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  • Suicide bombers kill 3 in Nigeria mosque

    Two suicide bombers killed three Muslim worshippers in a mosque in a northeast Nigerian town. The bombers, a man and a woman,

  • Bangladeshi peacekeepers get UN medal in Mali

    Some 139 members of a Bangladeshi Formed Police Unit (FPU) serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) have been awarded the UN medal for their efforts to support peace in the West African country.

  • Boko Haram abducted 1,000 children: UN

    As Nigeria prepares to mark the fourth anniversary of the Chibok kidnapping, UNICEF yesterday reported that over 1,000 children have

  • A historic handshake

    It was a handshake that drew a line under Kenya's bruising election, left many people bewildered and swung open the starting gate for

  • Boko Haram attack kills 18 in Nigeria

    Boko Haram killed at least 18 people and wounded scores in coordinated attacks overnight on a military camp and villages around the flashpoint Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which they also tried to infiltrate across a defensive trench, officials said yesterday.

  • 12 dead after Ecuador bus slides off road

    Twelve people are killed and another 25 were injured when the bus they were traveling in careened off a road in a coastal region of western Ecuador, officials say.

  • Boko Haram frees most of the schoolgirls

    Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have so far returned 101 of

  • Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls freed

    Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have returned 76 of the students to the town, the government says.

  • 20 killed as storm hits Madagascar

    A powerful tropical storm that lashed the island of Madagascar has left 20 people dead and affected 19,000 more, according to an

  • Boko Haram kills 5 fishermen in Nigeria

    Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed five fishermen on a remote island in northeastern Nigeria for aiding the search

  • Donors give computers to Ghana school teacher

    Richard Appiah Akoto who used his blackboard to explain computer features and software to his students in the southern Ghana, is earning numerous headlines and worldwide admiration, reports CNN.

  • Cuba holds vote as post-Castro era looms

    Cubans yesterday voted to ratify a new National Assembly, a key step in a process leading to the election of a new

  • 14 dead in Papua New Guinea quake

    Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea

  • Nigeria confirms 110 girls missing

    The Nigerian government on Sunday confirmed that 110 girls were missing after a Boko Haram school attack in the

  • '105 girls still missing' in NE Nigeria

    More than 100 girls are reported missing after a Boko Haram school attack in northeast Nigeria this week that President Muhammadu

  • 5 refugees killed in Rwanda food protest

    At least five refugees were killed and 20 injured at a camp in Rwanda when a protest over a cut in food rations turned violent, Rwandan police said yesterday. The refugees from neighbouring Republic of Congo were protesting against a 25 percent cut implemented last month in rations provided by the UNHCR.

  • More than 90 schoolgirls 'missing'

    More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls are feared missing after Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram attacked a village in the northeastern

  • Suicide blasts kill 19 in Nigeria

    Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said yesterday, in an attack blamed

  • French forces kill 10 jihadists in Mali

    French air power on Wednesday killed at least 10 jihadists in northeast Mali near the border with Algeria, local and foreign military

  • 22 school pupils die in Nigeria road crash

    Twenty-two students and their driver were Tuesday killed when their bus collided with a truck in northern Nigeria, sources said. The

  • South Africa drought

    For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

    Before man-made climate change kicked in -- and well before “Day Zero” in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May -- the global water crisis was upon us. Freshwater resources were already badly stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth’s surface and affect rainfall.

  • Ruling ANC debates Zuma departure

    Top leaders of South Africa's ruling ANC were set to meet yesterday to "finalise" the departure of embattled President Jacob Zuma after

  • S Africa's ANC to meet Monday over Zuma

    The top decision-making body of South Africa's ruling ANC will meet tomorrow following days of talks over President Jacob Zuma's

  • S Africa political deadlock as Zuma clings to power

    South Africa's political impasse deepened yesterday with no resolution to extended talks over President Jacob Zuma's expected

  • China spying report 'lies': AU head

    The African Union's chairman yesterday dismissed during a visit to Beijing a French newspaper report alleging that China had spied on

  • S Africa's ANC to hold talks on Zuma's future

    Senior members of South Africa's ANC party were set to hold an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss whether Jacob Zuma should stay in

  • Nigeria's anti-graft court chief charged

    Nigeria's top judge handling corruption cases against public officials has himself been charged with bribery, court papers showed

  • All 955 miners trapped in S Africa rescued

    All 955 gold miners who were trapped underground for more than a day in South Africa following a power cut resurfaced unharmed, and are greeted by overjoyed relatives waiting at the site.

  • Kenya's HC suspends media shutdown

    Kenya's High Court ordered authorities to allow three major broadcasters to temporarily resume service yesterday, after they were

  • Banned Kenya TV stations win reprieve

    A Kenyan high court suspends a government shutdown of three private TV channels that was prompted by their coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga's self-proclaimed presidential inauguration on Tuesday, one of the channels reported on its twitter feed.