Category Archives: Politics

Gambia Launches Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Gambia has launched a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed under former President YahyaJammeh’s government, which is accused of torturing and killing perceived opponents.
The tiny West African state swore in 11 …

Somalia Marks One Year After Deadliest Terrorist Attack

Hundreds of mourners and government officials in Somalia gathered Sunday at K-5 junction, where a year ago a truck bomb killed 587 people in the country’s deadliest terrorist attack.

The Somali government has officially renamed …

Haley Gets Praise for South Sudan Arms Embargo

When she announced her resignation Tuesday, outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley ticked off a list of her accomplishments, one of which was aimed squarely at stopping Central Africa’s bloodiest conflict.
“[In] …

Chibok Girls Activist Aims to End Nigeria’s Political Duopoly

The co-founder of a group to raise awareness about schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadists said she aims to become Nigeria’s first woman president by mobilizing first-time voters discouraged from going to the polls by the long …

US Ambassador: Political Settlement Only Solution to Crisis in Yemen

The ongoing conflict in Yemen cannot be resolved militarily, rather efforts should be made by all parties to the conflict to find a political solution, the U.S. ambassador to Yemen told U.S.-funded Alhurra TV last …