Two powerful Libyan militia groups called a cease-fire after the arrest of a militia commander sparked a day of deadly violence.
Dozens of African migrants bound for Europe are missing and believed dead after a shipwreck off the coast of west Africa.
Tuesday marked the second anniversary of the fall of Kabul, certainly the worst of President Joe Biden’s unforced errors in foreign policy and arguably among the worst in the history of the American presidency.
Terrorists reportedly identified as “Fulani militia” stormed two villages in central Plateau state overnight Thursday, killing 21 people and making a mockery of government checkpoints set up after police received tips that local “bandits” were organizing an attack.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni defiantly stood by his country’s harsh new law against homosexuality on Wednesday after the World Bank suspended new loans to Uganda. Museveni accused the World Bank of using financial pressure to force Ugandans to abandon their values.
The New York Times has published a sympathetic article about Kill The Boer, a violent chant popular with South Africa’s extreme leftist “Economic Freedom Fighters” (EFF) party, after South African born tech mogul Elon Musk called on the country’s president to condemn it.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a coalition led by Nigeria, agreed during an emergency meeting on Thursday to order its military leaders to “activate” its armed forces “immediately” to prepare for an invasion of Niger.
Dr. Kar Hao Teoh, a renowned British orthopedic surgeon, was murdered last week in Cape Town after taking a wrong turn near the airport and driving into a poor neighborhood wracked by violent protests against the local government’s new taxi regulations.
Forty-one migrants including three children are feared dead after being shipwrecked last week in the Mediterranean, UN agencies said.
The leaders of the “National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland,” a group of soldiers who staged a coup in Niger on July 26, failed to allow diplomats representing the United Nations and African Union from entering the country on Tuesday, claiming public “anger” made it unsafe for them to land.
Rhissa Ag Boula, a former leader in Niger’s Tuareg uprisings three decades ago, announced on Wednesday he is forming a Council of Resistance for the Republic (CRR) to oppose the ruling junta and restore President Mohamed Bazoum to power.
Flaming cars, violent clashes, dozens detained. Festivals held the diaspora have been attacked by exiles that the regime calls “asylum scum.”
South African media reported on Sunday that brutal attacks on white farmers have intensified since the left-wing radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party and its leader, Julius Malema, sang a song about killing Boers (whites) and farmers in a packed stadium on July 29.
The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) called an emergency meeting for Thursday this week after the passage of an ultimatum it issued to coup organizers in Niger to restore the democratically elected government or face a potential military invasion.
The military junta in control of Niger since July 26 announced on Sunday that, in response to a threat of invasion by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), it would shut down the country’s airspace and issue an “energetic and instant response” to any unauthorized flights over its territory.
The coup in Niger will undermine the fight against resurgent terror groups in Africa’s Sahel region, France’s defence minister said.
Niger’s junta asked the Wagner group for help as the deadline nears for it to free the ousted president or face military intervention.
President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger, deposed by a military coup d’etat last week and believed to be trapped in his presidential residence, declared himself a “hostage” and in a Washington Post column published on Thursday asked for American intervention on his behalf.
The State Department announced on Wednesday that it would begin evacuating “non-emergency” American personnel from its embassy in Niamey, Niger, where a group calling itself the “National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland” claimed to have overthrown President Mohamed Bazoum last week.
The Senegal government blocked access to the Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok on Wednesday as part of a general crackdown on dissent following the arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.
The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed on Tuesday that American troops remain in Niger and have no imminent plan to leave, though they remain in “clearly a not-normal situation” following the head of the presidential guard staging an attempted coup d’etat against President Mohamed Bazoum.
The governments of Burkina Faso and Mali issued statements on Monday defending the military coup in Niger last week, stating that any military intervention by democratic neighbors to oust the coup leaders in Niger would be a “declaration of war” against them, as well.
Kenyan Foreign Minister Alfred Mutua said Sunday that his government will lead the long-discussed multinational intervention force in Haiti and send a thousand police officers to “train and assist the Haitian Police to restore normality in the country and protect strategic facilities.”
Julius Malema, the left-wing radical leader of the third-largest South African political party, led a massive stadium crowd on Saturday in a vicious “liberation” chant of “Kill the Boer! Kill the farmer!” — in other words, an explicitly racist call for massive violence against the white population of South Africa.
Elon Musk, the South African-born CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter (now X Corp) called on the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, to condemn a racist chant used by one of the country’s political leaders, that encourages the murder of white Boer farmers.
A message claiming to be from the head of the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC), Yevgeny Prigozhin, published on social media on Monday suggested that the mercenary organization would continue to remain active only in Africa for the time being – mere days after another claiming to be Prigozhin praised the coup against a pro-Western president in Niger.
The regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), following an emergency meeting on Sunday, announced that it would consider “force” to oust the leaders of a coup d’etat in Niger last week, rejecting their authority and declaring “zero tolerance for unconstitutional change of government.”
Protesters in Niger marched through the capital on Sunday in support of the military coup before attacking the French embassy.
General Abdourahmane Tchiani appeared on national television and declared himself the president of Niger on Friday, a day after a group of soldiers claiming to be the “National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland” said they had overthrown President Mohamed Bazoum and suspended government operations.
A group of soldiers describing themselves as the “National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland” appeared on national television in Niger late Thursday night announcing they had overthrown President Mohamed Bazoum and “suspended” the operations of all government institutions.
A BBC reporter has come under fire for asking the captain of the Moroccan women’s soccer team if any of her teammates were homosexual.
Strengthening the American relationship with Nigeria, a longtime ally increasingly close to communist China, “shouldn’t be at the expense of Christian lives,” a priest serving the heart of Christian Nigeria told Breitbart News in an interview last week.
Foreign Fulani jihadists are exterminating the indigenous Christians of central Nigeria, Father Remigius Ihyula told Breitbart News.
A huge explosion damaged vehicles and caused numerous injuries on Bree Street in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday.
The awkward drama over if South Africa would fulfill its treaty obligations to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by arresting Russian leader Vladimir Putin during the upcoming BRICS summit in Johannesburg was apparently resolved on Tuesday.
A Russian paramilitary group called COSI said in a Sunday post on the messaging platform Telegram that hundreds of “experienced” Wagner Group mercenaries are pouring into the Central African Republic (CAR) to “ensure security” ahead of a July 30 referendum that could give President Faustin-Archange Touadera a third term in office.
During a state visit to Rwanda on Sunday, Hungarian President Katalin Novak signed an agreement allowing Rwandan nuclear energy technicians to receive training from Hungarian universities.
Nigerian President Bola Tinubu on Thursday declared a “state of emergency on food security” due to swiftly rising prices. Nigeria is the largest economy on the African continent, although it’s per capita income is about half of the number two economy, Egypt.
The U.N. International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated on Wednesday that the number of people displaced by the vicious factional war in Sudan has exceeded 3 million, with some 2.4 of them displaced internally and 730,000 crossing into other countries to seek refuge.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi paid a rare visit to Africa this week, with stops planned in Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. While in Uganda on Wednesday, Raisi praised President Yoweri Museveni for passing a law that increased punishment for homosexual activity, all the way up to capital punishment in some cases.