Category Archives: Government

A Look at Three Decades of Iran’s Secretive Quds Force

Within hours of the U.S. airstrike that killed Qassem Soleimani on January 3, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei announced the appointment of a successor to head the Revolutionary Guards’ secretive Quds Force.

The speed of …

Embalo Wins Guinea-Bissau Presidential Election

BISSAU – Umaro Cissoko Embalo was declared the winner of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential race on Wednesday. He defeated Domingos Simoes Pereira, from the majority PAIGC party.

In Bissau, cars whizzed past the presidential palace on New …

Report: Trump Ally May Have Broken Venezuela Sanctions

MIAMI – Erik Prince, a major Republican donor and founder of controversial security firm Blackwater, has been referred to the U.S. Treasury Department for possible sanctions violations tied to his recent trip to Venezuela for …

2 Ex-Prime Ministers Vie for Guinea-Bissau Presidency

Two former prime ministers of Guinea-Bissau are vying for the presidency in a runoff election Sunday after the incumbent failed to reach the second round in the tumultuous West African country once described by the …

Can Africa’s Opposition Parties Be Liberated?

JOHANNESBURG – Being in the political opposition means speaking out against larger forces; but, in Africa, it can also mean intimidation, arrest and violence. This year, longtime ruling parties clinched presidential victories, again, in Botswana, …

Macron Vows to Keep Fighting Extremism in West Africa

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to boost the fight against Islamic extremism in West Africa as French troops killed 33 Islamic extremists in central Mali.

Macron spoke Saturday on the second day of his …

Dadaab Refugees Call for Better, More Standard Support

Somali and South Sudanese refugees in living in Kenya’s sprawling Dadaab refugee camp say they need greater freedom of movement and more consistent support from donors if they are to establish new lives.

Speaking at …