5 July 2015 23:06
At least five people have been killed in a bomb attack that targeted a church in the volatile northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum.
According to a police officer and witnesses, the attack took place on Sunday when an assailant blew up his explosives inside an uncompleted church in the Jigawa area on the outskirts of the city in Yobe State.
4 July 2015 14:29
Severe malnutrition in Niger continues paving the way for Noma disease to claim more victims among poverty-stricken children, most of whom feel socially outcast as they see the polymicrobial infection eating away their faces.
Noma, which thrives on malnutrition, is a ravaging gangrenous infection affecting the face. The victims are mainly children under the age of 6 who suffer from hunger and...
2 July 2015 13:54
The six generals – three from the government forces and three from the rebels – were punished with a global travel ban and an assets freeze for their role in the worsening conflict.
Britain, France and the United States had put forward the six names to a newly formed sanctions committee that was set up in March by the Security Council...
2 July 2015 13:43
Liberian aid workers have staged a protest rally in the capital city to demand promised hazard benefits over the deadly Ebola epidemic in the African country.
On Wednesday, the protesters stormed the building of the Health Ministry in Monrovia, demanding hazard pay that they said they have not received since May 9, when Liberia was declared Ebola-free by the World Health...
2 July 2015 13:41
Representatives from one of the conflicting sides in Libya has refused to take part in planned peace talks, despite threats by the United Nations (UN) to impose sanctions on any party delaying the establishment of a unity government in the North African country.
The General National Congress (GNC), based in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, said on Wednesday it would not...
2 July 2015 13:38
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has imposed sanctions on six South Sudanese commanders for fueling the ongoing conflict in the African country.
On Wednesday, the UNSC punished the six generals - three from either side of South Sudan's conflict - with a global travel ban and an assets freeze.
From the government side, the blacklisted men are Major General Marial Chanuong...
1 July 2015 8:26
The United Nations (UN) says the number of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) inside the North African country of Libya has doubled since September last year.
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said during a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday that the number of the IDPs had increased from an estimated 230,000 recorded last September to over 434,000.
30 June 2015 16:08
The United Nations says nearly 10,000 people fled Burundi over the weekend before authorities closed the country’s borders ahead of the controversial parliamentary and local elections.
The UN Refugee Agency made the announcement on Tuesday, saying that a total of 144,000 had so far fled for their lives since violence broke out in April.
"The pace this weekend spiked... We saw over...
30 June 2015 9:37
The United Nations (UN) has warned that 34 million children and adolescents are out of school in conflict-hit countries across the world.
The figure was announced in a report published by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday.
The report said that the poorest children were the most vulnerable, as they were twice as likely to be out of...
29 June 2015 14:21
Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants have attacked a military base in Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo, killing several soldiers, sources say.
The militants stormed the base and briefly held it following an intense exchange of fire with military forces late on Sunday, witnesses said, adding that they decapitated some of the soldiers before looting supplies and leaving.
“There was heavy fighting that left...
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