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Haftar's forces gain control of new territory between Libya, Tunisia

Haftar's forces gain control of new territory between Libya, Tunisia Watch

Africa

Forces loyal to the retired general Khalifa Haftar have successfully conquered Rass Jedir in the borders between Libya and Tunisia. That battle ...

Eleven illegal migrants from Niger die in traffic accident in Ghardaia

Eleven illegal migrants from Niger die in traffic accident in Ghardaia Watch

Africa

Terrible luck remains a given for illegal migrants traveling in the Sahel region. After enduring much pain and hardship in their flight to a better ...

Release of French hostages reason for deep concern in North Africa - WHY?

Release of French hostages reason for deep concern in North Africa - WHY? Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

It would appear that the release of any hostage held by terrorist forces would be a reason for celebration. However, the release of French ...

Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria: STOP CHEMICAL WARFARE ON POOR WOMEN!

Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria: STOP CHEMICAL WARFARE ON POOR WOMEN!

Africa

By Catholic Bishops of Nigeria

This easy-to-administer form of an old drug by Pfizer Incorporated is being hailed by many as the magic wand to reduce poverty and emancipate ...

Stepping up to the plate: Algeria continues to work with refugees from Niger

Stepping up to the plate: Algeria continues to work with refugees from Niger Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Winter arrives at an extremely inopportune time for Niger migrants taking shelter in Algeria. High winds and freezing weather is having its ...

Islamic state extending influence throughout North Africa

Islamic state extending influence throughout North Africa Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Terrorists belonging to the Jund al Khilafah group are rapidly establishing bases in eastern Libya. According to local sources, they number no ...

SO OTHERS MAY LIVE: Ebola survivors crucial to turning back deadly tide

SO OTHERS MAY LIVE: Ebola survivors crucial to turning back deadly tide Watch

Africa

By Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thousands of Ebola survivors with little to no risk of re-infection are critical to controlling the epidemic and training them has the potential to ...

Qatar to host important summit on Islamist State

Qatar to host important summit on Islamist State Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Qatar is hosting an important summit to discuss the persistence of the Islamist threat as well as the impact of the collapse of oil prices as a ...

WHO reports that number of malaria cases has dropped by almost 50 million

WHO reports that number of malaria cases has dropped by almost 50 million Watch

Africa

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Good news for the world as the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that both the number of malaria cases and deaths has fallen substantially ...

Two terrorist emirs sentenced to death in absentia in Algeria

Two terrorist emirs sentenced to death in absentia in Algeria Watch

Africa

Gouri Abdelmalek, the leader of the terrorist group Jund El Khilafah along his deputy, Torfi Rabah, were sentenced in absentia to death by the ...

Air strikes against Ansar charia and Fajr ongoing in Libya

Air strikes against Ansar charia and Fajr ongoing in Libya Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Intensive airstrikes against the positions of Ansar Charia and Fajr Libya have remained ongoing in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Zouara and other ...

Boko Haram's daily terrorist activities demoralizing Nigerian public

Boko Haram's daily terrorist activities demoralizing Nigerian public Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Terrorist violence, which has become a part of Nigerian daily life is the result of the thrall of the Sunni Islamic fundamentalist sect, known as ...

The violence Ethiopian women suffer at the hands of Muslim men will simply shock you

The violence Ethiopian women suffer at the hands of Muslim men will simply shock you Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization has issued a report on domestic violence in Ethiopia as part of a global study on violence towards women. The findings ...

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb under pressure

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb under pressure Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

The Islamic State will shortly make its main focal point in North Africa. The creation of an Islamic State in the Islamic Maghreb in Algeria to ...

One of those involved in French tourist's murder in Algeria killed

One of those involved in French tourist's murder in Algeria killed Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

One of the men responsible for the murder of French tourist Herve Goudel has since been killed by the Algerian Army. Goudel, who was ...

Number of people with Ebola in West Africa - UNDER-estimated at 16,000

Number of people with Ebola in West Africa - UNDER-estimated at 16,000 Watch

Africa

Many believe that the significant toll is in fact, an under-estimation. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people in ...

China is taking the lead in the fight against Ebola with a brand new, 100-bed, medical facility

China is taking the lead in the fight against Ebola with a brand new, 100-bed, medical facility Watch

Africa

China has stepped up its efforts in the battle against Ebola in West Africa, opening a new treatment center in Liberia that can hold 100 patients.

Armed bandits make off with blood - tainted with Ebola - in Guinea

Armed bandits make off with blood - tainted with Ebola - in Guinea Watch

Africa

Some armed thieves in Guinea are either going to make a most unwelcome surprise - or use it for nefarious ends. A minibus carrying blood ...

28 people pulled from Kenyan bus and shot dead execution-style by Shebab terrorists

28 people pulled from Kenyan bus and shot dead execution-style by Shebab terrorists Watch

Africa

A bus in Kenya was hijacked by Shebab terrorists before 28 non-Muslims were executed at point-blank range. The attack was in retaliation for ...

Two Tuareg merchants found slain near Algerian border

Two Tuareg merchants found slain near Algerian border Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Two Malian Tuareg merchants on their way to Kidal, northern Mali were attacked by a terrorist group. Both were killed. Their bodies were later ...

40 dead in Madagascar plague outbreak

40 dead in Madagascar plague outbreak Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that a recent outbreak of bubonic plague has occurred in Madagascar and has so far killed 40 people.

Land-locked African kingdom provides fish for Japan's sushi fix

Land-locked African kingdom provides fish for Japan's sushi fix Watch

Africa

The small mountain kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa would appear to be an unlikely place for commercial fishing. Land-locked and located high in ...

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 ...