa:Finally, Buhari Ready to Sign Africa Free Trade Agreement

Photo: Nampa The cabinet is expected to review and make a decision on the Africa free trade agreement, signed on Sunday by President Hage Geingob. By Chijioke Nelson and Terhemba Daka President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with visiting President Cyril...
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Africa:As Planet Heats Up, Conflicts Do Too

Africa:As Planet Heats Up, Conflicts Do Too

By Margaret Besheer As the planet heats up from the effects of climate change, so, too, can conflicts. At the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, diplomats discussed the importance of recognizing global warming as a risk factor that can exacerbate...
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After 20 Years of Silence, Strangers in Ethiopia and Eritrea Call to Say Hello

After 20 Years of Silence, Strangers in Ethiopia and Eritrea Call to Say Hello

“I don’t know you, you don’t know me, but I am from Ethiopia and I am so excited to talk to you.” That was the message Roman Tafessework Gomeju had for the stranger on the other end of the phone...
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West Africa:Can AU Tackle Security Challenges in the Sahel?

West Africa:Can AU Tackle Security Challenges in the Sahel?

By Ibrahim Ahmed African leaders meeting in Mauritania last week pledged to redouble efforts aimed at curtailing and defeating extremist groups on the continent, especially in the Sahel region. The pledge followed a rash of attacks by jihadi terrorist groups.....
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Africa:Partnerships That Deliver for Girls and Women – Statement to UN Forum on SDGs

Africa:Partnerships That Deliver for Girls and Women – Statement to UN Forum on SDGs

documentBy Toyin Ojora Saraki New York — Global Call To Action Statement on WASH – 2018 United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at The Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Thank you for the...
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South Sudan Forces Killed and Raped Hundreds in Brutal Campaign, U.N. Says

South Sudan Forces Killed and Raped Hundreds in Brutal Campaign, U.N. Says

GENEVA — One day after the South Sudanese opposition rejected a peace deal in the country’s yearslong civil war, United Nations officials on Tuesday outlined a campaign of brutal killings and rapes carried out by government forces and their allies...
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Africa:Leaders Vow to Fight Safe Havens for Corrupt Funds

Africa:Leaders Vow to Fight Safe Havens for Corrupt Funds

By Sofia Christensen Corruption drains $148 billion annually from Africa, according to the African Union. At an estimated 25 percent of the continent’s average gross domestic product, the AU calls it a huge drain on Africa’s productivity. At the 31...
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Africa:Why African Teams Fell Short At the World Cup – Again

Africa:Why African Teams Fell Short At the World Cup – Again

Photo: Etienne Laurent/EPA/BackpagePix Francis Uzoho in action as Nigeria’s goalkeeper in the Super Eagles’ match against Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. analysis By Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas At Tyler At every World Cup...
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Ethiopia and Eritrea Declare an End to Their War

Ethiopia and Eritrea Declare an End to Their War

Ethiopia and Eritrea on Monday formally declared an end to their “state of war,” a two-decade-long standoff that followed a brutal war over their shared border. The official end of hostilities is expected to bring some stability to a part...
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