Infection rates at the virus’ epicenter in Nigeria are likely a lot worse than we think.
Philip Obaji Jr. is a Nigeria-based correspondent for The Daily Beast, covering sub-Saharan Africa. He won the Future Awards Africa Prize in Education in 2014, and the Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year in 2015. Follow him on twitter @PhilipObaji
Russian mercenaries allegedly stormed a hospital and attacked mothers recovering from childbirth on multiple occasions.
Russian mercenaries dragged young men out of their homes and forced them to hide the evidence of a massacre of their friends and neighbors.
Dozens of ex-rebels in a group that has been accused of rape and torture in the Central African Republic are being trained to fight in Ukraine, officials told The Daily Beast.
Unprecedented numbers of the Wagner Group, which some have called Putin’s “private army,” have departed in recent days, sources tell The Daily Beast.
Witnesses tell The Daily Beast that gunmen from the Wagner Group—which is run by “Putin’s chef”—attacked unarmed civilians, including women and children.
Coup leader tried, and failed, to persuade the Burkina Faso president to sanction the introduction of Russian mercenaries before kicking him out of office.
Sources close to the athlete told The Daily Beast that her marriage was plagued by violence—and that they heard screams from the couple’s home two days before she was found dead.
Russia has turned the Central African Republic into a place where private mercenaries can run wild—assassinating one critic after another with no fear of accountability.
“Those [top aides in the presidency] very close to the president were embarrassed by the revelation by The Daily Beast,” one of the officials told The Daily Beast privately.