Governance

Cameroon Military Raids Separatist-Held Roads, Kill Seven Self-proclaimed Separatist Generals

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon says its military has killed seven self-proclaimed separatist generals who blocked traffic for a month on roads in the central African state’s English-speaking western regions. The military says during a two-week operation, it recovered 70 vehicles the fighters had seized from civilians and rescued several women and children held hostage in […]

Governance

Afghan Refugees Expected in Uganda

KAMPALA – Ugandan officials have confirmed the country will be receiving 145 evacuees from Afghanistan on Sunday. After days of discussion, Uganda has confirmed it will receive evacuees from Afghanistan Sunday. The latest developments come a day after evacuations in Kabul were temporarily halted due to overcrowding at an evacuee receiving center in Qatar. Esther […]

Medical/Health Care

Malawi’s Supreme Court Makes ‘U-turn’ on Death Penalty Ban

BLANTRYE, MALAWI – Malawi’s Supreme Court of Appeal says the death penalty remains constitutional in the southern African country. The decision reverses a ruling from just four months ago, when the same court abolished the death penalty. Rights campaigners say the development is disappointing. The ruling in April stemmed from the petition of a convicted […]

Medical/Health Care

Report: Final Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine in US Set for Monday

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reportedly intends to grant full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. The New York Times said the agency had planned to complete the approval by Friday but still faced “a substantial amount of paperwork and negotiation with the company.” The FDA, which the Times said had previously set […]

Governance

Chad to Bring Home Half of Its Troops Fighting Sahel Militants

N’DJAMENA, CHAD – Chad has decided to recall half of its 1,200 troops battling Islamist militants in the tri-border area of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, a spokesperson for Chadian authorities said Saturday. Chad deployed the soldiers in February to support a France-backed regional fight with insurgents linked to al-Qaida and Islamic State who have […]

Governance

Uganda to Host 2,000 Afghan Refugees at US Request

KAMPALA – Uganda has agreed to temporarily host 2,000 Afghan refugees at the request of the United States. Esther Anyakun, Uganda’s state minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, says President Yoweri Museveni told her to make preparations to host 2,000 refugees from Afghanistan. She says Uganda acted at the request of the United States […]