13 Mar 2015  News
Somalia's Shebab militants launched a cross-border raid into northern Kenya on Friday, ambushing a convoy of Kenyan officials in the northeast of the country and wounding several people, officials said.
13 Mar 2015  News
The city of 1.8 million has been on high alert since a heavily armed gunman burst into La Terrasse, a popular venue among expatriates, early Saturday and killed five people, including a French national, a Belgian and three locals.
13 Mar 2015  News
MORE than 200 witchdoctors and traditional healers have been arrested in Tanzania in a crackdown on the murder of albinos for their body parts.
13 Mar 2015 1  News
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8 Mar 2015  
A HELICOPTER pilot died in a crash while fighting wildfires in South Africa’s renowned Cape Point nature reserve Sunday, officials said.   The pilot, named as Hendrik “Bees” Marais, was among water-bombing firefighters hailed as heroes in a week-long battle against blazes raging through Cape Town’s scenic southern peninsula, AFP reported.   He died “when…
8 Mar 2015  
TWO civilians and a UN peacekeeper were killed on Sunday as militants attacked a barracks used by the United Nations' MINUSMA force in northern Mali, it said in a statement. "This morning around 5:40am (0540 GMT), the MINUSMA camp in Kidal suffered more than 30 rockets and shells during a complex attack," the force said…
2 Mar 2015  
OUTGOING Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has been announced as the winner of the Mo Ibrahim award for African leadership - a lucrative prize worth millions of dollars.   Pohamba was announced as the winner of the award at a ceremony in Nairobi yesterday. The foundation of Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim, a Sudanese-British former mobile communications entrepreneur and…
1 Mar 2015  
EXHAUSTED, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel.   Tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Kosovo have been flooding in a torrent this year to…
1 Mar 2015  
SOMALI militants, Al-Shabaab, detonated a car bomb in the capital Mogadishu, on Saturday, injuring two police officers, police and a spokesman for the Islamists said.   The al Qaeda-affiliated group was pushed out of Mogadishu by African peacekeeping forces in 2011 but has waged a series of gun and grenade attacks to try to overthrow…
1 Mar 2015  
IT seemed as if the Ebola crisis was abating. New cases were plummeting. The president lifted travel restrictions, and schools were to reopen. A local politician announced on the radio that two 21-day incubation cycles had passed with no new infections in his Freetown neighborhood. The country, many health officials said, was “on the road…
1 Mar 2015  
THE results of Lesotho's snap election following an alleged coup attempt last year trickled in slowly Sunday, with Prime Minister Thomas Thabane taking an early lead with nearly two thirds of the vote tallied. Saturday's parliamentary poll, which was called two years ahead of schedule, passed without incident according to observers. But hampered by manual…
25 Feb 2015  
SOLDIERS from Chad killed 207 Boko Haram fighters in clashes near a Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroun, Chad's army announced in a statement.   One Chadian soldier was killed and another nine were wounded in Gambaru, the scene of regular attacks by the group in recent months. There was no immediate independent…