Polls Close in Mauritania Election

NOUAKCHOTT – Mauritanian voters went to the polls Saturday in the country’s first election without an incumbent presidential candidate since the 2008 coup.

Polling stations closed at 7 p.m. across the Sahara Desert nation, and …

Kenya Retakes Control of Two Emptied Refugee Camps

NAIROBI, KENYA – Two camps opened to host those who fled the 2011 famine in Somalia have been closed and handed to the Kenyan government.

Kenya said the action was part of its effort to …

Liberia at a Critical Juncture Following Mass Protest

George Weah once heard the roar of adoring crowds as one of Africa’s greatest soccer players. He became Liberia’s president in January 2018, and a year and a half later, crowds are sounding less positive …

Malawi Protesters Call for Electoral Commission’s Head to Step Down

LILONGWE – Nearly 15,000 opposition supporters brought business to a standstill in the capital Lilongwe as they marched to the Capitol Hill, the seat of government offices.

They wanted to present a petition, demanding the …

Refugee Women in Cameroon Empowered by Mobile Money

GADO REFUGEE CAMP, CAMEROON – In refugee camps in Cameroon, food aid has been replaced by mobile money payments. The system allows refugees to choose what food they buy and allows women to rely less …