New Airstrike Hits Capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Ethiopian forces carried out an airstrike Thursday on Mekelle, their third on the Tigray regional capital this week, as the government attempts to weaken the Tigrayan forces they’ve been fighting for almost a year.Spokesman Legesse Tulu told reporters …

UN Rights Commission Condemns South Sudan Security Crackdown

A United Nations rights commission in South Sudan says the government is harassing activists, journalists and their families, limiting their activities, and targeting their work and finances.In a statement of “concern” issued this week, the United Nati…

SADC Governments Crafting Cyber Laws That Infringe on Citizens, says Professor

A prominent professor studying communication in Namibia says member countries in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community, or SADC, have enacted and drafted cybersecurity laws which infringe on citizens’ freedom of expression. Zimbabwe is o…

SADC Governments Crafting Cyber Laws That Infringe on Citizens, says Professor

A prominent professor studying communication in Namibia says member countries in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community, or SADC, have enacted and drafted cybersecurity laws which infringe on citizens’ freedom of expression. Zimbabwe is o…

US Charges Leaders of Neo Black Movement of Africa in Internet Scam

The U.S. Secret Service said in a statement Wednesday that an investigation it conducted with the FBI has led to federal charges related to internet scams against seven leaders of the Cape Town Zone of the Neo Black Movement of Africa, also known as “B…

State Department Recap: October 13-20

Here’s a look at what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats have been doing this week:US-South AmericaPromoting democracy and managing migration are the focus of Blinken’s first trip to Ecuador and Colombia from October 19 to 2…