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US, EU Condemn Nigeria’s Twitter Ban

The U.S. and the European Union voiced concern over Nigeria’s decision to indefinitely ban Twitter after the U.S. social media giant deleted a tweet from the president’s account for violating its rules. International human rights groups have also conde…

Recognized in 2020, Somalia’s Cycling Federation Faces Challenges

Bicycling enthusiasts around the globe are celebrating World Bicycle Day Thursday, including in Somalia, a Horn of Africa nation still struggling for stability after years of conflict. Somalia’s cycling federation was just recognized last year and with…

350,000 Victims of Goma Volcanic Eruption Urgently Need Aid, UN Says

Aid agencies say 350,000 people affected by the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo near the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in need of urgent assistance.Mount Nyiragongo erupted on May 22, turning the sky a fiery red and spewing lava int…

Ex Uganda Army Commander Survives Apparent Assassination Attempt

Uganda’s army spokesman said unidentified gunmen attacked the transport minister and former defense forces chief, General Edward Katumba Wamala, on Tuesday while he was traveling in an army vehicle with his daughter. The army says he was injured, whil…

Amid France’s Africa Reset, Old Ties Underscore Challenge of Breaking With Past

After outlining a fresh chapter in French-African relations, with calls for massive economic support for Africa and visits to Rwanda and South Africa last week, President Emmanuel Macron is back home to confront familiar and thorny problems in France’s…

West African Leaders Suspend Mali From Regional Bloc Over Coup

West African leaders suspended Mali from their regional bloc Sunday over what they said amounted to a coup last week, Ghana’s foreign minister said after an emergency meeting to address the political crisis in Mali.The 15-nation bloc, the Economic Comm…