U.S. withdraws its non-essential staff as election crisis escalates in Chad

The United States has ordered its non-essential staff in Chad to leave the African country as rebel fighters approached the capital on Sunday after early election results showed President Idriss Deby on course to extend his three-decade rule. Deby, who seized power in 1990 at the head of an armed rebellion, is a staunch ally… Read More U.S. withdraws its non-essential staff as election crisis escalates in Chad

U.S. deports Rwandan woman Beatrice Munyenyezi over 1994 genocide role

A Rwandan woman who was deported by the United States after serving a prison term for lying on her naturalisation application faces seven charges related to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, authorities in Kigali said. During the genocide between April and July of 1994, some 800,000 people were slaughtered, mainly from the ethnic Tutsi minority… Read More U.S. deports Rwandan woman Beatrice Munyenyezi over 1994 genocide role

Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh wins fifth term

Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh won a fifth five-year term on Saturday after an election boycotted by most of the opposition, securing over 97% of the votes cast, official data from the Interior Ministry on Saturday showed. Friday’s vote pitted only one challenger against the incumbent – relative newcomer Zakaria Ismail Farah. The Interior Ministry… Read More Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh wins fifth term

Gunmen attack prison, release hundreds of inmates in southeastern Nigeria

More than 1,800 inmates escaped from a Nigeria prison in the southeastern city of Owerri after an attack by gunmen carrying rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns, explosives and rifles, the prisons authority said. Nigerian police said it believed a banned separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was behind the attack, but a spokesman for… Read More Gunmen attack prison, release hundreds of inmates in southeastern Nigeria

Cryptocurrency market cap hits $2trillion all-time record

The cryptocurrency market capitalization hit an all-time peak of $2 trillion on Monday, according to data and market trackers CoinGecko and Blockfolio, as gains over the last several months attracted demand from both institutional and retail investors. At midday, the crypto market cap was at $2.02 trillion. The surge in crypto market cap was led… Read More Cryptocurrency market cap hits $2trillion all-time record

Forty dead, dozens injured following clashes in western Sudan

Sudan’s government has declared a state of emergency in West Darfur state after at least 40 people were killed and 58 injured in three days of tribal clashes in its capital El Geneina, according to the United Nations.‮ ‬ The incident is the latest in a resurgence of violence in the Darfur region since the… Read More Forty dead, dozens injured following clashes in western Sudan