Somalia: Twenty-one Al-Shabab Members Executed

Somalia: Twenty-one Al-Shabab Members Executed

MOGADISHU, 28 June 2021 – Twenty-one men have been executed in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland after being convicted as al-Shabab members. The 21 were executed Sunday by firing squad after being found guilty by a military court in Galkayo. Fighters of the...
Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda Dies at 97

Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda Dies at 97

LUSAKA, 17 June 2021 – Zambia’s founding president and one of the last in the generation of Africa’s independence leaders, Kenneth Kaunda, has died. He was 97. “I am sad to inform we have lost Mzee,” Kaunda’s son, Kambarage, wrote on his late...
Burkina Faso: Death Toll in Attacks Rises to 174

Burkina Faso: Death Toll in Attacks Rises to 174

OUAGADOUGOU, 6 June 2021 – The death toll in attacks on civilians in two villages in northern Burkina Faso on Friday night has risen to 174. Over the last 24 hours, the death toll has risen by 41 more civilian deaths. The two attacks hit Solhan village, situated in...
Burkina Faso: Gunmen Kill at least 114 Civilians

Burkina Faso: Gunmen Kill at least 114 Civilians

OUAGADOUGOU, 5 June 2021 – At least 114 civilians have been killed in a Friday night attack on Solhan village in the northern part of Burkina Faso. Assailants arrived the village, situated in Yagha province, near the eastern border with Niger, riding on motorbikes,...
Mali: President and Prime Minister Resign

Mali: President and Prime Minister Resign

BAMAKO, 26 May 2021 – Mali’s interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane have officially resigned, according to the unknown leaders of a new junta. The two were arrested and have been detained since Sunday at a military base just outside the...
Mali: UN Calls for Release of President and PM

Mali: UN Calls for Release of President and PM

BAMAKO, 25 May 2021 – The United Nations has demanded the immediate release of President Bah Ndaw and the prime minister, with the two detained by soldiers at a military base. The call for unconditional release came from the United Nations resident mission in...
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