Employees embedded with cybersecurity forces in Uganda and Zambia intercepted encrypted communications and used cell data to track opponents, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation. Huawei said it “rejects completely the unfounded and...
Terror group Boko Haram has led the way in using children, especially girls, as suicide bombers. With help from the U.S., Nigerians take on the harrowing job of disarming them. “You come out alive, or you come out dead.”
Joe Parkinson‘Please... Save My Life.’ An Untold Story about Unsung Heroes: the #Nigerian Bomb Disposal Unit that has Defused Hundreds of Explosives Strapped to Children.
INEC reschedule di presidential and parliamentary elections go for Saturday 23 February.
Joe Parkinson"You no fit cook jollof, elections turn fiasco...” BBC Pidgin has the regional politics angle covered as Ghana throws shade at #Nigeria’s bungled election: bbc.com/pidgin/tori-47… #jollofwars
When U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to investigate large scale killings of ...
Joe Parkinson“If you want to describe that as a ‘state within a state’ that’s fine.” -- @joebrock2 profiles South Africa's newly emboldened 'white right,' and draws a line that runs from Trump's tweets to farms in the Free State.
Paul Biya, one of the world’s longest-serving rulers, takes sustained Swiss vacations as his country grapples with insurgencies, crises.
Joe ParkinsonCameroon’s president has clocked up more than 4.5 YEARS on private trips since he took power in 1982. He and his wife spend so much time in one Geneva hotel the staff have codenames: Him and Her.
A Turkish court heard an appeal Tuesday in the case of Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak, who was convicted last year of engaging in terrorist propaganda for an article she wrote about violence in southeastern Turkey.
Joe ParkinsonA Turkish court heard the appeal of my colleague & friend @aylushka_a yesterday and ordered another hearing for October. Ayla was wrongly sentenced to prison in absentia last year for "terrorism propaganda" & we stand by her and her courageous reporting.
Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children
Joe ParkinsonHardening migration rhetoric in US & Europe followed by increasingly unscrupulous policies in Africa. Exhibit A: Algeria dumps 13000 migrants in the Sahara, tells them to “walk or die.”
The clashes between Christian farming communities and Muslim herdsmen put President Muhammadu Buhari’s security pledges to the test before elections.
Joe ParkinsonA conflict over farmland is sweeping #Nigeria’s fertile middle belt & becoming more deadly than Boko Haram. Its a resource war that cld be a harbinger for conflicts across the region facing surging populations & less farmland. My dispatch from Benue state wsj.com/articles/dwind…pic.twitter.com/WZIotCizT9
The Nigerian presidency on Sunday said the United States of America under the Barack Obama failed to provide the necessary support for the country in the fight against terrorism. But on the contrary, the presidency said President Donald Trump has...
Joe ParkinsonAs Buhari heads to the WhiteHouse this AM, interesting to see Nigeria following a growing diplomatic norm -- curry favor with the Trump administration by criticizing Obama