Yemen: Humanitarian Truce Immediately Violated

The unilaterally declared humanitarian truce by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen was violated after just a few hours. The allies of the internationally recognized government of Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Houthi rebels accuse each other of resuming hostilities. According to the coalition, the rebels shortly after midnight last night, which was supposed to mark … Continue reading Yemen: Humanitarian Truce Immediately Violated

Libya: Clashes In Benghazi As UN Calls For Ceasefire

Fighting continues in Bengazi, where two soldiers were killed and 10 injured in an offensive by the Tobruk government forces against the Islamist militias in the disputed city. According to the military spokesman Nasser al-Hassi, the airforce “bombed targets in Sabri”, an area near the strategic port, closed since last autumn. The clashes come as … Continue reading Libya: Clashes In Benghazi As UN Calls For Ceasefire

Burkina Faso: Compaoré Charged With ‘High Treason’

The Burkina Faso parliament approved charges of “high treason” against former president Blaise Compaoré, who fled abroad in October amid a popular uprising. Sixty on 63 legislators voted in favor of the motion. Compaoré will stand trial before the High court of justice, created in 1995 under the Constitution with the exclusive competence of trying … Continue reading Burkina Faso: Compaoré Charged With ‘High Treason’

Sao Tome & Príncipe: Talks Underway On Political Crisis

Negotiations are underway mediated by São Tomé & Príncipe President Manuel Pinto da Costa, for a solution to the political crisis that broke out in the small archipelago after a no-confidence vote in parliament last week against Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada. Though remaining in government, Trovoada now doesn’t have a majority in parliament and da … Continue reading Sao Tome & Príncipe: Talks Underway On Political Crisis

Nigeria: Growing Mistrust After Attacks

“There is a growing sensation of impotence”, said to MISNA Monsignor Mathew Ndagoso, Archbishop of Kaduna, a day after an attack against a church on a military base. The media also reported an attack against a police station in Abuja. “An attack on a military base inevitably causes distrust among the armed forces, who have … Continue reading Nigeria: Growing Mistrust After Attacks