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Muslims in Cameroon Defy Eid-al Fitr Prayer Ban

Thousands of Muslims in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, have defied Sunday’s ban of Eid-al Fitr public prayers, ordered as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.  There have been 4,400 confirmed cases and 197 …

US Seeks Creative Solutions to Prepare African Nations Against Viral Threat

Field hospitals, ambulances, ventilators, masks and even personnel are among the hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of assistance the U.S. has recently diverted to African nations in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. VOA’s …

Rwanda Genocide Suspect’s Arrest After 26 Years Draws Praise

The weekend arrest of Felicien Kabuga, sought for decades for his alleged role in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, surprised a neighbor in their affluent Paris suburb and gratified those working on human rights and justice.

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Rwandan Genocide Suspect’s Arrest in France Raises Questions

Human rights and survivor groups are cheering Saturday’s arrest in France of a top Rwandan genocide suspect, Felicien Kabuga. But questions are mounting about how he managed to evade justice for so long — and …

UN, Aid Agencies Cite Unprecedented Humanitarian Needs in Sahel

United Nations and private aid agencies warned Friday that an unprecedented number of people in Africa’s volatile Sahel region are in desperate need of life-saving assistance and protection.

Aid agencies say they are alarmed but …

France Arrests Rwandan Businessman Wanted in Connection With 1994 Genocide

French police have arrested a man accused of funding militias that massacred hundreds of thousands of people in Rwanda 1994 genocide.

The French Justice Ministry said police arrested Felicien Kabuga near Paris Saturday after 26 …

Africa’s Endangered Wildlife at Risk as Tourism Dries Up

The armed rangers set off at dusk in pursuit of poachers. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new alertness, and a new fear.

With tourists gone and their money, too, protecting endangered wildlife like black …

WFP Warns Pandemic Exacerbating Hunger in Mideast, North Africa

The World Food Program warns the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to boost the number of hungry people in the Middle East and North African region to more than 47 million, an increase of more than 6.7 …