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The Libyan ‘successor’ turned ex-prisoner: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

He was touted as a possible successor to his enigmatic father, western trained and with strong negotiation skills – only a few would have thought that he would today become a former prisoner whose whereabout will be unknown for security reasons. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is chasing him, a death sentence hangs around his […]

Somalia Bombing: US military plane lands in Mogadishu carrying tonnes of medical aid

Ghana swears in second successive female Chief Justice

Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday administered the oath of office for the country’s second female Chief Justice (CJ) and its0 thirteenth holder of the post of head of the judicial system. Justice Sophia Abena Boafo Akuffo, was passed by the country’s Parliament after a vetting process that was held last week. She […]

Somalia Bombing: US military plane lands in Mogadishu carrying tonnes of medical aid

Egypt’s military kills 12 Islamists in airstrike

The Egyptian military on Tuesday said it had killed 12 Islamist militants in an airstrike in North Sinai, also managing to destroy several four-wheel drive vehicles belonging to the militants. The North African country has been dogged by an Islamist insurgency in the rugged, thinly populated Sinai Peninsula since the military overthrew President Mohamed Mursi […]

Somalia Bombing: US military plane lands in Mogadishu carrying tonnes of medical aid

Ethiopia, Somalia to get £90million UK humanitarian aid

The United Kingdom (UK) has earmarked £90 million in humanitarian aid to Somalia and Ethiopia. The funds are meant to ease the pinch of a biting drought that has hit the Horn of Africa region. Somalia is to get two-thirds of the amount (£60 million) whiles Ethiopia gets the remaining £30 million. The aid package […]

Somalia Bombing: US military plane lands in Mogadishu carrying tonnes of medical aid

South Sudan: President issues shoot to kill order to fight

Ismail Akwei South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has ordered the police to shoot dead criminals who engage in robberies and break-ins in the country. The president made the statement at a police gathering over the weekend in the capital Juba, local media Sudan Tribune reports. “Your job as police is to eliminate the thieves who […]

Somalia Bombing: US military plane lands in Mogadishu carrying tonnes of medical aid

Foreign Hostages Released In Their Underwear After Being Abducted By Terrorists In Mali

Four people have been killed and another is thought to be missing after terrorists stormed a popular holiday resort in Mali. Dozens of people were taken hostage during the attack on Sunday night but were released on Monday after security services stormed the complex near the Malian capital of Bamako. A Portuguese member of the […]

Somalia Bombing: US military plane lands in Mogadishu carrying tonnes of medical aid

France puts Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President on trial for corruption

France put the elusive son of Equatorial Guinea’s president on trial Monday for spending and investing tens of millions of dollars in France with funds allegedly stemming from corruption, embezzlement and extortion in his country. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, who was named vice president of Equatorial Guinea by his father after the French judicial noose […]

Somalia Bombing: US military plane lands in Mogadishu carrying tonnes of medical aid

Somali soldier who killed the youngest minister Abas Abdullahi Siraji, gets death sentence

Abas Abdullahi Siraji was Somalia’s youngest-ever cabinet minister The Somali soldier who shot dead the country’s youngest-ever cabinet minister last month has been sentenced to death by firing squad. Abas Abdullahi Siraji was in his car near the presidential palace in Mogadishu when he was killed by Ahmed Abdullahi Abdi, who reportedly mistook him for […]

Somalia Bombing: US military plane lands in Mogadishu carrying tonnes of medical aid

7 candidates of Nigerian heritage elected as parliament members in UK election

Nigerians doing the country proud in diaspora. Seven candidates of Nigerian heritage have been elected into the United Kingdom parliament in the election held on Thursday. The winners are: Chuka Umunna – Streatham Chuka Umunna Bim Afolami – Hitchin and Harpenden Bim Afolami Fiona Onasanya – Peterborough Fiona Onasanya Chi Onwurah – Newcastle Central Chi Onwurah Kate Osamor – Edmonton […]

Somalia Bombing: US military plane lands in Mogadishu carrying tonnes of medical aid

Tanzania imposes 2-year ban on newspaper over damning story on ex-presidents

The Tanzanian government has banned a weekly newspaper from making any publication for 24 months after publishing a damning article on two former presidents. The Mawio newspaper published a story on its frontpage on Wednesday linking former Presidents Benjamin Mkapa and Jakaya Kikwete to an ongoing dispute crippling the mining sector. “I have been left […]

Somalia Bombing: US military plane lands in Mogadishu carrying tonnes of medical aid

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