Category Archives: Politics

Cameroon Opposition Leader, Supporters Released

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Hundreds of prisoners, including an opposition party leader, were freed Saturday in Cameroon after Cameroon President Paul Biya ordered a halt to court proceedings against them.

Supporters sang and shouted at the …

Guinean President Visits US, Faces Term Limit Questions

WASHINGTON – As Guinea’s president visits the U.S. preaching economic development, a debate rages back home about term limits.

President Alpha Conde spent the week visiting U.S. diplomats, granting interviews and meeting with business leaders. …

Nigeria’s Disabled Athletes Face Surprising Challenges

ABUJA – Nigeria’s paralympic athletes have outshined their able-bodied counterparts in world competitions year after year. Yet, these athletes face such challenges as lack of proper training facilities and inadequate funding.

Abdulazeez Ibrahim, who’s known …

HRW: Children Suspected of Terrorism Links Suffer Detention in Nigeri

ENUGU, NIGERIA – Musa, a 17-year-old living in northeastern Nigeria, has a grim story. He said when he was eight years old, members of the armed Islamic group Boko Haram attacked and burned down his …

IOM Repatriates More Than 100 Migrants Stranded in Libya

GENEVA – The International Organization for Migration reports it has repatriated 127 African and Asian migrants stranded in Libya under difficult, brutal conditions.

Tripoli’s Mitiga International airport was shut down last Sunday after being hit …