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Boko Haram seeks publicity with caliphate

Posted by admin on August 27, 2014

Boko Haram seeks publicity with caliphate

The United States has described the group as the strongest-ever Islamist threat with its “apocalyptic end of days” ideology.

Air France suspends Sierra Leone flights over Ebola

Posted by admin on August 27, 2014

Air France suspends Sierra Leone flights over Ebola

Air France announced the “temporary suspension” of its flight to Freetown that it runs three times a week but insisted it would continue to serve Guinea and Nigeria

Zimbabwe police beat, detain opposition protesters

Posted by admin on August 27, 2014

Zimbabwe police beat, detain opposition protesters

Zimbabwe riot police beat and briefly detained more than a dozen opposition protesters on Wednesday, at a demonstration over high unemployment

Nigerian soldiers and villagers flee in fear of Boko Haram

Posted by admin on August 26, 2014

Nigerian soldiers and villagers flee in fear of Boko Haram

More than 450 Nigerian troops have fled to neighbouring Cameroon, fearing attacks by Boko Haram terror group.

UN envoy says ‘war’ on Ebola could take six more months

Posted by admin on August 26, 2014

UN envoy says ‘war’ on Ebola could take six more months

Dr David Nabarro, a British physician the United Nations appointed to coordinate the global response to the crisis, was in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown for the fifth day of a tour of the region.

South Sudan rivals sign new truce agreement

Posted by admin on August 26, 2014

South Sudan rivals sign new truce agreement

Three previous ceasefire commitments have been broken within hours.

UN cargo helicopter crashes in South Sudan warzone

Posted by admin on August 26, 2014

UN cargo helicopter crashes in South Sudan warzone

A UN cargo helicopter crashed Tuesday in South Sudan’s warzone region of Unity state, the UN peacekeeping mission said, adding it was “deeply concerned” about the fate of the crew.

Mugabe clinches Chinese financing for infrastructure

Posted by admin on August 26, 2014

Mugabe clinches Chinese financing for infrastructure

President Mugabe’s delegation in China inked the deals to fund infrastructure projects, whose monetary value has not been revealed.

China’s Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader, friend

Posted by admin on August 25, 2014

China’s Xi  hails Mugabe  as renowned  leader, friend

China’s President Xi Jinping Monday hailed Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe as a renowned African liberation leader and an “old friend” of the Chinese people.

Egypt warns of Libya intervention

Posted by admin on August 25, 2014

Egypt warns of Libya intervention

Egypt warned Monday that a spillover of lawlessness from Libya could prompt foreign intervention.