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Counsellors on motorbikes put Boko Haram survivors on road to recovery | Festus Iyorah | Global development

Cletus Nicholas takes his life in his hands when he gets on his keke marwa motor tricycle each morning. For the past five weeks, he has been offering “counselling on wheels” support to survivors of Boko Haram attacks, going into Read more…


After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger

He said those teams could be brought in from National Guard units from California, Indiana, Michigan and other states. “We won’t walk away and abandon this,” General Waldhauser said. The defense strategy that was unveiled in January, coupled with the Read more…


Theresa May signs security partnership with Nigeria’s president | Politics

Theresa May has signed a security pact with Nigeria’s president aimed at helping the country combat the militant group Boko Haram through better military training and anti-terrorist propaganda techniques developed in the UK. The British prime minister’s agreement with Muhammadu Read more…


Donald Trump’s land seizures tweet draws angry reaction in South Africa | US news

An order by Donald Trump to his secretary of state to “closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures” and the “large scale killing of farmers” has drawn an angry response in a country where land ownership is a Read more…


‘All of Africa Is Here’: Where Europe’s Southern Border Is Just a Fence

CEUTA, Spain — For most migrants from Africa, the last stage of their trip to Europe involves some sort of perilous sea crossing. At the border in Ceuta, there is just a fence. Ceuta (pronounced say-YOU-tah) is one of the Read more…


Detained Ugandan pop star politician ‘in dire state’ | World news

Lawyers for a pop singer turned politician and prominent critic of Uganda’s veteran ruler Yoweri Museveni say he has been badly beaten up, following his arrest after the presidential convoy was pelted with stones. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known to fans Read more…


Zimbabwean opposition leader: election result ‘fraudulent and illegitimate’ | World news

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has described the result of the Zimbabwean presidential election as fraudulent and illegitimate, at an extraordinary press conference that was delayed when riot police dispersed waiting journalists. Chamisa, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, Read more…


Zimbabwe election: Mnangagwa narrowly wins historic presidential poll | World news

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s president and the leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party, has won the country’s historic and hotly contested presidential election. Officials from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced early on Friday that Mnangagwa had received 2.46m votes or Read more…


Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic ambush | World news

Three Russian journalists have been killed in an ambush outside the town of Sibut in Central African Republic, officials in both countries said on Tuesday. The three Russians left the town on Monday night around 7pm and were attacked between Read more…


Zimbabwe opposition leader claims he is on course for election win | World news

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has claimed he is “winning resoundingly”, as counting of votes in the country’s election entered a second day. Millions of people voted peacefully on Monday in the first poll since the army removed Robert Mugabe Read more…