Macron Conditions Troop Presence in Sahel on West African Clarifications

WATFORD, ENGLAND. - President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday demanded West African leaders dismiss growing anti-French sentiment across the region if they wanted France's military to continue its operations against Islamist militants.France, the former c...

Efforts to End Ethiopia’s Ruling Party Draw Criticism from Within

WASHINGTON - A decision by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to dissolve the ruling party months ahead of the 2020 national election has prompted criticism from the upper echelons of his own government.In an interview with VOA's Afaan Oromo Service,

Kenya to Remain with AU Mission in Somalia Amid Tensions

NAIROBI - Kenya's president has said his forces will remain part of the African Union Mission in Somalia and leave the country when it's secure and stable. The president's statement came at a time Kenya's forces are facing hostility in

Reporter’s Notebook: Journalist Remembers Horror of Somalia Hotel Attack

WASHINGTON - Ten years ago on December 3, 2009, a suicide bomber attacked a graduation ceremony at the Shamo Hotel, one of Mogadishu's main hotels. Fourteen medical students, lecturers, and doctors from Banadir University were among 30 people who

Reporter’s Notebook: Journalist Remembers Horror of Somalia Hotel Attack

WASHINGTON - Ten years ago on December 3, 2009, a suicide bomber attacked a graduation ceremony at the Shamo Hotel, one of Mogadishu's main hotels. Fourteen medical students, lecturers, and doctors from Banadir University were among 30 people who

US Ambassador ‘Horrified’ by Sentence for Zambia Gay Couple

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - The United States ambassador to Zambia says local government officials have condemned him for saying he was "horrified" by the sentencing of a local gay couple to 15 years in prison.Ambassador Daniel Foote told reporters Monday