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27 dead in Tunisia tourist resort attack

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th June 2015

27 dead in Tunisia tourist resort attack TUNIS: A gunman opened fire at tourists at a beach resort in Tunisia on Friday, leaving at least 27 people dead, including foreigners, in what the authorities branded a “terrorist attack”. Witnesses described scenes of panic and confusion after the shooting at a hotel in the district of Sousse, about 140 kilometres (87 miles) south...


Africa’s first female muslim president

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th June 2015

Africa’s first female muslim president WEB DESK: Gurib Fakim became the first female Muslim president of an African country. Gurib Fakim was appointed by the parliament of Mauritius as the sixth president of the country. Fakim is also the first female president of the country. She is a biologist who accidentally became a politician. Fakim was handpicked by the country’s...


He was angry so he ate a human leg

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th May 2015

He was angry so he ate a human leg WEB DESK: He was angry so he ate a human leg. In the Central African Republic religious violence took a toll last year. A Muslim man was murdered. His body parts were hacked off. Then in a public demonstration of anger, the attackers ate his flesh, BBC reported. “I am the naughty one,” the cannibal...


Buried alive: young Liberians risk all in deadly mines

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th May 2015

Buried alive: young Liberians risk all in deadly mines DARK FOREST, Liberia: Peter Kollie was digging for gold in the forests of southeastern Liberia when the deep shaft he had carved out of the earth collapsed, turning into a dark, airless tomb. But that was a risk the 20-year-old, like thousands of desperate and impoverished young men working the illegal gold-mining camps of the...


Boko Haram attack Nigeria’s largest city

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th May 2015

Boko Haram attack Nigeria’s largest city KANO: Boko Haram fighters launched an attack on northeast Nigeria’s largest city Maiduguri on Wednesday but were repelled by Nigerian troops after intense clashes, residents and the army said. Dozens of militants armed with heavy guns and rocket-propelled grenades stormed the northern outskirts of the city near Giwa military base, shooting and firing explosives indiscriminately,...


Three die in grenade attacks in Burundi capital, more than 10 hurt

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd May 2015

Three die in grenade attacks in Burundi capital, more than 10 hurt BUJUMBURA: Two Burundi police officers and a civilian were killed in two separate grenade attacks in the capital late on Friday, a police spokesman said, after the president warned of tough measures against those behind street protests. More than 10 people were wounded, deputy police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said in a phone message. The three...


Over 1,000 foreigners in S. Africa flee homes after attacks

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th April 2015

Over 1,000 foreigners in S. Africa flee homes after attacks JOHANNESBURG : Over a thousand immigrants in South Africa have fled their homes following a series of violent attacks by locals in the eastern port city of Durban, police said on Thursday. The immigrants, mostly African, have been housed at police stations and tents, as angry locals vowed to push them out — in South...


UN urges world to help in fight against Boko Haram

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st April 2015

UN urges world to help in fight against Boko Haram GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the international community to step up support to African countries fighting Boko Haram militants, accused of a litany of atrocities. The resolution urged the international community “to provide more active and multifaceted support for Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and other states...


Boko Haram ‘will soon know the strength of our collective will’: Buhari

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st April 2015

Boko Haram ‘will soon know the strength of our collective will’: Buhari ABUJA: Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday warned Boko Haram of a concerted fight-back to defeat the militants after their six-year rampage in the country’s northeast. “I assure you that Boko Haram will soon know the strength of our collective will and commitment to rid this nation of terror and bring back peace,” the 72-year-old...


Gunmen kidnap US woman in central Nigeria: police

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th February 2015

Gunmen kidnap US woman in central Nigeria: police LAGOS:  Masked gunmen in central Nigeria kidnapped an American woman doing missionary work, with a ransom payment the suspected motive for the attack, police told AFP Tuesday. “She was whisked away at around 10:00 am (0900 GMT) Monday,” said Kogi state police spokesman Sola Collins Adebayo. The kidnappers were “unknown gunmen…(who) came into the school...


Yemen ex-president released from house arrest

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Yemen ex-president released from house arrest SANAA: Former Yemen president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his home on Saturday for the first time since the Houthi militia stormed it in late January and put him under house arrest, prompting his resignation, witnesses said. Hadi is believed to be on his way to Aden, his home town, news website Aden Tomorrow reported, citing...


Explosions, gunfire at Somali capital hotel: police

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th February 2015

Explosions, gunfire at Somali capital hotel: police MOGADISHU: Twin explosions followed by heavy gunfire were heard Friday from a hotel in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu, a police officer said. “There were two explosions, there was gunfire and there are casualties,” said Mohamed Kediye, a police officer at the scene. The hotel is close to the presidential palace and is...


Boko Haram militants kill three in attack on Niger village

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th February 2015

Boko Haram militants kill three in attack on Niger village NIAMEY: Boko Haram militants attacked a village in southeastern Niger overnight, killing three people including the local chief and wounding three others before being driven off by security forces, a military source said. The Islamist group has killed thousands in a six-year insurgency in Nigeria. Its raid on Tourba Guida village in the Diffa region...


