This country has been having a nationwide nervous breakdown since 9/11. A nation of people suddenly broke, the market economy goes to shit, and they’re threatened on every side by an unknown, sinister enemy. But I don't think fear is a very effective way of dealing with things—of responding to reality. Fear is just another word for ignorance.”

- Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist

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Chad, Mauritania pave way for dissolution of G5 Sahel alliance MikeRivero Thu, 12/07/2023 - 07:40

The two remaining members of West Africa’s G5 Sahel alliance on Wednesday said they were paving the way to dissolving the anti-rebel grouping after the other three founding countries left.

In a joint statement, Chad and Mauritania said they “take note and respect the sovereign decision” of Burkina Faso and Niger to leave the alliance, following in the footsteps of Mali, which quit in 2022.

US declares warring factions in Sudan have committed war crimes MikeRivero Thu, 12/07/2023 - 07:40

The United States has determined that warring factions in Sudan have committed war crimes, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said, as Washington increases pressure on the army (SAF) and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to end fighting that has caused a humanitarian crisis.

The US also found that the RSF and their allied militias committed crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing, Blinken said in a statement on Wednesday.

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At least 85 civilians killed by a Nigerian army drone attack, in the latest such deadly mistake MikeRivero Wed, 12/06/2023 - 07:37

At least 85 civilians were killed when an army drone attack erroneously targeted a religious gathering in northwest Nigeria, officials confirmed Tuesday, as the president ordered an investigation into the latest in a series of such deadly mistakes in Nigeria’s conflict zones.

Guinea-Bissaus president issues a decree dissolving the opposition-controlled parliament MikeRivero Tue, 12/05/2023 - 05:54

Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo issued a decree Monday dissolving the nation’s opposition-controlled parliament, less than six months after it was reconstituted following a similar move by the president in 2022.

Embalo cited last week’s shootout between troops loyal to him and forces controlled by the parliament, which he described as a failed coup.

Why Ethiopia is Preparing to Invade Eritrea Next MikeRivero Sun, 12/03/2023 - 12:25
Russian ships loaded with free grain have started reaching Africa. What you need to know MikeRivero Sun, 12/03/2023 - 06:33

Russia has started sending the first batches of free grain to struggling African nations under a deal announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this year. This week, Somalia became the first to receive a shipment of 25,000 tons of grain. 

Ship Carrying Russian Humanitarian Grain Arrives in Africa MikeRivero Sat, 12/02/2023 - 08:05

In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Russia-Africa Summit that Russia had decided to send free grain as humanitarian aid to six African countries on the World Food Program's list.

A ship carrying humanitarian grain from Russia arrived in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, the Somali national news agency reported.

Interesting. MikeRivero Fri, 12/01/2023 - 07:40