Category Archives: Politics

Somali Government Blocks Ex-Militant from Seeking Political Office

The former No. 2 leader of Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab will not be allowed to run for the presidency of the country’s South West regional state, the Somali government said Friday.
A statement by the …

South African Schools to Teach Kiswahili in 2020

South Africa has announced that Kiswahili will be introduced as an optional language in schools by 2020.
The move was welcomed by many who want to see the language, known in English simply as Swahili, …

Report: African Countries Struggle to Contain Terror Groups

Amid a decline in terror incidents worldwide in 2017, African countries struggled to prevent the expansion of terror groups in parts of the continent, according to a U.S. State Department report on terrorism.
“African countries …

Embrace migrants, value their contributions, urges Lesotho Prime Minister at UN Assembly

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Lesotho highlighted the opportunities offered by migration and called on the international community to adhere to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.…

WHO: Risk of Ebola’s Spread From Congo Now ‘Very High’

The World Health Organization says the risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now “very high” after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border.

The outbreak in northeastern Congo is …