Monthly Archives: October 2019

Supporters Begin to Flock to New Islamic State Leader

WASHINGTON Some Islamic State supporters are starting to rally around the terror group’s new leader, using social media to pledge their allegiance to a man whose true identity may not …

Quelling Robberies and Jihadists: The Vigilance Committee of Senegal

MOUDERY, SENEGAL In the Senegalese border town of Moudery, a committee initially created to protect residents from robberies has taken on a new purpose in the wake of jihadist violence …

Guinea Counter-Rally Backs President’s Constitutional Bid

CONAKRY Tens of thousands of Guineans rallied in support of President Alpha Conde on Thursday after two weeks of violent protests against the leader’s suspected bid to prolong his rule …

Floods Leave Hundreds of Thousands of Somalis Needing Aid

Somalia’s federal government and U.N. aid agencies are calling for humanitarian assistance to help hundreds of thousands of Somalis affected by some of the heaviest floods in years.

A government …

Nigeria Non-profits Take Cancer Awareness to the Streets

ABUJA Nigeria has the highest cancer mortality rate in Africa, according to the World Health Organization. Low awareness, late detection and the high cost of treatments are major factors contributing …

Facebook Moves to Curb Russian Interference in African Politics

WASHINGTON This week’s takedown of Facebook and Instagram accounts that were used to interfere with African political affairs has provided new insight into the extent to which a close ally …