Africa, Algeria, conflict, North Africa

Algeria Defense ministry: Army has killed five Islamist fighters

Algerian troops killed five armed Islamist militants and seized weapons, munitions and food supplies on Thursday in an ongoing operation east of Algiers, the defense ministry said. The five were killed during an army sweep of the forests of Tazoult in the Batna province, about 430 km (268 miles) from Algiers, the ministry said in… Continue reading Algeria Defense ministry: Army has killed five Islamist fighters

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Africa, Egypt, North Africa, South Africa

Egypt’s grand mufti faces hostile reception in South Africa

Egypt's grand mufti Dr. Shawqi Allam has been discouraged from visiting South Africa where a large number of Muslims are bitter about his role in supporting the death sentence of deposed Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi - TRT World.

Africa Economy, Business, East Africa

OPIC opens first office in East Africa

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US Government’s development finance institution, has announced the opening of its first-ever East Africa office, located in Nairobi, Kenya, with Suresh Samuel as Managing Director. East Africa is a fast growing region and need for investment in power, infrastructure, water, agriculture, and other development sectors is growing - Africa… Continue reading OPIC opens first office in East Africa

Africa, Ghana

Petition calls for Gandhi statue to be removed from Ghana University

Ghanaian professors are calling for a statue of Mahatma Gandhi to be removed from their campus because they claim he was racist and considered Indians to be “infinitely superior” to black Africans. A statue of the Indian independence leader was unveiled at the University of Ghana in June by the Indian president, Pranab Mukherjee, who… Continue reading Petition calls for Gandhi statue to be removed from Ghana University

Africa, United Nations, World News

U.N. Criticizes Congo for Response to Deadly Unrest

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The United Nations high commissioner for human rights blamed the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday for using excessive force during political demonstrations and riots this week that might have killed more than 50 people. New York Time