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NIGERIA: Boko Haram beheads Christian leader in Nigeria

Boko Haram insurgents beheaded a Christian leader in their captivity on Monday, according to Ahmad Salkida, a Nigerian journalist closely covering the crisis in Nigeria and across the Lake Chad region. The journalist in a tweet said Reverend Lawan Andimi along with a soldier were were killed by the the terrorists at the same time. […]

LIBYA: Turkey warns Haftar over attack on Tripoli

Ankara has warned Libya’s Khalifa Haftar against continuous attack on the capital Tripoli. The Turkish president Recep Tayyib Erdogan gave the warning during an address to his ruling party’s legislators Tuesday. He extolled Fayez Sarraj, head of Libya’s UN-backed government, saying he had displayed a positive stance during peace talks in Moscow. ‘‘In the coming […]

Anger in Mali over France – G5 summit in Pau

Anger in Mali following a pledge by France and its five nation partners in the Sahel to bolster efforts against jihadists. These nations are bent on trumping out jihadists over increasing deadly insurgency in the Sahel region. In Bamako, the capital city of Mali residents say they’re uninspired. Amara Bathily is an activist and a […]

Uganda’s bad roads could be attraction for rich tourists – Minister

A Ugandan minister has attracted ridicule and condemnation of citizens on social media after his comments on bad roads not been entirely bad as thought. Henry Okello Oryem, the state minister for Foreign Affairs is reported by the privately-owned New Vision newspaper as telling lawmakers that bad roads were not entirely to blame for Uganda’s low tourist figures as […]

KENYA: A pastor stabs wife and kills himself at pulpit

A Kenyan preacher stabbed his estranged wife and killed himself at the pulpit on Sunday in a church they co-founded in the coastal city of Mombasa. Congregants at the church told journalists that Elisha Misiko was seated on the front pew when he walked over to his wife Ann Mghoi – who was at the […]

South African ‘father of black retail’ dies

Businessman Richard Maponya, who was known as the the father of black retail in South Africa, has died at the age of 99. Maponya died in the early hours of Monday following a short illness, his family said. “It’s been a shock to the family. He was the kind of man who was working every […]

KENYA: Deported Miguna Miguna heads back to Kenya

Deported Kenyan opposition figure Miguna Miguna has demanded that he be allowed back in the country on Tuesday using a passport which had been confiscated by authorities. He tweeted that he is scheduled to land at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday evening. Mr Miguna holds a Canadian passport and it […]

Zimbabwe votes against U.N. resolution on Rohingya persecution

Zimbabwe was the only African country that voted against a United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, resolution on the Myanmar persecution of Rohingya Muslims. The resolution, “Situation of Rohingya Muslims and Other Minorities in Myanmar” was however passed overwhelmingly with 134 countries in favour as against nine in opposition and 28 abstentions. Others who voted against
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