Opposition Walks Out on Malawi President’s Address

LILONGWE, MALAWI – Opposition lawmakers in Malawi walked out of parliament Friday as President Peter Mutharika started delivering the state of the nation address.

The opposition was protesting the president and the May 21 election, …

Mixed Feelings Expressed as Cameroon Mourns Fallen Soldiers

A tribute was held Friday at an army headquarters in Yaounde to the 17 soldiers and eight civilians killed June 10 by Boko Haram in Darak, on Cameroon’s northern border.

Retired teacher Clement Ndzana was …

Malawi Protesters Call for Electoral Commission’s Head to Step Down

LILONGWE – Nearly 15,000 opposition supporters brought business to a standstill in the capital Lilongwe as they marched to the Capitol Hill, the seat of government offices.

They wanted to present a petition, demanding the …

Cameroon Truckers Resume Work after CAR Rebels Release Hostages

GAROUA BOULAI, CAMEROON – Truckers from Cameroon are crossing into the Central African Republic again, after the C.A.R. government convinced rebels to release abducted drivers. The truckers provide an important lifeline to the landlocked C.A.R.…

Refugee Women in Cameroon Empowered by Mobile Money

GADO REFUGEE CAMP, CAMEROON – In refugee camps in Cameroon, food aid has been replaced by mobile money payments. The system allows refugees to choose what food they buy and allows women to rely less …

South African Teens Flying Self-Assembled Plane Across Africa

EIKENHOF, SOUTH AFRICA – A group of South African teenagers has assembled a four-seater airplane and is flying it across the continent. Aviation experts say this a significant feat, one that will inspire teens who …

UN Calls for Independent Investigation into Death of Egypt’s Morsi

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The U.N. human rights office is calling for a prompt, impartial, transparent investigation into the sudden death Monday of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in a Cairo court, where he was on …