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Nigeria says Boko Haram not in control in restive northeast

Thursday, 31 March 2016 11:01
Abuja: The Nigerian government on Wednesday denied an online media report credited to a top office that Boko Haram insurgents still controlled two local government areas in the restive northeast region.Minister of Defence Brig.-Gen. (rtd.) Mansur Dan-Ali disclosed this in…

23 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Saturday, 26 March 2016 11:24
Mogadishu: At least 23 militants have been killed and 22 others arrested in heavy fighting between Al-Shabaab militants and forces of Galmudug State in Somalia, officials said on Friday.Information Minister of Galmudug State Mohamed Aden Osman said the fighting was…

Early hominid fossils in Kenya demonstrate their adaptability

Saturday, 26 March 2016 10:32
Nairobi: An international team of paleontologists has found fossilised remains of an early hominid species in Kenya, demonstrating their adaptability to new environments.The fossilised teeth and forearm bone from an adult male and two infants from the early hominid species,…

Nigeria tightens security at airports after Brussels attacks

Friday, 25 March 2016 11:44
Lagos: Nigeria has beefed up security at airports in the country following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, an official said on Thursday.Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria spokesperson Yakubu Dati in a statement said sniffer dogs have been deployed in airports…

Mauritius second happiest country in Africa

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 17:54
Port Louis: Mauritius island has been ranked second in Africa in the World Happiness Report compiled by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations.The report, released on March 20, showed that Algeria had the happiest population in Africa,…

African Union condemns Brussels attacks

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 11:33
Addis Ababa: The African Union (AU) has strongly condemned the attacks in Brussels that killed at least 34 people.An AU statement issued on Tuesday said Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the AU Commission, "strongly condemns the despicable attacks at the Zaventem…

Nigerian troops kill 58 Boko Haram militants

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:33
Abuja: Government forces in Nigeria have killed 58 Boko Haram fighters in the latest military operation in the country, Nigerian Army spokesman Sani Usman said on Tuesday.Two hand grenades, 52 motorcycles, several bags of foodstuff were also recovered during the…

South Africa marks International Human Rights Day

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:19
Cape Town: South Africans on Monday marked the International Human Rights Day, with President Jacob Zuma calling for the fight against rising racism, which has led to tension in the country."There is still a long way to go before we…

Kenyan soldiers kill 13 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

Monday, 21 March 2016 11:51
Nairobi: Kenya army said its troops serving under the African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) killed 13 more Al-Shabaab militants in heavy fighting in southern Somalia on Sunday morning.Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesman Colonel David Obonyo said the soldiers…

Army seizes over 760 kg of cocaine in Colombia

Monday, 21 March 2016 11:22
Cali: Soldiers seized 762 kg of cocaine belonging to the FARC guerrilla group from a rural area outside Ipiales city in Colombia's Pasto province, but no arrests were made, the army said.The cocaine was found at a laboratory that had…