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Burundi Ongoing Coup

Burundi Ongoing Coup

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza radio broadcast was interrupted by gunfire, as he was attending a crisis summit with other East African leaders in Tanzania. The ongoing coup fears have been fueled by a statement of a top Army General, Godefroid Niyombareh, who allegedly declared that the President Nkurunziza has been overthrown and that a national […]

Scandal of Sexual Abuse Towards African Children by Troops Investigated

Scandal of Sexual Abuse Towards African Children by Troops Investigated

The allegations that have been made against 14 French troops being sexually abusive towards young children in the Central African Republic, which has become quite the scandal, is currently being investigated. In efforts to help the African Union restore order following dogmatic violence brought about by Muslim rebels fighting against those trying to protect the Christians, French […]

John Kerry Makes Unexpected Visit to Somalia

John Kerry Makes Unexpected Visit to Somalia

On May 5, John Kerry, in an unexpected trip, made history by being the first United States Secretary of State to visit Somalia. His trip to the Capitol of Somalia, Mogadishu, was unannounced but the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, was at the airport to greet him. This is an important moment for the […]

Morocco Experience Off the Beaten Path in Casablanca

Morocco Experience Off the Beaten Path in Casablanca

For anyone who has visited Morocco in the past and is looking for something a little different, sometimes it is good to experience the country with a sidetrack off the beaten path.  The following are some examples to try out for an original and exotic vacation in Casablanca. In a previous article, some of the […]

Angola Floods Kill 62 People After Torrential Rains

Angola Floods Kill 62 People After Torrential Rains

The Angolan city of Lobito has been hit by massive flash foods from an onslaught of torrential rains, causing the death of 62 people, 35 of them children, according to initial reports from local authorities. The Angop state-run news agency reported that the flood water had reached three meters, nearly 10 feet, in some areas of […]

Ebola Quarantines Vice President of Sierra Leone

Ebola Quarantines Vice President of Sierra Leone

Ebola has taken the life of one of Samuel Sam-Sumana’s bodyguards, John Koroma. The vice president of Sierra Leone has quarantined himself for 21 days Saturday to protect those around him. The vice president is Sierra Leone’s first senior government official to voluntarily put himself into quarantine. Almost 10,000 people have died in Liberia, Sierra […]

Somalia Presidential Compound Hit by Mortar Attack

Somalia Presidential Compound Hit by Mortar Attack

The heavily fortified presidential compound of Somalia’s president has been attacked by at least three mortars on Thursday, according to Somali law enforcement. Although some were reported to be wounded, it is not yet confirmed if there were any casualties. Al-Shabab, the eastern Africa Islamic extremist group, has already taken responsibility for the attack. Somalia […]

Somalia Ambassador Nominated by President Obama

Somalia Ambassador Nominated by President Obama

President Barack Obama has tapped the first United States ambassador to Somalia since 1991, filing a diplomatic spot that has been empty since war in Mogadishu, the capital city, forced the U.S. to evacuate all staff and close the embassy. On Tuesday, Obama selected career diplomat Simonds Dhanani for the post. According to the U.S. State […]

Boko Haram Uprising Causes Delay in Nigerian Elections

Boko Haram Uprising Causes Delay in Nigerian Elections

A recent increase in violence in the Nigerian Boko Haram uprising has caused the electoral commission to call for a delay in the presidential election. Originally set for February 14, the election will now be held on March 28 to give security forces time to ensure the safety of voters. If the election were to […]

Morocco Colors: Spend Time in Magical Marrakech [Video]

Morocco Colors: Spend Time in Magical Marrakech [Video]

  On a vacation in Morocco, visitors should always spend some time in the magical city of Marrakech, breathing in the sights, sounds and colors of this fascinating place. The third largest imperial city of Morocco, the name translates from the Berber words, meaning “Land of God,” and it is easy to see why. The […]

Rwanda ‘Maranyundo Girls School’: A Model for Empowerment

Rwanda ‘Maranyundo Girls School’: A Model for Empowerment

  In Rwanda, a quiet revolution is emerging at the Maranyundo Girls School – a model program for empowering economically vulnerable girls and educating them as future community leaders. The country of 11 million has long been synonymous with the Genocide that defined it 20 years ago. Today that image is changing. Citizens are turning […]

Gambia Coup Attempt

Gambia Coup Attempt

Overnight, according to reports of a potential coup attempt, gunfire was heard in the Gambia capital of Banjul. There were also reports Tuesday that there had been an attack on the presidential palace in the West African nation. The longtime ruler of the nation, President Yahya Jammeh, rose to power after a 1994 coup. During […]

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