Category: African News

Libya Police Chief Assassinated’

Libya Police Chief Assassinated’

The head of police in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been killed by unknown gunmen. Col Muhammad Suwaysi was shot while leaving a meeting in Tajoura, a suburb in the east of the capital. Two of his colleagues were also taken captive, the interior ministry said. 0emailprint

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Suspected Ebola Victim Dies In Saudi Arabia

Asaudi man who was being treated for Ebola-like symptoms has died at a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s health ministry says. If confirmed, this would be the first Ebola-related death outside Africa in an outbreak that has killed more than 900 people this year. The man recently visited Sierra Leone, one of four countries in the outbreak.

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Egypt Kills 11 Suspected Extremists In Sinai

Egypt Kills 11 Suspected Extremists In Sinai

The Egyptian military killed at  least 11 suspected extremists early yesterday in a raid in the restive Sinai Peninsula, army spokesman Mohamed Samir said. The raid was conducted in several districts in North Sinai bordering Israel, Samir said in an online statement.

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Sierra Leone Ebola Escapee Dies

Sierra Leone Ebola Escapee Dies

A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials have told the BBC. Her family had forcibly removed her from a public hospital on Thursday. Saudatu Koroma’s is the first case of Ebola to be confirmed in the country’s capital Freetown, where there are no facilities to […]

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Benghazi Clashes Kill ‘At Least 36′

Benghazi Clashes Kill ‘At Least 36′

At least 36 people have been killed in clashes between Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, reports say. The attack came as the militants attacked troops in the city centre. Intense fighting near Tripoli airport killed another 23 people, reports say. Militias controlling large parts of the country are responsible for Libya’s worst violence since […]

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‘Foreigners’ Killed In Kabul Attack

‘Foreigners’ Killed In Kabul Attack

Asuicide bomber has killed four people, including at least three foreign security guards, in an attack outside Kabul airport, officials say. The Taliban said they carried out the bombing, which targeted a key counter-narcotics building. Four insurgents were also died, officials say. There is no word on the nationalities of the foreigners killed. The attack comes days after security forces […]

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President Mahama together with President Paul  Kagame, Prof. Wole Soyinka and Emeka Anyawoko observing the National Athem at the ceremony. Photo Vincent Dzatse

Africa Is Indebted To Soyinka’s Generation-Pres

President John Mahama has paid glowing tribute to African literary icon, Wole Soyinka, for projecting African culture and arts to the rest of the world, through his writings in the period following de-colonisation. He said “Professor Soyinka and the writers of his generation, not only revised and debunked the stereotypes of the inferiority of the black man, but also cautioned […]

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Goodluck Jonathan  Hires Pr Firm For $1.2m

Goodluck Jonathan Hires Pr Firm For $1.2m

Facing censure at home and overseas for a perceived failure to protect civilians from violent Islamists, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has launched an international media offensive to try to turn the tide of public opinion in his favoir. But those efforts have backfired abroad, where many greet his defense with scepticism, and at home, where he was slated for hiring […]

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Kenyan Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesters

Police fired tear gas at antigovernment protesters in Kenya yesterday, shortly before an opposition rally in the capital, stoking tensions in a nation haunted by past political violence and battling a wave of militant attacks. Police shot gas canisters to disperse unruly protesters on Nairobi’s streets and fired again after youths hurled stones at them from inside a central park […]

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Nigerian Women ‘Escape From Boko Haram’

More than 60 women and  girls are reported to have escaped from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, security sources say. They were among 68 abducted last month near the town of Damboa in north-eastern Borno state. Reports say the women escaped when the militants went to attack a military base near Damboa on Friday. The Nigerian military said it […]

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