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U.N. Provides $19 Million to East Africa to Help Tame Desert Locusts

Januar 28, 2020No Comments

The United Nations has released $19 million in funding to East African nations to help step up the fight against the devastating desert locust outbreak across the region, the body’s humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock announced this weekend. 

Macron Sends Defence Chief to U.S. to Beg Trump to Keep Troops in Africa

(AFP) — France’s defence minister departs for Washington on Sunday hoping to convince officials to keep U.S. soldiers in West Africa, where French authorities are under pressure after years of trying to bolster local forces against Islamic extremists.

China’s ‚Belt and Road‘ Connects Africa to Deadly Virus

China’s years-long expansion into Africa – and the corresponding flood of Chinese workers establishing themselves there – has left the continent particularly vulnerable to the spread of a new iteration of coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.

Kenya Seeks $350 Million U.S. Aid While Cashing in on China’s Belt and Road

Januar 21, 2020No Comments

The head of a special U.S. development program will visit Kenya this week to hold initial talks over the possibility of providing $350 million towards a major infrastructure project, local media reported on Monday.

Nigerian Rights Advocates Ask Pope, Trump, to Intervene to Stop Christian Genocide

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) is appealing to President Trump and Pope Francis to intervene with their government to stop the “genocidal killings of Christians.”

Cardi B Filing for Nigerian Citizenship amid Iran Escalations: ‚Dumbest Move Trump Did Till Date‘

Januar 8, 2020No Comments

Rapper Cardi B has revealed she is filing for Nigerian citizenship after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian terror chief Qasem Soleimani last week, saying President Donald Trump is „putting Americans live in danger.“ 

U.S. Service Member, Two Defense Contractors Killed in Kenya Jihadist Attack

Washington (AFP) – A jihadist attack on a military base in Kenya killed three people Sunday, including a US service member and two civilian defense contractors, the American military said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends

Terrorists Attack Military Base in Kenya Hosting U.S. Soldiers

Al-Shabab, a Somali terror group linked to al-Qaeda, attacked a military base Sunday morning in Kenya that houses some American military personnel, U.S. and Kenyan military said.

Report: Boko Haram Jihadists Behead Catholic Bride and Bridal Party

The communications director of the Catholic diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria has confirmed that a bride-to-be and her bridal party were beheaded December 26 while en route to the December 31 wedding.

Suicide Bomber Slays at Least 90 in Somalia Attack

A suicide-bomber driving a car laden with explosives killed at least 90 persons and injured over 125 more in an attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu Saturday.