Lesotho Wire
Lesotho Wire

Violence Feared in Contentious Ivory Coast Election

ACCRA, GHANA – As Ivory Coast’s president prepares to campaign for another term in office, his main challengers have called for a boycott of the Oct. 31 election, adding to widespread doubts about a fair and transparent vote.

President Alassane …

Protesters March on Nigerian Parliament After Army Threatens to Step In

LAGOS/ABUJA – Hundreds of protesters marched Thursday to the gates of Nigeria’s parliament, hours after the army said it was ready to step in and restore order after more than a week of demonstrations against police brutality.

The protest defied …

Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens Hunger, Malnutrition in Parts of Africa

Hunger and malnutrition are worsening in parts of the African continent because of the coronavirus pandemic, especially in low-income communities or those already stricken by continued conflict, according to a survey of 2,400 people in 10 African countries by the …

Supporters of Cameroonian Asylum-Seekers Decry US Deportation

DOUALA, CAMEROON – More than 20 Cameroonians gathered Wednesday at the Douala International airport to await relatives expected to be deported from the United States.

Jennifer Mone, 27, says she fears her older brother will be at risk if he …

Sahel Very Close to Tipping Point, UN Humanitarian Chief Warns

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that daunting problems in Africa’s Sahel region are getting worse and the region “is very close to a tipping point — and so by extension are its African neighbors, Europe, and …