Category Archives: General

UN Investigators Accuse Burundi of Enacting Strategy to Undermine Elections

GENEVA – The U.N.’s Commission of Inquiry on Burundi accuses the ruling party and Burundian authorities of implementing a strategy based on violence that skewers election results in their favor.  The commission has just submitted its final report to the

As Rich Nations Struggle, Africa’s Virus Response Is Praised

JOHANNESBURG – At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent.” Then he quoted Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we must

South Sudan Catholics Return to Church

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – Hundreds of Catholic faithful in the South Sudan capital Juba returned to Mass on Sunday, nearly five months after the government suspended religious, social and political gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The ban …

Mali Junta Picks Former Defense Minister as Transitional President

The junta that overthrew Mali’s president last month said Monday that former defense minister and retired Col. Maj. Bah N’Daw will be the president during the transition period.

Bah N’Daw was appointed by a 30-person panel set up by the …

Cameroon Deploys Peacekeeping Troops to CAR for Election Stability

MOTCHEBOUM, CAMEROON – Cameroon is sending hundreds of troops and police to the Central African Republic to protect civilians and build peace ahead of December elections.

The troops, under the U.N.’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA), finished training this week …

Graft Alleged as Kenya’s Fight Against COVID-19 Struggles

NAIROBI – Organizations have contributed aid worth more than $2 billion to help Kenya’s in its fight against COVID-19.  But much of the aid has gone missing, prompting President Uhuru Kenyatta to order an investigation into who might have taken