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Nigerian President vows ‘full-scale operation’ against terrorism
30th May 2014

Nigerian President vows ‘full-scale operation’ against terrorism

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered “a full-scale operation” to combat Boko Haram. He also issued reassurances that the more than 200 school girls kidnapped by the Islamist group would be found.   Jonathan said Thursday that he … Continued

Egypt: Sisi takes 93% of the vote in election marred by dismal turnout
30th May 2014

Egypt: Sisi takes 93% of the vote in election marred by dismal turnout

  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, took more than 90 percent of the vote in a presidential election marred by a dismal turnout, provisional results showed on Thursday, as he joined a long … Continued

Nigeria: 24 security operatives killed in clash with Boko Haram
28th May 2014

Nigeria: 24 security operatives killed in clash with Boko Haram

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 24 security operatives have been killed in the latest onslaught with suspected Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Yobe, a local resident and military source said on Tuesday. The military source, who preferred … Continued

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout
28th May 2014

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout

  Egypt’s presidential election was extended by a day on Tuesday in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the front-runner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. After Sisi called for record … Continued

Nigerian Government ‘knows’ location of kidnapped school girls
27th May 2014

Nigerian Government ‘knows’ location of kidnapped school girls

    The Nigerian military knows where the school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are, according to its chief of defense staff. The abduction had prompted an international campaign demanding the girls’ safe return.  Over a month after a large … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens killed in road crash
26th May 2014

Nigeria: Dozens killed in road crash

    LAGOS, (Xinhua): Dozens of people died and several trailers, including a tanker loaded with petrol, were completely burnt in a road crash along the southwest Lagos-Ibadan expressway late Saturday, officials said Sunday. The accident also caused a prolonged … Continued

Mali: Tuareg rebels in nothern Mali agree to a ceasefire
24th May 2014

Mali: Tuareg rebels in nothern Mali agree to a ceasefire

    Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have agreed to a ceasefire with the government. This followed deadly clashes earlier in the week, which had threatened to plunge the country back into war. News agencies quoted sources for the three … Continued

Nigeria: More deaths reported in wake of twin Jos attacks
22nd May 2014

Nigeria: More deaths reported in wake of twin Jos attacks

Islamist militants have been blamed for the killing of up to 30 people in Nigeria. Reports of the attacks come after more than 100 people died in twin bomb blasts in the Nigerian city of Jos.  The AFP news agency … Continued

Nigeria: Death toll of market blasts in Jos rises to 118
21st May 2014

Nigeria: Death toll of market blasts in Jos rises to 118

  [Photo: Crowds gather at the scene of an explosion at Terminus Market in Jos. Stallkeepers salvage their belongings]   ABUJA, (Xinhua): Death toll of the twin blast on a busy market road in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on … Continued

Libya: Special forces unit joins rogue general Haftar
20th May 2014

Libya: Special forces unit joins rogue general Haftar

    [Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar addresses a press conference in Benghazi,]   The commander of the Libyan army’s special forces says his troops are joining forces with renegade general Khalifa Haftar, who has vowed to rid the country of … Continued

Egypt: Mass trials in Egypt sentence 163 Morsi supporters to long jail terms
19th May 2014

Egypt: Mass trials in Egypt sentence 163 Morsi supporters to long jail terms

    Courts in Egypt have jailed 163 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi for up to fifteen years. The sentences come a week ahead of presidential elections.  The convictions in the courts in Cairo and in the Nile Delta … Continued

Nigeria: Car bomb hits Christian neighborhood in Kano
19th May 2014

Nigeria: Car bomb hits Christian neighborhood in Kano

A car bomb has exploded in the Nigerian city of Kano killing several people. The bomb was set off in a Christian neighborhood in the second most populous and mainly Muslim city.   At least five people were killed in … Continued

Libya: Death toll of Benghazi clashes rises to 79
18th May 2014

Libya: Death toll of Benghazi clashes rises to 79

  [File Photo: Clashes in Benghazi]   BENGHAZI, (Xinhua): Seventy-nine people were killed and 141 more injured after heavy fighting broke out Friday between two militants groups in Libya’s second largest city of Benghazi, an official at the Ministry of … Continued

Nigeria: Govt rejects deal with Boko Haram over kidnapped girls
15th May 2014

Nigeria: Govt rejects deal with Boko Haram over kidnapped girls

    According to Britain’s minister for Africa, Nigeria has rejected a swap with Boko Haram in exchange for a large group of kidnapped schoolgirls. Boko Haram had demanded the release of prisoners in exchange for the girls.  As a … Continued

Nigeria: Five killed in northern Nigeria attack
14th May 2014

Nigeria: Five killed in northern Nigeria attack

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): The police in Taraba, northeastern Nigeria, have confirmed that five persons died in Kugwana in Bali local government area following an early morning attack on Tuesday by unidentified gunmen. State police spokesperson Joseph Kwali, told reporters in … Continued

Democratic Rep of Congo: Multiple deaths in soccer stampede
12th May 2014

Democratic Rep of Congo: Multiple deaths in soccer stampede

Fifteen people have been reported dead after trouble broke out at a soccer match in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A stampede was said to have begun after police fired tear gas into the stands. Police fired the tear gas … Continued

Libya: Dozens killed off coast of Libya in deadly migrant shipwreck
12th May 2014

Libya: Dozens killed off coast of Libya in deadly migrant shipwreck

A makeshift boat carrying over a hundred migrants has capsized off the coast of Libya, killing dozens. Authorities have begun searching the water for survivors. At least 36 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean when their boat sank not far from … Continued

South Africa: Elections 2014: ANC ‘humbled’ as Zuma comforts the ‘losers’
11th May 2014

South Africa: Elections 2014: ANC ‘humbled’ as Zuma comforts the ‘losers’

Photo: Unfazed by decline in voters, ANC president Jacob Zuma expressed delight that the majority of South African have returned the party to power. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G) Mmanaledi Mataboge Unfazed by a decline in voters, ANC president Jacob Zuma expressed … Continued

South Africa: ANC wins with reduced majority
10th May 2014

South Africa: ANC wins with reduced majority

    SAPA: The African National Congress(ANC) won the fifth national elections with a reduced majority, mustering 62.16%, according to preliminary results released on Friday. The party received 11 436 654 votes, which was less than the 11 650 748 votes (65.9 %) it received … Continued

South Sudan government, rebels agree to cease-fire
10th May 2014

South Sudan government, rebels agree to cease-fire

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar (seen above) have signed a cease-fire. The bitter rivals have agreed that a transitional government offers the best way to steer South Sudan out of its bloody civil war.   In … Continued

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