Governance

US Exercise Focuses on Role of Police, Courts in West Africa Counterterrorism

About 80 law enforcement and judiciary officers participated in last week’s inaugural West Africa Joint Operations regional exercise — a small figure compared to the thousands of personnel who sometimes take part in military-led counterterrorism exercises. But this modest exercise could have a big impact against terrorism, said Julie Cabus, deputy assistant secretary and assistant […]

Business & Finance

African Leaders Push for Strong Action on Climate Change

A pandemic has blanketed the planet. Economies have cratered. Across the world, people are scared, anxious and unsteady about the future. And you want to talk about climate change? Yes, say African leaders. Now. African heads of state met virtually this week to make a push for the global community to do more to fight […]

Medical/Health Care

Over 10,000 Flee Mozambique Town After Jihadist Attacks

The United Nations reports more than 11,000 people have fled the coastal town of Palma in northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province since jihadist insurgents attacked the town nearly two weeks ago. Civilians arriving in Pemba, the capital of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado, are telling aid workers that thousands of people are trapped inside Palma and the […]

General

France to Open Archive for Period Covering Rwandan Genocide

France’s role before and during the 1994 Rwandan genocide was a “monumental failure” that the country must acknowledge, the lead author of a report commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron said, as the country is about to open its archives from this period to the public. The report, published in March, concluded that French authorities remained […]

Governance

Mozambique’s Government Regains Control of Key Coastal Town

Mozambique’s government said it is reclaiming territory from Islamic State-affiliated insurgents that besieged the key northern coastal town of Palma, with some of the thousands of civilians who fled now going back to take stock of their losses. “The population is returning, but they have nothing to eat because the terrorists have looted almost everything,” […]

General

Record Number of People in DR Congo Face Acute Hunger

The World Food Program reports a record 27.3 million people in Democratic Republic of the Congo are facing acute hunger and are in urgent need of food aid. The latest U.N. report, which analyzes the severity of food emergencies worldwide, finds one-third of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s people are critically short of food. […]