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Report: China’s Huawei Helping African Dictators Spy on Opposition

August 17, 2019No Comments

China’s technologies giant Huawei, the largest telecommunications company in the world, is enabling digital authoritarianism in Africa by helping dictators spy on their opposition, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Thursday.

Pirates Kidnap European and Asian Sailors Off Cameroon

(AFP) — Asian and European seamen were kidnapped Thursday aboard a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea off the southern Cameroon port of Douala, a senior Cameroonian navy source said.

Pope Francis: Doors ‘Must Be Opened, Not Closed’ to Migrants

Pope Francis said that it is a “Christian duty” to welcome migrants, insisting that doors should be opened to them rather than closed.

Thousands Protest Militia Attacks in DR Congo’s Ground Zero for Ebola

Locals in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), estimate that 5,000 people participated in a protest Thursday against mass killings by local militias seeking to cement control over natural resources in attacks significantly hindering international …

Slavery Prevalent in Africa 400 Years After Transatlantic Trade Began

August 8, 2019No Comments

Africa currently has the highest prevalency of modern-day slavery, four hundred years since the transaltantic slave trade began during the 15th century.

Johnson & Johnson to Start Largest Ebola Vaccine Trial in Uganda After Congo Controversy

The government of Uganda announced Monday it has begun trial use for an experimental Ebola vaccine by Johnson & Johnson amid the second-worst Ebola outbreak on record. Uganda accepted the vaccine after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s form…

Local Media: ‚Nigerians Are Slaves in Their Country to Chinese Exploiters‘

Nigeria’s This Day published an extensive, scathing report Sunday on Chinese colonialism in its economy, accusing the Communist Party of „labour casualization, tax evasion, customs duty under-payment, forgery and outright sabotage“ and individual Chine…

Report: Genocide of Nigeria’s Christians a ‘Global Security Nightmare’

The ongoing slaughter of Nigerian Christians by Muslim herders and terrorists is a powder keg waiting to explode, according to an essay Sunday by Christian persecution expert John L. Allen.

Ilhan Omar Mocks Trump in Tweet About Nancy Pelosi Taking Her Back to Africa

August 2, 2019No Comments

Rep. Ilhan Omar mocked President Donald Trump and his supporters on social media by touting that Speaker Nancy Pelosi took her back to Africa.

U.N.: Al-Shabaab Forcing Somali Parents to Give Up Hundreds of Children to Become Jihadis

August 2, 2019No Comments

The United Nations confirmed this week that the Somalia-based al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab is forcing civilians to surrender hundreds of children from their community for „indoctrination“ and „recruitment“ to become jihadis.