Category Archives: General

Jailed Cameroonian Convict Charged With Impersonating African Presidents, Fraud

Cameroonian convict Jacques Calvin Eyafa has been bound to a wheelchair at the Yaoundé maximum security prison for the past two years. But authorities say that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to steal money from people over the phone.Police in Ca…

Drought, Torrential Rains Devastate Somalia

The United Nations warns Somalia faces a perilous future as drought followed by torrential rains have destroyed this year’s planting season.Somalia is one of the countries in the world most prone to the erratic and calamitous impacts of climate change….

Chad’s New Leader Visits Niger in 1st International Trip

Chad’s new leader Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby traveled to Niger on Monday, making his first international trip since the military put him in charge last month following the death of his father.Deby arrived in Niger’s capital, Niamey, where he was greeted …

More Than 1,200 Migrants Reach Italian Island in Boats in 12 Hours

More than 1,200 migrants in several decrepit, overcrowded fishing boats on Sunday reached a tiny Italian island in a span of 12 hours, as human traffickers exploited calm seas and warm weather to launch multiple vessels, the mayor said. The first of th…

Chad Military Claims Victory Over Rebels in North

Chad’s military claimed victory on Sunday in its weeks-long battle with northern rebels that led to the death of President Idriss Deby on the battlefield. The rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) did not respond to a request for com…

Chad’s Military Council Seeks Central African States Support

Envoys from Chad’s ruling military council are seeking support from its central African neighbors in fighting rebels who they say endanger a smooth return to civilian rule. Chad’s delegation told Cameroon’s president that without peace, a transition t…

UN Reports Acute Food Insecurity in Southern Madagascar

The United Nations says thousands of people in Madagascar are suffering from famine, while more than 1 million others are facing acute hunger and are forced to resort to extreme measures to keep from starving.More than 1.1 million people in southern M…