Sub-Saharan Africa Situation Reports

Somalia: New Prime Minister Appointed

Recently elected Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed appointed a new prime minister Feb. 23, AP reported. Read more…

South Africa: Court Rules Against Government's Move To Withdraw From ICC

South Africa's High Court in Pretoria ruled Feb. 22 that the government's move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional, BBC reported. Read more…

Nigeria: Millions Face Risk Of Starvation

More than seven million people are at risk of starvation in northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, U.N. humanitarian coordinator for the Sahel Toby Lanzer said Feb. 22, Reuters reported. Read more…

Somalia: Government Will Pursue Case Against UAE Over Deal With Somaliland

Somalia's federal government will file a legal case against the United Arab Emirates over a recently signed deal to establish a military base in the breakaway northern territory of Somaliland, the Somali auditor general said, Press TV reported Feb. 15. Read more…

Somalia: Northern Territory Approves UAE Naval Base

Lawmakers in Somaliland, a breakaway northern territory in Somalia, approved a bid by the United Arab Emirates to establish a naval base in the port town of Berbera, AP reported Feb. 13. Read more…

Kenya: High Court Blocks Closing Of Refugee Camp

Kenya's High Court blocked Feb. 9 the government's plan to close the Dadaab refugee camp, the largest refugee camp in the world, BBC reported. Read more…

Nigeria: Senate President Says Buhari Will Return Feb. 11

The president of Nigeria's Senate, Bukola Saraki, said President Muhammadu Buhari will return to Nigeria on Feb. 11, Vanguard reported. Read more…

Gambia: New President Will Reverse Withdrawal From ICC

Gambian President Adama Barrow will reverse his country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a high-ranking EU official said Feb. 9, AP reported. Read more…

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