Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday to choose their next president in an election some Christian observers call a “matter of life and death,” as ongoing violence prompts activists to call for the appointment of a U.S. special envoy to the country.
Political and religious leaders convened at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to urge the Trump administration to address the persecution of Christians in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region of Africa.
The Trump administration plans to significantly cut U.S. support for United Nations peacekeeping missions in Africa as part of a broader strategy that seeks to better promote American interests on the continent, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Thursday.
Terrorist groups pose an increasing threat in Africa, according to the top U.S. diplomat there, who testified before a House panel one day before the Trump administration is expected to unveil a new Africa strategy that pivots away from counterterrorism operations.
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.