US: Obama unblocks military aid for Egypt
1st Apr 2015

US: Obama unblocks military aid for Egypt

  President Obama has approved sending twelve fighter jets, 20 Harpoon missiles and 125 tank kits to Egypt, the White House has said. The military aid had been suspended after the army seized power in Cairo in 2013. Washington decided … Continued

Nigeria: Historic election won by retired general Buhari
1st Apr 2015

Nigeria: Historic election won by retired general Buhari

  A former military dictator has won Nigeria’s presidential election. Standing on an anti-corruption ticket, Muhammadu Buhari [photo above] swept to power with over two million more votes than the incumbent president. President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari on … Continued

Tunisia: Amid peace march, suspected Bardo attack leader killed
30th Mar 2015

Tunisia: Amid peace march, suspected Bardo attack leader killed

  As tens of thousands of Tunisians marched against extremism, authorities said the leader of a group suspected of carrying out the attack on tourists at the Bardo Museum had been killed in an anti-terrorist operation. Tunisian Prime Minister Habib … Continued

Nigerians vote in tense elections marred by violence
30th Mar 2015

Nigerians vote in tense elections marred by violence

  Ballots have started being counted after thousands of Nigerians voted on the second day amid technical glitches. Boko Haram militants were also suspected of killing people in the northeast while fighting Nigeria’s army. Nigerians cast their vote on the … Continued

Guinea declares 45-day Ebola ‘health emergency’
29th Mar 2015

Guinea declares 45-day Ebola ‘health emergency’

  In a bid to curb the spread of Ebola, Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions of the epidemic-hit nation. The chances of an Ebola-free West Africa remain uncertain. In a statement published … Continued

Nigeria election extended after technical problems&violence
29th Mar 2015

Nigeria election extended after technical problems&violence

  Following glitches in new election technology, many Nigerians will return to the polls for a second day to cast their vote. The presidential election has also been marred by an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants. Borno state Governor … Continued

Somalia: Al-Shabab terroritsts attack luxury hotel in Mogadishu
28th Mar 2015

Somalia: Al-Shabab terroritsts attack luxury hotel in Mogadishu

  [Security comb Maka Al-Mukarramah hotel for terrorists]   Al Qaeda affiliated Somali Islamist group Al-Shabab stormed the Maka Al-Mukarramah hotel on Friday, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens of others. Security forces attempted to gain control of … Continued

Libya: Fighting rages as uncertainty looms over peace talks
22nd Mar 2015

Libya: Fighting rages as uncertainty looms over peace talks

  [Fire brigades after Tripoli airstrikes]   Libya’s internationally-recognized government has carried out airstrikes on multiple targets in Tripoli, which is controlled by a rival administration. A UN envoy has warned the ongoing unity talks in Morocco might fail. Saqer … Continued

CAR: Almost all mosques destroyed by Christians
20th Mar 2015

CAR: Almost all mosques destroyed by Christians

  [Christians demolishing mosque]   By CARA ANNA   UNITED NATIONS (AP): Almost all of the 436 mosques in the Central African Republic have been destroyed by months of vicious fighting between Christians and Muslims, the U.S. ambassador to the … Continued

Nigeria: Several killed in Boko Haram attack
20th Mar 2015

Nigeria: Several killed in Boko Haram attack

  Islamist militants have killed several people in an attack in northeast Nigeria. The extremists also slaughtered dozens of women in a nearby village to prevent them from being caught by ‘infidels.’ Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 10 … Continued

Tunisia: Gunmen kill 19 injure 42 in museum
19th Mar 2015

Tunisia: Gunmen kill 19 injure 42 in museum

  Tunisian President Bejki Caid Essebsi has vowed to “exterminate” perpetrators of a gun attack that killed at least 19 people, mostly tourists, outside a museum. Security forces are hunting at least two men who fled. In a statement to … Continued

Egypt seeks death penalty for Muslim Brotherhood leader
17th Mar 2015

Egypt seeks death penalty for Muslim Brotherhood leader

  An Egyptian court has condemned Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie and 13 other people to death for planning attacks on police and army institutions that were “aimed at sowing chaos.” Egyptian policemen stand guard outside a court during … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram ousted from key cities
17th Mar 2015

Nigeria: Boko Haram ousted from key cities

  [Photo: Nigeria troops posing with a flag of Boko Haram after dismantling terrorists from their camp on Feb 26]    Nigeria’s army has said its troops have ousted Islamist group Boko Haram from the northeastern state of Yobe. The military … Continued

Egypt: Between Cairo and Suez, Egypt wants to build new capital
14th Mar 2015

Egypt: Between Cairo and Suez, Egypt wants to build new capital

  Plans are in the works for a brand new capital city not far from the current administrative seat. Gulf Arab allies have pledged billions in investments and central bank deposits for Egypt at an international summit. Housing Minister Mostafa … Continued

Ebola death toll surpasses 10,000
13th Mar 2015

Ebola death toll surpasses 10,000

  The World Health Organization has released new figures on the Ebola epidemic, which has plagued West Africa for over a year now. While it is isolated in other countries, the hemorrhagic fever rages on in two. The death toll … Continued

Nigeria, Chad, Niger report success against Boko Haram
12th Mar 2015

Nigeria, Chad, Niger report success against Boko Haram

  Nigeria has reportedly recaptured 36 towns from Boko Haram. The successes come after the start of a four-nation military offensive with Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Nigerian national security spokesman Mike Omeri said four Boko Haram-controlled towns had fallen since … Continued

Egypt: Suicide car bomb kills 2, wounds 33 in Sinai
10th Mar 2015

Egypt: Suicide car bomb kills 2, wounds 33 in Sinai

[File photo]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): A suicide car bomb on Tuesday targeting a police camp in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula killed two civilians and wounded at least 33 people, including 30 policemen, an official security source told Xinhua. The attack … Continued

Nigeria: 54 killed in multiple suicide bombings
8th Mar 2015

Nigeria: 54 killed in multiple suicide bombings

    [File photo of Boko Haram]   LAGOS, (Xinhua): Nigerian police have confirmed that 54 persons have been killed on Saturday and 146 others injured in five different bomb explosions detonated by suicide bombers, mostly females, in the northeast … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ‘Islamic State’
8th Mar 2015

Nigeria: Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ‘Islamic State’

[Photo: Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau] Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram has sworn allegiance to the “Islamic State” (IS). The group is the latest in a string of militant organizations to lend their support to the terrorist group. In … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 9 in latest attack
7th Mar 2015

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 9 in latest attack

[File photo]   ABUJA, (Xinhua): Boko Haram fighters killed at least nine people in a latest attack in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, a police source told Xinhua on Friday. Throats of the nine people were slit by the terror … Continued

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