Daily Archives: December 21, 2018

In Congo, Will President’s Chosen Successor Have Real Power?

KINSHASA, CONGO The crowd roared as the wife of Congo’s departing president pressed her palm to the forehead of the anointed successor and appeared to pray.

A benediction for the man whom President Joseph Kabila …

Gunmen Kill 25 in Northern Nigeria Village Raids

KANO, NIGERIA At least 25 people were killed when armed men raided two villages in a northern Nigerian state wracked by cattle rustling and kidnapping for ransom, witnesses and the police said on Friday.

Gunmen …

Zimbabwe Teachers End Two-Week March for Better Pay

HARARE, ZIMBABWE A group of teachers finished a 300-kilometer protest march Thursday to push President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to pay them in U.S. dollars and improve their working conditions. But, the government refused to meet …

Nigeria OKs Firearms for its Road Safety Officers

ABUJA, NIGERIA Nigeria’s Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has secured government approval for their officers to carry firearms. The commission pushed for the measure after an increase in road crimes and attacks on members of …

SPAIN: 11 AFRICAN MIGRANTS FOUND DEAD IN BOAT – COASTGUARD

MADRID, Eleven migrants have been found dead in a boat in the sea off southern Spain along with 33 survivors, the Spanish coastguard said.

A coastguard spokeswoman said that rescuers had taken the migrants, who …