African victims among those remembered on 9/11 anniversary

African victims among those remembered on 9/11 anniversary

Sekou Siby of Côte d’Ivoire survived the September 11 attacks in 2001, but many did not—and dozens of them were also immigrants to the United States who, like Siby, worked at the World Trade Center that day. As Americans gathered at the weekend to mark the 20th anniversary of terror…

National dialogue raises hopes for peace in Chad

Chad’s transitional president Mahamat Idriss Déby this week announced plans to hold a long-awaited national dialogue between his transitional government and the rebel groups currently active in the country. Déby, who leads the Transitional Military Council (CMT), invited rebel groups to take part in “frank and sincere” talks ahead of…

Death toll rises to 69 in Algeria’s wildfires

The death toll from wildfires sweeping across parts of Algeria rose to 69 on Wednesday, according to a local official in the hard-hit district of Tizi Ouzou. Abdelkader Amrouche, the attorney general for the region, confirmed that the number included 20 soldiers who responded to the emergency when the fires…