20 December 2014 22:54
People have started going to the polls in Liberia in elections that had been postponed twice due to the Ebola outbreak in the West African country.
Balloting began at 7:30 a.m. local time on Saturday in the Liberian senate elections and is due to end at 5:00 pm.
Former football star, George Weah, and Robert Sirleaf, the son of Liberia’s current President...
20 December 2014 22:40
Boko Haram Takfiri militants in Nigeria have lined up elderly people in northeast of the country, shooting them in cold blood.
Residents from five villages in the Gwoza local government area of Borno State said Saturday that the militants gathered people who were too elderly to flee and took them to two schools and then opened fire on them.
20 December 2014 22:38
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the Ebola outbreak has killed over 7,300 people amid a surge in the number of deaths recently reported in Sierra Leone.
New figures released late Friday revealed that the recorded death toll in the three worst hit countries by the deadly virus - Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea - had risen to 7,373 people.
19 December 2014 9:11
Lawmakers in Kenya have voted for a tough anti-terror bill after a heated debate in the parliament that prompted a brawl between opposition and pro-government MPs.
The new law grants authorities sweeping powers to clamp down on terror suspects in a country facing a spate of attacks by Somalia-based Takfiri al-Shabab militants.
Based on the approved bill, a number of controversial measures...
18 December 2014 23:55
The Boko Haram terrorist group has killed as many as 32 people and kidnapped scores of others in the restive northeastern part of Nigeria
Officials and witnesses from the village of Gumsuri said on Thursday that the number of the abductees, which include women and children, could exceed 100.
"After killing our youths, the insurgents have taken away our wives and daughters,"...
18 December 2014 15:51
The Cameroon army says it has killed 116 Boko Haram Takfiri militants during clashes in the country’s far north.
Cameroon’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday that the Boko Haram militants had attacked an army base in Amchide on the border with Nigeria on December 17.
However, Cameroonian troops repelled the terrorists' attack, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorist group, the ministry said.
17 December 2014 23:53
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has announced its closure amid criticism over its exorbitant cost and failure to provide enough justice following the country’s 1994 genocide.
The Tanzanian-based and UN-backed ICTR announced that it will close up after two decades of work that saw 61 convictions, including seven who are still waiting for their appeal, at a cost of...
17 December 2014 23:50
Nigeria’s main opposition presidential candidate has chosen a Christian as his running mate to increase his vote base in the February 14 election.
The 72-year-old Muslim candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday picked Yemi Osibajo, the former attorney-general and law professor in Lagos, the country’s most populous city.
Osibajo, 55, is a priest at Nigeria’s Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The main opposition party,...
17 December 2014 23:24
Five Cameroonian soldiers have been killed in a mine explosion on a road near the Nigerian border by suspected Takfiri militants of Boko Haram.
The vehicle transporting the soldiers hit mines planted on the road on Wednesday, one day after a similar incident wounded three soldiers in the town of Achigach.
Cameroon’s military suffered the loss of another soldier in a similar...
17 December 2014 20:52
Like their counterparts in other parts of the world who pay their respect to the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (saw), Imam Hussain (as) in the holy city of Karbala, Nigerian Christians have also participated during the Arba’een symbolic trek as a mark of honour and solidarity with Imam Husain and the path he treaded.
Some Pastors from different church denomination from...
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