South Sudan: More than a dozen civilians killed at UN base
18th Apr 2014

South Sudan: More than a dozen civilians killed at UN base

South Sudanese gunmen have killed more than a dozen civilians sheltering at a UN base. The shelter was home to at least 5,000 people who had fled four months of ethnic violence. The US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha … Continued

Egypt court hands down prison sentences to 119 Brotherhood protesters
17th Apr 2014

Egypt court hands down prison sentences to 119 Brotherhood protesters

An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohammed Mursi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow, judicial sources said. More than 50 people were … Continued

Libya: Gunmen kidnap Jordan’s ambassador to Libya
16th Apr 2014

Libya: Gunmen kidnap Jordan’s ambassador to Libya

Masked gunmen have kidnapped Jordan’s ambassador to Libya. The perpetrators have demanded the release of a Libyan Islamist militant from prison in Jordan. Libyan authorities scrambled on Tuesday to identify the armed assailants behind the kidnapping of Jordan’s ambassador, the … Continued

Nigeria: Scores of girls abducted from school by suspected rebels
16th Apr 2014

Nigeria: Scores of girls abducted from school by suspected rebels

Suspected Islamist rebels have abducted at least 100 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state, according to local officials. The assailants are believed to be members of Boko Haram. The attackers arrived early in the morning on … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens killed in bus station blast outside Abuja
15th Apr 2014

Nigeria: Dozens killed in bus station blast outside Abuja

    An explosion has ripped through a bus station outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja, killing dozens of people. The blast comes one day after suspected Islamist militants attacked several villages in the country’s northeast. The blast occurred Monday at 6:45 … Continued

Turkey: Thousands of Turks protest against Egypt’ mass death penalties
12th Apr 2014

Turkey: Thousands of Turks protest against Egypt’ mass death penalties

ISTANBUL, (Xinhua): Around 3,000 Turkish people staged a protest in Istanbul on Friday against the verdict of the Egyptian court sentencing 529 people to death. Protesters gathered in the yard of Fatih Mosque after the Friday prayers carrying banners against … Continued

Rwanda begins week of mourning, commemorates 20th anniversary of genocide
8th Apr 2014

Rwanda begins week of mourning, commemorates 20th anniversary of genocide

  A week of mourning have begun in Rwanda with a ceremony in the capital city, Kigali. The international community has renewed its regrets over its inaction 20 years ago, while Rwandan leaders have vowed to move forward. Rwanda’s main … Continued

Libyan federalist rebels agree to hand over two oil terminals
7th Apr 2014

Libyan federalist rebels agree to hand over two oil terminals

  Libyan federalist rebels have agreed to lift a blockade of two oil terminals in the east of the country and allow oil exports. Two remaining ports are expected to be relinquished under a deal agreed with the government. A … Continued

Nigeria ‘overtakes’ South Africa as continent’s largest economy
7th Apr 2014

Nigeria ‘overtakes’ South Africa as continent’s largest economy

  Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as the continent’s largest economy, according Nigeria’s statistics agency. It said its fresh calculation had shown nearly a doubling of Nigeria’s gross domestic product.   The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Nigeria was 80.3 … Continued

Central African Republic: Ban visits Bangui, warns against genocide
6th Apr 2014

Central African Republic: Ban visits Bangui, warns against genocide

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has visited refugees housed at a mosque in strife-torn Bangui in the Central African Republic. He also urged UN members to back his call for a peacekeeping force to end inter-religious violence.  Ban briefly visited the … Continued

Nigeria: More than 30 insurgents killed in military raid
4th Apr 2014

Nigeria: More than 30 insurgents killed in military raid

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): More than 30 insurgents were killed in an early morning raid by military operatives in Nigeria’s north central Nasarawa State, witnesses told Xinhua on Thursday. Residents said 10 lifeless bodies of suspected insurgents littered Mararaban Giza, a … Continued

Nigeria: Boat capsizes in Lagos, killing 8
3rd Apr 2014

Nigeria: Boat capsizes in Lagos, killing 8

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least eight people were killed and 12 others rescued after a boat capsized on Wednesday in Nigeria’s largest city Lagos, the country’s emergency agency said. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. local time when the boat, … Continued

EU-Africa summit focuses on trade and conflicts
3rd Apr 2014

EU-Africa summit focuses on trade and conflicts

  European and African leaders have opened a major summit seeking deeper political, economic and investment ties. The meeting will also focus on conflict prevention, like the violence in the Central African Republic.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for  a … Continued

Egypt: Blasts near Cairo university kill police general, one other
3rd Apr 2014

Egypt: Blasts near Cairo university kill police general, one other

       Egyptian Streets           @EgyptianStreets   Follow BREAKING: Photograph shared by Faculty of Engineering shortly after the two explosions at #Cairo Univeristy: pic.twitter.com/mcBzPOq110 #Egypt   One person was killed in a third explosion at Cairo University on Wednesday shortly … Continued

Central African Republic: EU launches military mission
2nd Apr 2014

Central African Republic: EU launches military mission

    The EU has begun its military mission to the Central African Republic, where ethnic clashes have destabilized the country. The delayed deployment comes amid signs of increased violence against CAR’s Muslim population.  The European Union’s 1,000-strong military mission … Continued

Tanzania floods derail cargo train, 1 killed, 5 missing
29th Mar 2014

Tanzania floods derail cargo train, 1 killed, 5 missing

  [Floods in Tanzania archive photo] DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua): One person was killed and fiver others went missing on Friday after floods triggered by ongoing heavy rains in many parts of Tanzania derailed a cargo train in the country’s … Continued

Egyptian journalist killed in clashes between police forces and protesters
29th Mar 2014

Egyptian journalist killed in clashes between police forces and protesters

  [A pro-Mursi protest in the Cairo district of Shubra]   Egyptian woman journalist was shot dead Friday in Cairo as police clashed with Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s presidency bid, a security official said. He said … Continued

Egypt: Sisi declares presidential candidacy, resigns as Egypt army chief
27th Mar 2014

Egypt: Sisi declares presidential candidacy, resigns as Egypt army chief

[Egypt's army head Al-Sisi to run for president] Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he had he quit the military to run for president, in a widely anticipated move almost nine months after he toppled the elected leader. … Continued

Somalia: Al Shabab claim deadly attack on African Union hotel in Somalia
19th Mar 2014

Somalia: Al Shabab claim deadly attack on African Union hotel in Somalia

  The Somali al Qaeda-linked group al Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a hotel, used by Somali and African Union troops. Over a dozen people are reported to have been killed. Security officals said an al Shabab … Continued

18th Mar 2014

Nigeria road crashes kill 65 in one day

LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 65 people died in three road accidents on Monday in Nigeria, the country’s Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced. Fifty-five people were feared dead early Monday in two separate car crashes in the country’s northeast … Continued

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