UN Security Council discusses funding for G5 Sahel force

UN Security Council discusses funding for G5 Sahel force

The Group of Five Sahel (G5 Sahel) Joint Force is expected to bolster existing efforts to combat terrorism in the region but requires international funding to succeed, said the United Nations head of peacekeeping operations during a UN Security Council briefing on Tuesday. Assistant-Secretary-General El-Ghassim Wane told the council that…

Online Chinese ‘ad fad’ using African children sparks ethical debate

Online Chinese ‘ad fad’ using African children sparks ethical debate

Some online Chinese shoppers say they are boycotting companies that are using African children in video advertising messages, finding them exploitative and, in some cases involving adult themes and content, wildly inappropriate. The trend features African children holding up message blackboards to tout products, or repeating phrases and commercial slogans…

Mosque run by Somali community attacked by bomb in United States

A mosque serving a community with the largest Somali population in the United States was attacked early Saturday as people gathered for morning prayer. The Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul in the American state of Minnesota, was rocked by an improvised explosive device…

Report: Congolese army implicated in ethnic violence in Kasais

Government forces in the DR Congo have been implicated in waves of increasing ethnic violence in the Kasai provinces, according to a United Nations investigation report released Friday. The report, based on interviews with Congolese seeking refuge in neighboring Angola, details their horrific accounts of targeted killings and mutilation of…