June 3, 2017 CR News Desk 0

Mobile dispatch from Goddy Grace: This morning in Cameroon two girls walked into a camp for displaced people in Kolofata. It’s was very early. They were children. Pre-adolescents. They carried bombs. On their bodies. They detonated their bombs. Bits of flesh flew. Eleven died. They died […]

Europe breathes a sigh of relief

May 7, 2017 CR News Desk 0

Emmanuel Macron is elected as the next president of France. AFTER the most thrilling and tumultuous election campaign of recent times, the French have defied populism and made history. On May 7th they elected Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former Socialist economy minister who has never […]

Senegal court upholds life sentence for Hissène Habré

May 2, 2017 CR News Desk 0

A court in Senegal has rejected Chad’s former ruler Hissène Habré’s appeal against his conviction for crimes against humanity, the Associated Press reported Thursday. A special tribunal — the Extraordinary African Chambers — sentenced Habré to life in prison in May 2016 for ordering the […]

UK accuses Ghana MPs of visa fraud

April 29, 2017 CR News Desk 0

British authorities have accused three MPs and one former MP in Ghana of fraudulently obtaining visas to the U.K. A leaked letter from the British High Commissioner in Ghana, John Benjamin, addressed to the Speaker of Parliament in Ghana, Aaron Mike Oquaye, stated that the […]

Military court convicts Cameroon journalist Ahmed Abba

April 24, 2017 CR News Desk 0

Ahmed Abba, in jail since July 2015 over his reporting on Boko Haram, could face death penalty, according to his lawyer. A military court in Cameroon has convicted Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale’s Hausa service, on charges of “non-denunciation of terrorism” and “laundering […]

The dictator walks

March 25, 2017 CR News Desk 0

Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s ex-president, is set free. But his opponents remain in prison. SIX years after the Arab spring, during which Egyptians toppled Hosni Mubarak, their president for nearly three decades, the country’s political regression can be summed up by its roster of prisoners. It includes […]

How Paul Ryan played Donald Trump

March 24, 2017 CR News Desk 0

Donald Trump promised to be a different kind of president. He was a populist fighting on behalf of the “forgotten man,” taking on the GOP establishment, draining the Washington swamp, protecting Medicaid from cuts, vowing to cover everyone with health care and make the government […]