US Condemns ‘Excessive Force’ Used Against Nigeria Protesters

The United States condemned police brutality in Lagos Thursday, two days after at least 12 protesters were shot dead by Nigerian Security Forces.

“We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces. …

Millions of New Rapid COVID Antigen Test Kits Headed to Africa

JOHANNESBURG – New rapid coronavirus testing, soon to be available throughout Africa, could be a “game changer” for the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

The new, cheaper, less fragile tests could help health systems identify and treat cases …

African Reporters Try to Unpack Complex, Contested US Election

The world is watching as the U.S. prepares for a crucial election for president and thousands of other representatives at all levels of government. In Africa’s most mature democracy, South Africa, citizens are watching the drama with interest — with

Rights Groups Condemn Shooting of ‘End SARS’ Protesters in Lagos

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Protesters in Lagos, Nigeria, have accused the military of opening fire on them Tuesday as they defied a curfew to demand an end to police brutality. Nigeria’s military has denied that the uniformed men, seen in social

Trump: US to Remove Sudan from Terror List

U.S. President Donald Trump says the United States will remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism after the country follows through on an agreement to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to U.S. terror victims and families.…

UN Raises $1.7 Billion for Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

NEW YORK – The United Nations said Tuesday it has received preliminary pledges of about $1.7 billion for the central Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger at a donors’ conference in Copenhagen.

“This represents substantial success,” U.N. Humanitarian …