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Refugee Numbers Soar as CAR Election-Related Violence Intensifies

The U.N. refugee agency is calling for an immediate stop to election-related violence in the Central African Republic that has sent tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighboring countries.Presidential and parliamentary elections in the Central ...
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Trump Fetes Morocco King, Rallies Behind Claim

U.S. President Donald Trump, in a last-minute push to solidify Morocco's normalization with Israel, bestowed a rare award Friday on its king as Trump’s administration rallied international support in a regional dispute.Trump, who sees Arab recognition...
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Rights Groups Urge Zimbabwe to Drop Charges Against Journalist, Politicians

Rights groups are calling on Zimbabwe authorities to drop charges against a prominent journalist and two senior opposition members accused of "peddling falsehoods," saying the charges against the three are part of the government's efforts to stifle cri...
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Rebels Attack Central African Republic Capital Amid Election Dispute

Rebels attacked the Central African Republic capital of Bangui on Wednesday, in an escalation of violence following the presidential election last month.President Faustin-Archange Touadera's army, with the aid of Russian and Rwandan troops alongside U....
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Democratic Republic of Congo Says China Has Granted Pandemic-Linked Debt Relief

China has granted some debt relief to Democratic Republic of Congo to help it overcome economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the Congolese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. As a result, Congo will not have to repay its interest-free loans...
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Venezuela’s Oil Exports Sink to 1940s Level Under Tighter US Sanctions, Data Show

Pressured by strict U.S. sanctions, Venezuela’s oil exports plunged by 376,500 barrels per day (bpd) in 2020, according to Refinitiv Eikon data and internal documents from state-run PDVSA, financially squeezing socialist President Nicolas Maduro’s gove...
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Cameroon’s President Praises Return to Peace

Cameroonian President Paul Biya said in a December 31 address to the nation that newfound collaboration between his military and civilians has greatly contributed to bringing about peace in the troubled English-speaking regions of the country. The president sp...
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Ugandan Police Says 16 Killed in Clashes Between Officers, Opposition Protesters

Gunshots were fired in several parts of Uganda Thursday. In many instances, people screamed as those around them were shot. For others, there were some tense moments as they sought to get away from the violence in the capital, Kampala.Police in Uganda ...
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Chaos Erupts in Kampala Following Arrest of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine

Ugandan police arrested opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as singer Bobi Wine, on Wednesday as he campaigned for January's presidential election. The arrest came just an hour after police released a statement warning candidates agai...
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