19 September 2014 21:18
Over 20 people have been killed and scores of others injured in an attack by Boko Haram Takfiri militants on a local market in Nigeria’s restive northeastern state of Borno.
Bello Adamu, an eyewitness, said Boko Haram gunmen stormed the market, located some 56 kilometers (34 miles) from the capital of the state, Maiduguri, at around 1:30 p.m. local time (1230...
19 September 2014 6:40
The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola has killed at least 2,630 people while more than 5,350 others have been infected with the deadly virus so far, the World Health Organization says.
The WHO said in its latest report on the epidemic on Thursday that there were no signs of the spread slowing in West Africa.
"The upward epidemic trend continues in the three...
18 September 2014 23:21
Algeria's Air Force has been put on a state of alert as part of a new security plan to deal with the country's exposure to "terrorist" attacks emanating from Libya, an Algerian security source revealed.
The security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "It has been decided, as part of the plan, any convoy of vehicles approaching the border...
18 September 2014 23:11
The Libyan parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, amid deadly militancy in the North African country.
The parliamentary spokesman, Faraj Hashim, made the announcement on Thursday, saying that lawmakers demanded the premier submit a new cabinet with not more than 10 ministers. However, Thinni had presented a cabinet with 16 ministers on Wednesday.
Thinni, who has been...
18 September 2014 15:04
The World Bank says the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of affected countries.
The organization said on Wednesday that about six billion dollars could be drained from West African countries by the end of next year if the epidemic continued to spread.
The United Nations’ international financial institution also predicted that economic growth...
18 September 2014 10:56
At least 15 people have been killed and 34 others wounded in a bombing and shooting attack by Takfiri Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria.
Four gunmen ran into the Federal College of Education in the state capital Kano on Wednesday, after engaging police outside the grounds, the Associated Press quoted a guard as saying on condition of anonymity.
Kano state police...
17 September 2014 11:03
Algeria has officially expressed readiness to host negotiations between rival Libyan parties aimed at working out a solution to the lingering crisis in the North African country.
“Algeria welcomes any solution to the crisis proposed by the Libyans, and if the Libyans believe that Algeria, as a sister and neighboring country, could host... talks, then Algeria will not mind,” Algerian Foreign...
17 September 2014 10:47
At least nine people have been killed in Libya in heavy fighting between forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar and armed Salafi militiamen in the restive eastern city of Benghazi.
A hospital medic, speaking on condition of anonymity, said nine soldiers were killed and 30 were wounded when militiamen made a new push to approach the civilian and military airport...
16 September 2014 23:31
An unidentified military jet yesterday launched an air strike against a military base in the Libyan city of Gharyan, 85 kilometres south of the capital Tripoli.
Libya's Bawabat Al-Wasat newspaper quoted witnesses as saying that the bombing resulted in a series of explosions.
According to the newspaper, rescue teams and ambulances are still unable to enter the area because of the explosions...
16 September 2014 17:41
A dozen Nigerian soldiers have been sentenced to death for mutiny and the attempted murder of their commanding officer after their comrades were ambushed by the armed group Boko Haram.
In a decision announced early on Tuesday, a military tribunal in Abuja found 12 soldiers of the 7th Division guilty and five others innocent. All the accused denied the charges. The...
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