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Nigeria and the Sahel: Troubled Corner of Drought & Terror

     The landscape is the bleakest in Africa and among the very bleakest in the world. It includes the unremitting, endless sand dunes...

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Somali Militants Kill Three CIA Spies

Al-Shabab, Somaliia’s Islamist militant group, is fighting to overthrow the UN-backed government.  They accused three men of spying...

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Jammeh Is Gone but Life is Not Yet Normal

While people cheered and chanted, sang the national anthem, waved Gambian flags at the gates of the state house, and celebrated their...

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Somalia: The World’s Most Dangerous Country?

U.N. Official Describes the Country’s Problems, Prospects

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President Robert Mugabe, a “Grandpa” Who Should Retire

A Zimbabwean ruling party MP dismissed South Africa’s opposition politician Julius Malema as a “little and irrelevant man” after...

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Appointment of Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang in Breach of Constitution

Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow has appointed an influential woman once allied with his ousted predecessor Yahya Jammeh.  However,...

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Jammeh Flies into Exile along with ‘Missing Millions’

An advisor to President Adama Barrow has alleged that more than $11 million dollars is missing from Gambian’s state repositories...

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Refugee Camp Mistakenly Bombed by Nigeria

The International Committee for the Red Cross reported that Nigeria’s military mistakenly bombed a refugee camp.  At least 46 severely...

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Gambia Crisis Over: Jammeh Resigns and Departs

Gambia’s defeated president, Yahya Jammeh, has announced that he will—after all—resign

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Freed Chibok Schoolgirls Are Not Really Free

Amina Ali Nkeki was the first Chibok schoolgirl to escape on her own.  That was in May.  Since then, Amina has been sequestered by the...

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UN “Must Support” Congo Election Date Deal

A deal brokered by the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo was meant to defuse political tension.  They are appealing to...

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Nigeria Caught in the Middle of Taiwan/China Politics

Nigeria’s order to have Taiwan move its trade office from the capital, Abuja, to the commercial hub, Lagos, is felt to be a show of...

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