Africa

2 years ago | June 13, 2016

Habre appeals

DAKAR. — Chad’s former ruler Hissene Habre has appealed against his conviction for crimes against humanity and war ...

Gaddafi loyalists killed

TRIPOLI. — The bodies of at least 12 loyalists to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been found in the country’s ...

2 years ago | June 10, 2016

Kenya fires 302 police officers

NAIROBI. – The National Police Service Commission has sacked 302 police officers who failed to appear for vetting. ...

43 killed in Al-Shabaab raid

MOGADISHU. – The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia have killed at least 43 soldiers in an attack on a ...

2 years ago | June 9, 2016

SA security cluster meets over terror alert: Presidency

JOHANNESBURG. — South Africa’s security agencies met yesterday to discuss the terror alert issued by the United States ...

Niger Delta Avengers rejects talks, blows up Chevron

ABUJA. — The Niger Delta Avengers militant group yesterday rejected an offer of talks with the government to end its ...

2 years ago | June 8, 2016

Kenya nationwide blackout caused by rogue monkey

A single monkey caused a nationwide blackout in Kenya after falling on to a crucial piece of equipment. The monkey fell ...

Attacks on albinos in Malawi surge

LONDON — An increase in the number of attacks on people with albinism in Malawi since late 2014 by people seeking their ...

Museveni names new cabinet

KAMPALA. — Uganda’s veteran leader Yoweri Museveni named a new cabinet on Monday that retained his prime minister and ...

No difference between Boko Haram, The Niger Delta Avengers

LAGOS. — The Niger Delta Avengers could present a bigger problem to Nigeria than the deadly terror perpetrated by the ...