Algeria Marks One-year Anniversary of Anti-government Protests

PARIS – Algeria is marking the one-year anniversary this week of its massive popular uprising pretty much the way it started with more street protests and a sense that demands for fundamental political change remain unmet.

The political landscape has …

Kiir Blames Envoys for Lack of Deal on South Sudanese States

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has accused several foreign envoys of bias against his government, as the envoys try to help Kiir and the opposition strike a deal on the number of states in the …

Rights Groups Demand End to Kenyan Police Extrajudicial Killings

NAIROBI – Kenyan police killed 107 people last year, according to a report released Friday from a coalition of Kenyan human rights groups.

Most of those killed were young men from slum areas, also called informal settlements.

“Sixty-nine percent of …

Europe Mulls Forceful Presence in Conflict-torn Sahel

PARIS – The European Union is being urged to become more militarily involved in Africa’s Sahel region amid a possible drawdown of U.S. troops and a fast-growing Islamist insurgency.

Fallout from escalating unrest in the arid scrubland edging the Sahara …

South African Presidents Speech Upstaged Again by Opposition Protest, Walkout

JOHANNESBURG – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa barely got out the first sentence of his annual State of the Nation Address before the inevitable happened: commotion in the gallery, led by the Economic Freedom Fighters.

The far-left political party easily …

South African Presidents Speech Upstaged Again by Opposition Protest, Walkout

JOHANNESBURG – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa barely got out the first sentence of his annual State of the Nation Address before the inevitable happened: commotion in the gallery, led by the Economic Freedom Fighters.

The far-left political party easily …