Around 30 civilians killed in bombing of Nigeria border town

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th February 2015

Around 30 civilians killed in bombing of Nigeria border town NIAMEY: Around 30 civilians were killed when an unidentified airplane dropped a bomb on a Nigerian border village, military sources based nearby in Niger said on Wednesday. Two military officials in the town of Bosso, where soldiers from Chad and Niger are massed in preparation for operations against Boko Haram, said the incident occurred in...


Nigerian president seeks more US help to fight Boko Haram: WSJ

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th February 2015

Nigerian president seeks more US help to fight Boko Haram: WSJ WASHINGTON: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is appealing to the United States for greater assistance in the fight against Boko Haram Islamists, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Are they not fighting ISIS? Why can’t they come to Nigeria?” Jonathan told the newspaper in an interview published Friday, referring to the Islamic State group. “They are...


Niger forces killed 260 Boko Haram militants since Feb. 6 -spokesman

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th February 2015

Niger forces killed 260 Boko Haram militants since Feb. 6 -spokesman NIAMEY: Security forces in Niger have killed 260 Boko Haram militants since the group began cross-border attacks on Niger’s southeastern Diffa region on Feb. 6, a spokesman for the armed forces said on Thursday. Colonel Moustapha Michel Ledru said a number of fighters had been arrested and some weapons seized, without giving details. Boko Haram...


UN helicopters kill six rebels in Central African Republic fighting

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th February 2015

UN helicopters kill six rebels in Central African Republic fighting BANGUI: U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic used helicopters to bombard positions held by a rebel faction in a town northeast of the capital and six rebels died, the United Nations said. The peacekeepers and French troops hit government buildings in the town of Bria occupied by the Popular Front for the Renaissance of Central...


SAFRICA LIFESTYLE MARKETS FOOD JOHANNESBURG

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th February 2015

SAFRICA LIFESTYLE MARKETS FOOD JOHANNESBURG Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: Tubi Moloi (R) sellls organic vegetables at the Arts on Main Market on January 25, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Arts on Main goods market is part of a new trend focusing on urban rejuvenation in inner city Johannesburg, South Africa....


All Boko Haram camps will be ‘taken out’ in six weeks: Nigeria

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th February 2015

All Boko Haram camps will be ‘taken out’ in six weeks: Nigeria ABUJA: Nigeria’s National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki told AFP Monday that an ongoing multinational offensive against Boko Haram will destroy all known militants’ camps within the next six weeks. “All known Boko Haram camps will be taken out. They won’t be there. They will be dismantled,” Dasuki said when asked what gains could be made...


Nearly 4,000 children left parentless by west African Ebola outbreak

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th February 2015

Nearly 4,000 children left parentless by west African Ebola outbreak ISLAMABAD: Nearly 4,000 children have lost both their mothers and their fathers as a result of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. The figures, compiled by the charity Unicef, showed that around 3,600 children had been orphaned in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Some 16,600 had lost either one parent or their main carer, The...


Bodies of four newborn babies found in freezers in S.Africa

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th February 2015

Bodies of four newborn babies found in freezers in S.Africa JOHANNESBURG:  South African police said Sunday they have discovered the frozen corpses of four newborn babies in freezers at a house in the southern city of Mthatha. Acting on a tip-off, police raided a house on Saturday and made the grim discovery of the infants estimated to be aged between just one and two months....


Nigeria weighs six-week election delay

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th February 2015

Nigeria weighs six-week election delay ABUJA: Nigeria’s knife-edge presidential elections were thrown into increasing doubt on Saturday, as the country’s electoral commission met to discuss a minimum six-week delay to voting. Lawmakers who attended the meeting at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the talks about postponement came after a recommendation from national security advisor Sambo Dasuki. PDM party...


First Boko Haram attack in Niger: witnesses

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th February 2015

First Boko Haram attack in Niger: witnesses NIAMEY: Islamist group Boko Haram for the first time launched an attack on Friday in Niger against the town of Bosso, just across the border from Nigeria, witnesses said. “We can hear the sound of weapons all around the town, often very near our windows. There is the noise of heavy weapons and of light...


Suicide blast in Libya’s Benghazi kills father, son: army

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th February 2015

Suicide blast in Libya’s Benghazi kills father, son: army BENGHAZI: A suicide car bomber struck a Libyan army post in the battleground second city of Benghazi on Friday, killing a father and son, the military said. Milud al-Zwei, spokesman for the army’s special forces, said the blast killed the two bystanders and wounded 20 other people, mostly soldiers. The bomber was headed for an...


Chadian troops enter Nigeria to battle Boko Haram

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd February 2015

Chadian troops enter Nigeria to battle Boko Haram FOTOKOL: Chadian ground troops on Tuesday crossed into Nigeria for the first time as part of an offensive against Boko Haram, an AFP correspondent saw. Armoured vehicles and infantry crossed a bridge that links the Cameroonian town of Fotokol with Nigerian town of Gamboru, which has been taken back over the weekend from the fighters...


Blast at Nigeria pro-Jonathan rally was female suicide bomber-police

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd February 2015

Blast at Nigeria pro-Jonathan rally was female suicide bomber-police BAUCHI: A bomb blast that went off just minutes after Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan left an election campaign rally was the work of a female suicide bomber, police said on Tuesday. The bomb exploded near a stadium in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe on Monday, setting a car ablaze, killing one person and wounding...


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