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Monthly Archives: October, 2016

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno State, Nigeria accuse UN and NGOs of waste

The governor of the Nigerian state most devastated by Boko Haram's Islamic uprising is accusing some U.N. and international aid agencies of misusing funds meant for refugees. Borno Gov. Kashim Shettima claimed the UN has spent $50 million on...

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bomb attack kill 9 in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Twin explosions from suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed at least nine people in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday morning, a rescue official and witnesses said. The first explosion came when two suicide bombers tried to enter...

UN says negotiated release of 876 children detained by Nigeria military

The United Nations has negotiated the release this year of 876 children detained at a Nigerian army barracks holding suspected collaborators of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, the U.N. Children's Fund announced Friday. The agency fears hundreds more...

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls in Togo for State visit

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls started on Friday a 24 hours state visit to Lome, the capital. This is the first step of his three-country tour comprising Togo, Ghana and Cote d' Ivoire in the West Africa. Manuel Valls...

Rainstorm kills 15, leaves 47 others injured in Egypt

Around 15 people were killed and 47 others injured as heavy rain and thunder hit Egypt, official Ahram Online reported Friday. The report said that seven people were killed and 23 others injured in the town of Ras Gharib...

WFP report shows half of Sierra Leonean population face food insecurity

A report launched Friday by the government of Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has shown a fragile state of food security in the West African country....

Why African States have started leaving leaving ICC: AP explains

Until last week, no country had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court. Now, three African states - South Africa, Burundi and Gambia - have made official decisions to leave. Gambia announced its decision late Tuesday. Concerns are high that...

Truck carrying refugees ran into Boko Haram mines in N/E Nigeria

Military officials say a truck carrying refugees to a newly liberated town exploded a land-mine in northeast Nigeria and wounded several people. It's the third attack in two weeks on returnees blamed on Boko Haram Islamic extremists. A taxi-van...

Calls grows for release of Nigerian activist held in solitary in Japan

A prominent Nigerian asylum seeker and activist is being held in solitary at a Tokyo detention center, a case that has highlighted a growing crackdown on foreigners living in Japan without visas and prompted demands for her release. Elizabeth...

U.S. sources say America using Tunisia to conduct drone operations in Libya

The United States has begun using a Tunisian air base to conduct surveillance drone operations inside Libya, the latest expansion of its campaign against Islamic State militants in North Africa, U.S. government sources said on Wednesday. The unarmed drones...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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