26 April 2015 13:41
Thousands of protesters have poured into the streets of the Guatemalan capital to call for the resignation of President Otto Fernando Pérez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti over a recent graft scandal in the government.
During the “Give Up Already” protest, which was held on Saturday in the Guatemala City, demonstrators banged pans and blew whistles while marching on the...
26 April 2015 13:38
Officials from Niger say the Boko Haram Takfiri militants have carried out an attack against the country’s army soldiers in Lake Chad.
Niger’s Defense Ministry announced the assault in a statement on Saturday, without indicating if there had been any casualties in Lake Chad, located along the borders of Chad, Niger and Cameroon.
“At dawn on April 25, fighters from the terrorist...
25 April 2015 10:30
Takfiri Boko Haram terrorists have stormed a town in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State, forcing hundreds of army troops to flee the restive area.
Local sources said more than 2,000 armed terrorists entered Marte on Thursday and continued to fight with Nigerian government forces into Friday.
The militants went on a shooting spree and killed several people, according to the sources.
Imamu Habeeb, a...
24 April 2015 9:01
A UN source says three members of the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as MONUSCO, have been abducted in the eastern portion of the country.
The source, whose name was not mentioned in the report, said the MONUSCO peacekeepers were kidnapped in the town of Kibumba, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of...
24 April 2015 8:46
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of South Africa’s economic capital, Johannesburg, to condemn the recent string of deadly xenophobic attacks on immigrants.
Chanting anti-xenophobia slogans and carrying banners that read, “We are all Africans,” the demonstrators on Thursday marched through the country’s largest city to voice their anger at the wave of violence.
“This march sends an important message...
24 April 2015 8:22
President Hassan Rouhani said in Tehran on Friday that the South-South and Asia-Africa cooperation is of high importance at present conditions worldwide as it will thwart unilateralism.
'The South-South and Asia-Africa cooperation is a very important and great move globally,' said President Rouhani in an interview with reporters upon return home at Tehran International Airport.
President Rouhani elaborated on his Indonesia...
23 April 2015 8:52
The crisis of recurring deadly migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean is a tragedy, which is in dire need of a coordinated rescue response, a top United Nations official says.
“Our ability to save lives at sea has to be guaranteed because the current situation is a tremendous tragedy,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres at a briefing at...
22 April 2015 21:14
Over 100,000 Ethiopians have held a demonstration to condemn the recent execution of some 30 of their fellow countrymen in Libya by the Takfiri ISIL militants.
Protesters took to the streets of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to attend Wednesday’s government-sponsored march, demanding revenge for the blood of the Ethiopian victims.
A 29-minute video purportedly made by ISIL and posted on social...
22 April 2015 10:48
Italian prosecutors blamed the captain of a grossly overloaded fishing boat for a collision which capsized and sank his vessel off Libya, drowning hundreds of migrants including many women and children locked below deck.
The few survivors of Sunday's tragedy told investigators how the African and Bangladeshi migrants, among hundreds of thousands trying to escape war and poverty, had waited up...
22 April 2015 10:47
Soldiers have been deployed to volatile areas in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal in a bid to quell anti-immigrant violence that has killed at least seven people in several weeks of unrest, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, South Africa's defence minister, said.
The government had vowed to crack down strongly on the unrest, but the decision to put soldiers on the streets on Tuesday came after...
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