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Nigeria arrests two Britons over ‘oil theft plot’

Posted by admin on March 30, 2014

Nigeria arrests two Britons over ‘oil theft plot’

Two British nationals were among 14 people arrested on suspicion of attempted bribery in connection with an alleged plot to steal oil from a pipeline, Nigeria said on Friday.

20 killed in grenade attack on C.Africa funeral service

Posted by admin on March 30, 2014

20 killed in grenade attack on C.Africa funeral service

At least 20 people were killed when extremists threw hand grenades at mourners during a Christian funeral service in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui.

Egypt presidential election set for May 26, 27

Posted by admin on March 30, 2014

Egypt presidential election set for May 26, 27

Egypt’s electoral commission said Sunday the presidential election will take place on May 26 and 27, 10 months after the army overthrew Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

Robert Mugabe pulls out of EU-Africa summit over wife’s visa

Posted by admin on March 30, 2014

Robert Mugabe pulls out of EU-Africa summit over wife’s visa

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has pulled out of this week’s European Union-Africa summit after his wife Grace was denied a visa to visit Brussels.

Uganda counts the costs after anti-gay law fury

Posted by admin on March 30, 2014

Uganda counts the costs after anti-gay law fury

Uganda’s tough new anti-gay law prompted stiff criticism and aid cuts by Western donors, and the East African nation is now facing a heavy diplomatic and economic fallout.

Over a million flee as S. Sudan conflict rages

Posted by admin on March 29, 2014

Over a million flee as S. Sudan conflict rages

Over a million people in South Sudan have been forced from their homes as fighting continues for more than three months and conditions worsen, the UN has warned.

High-stakes summit to redefine EU, Africa ties

Posted by admin on March 29, 2014

High-stakes summit to redefine EU, Africa ties

For many African heads of state, all roads will this week lead to Brussels for a major two-day European Union-Africa summit that opens in the Belgian capital on Wednesday.

Ghana’s president takes over as head of West African bloc

Posted by admin on March 29, 2014

Ghana’s president takes over as head of West African bloc

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has been elected the new head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at a summit of the 15-nation regional bloc, his Ivorian predecessor announced on Saturday.

Zimbabwe pushes for Africa EU summit boycott

Posted by admin on March 28, 2014

Zimbabwe pushes for Africa EU summit boycott

Zimbabwe urged the African Union on Friday to boycott next week’s mammoth EU-Africa summit for failing to invite all the Africa bloc’s leaders, and lift a ban on Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe (left).

Ebola turns into a regional threat as contagion hits Guinea capital

Posted by admin on March 28, 2014

Ebola turns into a regional threat as contagion hits Guinea capital

Guinea’s capital Conakry was on high alert Friday after a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens in the southern forests was confirmed to have spread to the port city.