Category Archive: Africa

South Sudan -Thousands of Child Soldiers Recruit


The U.N. Children’s Fund reports the warring parties in South Sudan have recruited more than 12,000 child soldiers. UNICEF said boys in many areas of conflict are being rounded up and sent to… Continue reading

Somali -Shabaab commander captured in Somalia


A top commander of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab was captured Thursday as he was preparing attacks in the country’s capital, a senior intelligence officer said. The source, who spoke on condition of… Continue reading

Zimbabwe-Grace Mugabe may be ‘seriously’ ill


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe‘s wife is not well and is seeking treatment outside the country, a Zanu-PF politburo member has confirmed, according to a report. This comes as speculation over Grace Mugabe‘s absence… Continue reading

Kenya- Australia warns of possible attacks in Kenyan capital


Militants may be planning attacks against crowded places in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Australian government said in a travel alert on Friday, without naming any group it suspected might opt for violence.… Continue reading

Nigeria- military claim to destroy Boko Haram HQ


Nigeria’s military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in Gwoza, a town in northeast Nigeria. It was not possible to verify the victory that comes the day before presidential elections.… Continue reading

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Abuja – Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan is urging his nation to vote peacefully and accept results of Saturday’s presidential election, which analysts say will be the tightest in the nation’s history. Jonathan said… Continue reading

United Nation- rights council eyes special session on Boko Haram


Geneva – The United Nations Human Rights Council has received a request to host a special session next week on abuses by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, the council president… Continue reading

Sierra Leone – Ebola lockdown leaves capital ‘eerily quiet’


The capital of Sierra Leone was “eerily quiet” on Friday as hundreds of health volunteers spread out across the city and the surrounding area to search for hidden Ebola patients and raise awareness… Continue reading

Tchad- Nigeria accused of failing to help fight Boko Haram


Chad’s president Idriss Deby has accused Nigeria of downplaying the threat from Boko Haram and failing to co-operate with the regional coalition battling the jihadists, saying there had been zero contact between their… Continue reading

Somalia- Mogadishu hotel storm by Islamists


Mogadishu – Suspected Islamist fighters stormed a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, trapping government officials inside, police and witnesses said. A huge blast was heard near the gate of… Continue reading