Terrorism & Attacks

A row of boys lying on newsprint-covered tables howl in pain and grit their teeth as part of “circumcision season” in the Philippines, when thousands of youngsters suffer through.. The removal of foreskins is a centuries-old rite of passage to adulthood in the country, which has one of the highest rates of male circumcision in […]

Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes attacked two villages in central Mali, killing at least 41 people in a part of the country where ethnic reprisal attacks have surged in recent months, a local mayor said on Tuesday. The attacks on Monday evening on the villages of Yoro and Gangafani 2 compound a dire security situation in […]

The 43rd anniversary of the 1976 massacre will be commemorated in Gauteng by the two main political parties in Soweto. JOHANNESBURG – Political parties in Gauteng will commemorate Youth Day in Soweto on Sunday. African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng chairperson and provincial Premier David Makhura will be at Morris Isaacson High School in Jabavu while […]

JOHANNESBURG – Bathabile Dlamini was the latest member of Parliament to tender her resignation. In a written letter to African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule, she said serving the party, as well as the ANC Women’s League, was something many South Africans wished for. In her eight-page resignation letter, the former minister of women […]

The opposition in Sudan has condemned the deportation of protest leaders. Three members of the protest; Ismail Jalab, MP Yasir Arman and spokesman Mubarak Ardol – were arrested and deported to Juba the South Sudanese capital after meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. According to the political coalition of the leaders calling for the […]

Authorities in Liberia have blocked the internet, in what is perceived to be a move to suppress ongoing anti-government protests in the capital, Monrovia. Netblocks, an organisation that monitors internet disruptions and shutdowns confirmed the shutdown on Friday afternoon, saying access to social networking platforms Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat had been restricted. ‘‘The […]

The SACP in Gauteng has declared that Gauteng Finance MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko is “the first African woman” to be appointed to that position in the province. SACP provincial secretary Jacob Mamabolo – who is also MEC for Roads and Transport in the same provincial cabinet – made the remark despite the incumbent Minister of Forestry […]

Ethiopia’s elections body, the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, NEBE, says a delayed census will not affect its preparations for elections slated for 2020 – all things being equal. NEBE chairperson Birtukan Mideksa in an interaction on Monday with local media also disclosed that her outfit had submitted a budget of about $129 million to lawmakers for […]

Katsina State in Nigeria’s northwest is set to apply death sentence for two offences that have riled the state in recent months. Reports indicate that Governor Aminu Bello Masari has signed into law an amended Penal Code Law prescribing death sentence for cattle rustling and kidnapping. Persons found guilty of rape will also be handed […]

Sudanese protest leaders on Tuesday called on their supporters Tuesday to prepare for a general strike after talks with the country’s military rulers stalled on who will lead an agreed three-year transition. Protest leaders had reached agreement with the ruling military council on the other main aspects of the transition. But early on Tuesday, the […]


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