Category Archives: General

UN Envoy Hopes for, but Cannot Predict, Speedy Reopening of Libya Oil Ports

BERLIN – The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but “could not predict” whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya …

Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France

PARIS – More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin � ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking policy � still awaits them. But on Friday, a …

Memorial Service Held for Nairobi Terror Attack Survivor Who Died Days Shy of Anniversary

NAIROBI – On Jan. 15, 2019, when al-Shabab terrorists attacked an international hotel and office complex in Nairobi, killing 21 people, hotel nurse Noel Kidaliza was shot five times. She survived the attack only to …

Media Advocates Accuse Nigerian Government of Stifling Free Reporting

ABUJA, NIGERIA Nigerian free press advocates are accusing the government of blacklisting a leading national newspaper for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a blistering editorial published early last month, the Lagos-headquartered Punch newspaper said it …

Norway to Take 600 Migrants Evacuated to Rwanda From Libya

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Norway says it will take 600 asylum-seekers recently evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers as the Scandinavian country wants to stop the sometimes deadly smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea.…

2019 Second Hottest Year on Record

PARIS – The year 2019 was the second hottest ever recorded and a virtual tie with 2016, the warmest El Nino year, the European Union’s climate monitor says in its round up of the hottest …

2019 Second Hottest Year on Record

PARIS – The year 2019 was the second hottest ever recorded and a virtual tie with 2016, the warmest El Nino year, the European Union’s climate monitor says in its round up of the hottest …