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Niger, Mali Leaders Seek Funding for New Anti-jihadist Force
FILE - Niger soldiers provide security for an anti-Boko Haram summit in Diffa city, Niger, Sept. 3, 2015. Niger and Mali want global backing for a regional force that's combating Islamist insurgencies. Mali and Niger, two of the West African nations hit hardest by jihadist violence, appealed Wednesd
Following tours of Asia and Africa, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra plays a hometown show
WORLD WONDER: Local musician Jonathan Scales has been traveling the globe as a cultural ambassador for the State Department. While he's back in town, he's playing a local show to celebrate his birthday. Photo by Michael Weintrob Jonathan Scales is a world traveler, bringing his unique brand of jazz
11 Primitive Countries with the Worst Infrastructure in the World
If you are thinking about moving abroad, then you just might want to avoid ending up in these 11 primitive countries with the worst infrastructure in the world. The infrastructure of a country basically refers to the basic physical and organizational facilities a country uses to get things done. The
Wakes Up to Racism Against Africans in Libya
The New York Times breathlessly reported this week that African migrants face prejudice at the hands of Arabs in Libya: When Kalilu Drammeh arrived in Libya he was in many ways similar to thousands of other migrants from across Africa, all of them desperate to cross the sea to get to Europe and, the
Africa must call for climate change solidarity at the UN
The African Union (AU) has developed an insurance mechanism to help member countries in the case of extreme weather conditions and natural disasters caused by climate change. As with many AU initiatives, the African Risk Capacity (ARC) is still poorly supported by member states, but this could chang
2017 WAFU: Gambia to Boycott tournament After "Manufactured" Penalty
Gambia has threatened to pull out of the West Africa Football Union Championship following a controversial penalty call against them in the opening match of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on Saturday The Black Stars 'B' qualified to the group stage of the competition at the expense of Gambia, thanks t
Could Defeating ISIS Actually Hurt Israel?
"What is actually happening with [the Arab states] has never happened in our history," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at an Israel Foreign Ministry Rosh HaShanah toast on Sept. 6. Netanyahu, who is also Israel's foreign minister, called this a "breakthrough". He may have a point. Yet the pic
Nigeria 2-0 Sierra Leone: Okoro and Eneji lift Super Eagles
Sierra Leone have crashed out of the Wafu Nations Cup after they were silenced 2-0 by Nigeria at the Cape Coast Stadium. Second half strikes from Osas Okoro and Peter Eneji were all the Super Eagles needed to subdue the unyielding Leone Stars who gave a good account of themselves. The Super Eagles s
We want to eliminate Nigeria from Wafu Cup, says Sierra Leone's Dunia
Sierra Leone B captain, Yeami Dunia says his side are ready to eliminate Nigeria in Monday's Wafu Cup playoff tournament in Ghana. The defender admitted that bulk of his mates will be taking on the Nigerian side for the first time, but insists they are better prepared than the Super Eagles B. "The t
India, Israel and the possibilities of collaboration in Africa
Africa, the world’s second largest continent, has the enormous potential for development and growth. A strong alliance with mutual objectives and clear intent is crucial. The joint efforts of India and Israel can speed up the pace of development in Africa. Today Africa is becoming more stable and A
Lazio v AC Milan postponed but will be played on Sunday
It might not be the most attractive Sunday in the Premier League but in Serie A there is a game that should be worth the watch. AC Milan's trip to Rome to face Lazio always looked being an excellent fixture. In recent seasons, Lazio have finished above AC Milan in Serie A. But after their huge summe
Mauritania says US anti-slavery visit 'illegal'
The West African state of Mauritania on Saturday attacked US anti-slavery campaigners to whom it had denied entry, saying their trip would have violated the law. A dozen campaigners landed at Nouakchott airport on Friday for a week-long visit but were refused visas, a local anti-slavery NGO said ear
Mali inaugurates HQ for five-nation anti-jihadist force
Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, pictured in August 2017, inaugurated the Sevare, Mali, headquarters of an antiterrorism force comprising troops from his own country as well as Niger, Chad, Mauritania and Burkina FasoMali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, pictured in August 2017, inaugurat
UFC 215: How to watch 'Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2' live stream online - 'Prelims'
Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will be back in action later tonight (Sat., Sept. 9, 2017) at UFC 215 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, when she defends her 135-pound title opposite Russian power
Zuma in Congo to attend AU High Level Committee
JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma on Friday, arrived in Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo, to attend the African Union High Level Committee on Libya at the Level of Heads of States and Government, his office said. The committee will be chaired by Congolese President Denis Sassou-N'Guesso and w
German Defense Minister: Development in Mali 'a question of political processes'
Germany has stationed some 1,000 troops in Mali and supports the joint reaction force G5 Sahel. Speaking to DW, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen calls for progress in the country's peace process. G5 Sahel states Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad have agreed to set up a joint reacti
US anti-slavery activists denied entry to Mauritania - Breitbart
Nouakchott (AFP) - A group of American anti-slavery activists were denied entry to Mauritania Friday after landing at the airport in Nouakchott, local activists and the US embassy said. Mauritanian authorities refused to issue entry visas to the dozen activists who had arrived in the capital, Sneiba
Mali: Unchecked Abuses in Military Operations
(Nairobi) - Mali and Burkina Faso military operations to counter the growing presence of Islamist armed groups in central Mali have resulted in serious human rights violations. Since late 2016, Malian forces have committed extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture, and arbitrary arre
Road trips for a realist: Global travel goals may not be part of the plan for a growing family
There was a time not so long ago when one of my global travel goals was to visit all the countries that begin with the letter M. That's admittedly pretty random, as far as bucket-list goals go, but I had a good start on some of the more obscure nations on the list, having visited Mauritius, the Mald
U.S. civil rights leaders on historic trip through Mauritania, West Africa to support anti-slavery leaders and initiatives
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of United States civil rights leaders from diverse backgrounds (listed below) is currently on a historic trip through Mauritania through September 15th to support the courageous efforts of Mauritanians working to eradicate slavery and its