Cameroon Says Explosives Planted by Separatists Killed 5, Including Female Journalist

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Officials in Cameroon have ordered the military to hunt down separatist fighters whom authorities blame for planting bombs that killed four soldiers and a female journalist. The attack also injured three others. Deben Tchoffo, governor of Cameroon’s

Cameroon Says Elephants Killed 10, Leaving Many Homeless and Hungry

YAOUNDA, CAMEROON – Rampaging elephants have killed at least 10 people, destroyed plantations and left hundreds homeless on Cameroon’s northern border with Nigeria. The government of the central African state says people have moved into the elephants’ habitat, sparking conflict.

Democrats Win Key US Senate Runoff With Second Georgia Race Too Close to Call

Control of the U.S. Senate hung in the balance Wednesday with the result of one of two runoff elections in the southern state of Georgia still too close to call. Democrats moved closer to regaining control of the chamber with

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Won’t Attend Biden’s Inauguration

ATLANDA, GA. – Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. It marks the first time the couple, 96 and 93, will have missed the ceremonies since Carter was sworn in

Niger to Hold 3 Days of Mourning After Deadly Attack

DAKAR – Niger will hold three days of national mourning after an attack on two villages in the nation’s southwest that killed more than 100 civilians, the government said. The government is strengthening security in the area of the attacks

Ethiopians Continue Streaming Into Sudan, Fleeing Tigray Region Violence

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) reports some 800 Ethiopians have arrived in eastern Sudan since the start of the new year. This brings the total number of refugees who have fled Ethiopia’s conflict-ridden Tigray region to more than

Trump Rewards Allies Nunes, Jordan with Medal of Freedom

TOKYO/WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is set to present one of the nation’s highest civilian honors to two of his most outspoken congressional allies, California Rep. Devin Nunes and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, as he looks to reward loyalists with

Kenyan Schools Reopen Despite Coronavirus Concerns

NAIROBI – Schools in Kenya reopened Monday after being closed since March due to the coronavirus. But Kenya has yet to contain the pandemic and there are concerns among teachers and parents about being exposed to the infection. Kenya shut

‘Many Civilians’ Killed in Niger Gun Attack

NIAMEY, NIGER – Gunmen killed a significant number of civilians Saturday in Niger, authorities said, in the latest attack to rock the landlocked Sahel nation’s troubled western Tillaberi region. “The attack took place around noon (1100 GMT) and there were

Mali ex-PM Modibo Keita Dies Aged 78

Mali’s former prime minister Modibo Keita has died at the age of 78, interim premier Moctar Ouane said Saturday, the latest in a string of deaths of high-profile political figures in the West African country. Ouane did not specify the