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Deby’s Son to Lead Chad as Interim President

The son of the late President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad has been named interim president of the central African nation by a transitional military council. Wednesday’s announcement comes a day after 37-year-old General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno was named …

Chad President Killed in Battle with Rebels; Son to Lead Ruling Military Council

Chad’s army says President Idriss Deby has been killed in clashes with rebels, ending his 30-year grip on power in the Central African nation.Speaking on state television Tuesday, an army spokesman said Deby died of injuries sustained while visiting tr…

Ramadan Gatherings Continue in Tanzania Amid COVID-19

While many countries with Muslim populations have imposed coronavirus restrictions during the holy month of Ramadan, Tanzania, which is more than a third Muslim, has not. Despite President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s shift away from her predecessor’s COVID-1…

Freed Cameroon Captives Says Separatists Chopped Off Their Ears and Fingers

Cameroon’s military has freed nine civilians who say they were held hostage by anglophone separatists for close to two months. Some of the freed hostages say the rebels tortured them, chopping off their ears and fingers. Dozens of people on Monday v…

Malawi President Fires Cabinet Minister Over COVID Funds

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has fired his labor minister and arrested 19 officials for fraudulent use of funds meant to fight the coronavirus.  The arrests came after an audit revealed Malawi officials used millions of dollars in funds for thei…

To Improve Strained Relations, Ugandan Army, Media Face Off on Soccer Field

Relations between the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces and the media have been strained in recent months, after several journalists were beaten by army troops while trying to cover a demonstration. In hopes of improving matters, top army officers played…