Follow Up: Tunisia in ‘war against terrorism’ after museum attack Tunisia’s president has promised to wage a “merciless war against terrorism” after gunmen killed 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in a daylight attack on a museum. As the international community denounced Wednesday’s assault on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, which also left more than 40 people wounded, President Beij...... read more
Tunis Museum attack: Seven foreigners reported killed At least seven foreigners and a Tunisian were killed Wednesday when gunmen carried out a brazen daytime attack on a famed museum next to parliament in Tunis, officials said. “A terrorist attack (targeted) the Bardo Museum,” ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui told reporters, adding that the assault was by “two or...... read more
Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie sentenced to death in Egypt An Egyptian court has handed down death sentences to the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement and 13 others, state media has reported. Mohammed Badie and the other key members of the group were found guilty of planning attacks against the state. Badie is embroiled in several trials and has been...... read more
Zambian president collapses during Women’s Day celebration Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu collapsed on the podium while presiding over a Women’s Day celebration in Lusaka Sunday, less than two months after taking over from a leader who died in office. Lungu was rushed to a military hospital, but the presidency later issued a statement saying he had been treated...... read more
Lesotho opposition parties form coalition government Five opposition parties in Lesotho have formed a new coalition government after snap elections over the weekend failed to produce an outright winner. The poll was intended to ease tensions after an attempted coup last August. The All Basotho Convention of outgoing Prime Minister Thomas Thobane came second with 46 seats....... read more
Tanzania president vows to end albino killings Tanzania President, Jakaya Kikwete has promised to end a wave of killings of albinos, saying the witchcraft-related murder was a big shame to the country. He said during a national broadcast that there was urgent need for closer cooperation between the government and the society to end the killing of persons...... read more
South Africa caught in US-Iran spy games Leaked intelligence documents show that South Africa has found itself caught up in foreign spy games, coming under intense pressure from the US to act against Iran, amid Western fears that Iran wants to get hold of African uranium for its disputed nuclear programme. The South African cables, published by Al-Jazeera...... read more
Agric Minister jostles for AFDB top post Nigeria’s Agriculture Minister, Akinwumi Adesina, and Ethiopia’s Finance Minister, Sufian Ahmed, are among the five candidates who have been shortlisted to contest the presidency of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Bank has announced. The AfDB Board said the selection of the most eligible candidates to succeed President Donald Kaberuka was...... read more
Boko Haram attacks Chadian village overnight Boko Haram fighters attacked a Chadian village overnight, killing several people in the first known lethal attack by the Nigerian militant group in the country, residents and a security source said on Friday. “They came on board three canoes and succeeded in killing about ten people before being pushed back by...... read more
Boko Haram hijacks Bus Passengers in Cameroon Suspected militants from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have hijacked a bus in northern Cameroon, abducting at least 20 people, residents say. Militants reportedly seized a bus carrying market-goers and drove it toward the border with Nigeria. Some reports put the total number kidnapped in Cameroon as high as 30. Boko...... read more
Kenya MP shot dead in Nairobi A Kenyan MP and three of his aides have been shot dead in the capital Nairobi, in what police described as a "well planned" attack. George Muchai was driving home through Nairobi, when his vehicle was rammed by another car at a roundabout. The assailants shot the four at close range....... read more
90-Year-old Mugabe collapses at Harare Airport Ninety-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe fell on Wednesday after addressing a crowd at Harare Airport. The incident, witnessed by newsmen, increased concern about his health, but his Spokesman, George Charamba, said the president had “just missed a step’’ when coming down from the podium. Mugabe had just returned from Addis Ababa,...... read more
ECOWAS court installs new judges The ECOWAS Judicial Council on Wednesday installed seven new judges of the ECOWAS Court at a ceremony to launch its 2015 legal year.The judges who were installed by Justice Mamadou Kone, Chairman Judicial Council of the community, were sworn-in on June 18, 2014 by President Dramami Mahama, Chairman of the Authority...... read more
AU unleash 7,500 killer sqaud on Boko Haram The African Union called Friday for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the "horrendous" rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants, AU Commission Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said. "Boko Haram's horrendous abuses, unspeakable cruelty, total disregard for human lives, and wanton destruction of property are unmatched," Dlamini-Zuma said in...... read more
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