Category Archives: Politics

Assassinations, Arrests Test Ethiopia’s Fragile Push Toward Democracy

Days after gunmen, led by a top general, killed five government officials, including a regional president and the army’s chief of staff, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed planted olive seedlings at the National Palace in …

Algerians Protest, Celebrate Independence Day Amid Tensions

ALGIERS, ALGERIA – Thousands of Algerians took to the streets Friday to demand new democratic leadership and celebrate their country’s hard-fought independence from colonial France.

Amid extra-high security and resurgent anger at authorities, crowds wearing …

Death Toll in Tunisia Bombings Rises to 2; IS Claims Role

TUNIS, TUNISIA – A passerby wounded in a Tunisian suicide bombing has died of injuries, bringing the death toll to two in an attack that rattled the country at the height of tourist season.

Interior …

Rights group: Former Egyptian Presidential Candidate May Die in Jail

CAIRO – A rights group is warning that a former Egyptian presidential candidate may die in prison due to medical neglect, meeting the same fate as former president Mohamed Morsi, who collapsed in court last …

Algeria’s speaker of parliament resigns

ALGIERS� Algeria’s parliamentary president Mouad Bouchareb has resigned on Tuesday.

This comes after a prolonged demand for his removal by protesters who believe he is a stumbling block to their demands.

In recent days, pressure …

Sudan Protest Group Says Two Leaders Arrested

A Sudanese opposition group said Tuesday that two of its leaders have been arrested amid a weekslong standoff between the ruling military council and a protest coalition that held mass marches this week.

The Sudanese …

Mauritania Constitutional Council Confirms Mohamed Ould Ghazouani as President

Mauritania’s constitutional council confirmed Mohamed Ould Ghazouani as president, amid concerns of election impropriety by opposition leaders.

On Monday, the West African country’s constitutional council announced Ghazouani had won the June 22 presidential elections with …