What happened to the water supply in Flint? The state of Michigan switched Flint’s water supply in 2011 from Lake Huron to the notoriously filthy Flint River. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality failed to treat the corrosive water, and it ate into the [continue reading].
African militant groups
When U.N. Security Council envoys flew to Burundi in January to try to end months of violence, the central African country’s leader flatly rejected their offer of help and hundreds protested against what they saw as meddling. A month later, with fears of a new ethnic [continue reading].
Boko Haram—the regional affiliate of Islamic State and one of the world’s deadliest terrorist groups—has accelerated its campaign of almost daily suicide bombings. Just last month, the group massacred 86 people, many of them children, in the Nigerian village of Dalori and [continue reading].
Four people held in a hotel in central Mali after an attack by Islamic extremists were freed Saturday following a long standoff with the army and special forces that left 12 people dead, Mali’s defense ministry adviser said. After the operation ended four additional bodies [continue reading].
Bangui (Central African Republic), One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight have been injured in Central African Republic’s capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, a UN spokesman said. The peacekeepers were attempting [continue reading].
The Nigerian Army has announced its capture of one of the commanders of the Boko Haram sect. The Army said this was part of the successes of an operation which also saw to the rescue of about 178 captives of the sect in Bama area of Borno State. A statement made available to the [continue reading].
A top UN official says he is deeply shocked at the killing and harassment of aid workers in South Sudan. Stephen O’Brien, U.N. under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, said Saturday that 27 aid workers had died since the conflict [continue reading].