Daily Archives: October 16, 2021

Eswatini Shuts Schools Amid New Wave of Protests

Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, said Saturday it had shut its schools “indefinitely with immediate effect” as the country faces a wave of pro-democracy protests.Students of the tiny, landlocked nation formerly known as Swaziland have been pr…

Laurent Gbagbo Launches New Political Party in Ivory Coast

Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo launched a new political party Saturday, formally breaking ties with those who ran his previous party while he spent years facing war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court.Gbagbo, 76, who returned ho…