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Nigeria:Bomb blast kills 40 in northeast PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 November 2014 23:41

By Staff reporter
At least 40 people have lost their lives in a bomb explosion that hit an area near a military checkpoint in Nigeria’s violence-wrecked northeastern state of Adamawa.

Sierra Leone:Capital shutdown over deadly Ebola epidemic PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 November 2014 23:37

By Staff reporter
The government of Sierra Leone has ordered all businesses in the capital city to close in a bid to curb the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Nigeria:Locals form militia to counter Boko Haram PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:49

By Staff reporter
Local Nigerian hunters have formed armed patrols in the northeastern part of the country to counter militancy by the Islamist Boko Haram group.

Egypt:Committee wants protest law changed PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:44

Egyptian riot police in Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital, Cairo (file photo)

By Agencies
Amid rising political violence in Egypt, an Egyptian government committee has demanded that Cairo make changes to a piece of controversial anti-protest legislation that was imposed as part of a sweeping crackdown on opposition protesters.

DR Congo:6 UN peacekeepers from Ukraine arrested PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:39

United Nations peacekeepers congregate outside a hotel in Goma, near the Rwandan border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (file photo)

By Michele Nsumbu
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has arrested six Ukrainian UN peacekeepers in the eastern city of Goma on charge of possessing Congolese military uniforms, a spokesman for the UN mission (MONUSCO) says.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:15
South Africa:Wants ‘total cessation’ of Israeli settlement activities PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:34

By Africafrique and agencies
South Africa has called for a “total cessation” of Israel’s illegal constructions, which “undermine” peace efforts in the region.

Burkina Faso :The uprising in late October killed 24 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:28

A car burns outside the parliament building in the capital city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, as people protest against their longtime President Blaise Compaore. (File photo)

By Staff reporter
Two dozen people have been killed and over 620 others injured in violent protests held during the uprising that toppled the longtime president of Burkina Faso on October 31.

Libya:Islamic State group gains toehold in a democracy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:26

By Staff reporter and agencies
TRIPOLI - With Libya engulfed in chaos the town of Derna in the east of the largely lawless country is emerging as a new stronghold for the  Islamic State jihadist group after the fall of dictatorship, experts say.

Zimbabwe:Vice president fired from party post in succession war PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:15

By Africafrique and agencies
HARARE - Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru has been ousted from the ruling party's powerful central committee after being accused of plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, state media reported Wednesday.

Kenya:Hundreds protest against insecurity PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:08

People take part in a demonstration to demand greater security in Nairobi on November 25, 2014.

By Staff reporter
Hundreds have rallied in the Kenyan capital in protest at, what they describe as, the government's failure to contain growing insecurity.

Sudan:Close Office UNAMID told PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:04

A file photo of UNAMID forces in Darfur, Sudan

By Agencies
Sudan has called on the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to close its human rights office in the capital Khartoum.

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