Daily Archives: February 10, 2019

Egypt’s el-Sissi Elected New Chairman of African Union

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body’s summit in Ethiopia.

The rights group Amnesty International warned that el-Sissi’s chairmanship might undermine the African Union’s human rights mechanisms.

The …

Tanzania to collect over US$26 million from tourist hunting

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania is hoping to collect more than 26 million U.S. dollars from tourist hunting in the 2018-2019 financial year, authorities have said.

Hamis Kigwangala, the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, told the National Assembly in the …

Sierra Leone declares rape ‘national emergency,’ life sentence for culprits

FREETOWN, The brutal rape of a young girl by her uncle in Sierra Leone became the rallying point for a campaign that pushed President Julius Maada Bio to declare the prevalence of sexual violence a national emergency.

The five-year-old girl, …

French Airstrikes in N. Chad Affirm Support for President Deby

WASHINGTON When French fighter jets bombarded 40 pickup trucks of suspected insurgents last week in Chad, the former colonial power signaled an unprecedented willingness to engage openly in joint military operations in Northern Africa.

But observers, including Chadian opposition leaders, …