Commonwealth, AU, OIF Call for Peace and Unity in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Three international organizations have ended an official visit to Cameroon with a call for efforts to restore security, justice and the conditions for the resumption of normal life in English-speaking northwest and southwest regions…

Global Protests in 2019: Demonstrators Around World Demand Reform

Corruption, poor economies, political autonomy and personal freedom are among the many issues driving demonstrators’ demands for reform around the world.Algeria. In February, after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his intent to run for a fifth …

Ugandan Pageant Fights HIV Stigma

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Nearly one-third of Uganda’s new HIV infections occur among 15-to-25-year-olds, who say that although there has been progress, stigma is still a problem. To raise awareness ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, Uganda holds an annual…

UN Tries to Cut Numbers at EU-funded Migrant Center in Libya

CAIRO – The U.N. refugee agency plans to cut the number of migrants staying at an overcrowded transit center in Libya’s capital, a spokesman said Saturday.Libya is a major waypoint for migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East to E…

Uganda deports 32 Rwandans for illegal entry

KAMPALA, Thirty-two Rwandans who were arrested in west Uganda, in an operation against people accused of illegally entering the country, have been deported.This comes after 24 Ugandans working in Rwanda were also expelled over the weekend, according to…

Twitter CEO Pledges to Live in Africa for Several Months in 2020

Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has wrapped up of a trip to Africa by pledging to reside on the continent next year for up to six months. Dorsey tweeted this week: “Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!). Not sure where yet, bu…

The American Holiday Africa Has Adopted: Black Friday

JOHANNESBURG – Forget Thanksgiving. In Africa, consumers are forgoing the turkey dinner and family drama. Instead, they are, in huge numbers, celebrating the bonanza that comes the day after: Marketing website Black Friday Global estimates that Black F…

Namibia President Takes Lead in Partial Election Results

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA – Namibia’s President Hage Geingob on Friday looked set to secure a second term with partial results from this week’s general election showing him leading with 56 percent of the vote.The southwestern African country held its sixth pre…

Black Friday Frenzy Goes Global – And Not Everyone’s Happy

PARIS – People don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in France, or Russia, or South Africa – but they do shop on Black Friday.The U.S. sales phenomenon has spread to retailers across the world in recent years with such force that it’s prompting a backlash from …

France to Reconsider Conditions of Military Role in Africa

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron says France will reconsider the conditions of its military operation in West and Central Africa, after a helicopter collision killed 13 soldiers fighting Islamic State group-linked extremists. …

Sudan Moves to Dissolve Ex-Ruling Party, Repeals Public Order Law

KHARTOUM – Sudanese transitional authorities approved a law on Thursday to dissolve the former ruling party and repealed a public order law used to regulate women’s behavior under ex-President Omar al-Bashir, the justice minister said. The two measures…

Nigeria’s Progress Slow in Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Nigerian authorities this week launched the first nationwide register of sex offenders and held a procession in Abuja to raise awareness of and work to prevent violence against women. While they welcomed these as steps forward, women’s…