Dozens of Victims Escaping Fresh Violence in Cameroon

BAMENDA, CAMEROON – Renewed fighting in Cameroons restive English-speaking region has forced more than 70 people, mainly women and children, to flee for their lives and seek shelter at an orphanage. Many of them, however, are very ill, battling malaria …

Cameroon Protests French Presidents Criticism of Anglophone Rights Abuses

YAOUNDE – Cameroon is protesting criticism from French President Emmanuel Macron over how the central African state is handling the conflict in its English-speaking regions. On Monday, over 100 youth rallied at the French Embassy, demanding Macron apologize.

More than …

WHO Warns It is Running Out of Money to Tackle Ebola Epidemic in DRC

GENEVA – The World Health Organization is urgently appealing for $40 million to salvage its operation to bring the Ebola epidemic to an end in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Ebola operation in eastern DR Congo’s conflict-ridden North Kivu …

Mali Seeks to Negotiate with Jihadists in Efforts to End Violence

WASHINGTON – With violence wreaking havoc across the country, authorities in Mali are now looking for new avenues to reach a settlement with Islamist insurgents operating in the northern part of the West African country.

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita …

South Sudan’s Rivals Form Unity Government Aiming to End War

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around.

A day after President Salva Kiir …

Home of Togo Opposition Candidate Surrounded by Security Forces

LOME, TOGO – The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces just hours after polls closed Saturday in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power.

Troops could be …