Guinea Braces for More Unrest as Opposition Challenges Election Results

CONAKRY, GUINEA – The West African nation of Guinea is bracing for more postelection unrest after the country’s Election Commission on Saturday declared full preliminary results showing President Alpha Conde was reelected for a third term. The commission said Conde won

Deal to Normalize Ties With Israel Stirs Opposition in Sudan

KHARTOUM, SUDAN – Prominent political factions in Sudan have rejected a deal brokered with the help of the United States to take steps to normalize ties with Israel. The agreement was sealed Friday in a call between U.S. President Donald

Guinea Braces for More Unrest as Opposition Challenges Election Results

CONAKRY, GUINEA – The West African nation of Guinea is bracing for more postelection unrest after the country’s Election Commission on Saturday declared full preliminary results showing President Alpha Conde was reelected for a third term. The commission said Conde won

Deal to Normalize Ties With Israel Stirs Opposition in Sudan

KHARTOUM, SUDAN – Prominent political factions in Sudan have rejected a deal brokered with the help of the United States to take steps to normalize ties with Israel. The agreement was sealed Friday in a call between U.S. President Donald

Roads Blocked in Nigeria in Defiance of President’s Call for Calm

Major roads in Lagos, Nigeria were blocked Friday by groups of people armed with knives and sticks, many of whom were angered by the president’s speech that appealed for calm but failed to denounce the police killing of peaceful protesters

US Lawmakers, Activists: Abuse by Nigerian Police Unit Is Global Human Rights Issue

WASHINGTON – American politicians and civil rights leaders are lending their voices to the protests in Nigeria against abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit accused of excessive violence against civilians. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas

US Condemns ‘Excessive Force’ Used Against Nigeria Protesters

The United States condemned police brutality in Lagos Thursday, two days after at least 12 protesters were shot dead by Nigerian Security Forces. “We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces.

Millions of New Rapid COVID Antigen Test Kits Headed to Africa

JOHANNESBURG – New rapid coronavirus testing, soon to be available throughout Africa, could be a “game changer” for the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The new, cheaper, less fragile tests could help health systems identify and treat cases

African Reporters Try to Unpack Complex, Contested US Election

The world is watching as the U.S. prepares for a crucial election for president and thousands of other representatives at all levels of government. In Africa’s most mature democracy, South Africa, citizens are watching the drama with interest — with

Rights Groups Condemn Shooting of ‘End SARS’ Protesters in Lagos

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Protesters in Lagos, Nigeria, have accused the military of opening fire on them Tuesday as they defied a curfew to demand an end to police brutality. Nigeria’s military has denied that the uniformed men, seen in social