Ministry confirms 3 dead in post-election Comoros uprising

Ministry confirms 3 dead in post-election Comoros uprising

Officials in Comoros confirm at least three people died Thursday and many more were injured as violence continued to escalate following the disputed re-election of President Azali Assoumani on Sunday. The shooting deaths were linked to an operation to release military commander Faissoil Abdousalam from a Moroni prison, where he…

At least 160 inmates free after Cameroon prison attack

At least 160 inmates free after Cameroon prison attack

In Cameroon, more than 160 prisoners escaped early Sunday after a group of armed men attacked the Ndop prison, released its inmates and set fire to the facility in the country’s troubled northwest Anglophone region. The national media agency in Cameroon said that a group they identified as armed secessionists…

Eritrea: Dawit Isaak chosen for 2017 World Press Freedom Prize

A journalist who was arrested in Eritrea in 2001, and whose case has been championed for years by human rights organizations and international governments, will receive the 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Dawit Isaak, a dual citizen of Eritrea and Sweden, was a co-founder of the first independent…

Kenyatta: Prison release makes room for corruption arrests

The first of some 7,000 prisoners released from Kenyan facilities was to begin Thursday with a group leaving the Nairobi West facility, local media said, as President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed that corrupt leaders should take their place. Kenyatta’s remarks came during Mashujaa Day commemorations held at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. He…