African partners attend Global Coalition to Counter ISIS meeting

African partners attend Global Coalition to Counter ISIS meeting

Representatives from North African nations, as well as Nigeria and Somalia, were in the United States on Wednesday for a meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS (Daesh). The coalition, created in 2014, is the largest of its kind in history, according to the U.S. Department of State. It includes…

Report calls Kenya to account on surveillance, human rights abuses

A report that investigates the role of state-sponsored surveillance in Kenya charges that information gathered by authorities – outside of the procedures required by Kenyan law – is used to facilitate human rights abuses. That’s especially a concern as Kenya moves forward with the country’s 2017 elections, the report by…

Update: Toll soars to 113 in Ethiopian trash landslide

The toll has soared to 113 people who died last weekend in a landslide at an Ethiopian trash dump, and dozens remain missing as the search for victims continues near Addis Ababa. The accident happened Saturday night at the dump on the outskirts of the city where people often gather to…