Algerian released from Guantánamo after 20 years

Algerian released from Guantánamo after 20 years

An Algerian man held by the United States for two decades following the September 2001 terrorist attacks has been repatriated, the U.S. Department of Defense said on Saturday. Sufiyan Barhoumi, a native of Algiers, was among more than three dozen detainees still held at the Guantánamo Bay facility since the…

U.S. imposes sanctions on six linked to Boko Haram

U.S. imposes sanctions on six linked to Boko Haram

The United States has imposed new sanctions on six people linked to Boko Haram who were working to establish a cell of the Nigerian extremist group in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The six – Abdurrahman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan,…

Ethiopia declares Tigray truce for humanitarian aid access

Ethiopia declared a truce in the Tigray region fighting on Thursday, citing the need for humanitarian aid that the government has long been accused of preventing or withholding. “Thousands from the Tigray region are trekking into neighboring regions in search of assistance,” said the Ethiopian statement. “The government believes that…

U.S. adds new sanctions to Pevgeniy Prigozhin over Ukraine invasion

The United States has broadened its efforts to place sanctions against Russian elites in connection with the armed conflict in Ukraine, this time adding a group of individuals that includes Pevgeniy Prigozhin, a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prigozhin was previously targeted by the U.S. Department of Treasury for…

South Africa calls on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine

The South African government on Thursday called on Russia to immediately withdraw forces from Ukraine, becoming one of the first African nations to speak up on the matter outside of a global forum like the United Nations Security Council. “The Republic of South Africa is dismayed at the escalation of…

Putin sends troops to newly acknowledged Donbas territories of Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin of Russia signed decrees on Monday that formally acknowledged two breakaway regions of Eastern Ukraine and ordered “peacekeeping” troops to enter the territory held by pro-Russian separatists. The decision followed a meeting of Russia’s National Security Council, where Putin noted that the Russian legislature had approved recognition…

Attack on DR Congo camp leaves 59 dead

At least 59 people are dead and another 40 injured following an attack on a camp for homeless people in the eastern Ituri province of Democratic Republic of Congo. The machete attack on men, women and children happened late Tuesday in the Plaine Savo camp near Bule. Some 24,000 people…

Embaló confirms deaths, injuries in Guinea Bissau coup attempt

In Guinea Bissau, President Umaro Sissoco Embaló was unharmed following Tuesday’s attempted coup at the government building, but an unknown number of people were killed or seriously injured during the violence. The death toll remained unclear, with the Bissau capital heavily guarded. Images shared on social media earlier in the…