Category Archives: Government

Guinea President Replaces Security Minister Following Deadly Protests

CONAKRY – Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend his mandate.

Conde, 81, is due to step down …

US Somali Election Winners Urge Women Back Home to Take Up Politics

Two Somali-American women who won local elections this week are calling for full participation of women in Somalia’s politics, peace and development efforts.

Voters on Tuesday elected Nadia Mohamed for an at-large seat in St. …

Key Islamic State Affiliate Appears to Back New Leader

The reign of new Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi is getting a boost, thanks to the apparent endorsement of one of the terror group’s more influential affiliates.

IS media officials Tuesday released photos …

Cameroon’s Opposition Supporters Defy Protest Ban

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Combat-ready troops were deployed in Cameroon’s capital Saturday as supporters of opposition party leader Maurice Kamto defied a ban on protests against the outcome of the 2018 presidential election.

Kamto and his …

Algerians Protest Election Plan, Mark Independence War

Police struggled Friday to contain thousands of Algerian demonstrators surging through the streets of the capital to protest plans for next month’s presidential election and celebrate the 65th anniversary of the start of Algeria’s war …

Facebook Moves to Curb Russian Interference in African Politics

WASHINGTON – This week’s takedown of Facebook and Instagram accounts that were used to interfere with African political affairs has provided new insight into the extent to which a close ally of Russian President Vladimir …

Supporters Begin to Flock to New Islamic State Leader

WASHINGTON – Some Islamic State supporters are starting to rally around the terror group’s new leader, using social media to pledge their allegiance to a man whose true identity may not be known for some …