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Kenya Opens $3 Billion Chinese-Built Port

Kenya on Thursday opened a new port in the northern city of Lamu, financed with a $3 billion investment from the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), an enterprise owned by the Chinese government.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (3rd L) arrives for the inauguration of the first berth at new Lamu Port, in Lamu, Kenya, on May 20, 2021. (Photo by Dihoff MUKOTO / AFP) (Photo by DIHOFF MUKOTO/AFP via Getty Images)

Boko Haram, Fulani Jihadists Expand Reach in Nigeria

The Nigerian Islamic terror group Boko Haram and Fulani jihadists belonging to a mainly Muslim ethnic group of Nigerian cattle herders, have expanded their territory in Nigeria in recent months with increased attacks outside of their usual strongholds, local media reported on Monday.

The wreckage of a car hit by an attack led by Boko Haram members is seen surrounded by residents of the Adam Kolo district of Maiduguri on February 24, 2021. - Boko Haram jihadists attacked the Nigerian city of Maiduguri in the volatile northeast, killing 16 people, including nine children …

Sexual Abuse Scandal Rocks World Health Organization

The Associated Press reported on Friday that donors to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) and diplomats from member nations are voicing “serious concerns” about sexual abuse allegations emanating from W.H.O.’s mission to fight the 2018-2019 Ebola epidemic in the Congo.

A girl receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse in Goma on August 7, 2019. - Three cases of the deadly virus was detected in the border city of Goma, the Congolese presidency said on August 1, 2019. (Photo by Augustin WAMENYA / AFP) (Photo by AUGUSTIN WAMENYA/AFP via …

DR Congo Returns AstraZeneca Vaccines to U.N.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will return 1.3 million unused doses of the Chinese coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca to the U.N., it announced this week, after the country’s government failed to finalize a distribution plan for the vaccines.

Vials with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine against the novel coronavirus are pictured at the vaccination center in Nuremberg, southern Germany, on March 18, 2021. - Germany on March 15 halted the use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine after reported blood clotting incidents in Europe, saying that a closer look was necessary. …