Subsaharan Africa

An appeal to stop witch hunting in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe   I am using this medium to ask you to contact ACP Bunmi Osoko (TEL NO. 08033004406) Officer in-charge State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Cross River State poli...

Gambian President Declares an Islamic State

This week, the river nation of The Gambia is celebrating its 51st year of independence. The question is whether it is doing so as Africa’s second official Islamic state.   “In line wi...

Bomb blasts kill 61 in Maiduguri, Yola mosques

Acoording to The Sun News, Blood dripped yesterday in the ancient towns of Mai­duguri, the Borno State capital, and Yola, Ad­amawa State capital, as bombers suspected to be members of Boko Haram sent ...

Al-Shabab recruits return to Kenya after quitting group

According to BBC, Nearly 700 recruits have returned to Kenya after quitting militant groups, a report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.   The report warns that a fa...

Who Is Afraid of Mauritanian Mohamed Cheikh? It Is About Slavery Not the Prophet!

By Elham Manea – Huffington Post    You probably did not hear about his case. And if you did, his fate may not have mattered much to you.   His name is difficult any way! Moh...

ZAMBIA NEEDS A NATIONAL DAY OF THOUGHT, NOT PRAYER

Zambia President Edgar Lungu Calls for a day of Prayer   By: Leo Igwe – The Maravi Post    Footballers in Zambia will not be slugging it out this Sunday because authorities have o...

Islamic State ties broaden Boko Haram threat

Nigeria predicts that Boko Haram will soon be defeated, but the militant group’s ties with Islamic State mean that would probably push the fighters further into neighbouring countries, writes BB...

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram fighters over deadly attacks

According to Global News Nigeria, ten members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have been executed by firing squad in Chad.   It comes a day after they were found guilty of terror charges...

Mali hotel siege: Several killed in Sevare, four UN workers saved

According to BBC, At least 12 people are thought to have been killed, including five UN workers, in a hostage siege at a hotel in the central Malian town of Sevare.   A further four UN worke...

Kenya’s Westgate mall reopens nearly 2 years after tragedy

According to Hindustan Times, Kenya’s Westgate shopping mall reopened for business on Saturday in the capital, nearly two years after Somali Islamists massacred 67 shoppers and staff in fou...

Bomb blast hits Damaturu Eid prayer ground

According to Premium Times, A bomb has just exploded at the Eid prayer ground in Damaturu, Yobe state capital in Nigeria.    The Eid ground hit by the blast is located at an area called...

South Sudan conflict: Army ‘raped and torched girls’

South Sudan’s army and allied militias “abducted, torched and gang-raped girls” during fighting against rebel forces, a UN report says.   According to BBC, investigators found t...

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