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Maiduguri — Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State Wednesday cheated death, missing a hit by Boko Haram, which attacked his convoy on his way to Gamboru-Ngala for a political campaign. The governor, who confirmed the incident to THISDAY last night, said his convoy ran into an ambush between Dikwa and Gamboru on Tuesday evening, saying […]

Zero retreat till Bashir is history, arrests in Khartoum Organizers of anti-government demonstrations in Sudan have reiterated their determination to continue mobilizing people until they overthrow the regime, excluding any dialogue with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Driven by a deep economic crisis, Sudan has been shaken since December 19 by almost daily demonstrations triggered by […]

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack on the convoy of a state governor who was headed to a rally in northeastern Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s presidential election. The group said in a statement on its Amaq news agency that 42 people were killed in Tuesday’s attack on Borno state’s governor. Official sources […]

Wildlife lovers and conservationists have accused Zambia’s government of scheming to make money from trophy hunters after officials revealed plans to slaughter 2,000 hippopotamuses to control overpopulation. An official at the tourism ministry, who did not want to be named, said a five-year cull of hippos in a park in eastern Zambia would start in […]

The stakes in the case of Nigeria’s suspended chief justice have been raised, after the tribunal hearing his case on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for his failure to appear for trial over alleged breaches of asset declaration rules. The ‘code of conduct tribunal’ had ordered chief judge Walter Onnoghen to appear for trial on […]

Organizers of anti-government demonstrations in Sudan have reiterated their determination to continue mobilizing people until they overthrow the regime, excluding any dialogue with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Driven by a deep economic crisis, Sudan has been shaken since December 19 by almost daily demonstrations triggered by the government’s decision to triple the price of bread […]

Anthony Joshua, IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight champion, will defend his titles on June 1st in the United States. The Brit, who had 21 victories by KO in 22 fights, will face America’s Jarrell Miller, nicknamed “Big Baby”, in the Madison Square Garden in New York. This is Joshua’s first professional fight in the United States. Wembley means so […]

Within 48 hours, nearly 30,000 Nigerians crossed the El-Beid River, the natural border between Cameroon and Nigeria, to escape Boko Haram’s atrocities. These civilians are from Rann in northeastern Nigeria, a city now controlled by jihadists, after the departure of Cameroonian and Nigerian soldiers who protected it. These refugees add up to the 9,000 others […]

African nations, which host more than 20 million people forced to flee their homes, must enforce international agreements to better protect and provide opportunities for those escaping conflict and disaster, aid groups said on Tuesday. Refugees and internally displaced people topped the agenda at the African Union’s (AU) annual heads of state summit, which ended […]

Cameroon’s opposition leader Maurice Kamto was on Tuesday charged with rebellion, insurrection and hostility against the homeland, more than two weeks after his arrest on 28 January, one of his lawyers said. Kamto lost what he says was a fraudulent presidential election in October and was detained late last month after organising a small rally against long-serving […]


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