Terrorism & Attacks

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On March 10, the world was hit by the news that a passenger aircraft operated by Africa’s top national carrier had crashed. The reference point for the information was solely the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. This article focuses on a rolling coverage of the incident straddling the before, during and aftermath of […]

At least five people including a Senior Pastor have died following an attack on a protestant church in Burkina Faso, Sunday. Security and local reports say the attack took place in Silgadji, 60 km from Djibo, the capital of Soum province in the north of the country. “Unidentified armed individuals attacked the Silgadji Protestant Church, […]

Tens of thousands of people in the far north of Mozambique are bracing for violent flooding as torrential rain pushes up water levels, after the death and devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth. The first floods have already been seen in some parts of Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado province, as well as in surrounding […]

Rains grounded aid flights in northern Mozambique for a second day on Monday, hampering efforts to reach survivors of Cyclone Kenneth as the death toll there jumped to 38. Rescuers managed to use a brief break in the downpours to send one helicopter packed with aid to the island of Ibo, where hundreds of homes […]

Mozambique will need more humanitarian assistance the United Nations has warned after Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall on nation still recovering from Cyclone Idai in March. Kenneth is the most powerful storm on record to hit the Southern African nation. Jens Laerke is spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). […]

A separatist conflict in Cameroon that has forced half a million people from their homes is in danger of worsening, the head of a major aid agency has warned, condemning what he called the “international silence” over the crisis. Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), said the world had underestimated the […]

Calls are growing for suspended deputy National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Nomgcobo Jiba and another top prosecutor, Lawrence Mrwebi, to be prosecuted following a damning report into their conduct in several high-profile cases. DA MP and former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach on Thursday demanded that the NPA seriously consider prosecuting the two. She said the recommendations […]

Cyclone Kenneth reaches Mozambique Weather service Accuweather has confirmed that Cyclone Kenneth has made landfall in northern Mozambique. ‘‘The dangerous cyclone made landfall in Cabo Delgado, about 100 km (62 miles) north of Pemba at the end of the day on Thursday, local time,’‘ AccuWeather wrote. ‘‘Kenneth had 10-minute maximum sustained winds of 200 km/h (124 […]

Security forces deployed to keep Ugandan lawmaker and Afro pop star, Bobi Wine, under preventive house arrest were outsmarted on Thursday when he evaded them. Bobi Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi, managed to leave home to attend the funeral of a prominent politician in the town of Busoga in eastern Uganda. Addressing the crowd at […]

Up to 216 human trafficking victims have been rescued from forced labour and prostitution in a major operation in Benin and Nigeria, Interpol said on Wednesday. Operation Epervier II involved 100 police officers across the two countries who rescued 157 child slaves, said the global police organisation, which coordinated the raids in early April. Many […]

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