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


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

Nigeria-Boko Haram ordered women killed

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau directly ordered women to be killed in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza, one man who was forcibly conscripted into the militant ranks claimed on Friday. Usman Ali… Continue reading

USA-Bowe Bergdahl court martial

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban could face up to life in prison if convicted of both the… Continue reading

Why do Americans not drive diesels?

In Europe, if a motorist wants to drive a small car that feels like a big one, there is a diesel for every occasion. Diesel used to be a dirty fuel and a… Continue reading