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FREE AT LAST: Sudan ‘Apostasy’ Woman, Meriam Ibrahim, Arrives in the U.S.

FREE AT LAST: Sudan ‘Apostasy’ Woman, Meriam Ibrahim, Arrives in the U.S.

FREE AT LAST: Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was freed from death row for apostasy after international outrage, has arrived in the U.S. with her family. The family arrived at the Manchester, NH, airport, the final leg of their journey, shortly after 8 p.m. ET, after first entering the […]

by Janet Shan· · African News, Today's Headlines
Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, Who Led Fight Against Ebola in Sierra Leone, Dies from Virus

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, Who Led Fight Against Ebola in Sierra Leone, Dies from Virus

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, who led the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, died from the virus. Government officials have hailed Khan, 39, as a “national hero.” Dr. Sheik Umar Khan’s death comes days after prominent Liberian doctor Samuel Brisbane died from the disease. The government of Sierra Leone said […]

by Janet Shan· · African News, Ebola Outbreak
Liberia Suspends Football Activities to Control Spread of Ebola Virus

Liberia Suspends Football Activities to Control Spread of Ebola Virus

Liberia suspends all soccer activities as it seeks ways to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed 672 lives in West Africa, according to new UN figures. There was a risk of infection because football is a contact sport, the football association said. A major regional […]

Boko Haram Militants Seize Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister's Wife in Latest Attack (Photo credit:  SPM.Gov.CM)

Boko Haram Militants Seize Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister’s Wife in Latest Attack

The wife of Cameroon Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali was among several people kidnapped by Boko Haram militants, who attacked Kolofata, a town on the country’s Far North Region near Nigeria. Colonel Felix Nji Formekong said, “The situation is very critical here now, and as I am talking to you […]

by Janet Shan· · African News, Breaking News
South African School Accused of Racist Abuse of Black, Mixed-Race Students

South African School Accused of Racist Abuse of Black, Mixed-Race Students

The South African Human Rights Commission has found  black and mixed-race students at Dr. Viljoen Combined School were subjected to racist abuses by the staff. Children at the school alleged staff members called them racist names, such as baboons and monkeys. After an 18-month investigation, staff members and the head teacher […]

by Janet Shan· · African News
Meriam Ibrahim Case: Sudan Summons U.S. Ambassador as Diplomatic Spat Ensues

Meriam Ibrahim Case: Sudan Summons U.S. Ambassador as Diplomatic Spat Ensues

The U.S. is now in a diplomatic row with the government of Sudan over granting Meriam Ibrahim a visa after she was freed from jail on apostasy and adultery charges stemming from marrying Daniel Wani, a Christian man and for refusing to denounce her Christian faith. The government of Sudan […]

by Janet Shan· · African News, Breaking News
President Obama, John Kerry Silent as Meriam Ibrahim RE-ARRESTED Along with Family

President Obama, John Kerry Silent as Meriam Ibrahim RE-ARRESTED Along with Family

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was released hours ago after being sentenced to death by hanging for apostasy and 100 lashes for committing adultery for marrying a Christian man, was arrested, along with her husband Daniel Wani and their two kids as they tried to flee Khartoum,CNN reports. Ibrahim, […]

Meriam Ibrahim, Sentenced to Death for Marrying Christian, Freed from Jail

Meriam Ibrahim, Sentenced to Death for Marrying Christian, Freed from Jail

BREAKING:  Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for marrying a Christian man, Daniel Wani, freed from prison. This comes after a Sudanese appeals court ordered her release. Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery and death by hanging for apostasy after refusing to renounce her Christian […]

Uganda Accuses Obama Administration of Blackmail After Aid Cut Over Anti-Gay Law

Uganda Accuses Obama Administration of Blackmail After Aid Cut Over Anti-Gay Law

Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo is crying foul after the Obama administration cut funding to Uganda and cancelled a regional military exercise over the new bill signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni that criminalizes homosexuality. Opondo said the Obama administration’s action was blackmail. “We think it is simply blackmail,” Opondo […]

by HinterlandGazetteStaff· · African News
Is the Sudanese Government Playing Games with Miriam Ibrahim’s Release?

Is the Sudanese Government Playing Games with Miriam Ibrahim’s Release?

[UPDATED]:  There is now confusion over whether the Sudanese government is really planning on releasing Meriam Ibrahim and her two children.  Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman jailed for marrying a Christian, to be freed by authorities after international outcry. My position is that she should be released IMMEDIATELY and not […]

by Janet Shan· · African News, Breaking News