As Somalia and the self-declared republic of Somaliland head toward elections, conflict experts are calling on both sides not to let politics disrupt progress in recent talks. The two sides disagree on the status of Somaliland, which declared independence from Mogadishu in 1991. In June 2020, Somali government officials led by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo met a delegation from Somaliland
Much of Sudan is in recovery mode after torrential rains caused widespread flooding and landslides, killing at least 10 and damaging or destroying more than 3,300 homes. Almost two dozen schools and several mosques were also destroyed. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Sudan said infrastructure was damaged in at least 14 of Sudan’s 18 states.
Most radio stations in Guinea-Bissau fell silent for 24 hours on Thursday to show solidarity after a crippling attack on Radio Capital FM. At dawn on July 26, a group of men wearing police uniforms and carrying automatic weapons entered Capital FM’s offices in the capital, Bissau, deputy director Sabino Santos told VOA Portuguese. He said the station’s equipment –
More than 100 Boko Haram and their captives, almost all Nigerians, have fled the group in the past two weeks, according to the Multinational Joint Task Force fighting the Islamist militants. Thirty-four-year-old Nigerian Kharim Kalga is among 109 people who have surrendered to the task force since late July. Kalga said he has not seen his two wives and five