Daily Archives: September 6, 2021

Phone Blackout Imposed on Nigerian State Amid Crackdown on Kidnappers

Mobile telephone networks were shut down in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara, residents said on Monday, after authorities ordered a telecoms blackout to help armed forces tackle armed gangs of kidnappers terrorizing the area. Two residents …

Militants Armed With Machetes Kill 30 Villagers In East Congo

Militants armed with machetes, sticks and clubs killed at least 30 villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials and a witness said.The fighters – suspected members of the Islamist-inspired Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) – raided Makutan…

Guinea Junta Leader Promises ‘Government of National Union’

The military leaders who seized power and dissolved Guinea’s National Assembly said Monday they would set up a transitional government. The details of the promised transition were not immediately clear, but they followed widespread condemnation of the…

Dispute Over Spy Chief Could Portend New Power Struggle in Somalia

A fresh political rift between Somalia’s president and prime minister appears to be opening a power struggle between the two top leaders of the country, which is struggling to hold elections and prevent frequent terrorist attacks. On Monday, Somalia P…