Terrorism & Attacks

French prosecutors on Monday sought a seven-year prison sentence against Congolese music star Koffi Olomide. The 62-year-old musician is standing trial for allegedly sexually assaulting four former dancers who say they were held against their will at a villa outside Paris. The acts including those of violence, coercion and kidnapping were allegedly committed in the […]

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 […]

Internally displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria hope priority will be given to education as Africa’s most populous nation head to the polls on Saturday February 16. “We want the president to give good education for our children because we are displaced people. We come from different villages and our children do not have good education. […]

The EFF claims MP Marshall Dlamini’s apparent slapping of a police officer after Thursday evening’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) was in response to a right-wing threat against the life of their leader, Julius Malema. Meanwhile, Parliament condemned Dlamini’s alleged assault in the “strongest terms” and said the officer laid charges. This, after video […]

Hamidou is a Malian asylum seekers who says his search for safety took two years as he made a perilous journey from his home Mali to southern Spain, where he now seeks asylum. Hamidou says he was just 20 years old when he was forced to flee violence and threats. His journey took him across […]

The death toll after two migrant boats sank in heavy seas off the coast of Djibouti continues to rise past 50, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday The international organization for migration (IOM) also confirmed the disappearance of approximately 130 others based on the testimonies of survivors. “Our coast guard has found the bodies […]

Zimbabwe’s government will hold last-ditch negotiations with public sector unions on Wednesday to try to avert a national strike that could trigger more unrest after this month’s violent protests. Teachers at Zimbabwe’s state-run schools plan to stop working from Feb. 5 to demand a quadrupling of their salaries, their union said https://t.co/zsbqFcVPZp — Bloomberg (@business) January 30, […]

A female opposition leader has been arrested by Sudanese security forces according to Reuters news agency. Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi’s arrest was confirmed by her sister Rabah. Her sister said two security vehicles picked her from her home on Wednesday morning. Mariam is deputy head of the main opposition party led by her father. Their father […]

Around 30,000 people fled into Cameroon from the Nigerian city of Rann during the weekend, fearing an attack by Boko Haram militants, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday. UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva that the exodus followed the departure of Cameroonian forces who had moved to secure the city, […]

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