Category Archives: Human Rights

Malawi to Probe Bribery Attempts in Alleged Poll Fraud Case

BLANTYRE, MALAWI - Malawi's anti-graft body said Monday it probed alleged attempts to bribe judges tackling a case linked to a controversial election which handed President Peter Mutharika a second term.The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and t...

Media Advocates Accuse Nigerian Government of Stifling Free Reporting

ABUJA, NIGERIA Nigerian free press advocates are accusing the government of blacklisting a leading national newspaper for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari.In a blistering editorial published early last month, the Lagos-headquartered Punch newspap...

A Look at Three Decades of Iran’s Secretive Quds Force

Within hours of the U.S. airstrike that killed Qassem Soleimani on January 3, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei announced the appointment of a successor to head the Revolutionary Guards' secretive Quds Force.The speed of the announcement appeared to ...

US Deploys Reinforcements to African Base

The United States has sent reinforcements to a military base in Kenya following Sunday's deadly attack on the base by militant group al-Shabab.The military's Africa Command said in a statement Monday that its East Africa Response Force has arrived at

Debate Intensifies Over Future of CFA Franc in West Africa

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON - Debate on the future of the CFA franc in the six-member Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) has intensified after it was announced last week that eight West African countries agreed to change the name of

Pope Sends Special Christmas Message to South Sudanese Leaders

ROME - In his Christmas message to the city and to the world, Pope Francis had special thoughts for people forced to migrate due to injustices and for children who are abandoned and suffer violence. The pope also sent a