A Democratic candidate in Mississippi’s runoff election for the U.S. Senate received $750,000 after lobbying on behalf of an African despot who is on trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.
Fighting between farmers and herders in Nigeria has killed more people this year than the insurgency of Boko Haram, also known as the Islamic State in West Africa.
The United Nations Human Rights chief expressed shock and disgust in response to a recent video that appears to show Cameroonian soldiers killing women carrying small children as suspected members of Boko Haram.
The House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations met on Wednesday to discuss challenges in the Republic of Cameroon. Over the past year, the relationship between Cameroon’s government and the country’s minority Anglophone community has become increasingly violent, accelerating into armed conflict.
Violent clashes between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers in central Nigeria left an estimated 86 people dead over the weekend.
One American special operations soldier was killed and four were wounded in a firefight with al-Shabaab terrorists in southwestern Somalia on Friday.
The U.S. Military announced that its airstrikes killed 27 al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia on Saturday.