Haruna Umar and Cara Anna, Associated Press Updated 1:53 am PST, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 FILE - In this Saturday Feb. 9, 2019 file photo, Nigeria's incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress Party, center, gestures during an election campaign rally at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria's government is acknowledging a resurgence of Islamic extremist violence. The near-daily attacks have many traumatized Nigerians questioning whether they can vote for President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday Feb. 16, 2019, as he seeks a second term. less FILE - In this Saturday Feb. 9, 2019 file photo, Nigeria's incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress Party, center, gestures during an election campaign rally at the Teslim Balogun ... more Photo: Sunday Alamba, AP … [Read more...] about Islamic militants’ deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria polls
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Cara Anna, Associated Press Updated 1:31 am PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 Year End Africa 2018 - YEAR IN REVIEW. FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018 file photo, Ethiopians rally in solidarity with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Meskel Square in the capital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, shortly before a deadly explosion struck the huge rally. less Year End Africa 2018 - YEAR IN REVIEW. FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018 file photo, Ethiopians rally in solidarity with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Meskel Square in the capital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ... more Photo: Mulugeta Ayene, AP Photo: Mulugeta Ayene, AP Image 1 of / 32 Caption Close Image 1 of 32 Year End Africa 2018 - YEAR IN REVIEW. FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018 file photo, Ethiopians rally in solidarity with … [Read more...] about Africa in 2018: An extraordinary peace blooms amid crises
New for August 16th I will try to keep new information and updates in the same post for a while until I have a chance to do a comprehensive re-overview of everything. The 16 August update from WHO indicates a large uptick in the daily number of cases. Over the two days of the most recent reporting period an average of 76 cases per day have been identified as confirmed, probable, or suspect, with a total of 76 deaths over that period of time. Good news is that the situation in Nigeria doesn't seem to be developing. There were no new cases over the this reporting period, and one death. The last new cases in Nigeria were reported on August 6th for the period between August 2 and august 4. So over ten days without a new case in Nigeria probably means that the "outbreak" is burned out. Meanwhile, there is another suspected/possible case in another country. This has happened a number of times, where a suspected Ebola case is identified. Hong Kong, the Philippines, the US, etc. have … [Read more...] about #Ebola UPDATE-Rate Of New Cases Rises, Note to Laurie Garrett, is there a case in South Africa?
AMERICAN military bosses are withdrawing almost 10 percent of its troops out of African bases because it wants to concentrate on countering Russia and China. But the draw down come as Moscow and Beijing ramp up their power in those same regions. About 700 counter-terrorism troops will be removed over the next few years, the US Department of Defence has confirmed. This is out of 7,200 US soldiers based in dozens of African countries including Libya and Nigeria. The Pentagon said there will not be a shift from action on the ground to advising and sharing intelligence in West Africa. But counter-terrorism ops in several countries including Somalia and Djibouti will remain the same. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity to Reuters, said the reduction of troops would likely take place over three years. It could include countries such as Kenya, Cameroon and Mali. Pentagon spokeswoman Candice Tresch said: "We will realign our counter-terrorism resources and forces operating in … [Read more...] about US removing hundreds of troops from Africa despite Russia and China’s growing presence
PRINCE Charles has been forced to ditch plans to visit a Nigerian city amid fears for his safety as violence spirals out of countrol in the region. He had been due to travel to Jos which has been hit by inter-communal violence between Muslim nomadic cattle herders and Christian farmers. A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "Due to operational constraints beyond our control, we have decided at this time not to include Jos during their royal highnesses' visit to Nigeria. "We are delighted to have an exciting programme of activity in Abuja and Lagos which will showcase those issues close to the Prince's and the Duchess's hearts. "The decision was taken upon advice from the Nigerian Government and others involved in security and operational aspects of the visit." The prince will now spend Thursday in the Nigerian capital of Abjua when he is due to hear about efforts to bring the communities together in Nigeria's plateau state. Clashes between the mostly Muslim nomadic cattle herders and … [Read more...] about The Prince of Wales attends a State Dinner at Jubilee House, in Accra, Ghana, on day six of the royal trip to west Africa