Category: Africa

Empire by Invitation

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (L) and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin attend a  welcoming ceremony before talks at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2022. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Forty-nine African leaders convened in Washington for the U.S.-Africa summit, the first such gathering hosted by the U.S. since 2014. At the Peace, Security, and Governance panel on December 13, Presidents Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia, and Mohamed Bazoum of Niger joined African Union Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat in appealing for more U.S. security and counterterrorism aid.

Source: Empire by Invitation

Cameroon army frees 900 Boko Haram hostages, kills 100 militants in raid – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Cameroon’s army says it has killed at least 100 members of the militant Islamist Boko Haram group and freed 900 people it had held hostage.

Source: Cameroon army frees 900 Boko Haram hostages, kills 100 militants in raid – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)