Daily Archives: December 21, 2018

Seven Killed in Congo Cargo Plane Crash

KINSHASA Congolese cargo plane that went missing after delivering materials for a presidential election has crashed, killing seven crew members, Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral body said on Friday.

Air accidents are relatively frequent in …

Thousands in Sudan Demonstrate Over Deteriorating Economy

CAIRO Hundreds of protesters in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, chanted slogans Friday against the government of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, including the popular Arab Spring slogan, “The people want to topple the regime.” It was …

Somalia’s Al-Shabab Declares War on Pro-Islamic State Group

Somalia’s al-Shabab militants have announced a military offensive against Islamic State-affiliated forces in Somalia.

A statement read Friday by al-Shabab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage on Radio Andalus said the offensive, code named Disease Eradication, …

Cameroon Reopens Border with Nigeria

EKOK, CAMEROON Cameroon has reopened its southwestern border with Nigeria after closing it about a year ago because of conflicts between Cameroon’s military and armed separatists fighting to create an English-speaking state.

A senior official …

Interview With Steve Inskeep of NPR

QUESTION: Thanks very much for taking the time.

SECRETARY POMPEO: You bet, Steve.

QUESTION: Is ISIS defeated?

SECRETARY POMPEO: We’ve made the caliphate in Syria go away. We remember, you remember this, Steve. You remember …