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“Start Praying Mom”…Liberian Boy Texted Mother from Brussels International Airport

“Start Praying Mom”…Liberian Boy Texted Mother from Brussels International Airport

Brussels came under attack in late March, 33 people lost their lives to the terrorists. Liberian  Arsenio Blodyu Allen appeared to have found himself in the wrong place – at the wrong time. Via text, he asked his mother in the West African nation to start praying. By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, […]

Buhari’s December Deadline for Boko Haram’s Activity Questionable

Buhari’s December Deadline for Boko Haram’s Activity Questionable

By Mohammad Ibrahim & Alie Sheriff | The AfricaPaper Kaduna, Nigeria – Nearly five days before the self-imposed deadline by President Muhammadu Buhari to stamp out Boko Haram by December 31, the Islamic extremist group defiantly responded in a spate of suicide attacks this week killing more than 50 people and wounding several others in […]

Paris: Assembling the Fragments

Paris: Assembling the Fragments

The “13/11” massacre reveals the scale of the ISIS threat, writes David Hayes in London. That makes a coherent response vital. By David Hayes | The AfricaPaper  London, UK – The bomber will always get through.” In the deep valley of the 1930s, a phrase used by the British conservative politician Stanley Baldwin came to […]

Coach Tetteh Names 21-man Squad Against Chad

Coach Tetteh Names 21-man Squad Against Chad

By Abubakarr Kamara | The AfricaPaper Freetown, Sierra Leone – Sellas Tetteh, Sierra Leone’s head coach, has named a 21-man squad for both home and away encounters against Chad in the first preliminaries of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Match The Leone Stars will play away in N’djamena on Oct.10, while the return leg will […]

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

By Alie B. Sheriff  | The AfricaPaper United Nations, New York – Pope Francis yesterday drew thousands of adoring crowds in New York, many waiting hours at various venues within the city hoping to catch a glimpse at the most intriguing moral leader. From the United Nations headquarters, where he addressed a conclave of world […]

Kenyan Government Links Terrorism Activities to Drugs Trafficking

Kenyan Government Links Terrorism Activities to Drugs Trafficking

By Harrison Mbungu | The AfricaPaper Mombasa, Kenya – Kenyan government has said illegal terror networks in Kenya are connected to drugs trafficking business which fund terrorism activities through youth events as the government intensifies its war against terror. Target  Groups Kenya has been hit by serious spate of terror attacks in the recent past […]

The Poverty of European Migration Policy

The Poverty of European Migration Policy

Policy on migration in Europe bears more relationship to ideology than evidence. And humanity is sorely lacking. By Moritz Baumgärtel | The AfricaPaper Brussels – The Monday morning of 15 September saw another two migrant boats sink, with more than 700 people—mostly from Syria, Egypt and Sudan—killed on their way from Africa to Europe. What […]

EBOLA: Hell in the Hot Zone

EBOLA: Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the virus’s path—and the psychological contagion that […]

WORLD VIEWS: Samatar’s Hero’s Welcome in Somaliland

WORLD VIEWS: Samatar’s Hero’s Welcome in Somaliland

By Bashir Goth | The AfricaPaper Hargeisa, Somaliland – Professor Ahmed Samatar represents different things to different people, but one thing that undeniably dominates his character is that he is an eminent scholar seeking to revive common decency and good values in the Somali people. However, the rapturous welcome and adulation that he received during […]

SIERRA LEONE: The Opportunist

SIERRA LEONE: The Opportunist

There is a certain kind of man who, in unspeakable human suffering and chaos, sees an opportunity to make himself rich. Take, for instance, the diamond war of Sierra Leone. Nick Karras couldn’t get there fast enough. And just look what happened to him. By John H. Richardson | The AfricaPaper HOW MANY BOTTLES OF […]

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