Daily Archives: June 6, 2020

Rights Groups Condemn Attack on Aid Workers in Cameroon

Rights groups in Cameroon have condemned increased attacks on aid workers and hospital staff in the country’s troubled western regions.  The groups blame both government troops and anglophone rebels fighting to create an English-speaking state in majority French-speaking Cameroon. Ernestine Maika, a 33-year-old nurse, has just arrived in the French-speaking town of Bafoussam. She says

US, France Confirm Death of Key al-Qaida Emir in Africa

The United States says there is no doubt that the long-time leader of a key al-Qaida terror group affiliate in North Africa is dead.  Officials with U.S. Africa Command Saturday confirmed the death of Abdelmalek Droukdel, the emir of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), citing an independent assessment of a June 3 operation led

Somaliland Leader: Mogadishu Is Biggest Challenge to Our Recognition

Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi says authorities in Mogadishu pose the biggest challenge for the autonomous region’s fight for recognition as an independent state, 29 years after the region broke away from Somalia after the overthrow of military ruler Siad Barre. In an exclusive interview with VOA’s Somalia service that aired Saturday, Bihi called on