Daily Archives: December 29, 2018

Congo on Sunday Faces a Troubled, Long-delayed Election

KINSHASA Congo’s presidential election takes place on Sunday after more than two years of delays. Protests , an opposition outcry and the surprise barring of 1 million voters from the polls over an Ebola outbreak …

Former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari Dies at 93

LAGOS Shehu Shagari, Nigeria’s second president, whose civilian tenure was sandwiched between two military rulers in an era rocked by coups, has died. He was 93.

Nigeria’s current President Muhammadu Buhari, who unseated Shagari 35 …

DRC Protests Hamper Ebola Epidemic Response

GENEVA The World Health Organization says violent protests in DR Congo’s conflict-ridden North Kivu Province are hampering efforts to control the spread of the Ebola virus. Protests erupted Thursday in response to the government’s decision …

At Least 8 Government Soldiers, 14 Militants Killed in Fighting

Fighting between Somali regional troops and al-Shabab militants Saturday left at least 22 people dead, witnesses and officials said.

The fighting in South Western Somalia started after heavily armed al-Shabab militants tried to overrun a …

Egypt Kills 40 Suspected Militants After Giza Bombing

CAIRO Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate raids in North Sinai and Giza, the ministry of interior said Saturday, a day after a deadly bombing on a Vietnamese tourist bus …