WHAT THEY ARE SAYING:Biden administration announces first-ever national strategy for countering domestic terrorism

The comprehensive framework for the U.S. Government and partners to counter domestic terrorism prioritizes the safety and civil liberties of those nation’s citizens.

The Rise of Chinese mercenaries in Africa

In recent years, China has made massive inroads to secure valuable assets within Africa. Since the start of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, Chinese profits have quadrupled from Africa alone. In 2017 for instance, Chinese projects in Africa from the BRI brought in an estimated of $51 billion dollars in revenues. There is no mistaking that Africa is a key component in China’s economic ambitions.

United States condemns gender-based violence in Sahel, says women must be protected

Women and young girls in Africa’s Sahel region have been targeted by abuse and sexual violence, U.S. Deputy Representative to the United Nations Richard Mills said on Wednesday.

The Big Picture: Inside U.S. military involvement in Africa under President Biden

The Biden administration and members of the United States military have asserted that U.S. military involvement in Africa is crucial in the continued fight against insurgent groups and violent extremism.

Gunmen abduct over 200 students in Nigeria’s state of Niger, one person shot dead

The abduction occurred at a school located at Tegina in the Rafi local government area of Niger state, one report said.


Amnesty International calls on Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed to account for all missing persons following Hachalu Hundesa’s killing

The administration of Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia, must immediately reveal the whereabouts of dozens of politicians and journalists who were arrested alongside other people following widespread protests that erupted after the killing of Hachalu Hundesa, Amnesty International has said.

UPDATED: Nigeria’s Supreme Court sacks PDP Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo and declares APC Hope Uzodinma as winner


Human Rights Watch concludes Abiy Ahmed’s soldiers bombed civilians to death, schools, hospitals and markets in Tigray region

Humera and Shire, killing at least 83 civilians, including children, and wounding over 300.

Human Rights Watch calls on Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize winning Abiy Ahmed to restore internet and phone services in Oromia

The Ethiopian government should immediately lift the shutdown of internet and phone communications in the Oromia region, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The two-month-long shutdown has prevented families from communicating, disrupted life-saving services, and contributed to an information blackout during government counterinsurgency operations in the area, the respected human rights organization added in a statement.


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