The West African coast specially the Gulf of Guinea has become the most dangerous piracy zone. It accounted for more than 90% of global crew member kidnappings last year according to the International Maritime Bureau.
Somali social rights activist Ilwad Elman has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. The Prize honours persons who have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses.
Let’s call them what they are so that we can start to heal.
A guerrilla movement in Mozambique could upend the government’s plans for stability and prosperity.
The Catholic Church in Nigeria took to the streets in protest against the killings reportedly by the Fulani herdsmen. The longstanding conflict is over fertile land. The recent killings of 19 Catholics including two priests by herdsmen sparked a protest and a call for action from President Muhammadu Buhari. “We do not take this lightly and will ensure justice by apprehending and punishing the assailants,” Vice President Osinbajo said.
Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram released 82 Chibok schoolgirls part of a group of nearly 276 they kidnapped in Chibok town in the north-eastern Nigeria three years ago. The girls were released as part of an exchange for the detained five suspects from the militia group by the government, a statement from the Office of the president has confirmed.
In Borno, Nigeria, where the radical sect Boko Haram has masterminded a campaign of terror for almost a decade, the real estate sector is showing a resurgence. This gladdens the hearts of realtors but has left many properties beyond the reach of the displaced, who are returning home.
For 30 years, Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have been spreading appalling terror in northern Uganda, eastern Central African Republic (CAR), western South Sudan and the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Is it possible they will rise again to cause more destruction?
Historic manuscripts, ancient tombs and mausoleums are some of Mali’s cultural treasures destroyed by terrorists in recent years. The Alpha Moya mausoleum, which was one of the sites destroyed, has been rebuilt and worth a look.