Cameroon Says Separatist Attack on School Kills 4

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Armed men attacked a school in Cameroon’s southwestern town of Kumba on Saturday, killing at least four children and wounding at least 15 others.

No one claimed responsibility, but the government blamed separatists who had ordered that …

Ethiopia Blasts Trump Remark That Egypt Will ‘Blow Up’ Dam

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia on Saturday denounced “belligerent threats” over the huge dam it has nearly completed on the Blue Nile River, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said downstream Egypt will “blow up” the project it has

Guinea Braces for More Unrest as Opposition Challenges Election Results

CONAKRY, GUINEA – The West African nation of Guinea is bracing for more postelection unrest after the country’s Election Commission on Saturday declared full preliminary results showing President Alpha Conde was reelected for a third term.

The commission said Conde …

Deal to Normalize Ties With Israel Stirs Opposition in Sudan

KHARTOUM, SUDAN – Prominent political factions in Sudan have rejected a deal brokered with the help of the United States to take steps to normalize ties with Israel.

The agreement was sealed Friday in a call between U.S. President Donald …

Roads Blocked in Nigeria in Defiance of President’s Call for Calm

Major roads in Lagos, Nigeria were blocked Friday by groups of people armed with knives and sticks, many of whom were angered by the president’s speech that appealed for calm but failed to denounce the police killing of peaceful protesters

US Lawmakers, Activists: Abuse by Nigerian Police Unit Is Global Human Rights Issue

WASHINGTON – American politicians and civil rights leaders are lending their voices to the protests in Nigeria against abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit accused of excessive violence against civilians.

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas …