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13 February 2019 22:58

Fifteen people have been killed in a stampede at an election campaign rally held in southern Nigeria in support of President Muhammadu Buhari, hospital officials say. A hospital spokesman in Rivers state said on Wednesday "a total of 15 bodies were brought in" the day before. Twelve wounded people were also taken to the hospital, he added. Police earlier gave a toll...

7 February 2019 17:36

Intelligence agencies in Nigeria are orchestrating a plot to kill top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) said. In a statement on Wednesday, the IMN exposed a plan by security agencies in Nigeria to kill Sheikh Zakzaky while in his detention facility, the official website of IMN reported. It added that the plot to kill Sheikh Zakzaky...

7 February 2019 16:28

Libya’s internationally-recognized government has denounced as “ethnic cleansing” a recent military offensive by Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in the country’s south, which he has billed as an attempt to root out terrorists and foreign fighters from the restive region. The offensive comes as the North African country has been the scene of increasing violence since 2011, when former dictator Muammar Gaddafi...

7 February 2019 7:58

  The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says the country’s army is plotting to kill incarcerated top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in a “staged” shootout. In a statement on Wednesday, the IMN exposed a plan by the security agencies in Nigeria to kill Sheikh Zakzaky while in his detention facility. The plot to kill the top cleric emanated from an exposed letter...

5 February 2019 19:29

  The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups on Tuesday inked a new peace accord seeking to end years-long fighting that has left thousands of people dead. The accord was initialed by President Faustin Archange Touadera for the CAR government and representatives of militias which control most of the chronically-troubled country. It will be formally signed in the CAR...

4 February 2019 15:55

Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militants on Monday shot dead the Maltese manager of a port, while detonating a car bomb in the capital which killed nine people and wounded several others. In a deadly day for the restive nation, a gunman shot Maltese national Paul Anthony Formosa, manager of the port of Bossasso in semi-autonomous Puntland state for P&O Ports, a subsidiary of...

4 February 2019 14:58

Sudan’s president has promised to bring development to rural areas as he holds rallies in villages and towns in an attempt to soothe public dissent and head off weeks of angry protests over deteriorating living conditions in the African country. Addressing hundreds of villagers in three rallies in North Kurdufan State on Sunday, Omar al-Bashir pledged access to drinking water, electricity...

1 February 2019 21:05

  Amnesty International says an attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group on Nigeria’s northeastern town of Rann has left at least 60 people dead, denouncing Nigerian authorities for their failure to protect civilians. The UK-based rights group said in a statement on Friday that the attack had been carried out on Rann in Borno State on Monday and that it “was...

1 February 2019 7:58

  Sudanese security forces used tear gas to disperse protests in the capital Khartoum and elsewhere on Thursday.  Video obtained by Reuters showed protesters in Omdurman shouting slogans against the administration of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, with some rinsing their faces to avoid inhaling the gas. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or arrests. Dozens of people have been killed in more...

31 January 2019 7:59

  More than 130 African refugees were missing off Djibouti after two overloaded boats capsized in rough seas on Tuesday, the United Nations migration agency said. The vessels were heading to Yemen, a gateway to Persian Gulf countries where many refugees hope to find jobs and better lives, said Joel Millman, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Alerted by local residents,...

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