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Obianuju Ekeocha: Western Giants Launch Dangerous and Controversial Contraceptive in Africa

Obianuju Ekeocha: Western Giants Launch Dangerous and Controversial Contraceptive in Africa Watch

Africa

By Obianuju Ekeocha

Who will speak up for the women of Africa? Who will lament the crass disregard for their well-being? Who will complain about the cruel disrespect ...

Boko Haram undermines stability of Nigeria

Boko Haram undermines stability of Nigeria Watch

Africa

While the Nigerian army has made movies to retake two small villages overrun by the Islamist sect Boko Haram, another terrorist attack was ...

Humanitarian truce declared in Libya to evacuate civilians

Humanitarian truce declared in Libya to evacuate civilians Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Forces loyal to the retired General Khalifa Haftar fighting Islamist groups such as Ansar Charia in Libya has reached a boiling point. The two ...

Former African child slave speaks out

Former African child slave speaks out Watch

Africa

By Emma Batha, Thomson Reuters Foundation

At six years old James Kofi Annan was sold into slavery. For seven years he risked his life diving into the murky waters of Ghana's vast Lake ...

Terrorist threat remains relevant in Egypt

Terrorist threat remains relevant in Egypt Watch

Africa

Egypt is likely to become a favorite target among militant Islamist groups. The alleged interference of Marsha al Sissi coupled with his ...

21st Century SHAME: Almost 36 million people living as slaves worldwide

21st Century SHAME: Almost 36 million people living as slaves worldwide Watch

Africa

By Katie Nguyen, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and India as ...

Eleven drug smugglers arrested south of Algeria

Eleven drug smugglers arrested south of Algeria Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Eleven smugglers were arrested this past weekend in Algeria's south by the People's National Army. News of the arrest was made in a statement ...

Sixteen people injured in Cairo metro train explosion

Sixteen people injured in Cairo metro train explosion Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

An explosion injured at least 16 people in a subway car in Cairo. The attack came day after Egyptian terrorist groups pledged their allegiance ...

VIDEO: What's scarier than a shark? How about a GIANT cobra on the beach!

VIDEO: What's scarier than a shark? How about a GIANT cobra on the beach! Watch

Africa

A South African man had the shock of his life while strolling along a Cape Town beach, when he encountered a deadly snake.

Ansar Beit al-Maqdess, Egyptian jihadist group pledges allegiance to ISIL

Ansar Beit al-Maqdess, Egyptian jihadist group pledges allegiance to ISIL Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

The Egyptian Ansar Beit al-Maqdess jihadist group, announced its allegiance to Islamic state earlier this week. The group's loyalty to al ...

YouTube warning: Islamic State has foothold in Egypt

YouTube warning: Islamic State has foothold in Egypt Watch

Africa

Egypt has a lot to worry about if a YouTube audio message rings true: Islamic State, the deadly jihadist group that has captured large sections ...

At least 47 students killed in Boko Haram attack

At least 47 students killed in Boko Haram attack Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

At least 47 students were killed at a northern Nigerian school in an attack organized by Islamist State-aligned terrorist group Boko Haram. A ...

These monsters will stop at NOTHING to destroy Nigeria!

These monsters will stop at NOTHING to destroy Nigeria! Watch

Africa

The Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram struck again, killing 48 students in a northeastern Nigerian town, in what is the latest in their ...

Nearby explosion rocks Libyan government building during United Nations discussion

Nearby explosion rocks Libyan government building during United Nations discussion Watch

Africa

An explosion Sunday, November 9 occurred near the headquarters of the Libyan government as the Prime Minister met with the head of the United ...

Terrorist concerns remains heightened in Tunisia

Terrorist concerns remains heightened in Tunisia Watch

Africa

Terrorist activity remains an ongoing concern in Tunisia. There are genuine fears and concerns that such activity will transpire to disturb the ...

When will it end? Ebola continues to rage in Sierra Leone, West Africa

When will it end? Ebola continues to rage in Sierra Leone, West Africa Watch

Africa

There is grim new from West Africa, where the United Nations has reported that due to a severe lack of treatment centers the number of cases of ...

United Nation strives to reach a political agreement to end Libyan crisis

United Nation strives to reach a political agreement to end Libyan crisis Watch

Africa

In Libya, armed conflict between two sworn enemies - the terrorist group Ansra Sharia and military forces still loyal to retired General Haftar ...

More than 250 people killed in fierce fighting in Libya

More than 250 people killed in fierce fighting in Libya Watch

Africa

Fierce fighting continues near the port area of Benghazi. Fighters loyal to retired General Khalifa Haftar, alongside with Intifadhat, are ...

Boko Haram leader declares that abducted Nigerian schoolgirls will never be freed

Boko Haram leader declares that abducted Nigerian schoolgirls will never be freed Watch

Africa

Making a bold statement, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a new video that the 200 girls kidnapped in April from a school in the ...

Libya sinks further into military, political clashes

Libya sinks further into military, political clashes Watch

Africa

As Tunisia celebrates success with its democratic transition, allowing secularist party Nidaa Tounes to win 85 seats in the country's parliament, ...

GHOULISH -- African villagers stone, burn and cannibalize man they believe a member of the Islamic State (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

GHOULISH -- African villagers stone, burn and cannibalize man they believe a member of the Islamic State (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Africa

An angry mob in Congo has exacted a horrifying revenge on a man they believed was a member of an Islamic State affiliated terrorist network. The ...

Kenyan children from unsteady homes forced into early labor

Kenyan children from unsteady homes forced into early labor Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Trafficking of Kenyan children from impoverished villages to towns and cities for domestic labor, sex work and to beg is on the rise, experts said, ...

Ongoing war against drug trafficking roils Algeria

Ongoing war against drug trafficking roils Algeria Watch

Africa

Algerian authorities continue their battle against drug trafficking. Such activities are linked to terrorism, and as such is considered a great ...

Villagers killed, village razed in Boko Haram attack

Villagers killed, village razed in Boko Haram attack Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Heavily armed fighters connected to the Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram killed several people and burned their village down to the ...

Ennahda Islamist party left unsettled in Tunisia

Ennahda Islamist party left unsettled in Tunisia Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Change is inevitable, and with it, new challenges. Rached Ghannouchi of the Ennahda Islamist party is no longer the most powerful political pole ...

Young girls used by Boko Haram in combat operations

Young girls used by Boko Haram in combat operations Watch

Africa

By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Women and girls abducted by Islamic militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria were used in combat operations, forced to lure men into ambush and to ...

Parliamentary elections in Tunisia hailed as 'a big step towards democracy'

Parliamentary elections in Tunisia hailed as 'a big step towards democracy' Watch

Africa

The nation of Tunisia wholeheartedly agrees that recent parliamentary elections, held this week, "is a big step towards democracy." With ...

Health leaders beg for more doctors and nurses to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa

Health leaders beg for more doctors and nurses to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa Watch

Africa

The United Nations is warning that governments must not allow hysteria to dictate quarantine decisions, as this will discourage health workers ...