Daily Archives: December 28, 2018

Eritrea Shuts Border Crossing to Ethiopians, Official, Residents Say

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Eritrea has blocked entry for Ethiopians at one of the border crossings that opened this year after the neighbors ended a long military standoff and restored relations, an Ethiopian official and people …

Nigeria Ruling Party Launches President Buhari’s Re-election Campaign

UYO, NIGERIA Nigeria’s ruling party held a rally to mark the launch of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid on Friday in the southern city of Uyo, hours after naming a campaign team which includes Africa’s …

Chaos, Violence Predicted Ahead of Long-Delayed DRC Poll

JOHANNESBURG As the Democratic Republic of Congo hurtles toward contentious, repeatedly delayed elections Sunday, observers say they’re worried about chaos and violence surrounding the polls.

Congo analyst Stephanie Wolters of the Institute for Security Studies …

Italy’s Foreign Minister to Visit Washington

ROME Italy’s foreign minister, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, will be visiting Washington from Jan. 3-4, meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department and with national security adviser John Bolton at the White …

Cameroon Suspending Pay for 25,000 ‘Ghost Workers’

YAOUNDE Cameroon says it is suspending the payment of wages to 25,000 civil servants who it says may have died or left the country, but payments to whom continue to defraud the state.

Cameroon Finance …