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Kenyan Court Convicts Two in 2013 Westgate Mall Attack

NAIROBI – A Kenyan court has found two men guilty for their roles in the deadly 2013 terrorist attack inside Nairobi’s Westgate Mall. The men were convicted Wednesday of conspiring with and aiding the attackers from the Somali militant group

Zimbabwe Teachers Refuse to Return to Schools Over Pay, Sanitation

HARARE – Zimbabwe, like other African countries, is trying a phased re-opening of schools after closing in March due to COVID-19.

But many teachers like 33-year-old Munyaradzi Masiyiwa are refusing to return to class, pointing to low pay and unsafe …

Sick and Chained: Plight of Countless Africans With Mental Health Conditions

JOHANNESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA – For nearly a year, Benjamin Billal was chained to a rock.

“I was taken to a faith healing center by my grandmother and my mother,” Billal told journalists by video link from Monrovia, Liberia on Tuesday. …

Conflict, Coronavirus Pandemic Threaten Refugee Protection

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warns the coronavirus pandemic poses unparalleled challenges and threats to refugee protection at a time when conflicts are flaring up in many parts of the world. The high commissioner was

Ethiopian Opposition Leader Appears in Court on Terror Charges

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian opposition leader Jawar Mohammed and 22 others appeared in court Monday to face charges of terrorism and other crimes. Jawar, a media mogul and outspoken critic of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, was arrested in June following

Report: US Global War on Terror Has Displaced Up to 59 Million People

The U.S. war against global terrorism has displaced as many as 59 million people since 2001, according to a new report released Tuesday by Brown University.

The study, published by the Rhode Island-based university’s “Costs of War Project,” says between …