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Suicide bombing kills 60 in Nigeria

Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:41
Abuja: At least 60 people were killed in twin suicide bomb attacks at a refugee camp in the Dikwa town, some 90 km from the city of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local officials said on Wednesday.Satomi Ahmad, chairman…

40,000 S. Sudanese on brink of catastrophe: UN

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:21
Khartoum: At least 40,000 South Sudanese citizens are threatened to starve to death due to escalating food insecurity in the new-born state, UN agencies said Monday."South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people -- nearly…

Zimbabwe declares drought disaster

Friday, 05 February 2016 11:42
Harare: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country hit by a drought.An estimated 2.4 million people -- more than a quarter of the population -- are now in need of…

DPS Ghana pips 50 schools to top Cambridge certificate exams

Monday, 01 February 2016 13:11
Accra: Barely five years after it was established, the Delhi Public School Ghana has pipped around 50 schools to top two levels of the 2015 Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations in the west African country.DPS Ghana,…

Algeria arrests nine Moroccan illegal migrants

Monday, 01 February 2016 10:57
Algiers: Algerian army troops on Sunday arrested nine illegal immigrants in the province of Ouargla, 800 km of the capital Algiers, defence ministry said in a statement.The arrested people in question possessed a hunting rifle and cartridges, added the statement. …

69 killed in suicide attacks near Nigeria

Monday, 01 February 2016 10:43
Abuja: At least 69 dead bodies have been registered in a morgue following multiple suicide attacks in a community near Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in Nigeria, sources at a government-run hospital said on Sunday.An unnamed senior medical officer at…

Ghana wants to replicate India's success with diaspora

Thursday, 28 January 2016 14:35
Accra: Ghana wants to learn from India's experience in harnessing the power of the diaspora, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology Mahama Ayariga has said.At a ceremony to mark India's 67th Republic Day, Ayariga said India's relationship with diaspora dates…

12 killed in Nigeria suicide attack

Thursday, 28 January 2016 11:39
Abuja: At least a dozen people were killed following suicide attacks in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, security sources and a rescue team coordinator said Wednesday.Hassan Chibok, a rescue team leader, said 12 bodies were found during rescue operation in…

Cameroon suicide bombings kills 35

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:36
Yaounde: At least 35 people were killed and 60 injured in five suicide bomb attacks in Cameroon's Far North Region on Monday.One army source told Xinhua five women who pretended to be vegetable vendors detonated the bombs hidden in their…

Five killed in Somalia restaurant attacks

Friday, 22 January 2016 11:16
Mogadishu: At least five people were killed and seven others injured in suicide attacks on a restaurant at the Lido Beach here, police said.Ahmed Qalinle, a police officer, told Xinhua news agency on Thursday night that they had established the…