29 May 2015 14:30
The UN says the number of people who have fled their homes in Africa’s Sahel has more than doubled in the past 16 months, crossing the 3.5 million mark.
Robert Piper, the UN regional humanitarian coordinator in the Sahel, said on Thursday that the region which is home to some of the world’s poorest countries is facing a "very troubling dynamic,"...
29 May 2015 14:17
A Kenyan man has pleaded guilty, in a US court, to a case which involves the provision of support for terrorists in Africa and Syria.
Mohamed Said pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges in a case involving Internet chat rooms and other online communications with undercover FBI operatives.
He was charged on one count of conspiracy to provide material support to foreign...
28 May 2015 22:38
South African President Jacob Zuma has been cleared of corruption charges related to squandering public money on renovating his residence.
South Africa’s minister of police announced Thursday that Zuma will not be forced to repay the money he has spent on upgrading his private residence.
“The state president is therefore not liable to pay for any of the security features,” Nkosinathi Nhleko...
28 May 2015 22:05
Three United Nations peacekeeping forces have been injured after their convoy triggered landmines in central Mali, sources say.
Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Major General Michael Lollesgaard and the mission's police chief Abdounasir Awale "escaped death on Thursday in the Timbuktu region when mines on the route of their convoy wounded three peacekeepers from Burkina...
28 May 2015 22:02
The European Union says it is suspending its electoral observer mission to Burundi amid widespread protests in the country against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to secure a third term in power.
David Martin, the EU mission’s chief election observer, warned in a statement on Thursday that current conditions in the East African country would not allow for credible polls in...
27 May 2015 10:05
Nigeria may have Africa's largest economy and its biggest population, but it also has some of the continent's most intractable problems: insecurity, unemployment and corruption.
Desperate for change, they voted a former military dictator back into office.
On the 29th of May, Muhammadu Buhari will become president Buhari, and he has warned that his All Progressives Congress party will govern Nigeria very...
26 May 2015 17:03
Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO) is weighing to set up a production line in Oman, targeting a market which stretches deep into Africa, the leading regional vehicle manufacturer’s CEO Hashem Yekke-Zare has said.
Oman has made a request for Iran Khodro to produce cars in the Arab country and the carmaker has welcomed that, ISNA reported.
The proposal was made during Yekke-Zare’s...
26 May 2015 16:03
A soldier has killed at least 7 of his comrades and injured 10 others in Tunisia's Bouchoucha military compound. The defense ministry said the attack was an isolated incident but Tunisians fear acts of terrorism could escalate.
26 May 2015 15:57
At least 13 police officers are missing and two others wounded after an overnight ambush by Somalia-based al-Shabab militants in the Kenyan city of Garissa, close to the border with Somalia, police say.
Police spokesman George Kinoti said on Tuesday that two police officers were also wounded in the attack.
“The area is on the remote side of Garissa not far from the border, that is...
26 May 2015 11:19
A number of police officers have lost their lives in an overnight ambush by Somalia-based al-Shabab militants in the Kenyan city of Garissa, close to the border with Somalia, sources say.
There are conflicting reports about the number of the casualties in the Monday night raid, with various sources reporting figures between 10 and 25.
“The area is on the remote side...
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