Freed Cameroon Captives Says Separatists Chopped Off Their Ears and Fingers

Cameroon’s military has freed nine civilians who say they were held hostage by anglophone separatists for close to two months. Some of the freed hostages say the rebels tortured them, chopping off their ears and fingers. Dozens of people on Monday v…

Malawi President Fires Cabinet Minister Over COVID Funds

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has fired his labor minister and arrested 19 officials for fraudulent use of funds meant to fight the coronavirus.  The arrests came after an audit revealed Malawi officials used millions of dollars in funds for thei…

To Improve Strained Relations, Ugandan Army, Media Face Off on Soccer Field

Relations between the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces and the media have been strained in recent months, after several journalists were beaten by army troops while trying to cover a demonstration. In hopes of improving matters, top army officers played…

UN Fears Resurging Violence in DRC’s Kasai Region Will Spark Mass Displacement

GENEVA – The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is calling for restoration of peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Greater Kasai region, as renewed violence threatens another mass movement of people.   Local authorities estimate 21,000 people have fled their homes since March 28. That is when land disputes between Luba and Kuba

US Deports Woman Who Lied About Role in Rwandan Genocide

CONCORD, N.H. – A woman who served a 10-year sentence in U.S. prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship and lost her bid for a new trial has been deported to Rwanda, her lawyer said Saturday.   Beatrice Munyenyezi was convicted and sentenced in 2013 in the

Chad’s Deby Takes Early Election Lead, Partial Results Show

N’DJAMENA, CHAD – Chad President Idriss Deby has taken a strong early lead and appeared poised to extend his three-decade rule, partial provisional results of the April 11 presidential election released by the election commission showed.   Deby has won a majority in all but one of the 51 departments announced so far, and he

UN Warns COVID-19 is ‘Roaring Back’ as Yemen Faces Famine

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen is getting even worse with the COVID-19 pandemic “roaring back” in recent weeks as the Arab world’s poorest country faces a large-scale famine.In a grim u…