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Mauritanian Blogger Once Sentenced to Death is Freed

July 30, 2019 mtadmin 0

NOUAKCHOTT – A Mauritanian blogger who had been sentenced to death for comments deemed as blasphemous by authorities has been freed after five years in detention, his lawyer said Tuesday. The release comes two days before the inauguration of the countr…

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US Imposes Travel Ban on Malawian Official Over Corruption

July 4, 2019 mtadmin 0

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – The U.S. government has imposed a travel ban on a special adviser to Malawi’s president because of corruption charges. Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Uladi Mussa in 2017, alongside a senior immigration official, on charges …

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Sudan Protesters Holding Night Marches

June 19, 2019 mtadmin 0

KHARTOUM – Sudan protest groups plan night marches in an attempt to pressure the military for a return to civilian rule. Sudan’s security forces earlier this month crushed a weeks-long sit in by protesters, reportedly killing dozens.Sudan protest group…

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African Migrant Apprehensions Spike at Southern US Border

June 14, 2019 mtadmin 0

WASHINGTON – The number of African migrants apprehended by U.S. border officials has spiked, from a total of less than a hundred in years past, to more than 600 in just the last few weeks.The group is part of a small but increasing proportion of migran…