Nigerian military: Some officers selling arms to Boko Haram
Africa

Nigerian military: Some officers selling arms to Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military says some officers are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country’s fight against the Islamic extremists continues despite government efforts to halt graft. The admission comes three weeks after the Nigerian army said a military tribunal is trying 16 officers and troops accused … Continue reading

Gabon president re-elected; buildings are looted, burned
Africa

Gabon president re-elected; buildings are looted, burned

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon’s president has narrowly won re-election, election officials said Wednesday, Aug. 31, keeping alive a family dynasty in this oil-rich Central African country that reaches back to the 1960s. Clashes quickly broke out in the capital as opposition supporters claimed election fraud, looting and burning buildings. President Ali Bongo Ondimba beat … Continue reading