Nigeria: Several killed in state governors election violence
12th Apr 2015

Nigeria: Several killed in state governors election violence

  Clashes and protests have disrupted voting in many districts of Nigeria’s southern oil-rich Rivers state. The elections will choose state governors, some of the most powerful politicians in the West African country. At least nine people have been killed … Continued

Nigeria: 24 killed, dozens injured in Boko Haram attack
7th Apr 2015

Nigeria: 24 killed, dozens injured in Boko Haram attack

ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 24 people were killed in the latest attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, a medical source said Monday. Dozens of other injured were also rushed to the state-run General Hospital in Biu … Continued

Kenyan authorities under fire over university massacre response
6th Apr 2015

Kenyan authorities under fire over university massacre response

  Many Kenyans want answers as to why police and security units were unable to put a stop to the Garissa University massacre more quickly. Security has been stepped up around the country, particularly at Easter services. Churches in Kenya … Continued

Libya: Suicide bomb kills 6 people in Misrata
5th Apr 2015

Libya: Suicide bomb kills 6 people in Misrata

  TRIPOLI,(Xinhua): Six people were killed and dozens others injured in a suicide bomb on Sunday in Libya’s northwestern city of Misrata, security sources said. A man detonated a car bomb at Sdada checkpoint, southeast of the coastal city, a … Continued

Kenya: World offers to help fight terror
4th Apr 2015

Kenya: World offers to help fight terror

[A relative of the victims of the Garissa University College terror attack is overcome by grief at Chiromo Funeral Parlour, Friday. [PHOTO: BEVERLYNE MUSILI/STANDARD]] [Daily Nation/Standard Digital]: International outrage continued to flow in yesterday over the Thursday massacre of 147 … Continued

Kenya: 147 killed in terrorist attack on Garissa University in N Kenya
3rd Apr 2015

Kenya: 147 killed in terrorist attack on Garissa University in N Kenya

  [Photo: A woman is rescued from a building on April 2 after government soldiers assaulted Islamic militants holding hostages at Garissa University in Garissa, Kenya]   By Kibiwott Koross   [Standard Digital News]: President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed terrorists would … Continued

Kenya: Two killed in Garissa University College attack by gunmen
2nd Apr 2015

Kenya: Two killed in Garissa University College attack by gunmen

  [A map showing Garissa University College. Gunmen attacked the institution on April 2, 2015. PHOTO | GOOGLE MAPS] By ABDIMALIK HAJIR   [Daily Nation/CNN] : Two guards were killed and several people injured after gunmen attacked Garissa University College … Continued

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


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