Nigeria vows to free sailors from Swiss pirate attack ship

24 September 2018, 8:31 PM
Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend.
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At least sixteen police officers killed in shootout in Egypt 20 October 2017, 8:43 PM

At least sixteen police officers were killed in a shoot-out during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt's Western desert, two security sources said on Friday.

At least sixteen police officers killed in shootout in Egypt 20 October 2017, 8:43 PM

At least sixteen police officers were killed in a shoot-out during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt’s Western desert, two security sources said on Friday. The sources said authorities were following a lead to an apartment thought to house eight suspected members of Hasm, a group which has claimed several attacks around […]

At least sixteen police officers killed in shootout in Egypt 20 October 2017, 8:43 PM

At least sixteen police officers were killed in a shoot-out during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt’s Western desert, two security sources said on Friday. The sources said authorities were following a lead to an apartment thought to house eight suspected members of Hasm, a group which has claimed several attacks around […]

At least two dead in bombing on Mogadishu outskirts 20 October 2017, 7:02 PM

A car bomb exploded on the outskirts of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday killing the driver, police said, and a witness told Reuters there were at least two bodies at the scene.

At least two dead in bombing on Mogadishu outskirts 20 October 2017, 7:02 PM

A car bomb exploded on the outskirts of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday killing the driver, police said, and a witness told Reuters there were at least two bodies at the scene. The car detonated in the village of Markaz just over 20 kilometres (12 miles) northwest of Mogadishu, Police Major Nur Ali told […]

At least two dead in bombing on Mogadishu outskirts 20 October 2017, 7:02 PM

A car bomb exploded on the outskirts of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday killing the driver, police said, and a witness told Reuters there were at least two bodies at the scene. The car detonated in the village of Markaz just over 20 kilometres (12 miles) northwest of Mogadishu, Police Major Nur Ali told […]

Armed conflict hampers efforts to promote economy in Africa 20 October 2017, 5:17 PM

Sporadic terror attacks and armed conflict in several African countries continue to hamper efforts to promote economic development .

Armed conflict hampers efforts to promote economy in Africa 20 October 2017, 5:17 PM

Sporadic terror attacks and armed conflict in several African countries continue to hamper efforts to promote economic development and foster economic integration of continental markets. Political instability and worsening security in countries like Somalia, the DRC, Libya and west African states of the SAHEL came under discussion during the two-week plenary session of the Pan […]

Armed conflict hampers efforts to promote economy in Africa 20 October 2017, 5:17 PM

Sporadic terror attacks and armed conflict in several African countries continue to hamper efforts to promote economic development and foster economic integration of continental markets. Political instability and worsening security in countries like Somalia, the DRC, Libya and west African states of the SAHEL came under discussion during the two-week plenary session of the Pan […]

UN commander beaten by South Sudan forces 20 October 2017, 3:41 PM

South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit’s commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked African country.

UN commander beaten by South Sudan forces 20 October 2017, 3:41 PM

South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit’s commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked African country, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported on Friday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council that South Sudan’s defence minister had apologised for the September 21 incident in Juba, the […]

UN commander beaten by South Sudan forces 20 October 2017, 3:41 PM

South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit’s commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked African country, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported on Friday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council that South Sudan’s defence minister had apologised for the September 21 incident in Juba, the […]

SA cabinet congratulates Zuma on Nigerian statue 20 October 2017, 5:57 AM

The South African Cabinet has congratulated President Jacob Zuma for being honoured with a statue in Nigeria, Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said on Thursday.

SA cabinet congratulates Zuma on Nigerian statue 20 October 2017, 5:57 AM

The South African Cabinet has congratulated President Jacob Zuma for being honoured with a statue in Nigeria, Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said on Thursday. “Cabinet congratulates President Zuma on being honoured with a statue and a street being named after him in Nigeria, during his working visit to strengthen socio-economic relations and other cooperations,” Kubayi […]

SA cabinet congratulates Zuma on Nigerian statue 20 October 2017, 5:57 AM

The South African Cabinet has congratulated President Jacob Zuma for being honoured with a statue in Nigeria, Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said on Thursday. “Cabinet congratulates President Zuma on being honoured with a statue and a street being named after him in Nigeria, during his working visit to strengthen socio-economic relations and other cooperations,” Kubayi […]

Uhuru Kenyatta ignores crisis meeting called by electoral commission 19 October 2017, 5:53 PM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed a crisis meeting called by the chairman of the electoral commission on Thursday and instead spent the day in Western Kenya campaigning.

Uhuru Kenyatta ignores crisis meeting called by electoral commission 19 October 2017, 5:53 PM

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed a crisis meeting called by the chairman of the electoral commission on Thursday and instead spent the day in Western Kenya campaigning ahead of presidential elections which will be re-run next week. Chairman Wafula Chebukati instead held a meeting with opposition leader Raila Odinga who has pulled out of the […]

Uhuru Kenyatta ignores crisis meeting called by electoral commission 19 October 2017, 5:53 PM

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed a crisis meeting called by the chairman of the electoral commission on Thursday and instead spent the day in Western Kenya campaigning ahead of presidential elections which will be re-run next week. Chairman Wafula Chebukati instead held a meeting with opposition leader Raila Odinga who has pulled out of the […]

Two South Africans arrested in Tanzania 19 October 2017, 3:11 PM

Two South Africans are reported to have been arrested in Tanzania for being gay.

Two South Africans arrested in Tanzania 19 October 2017, 3:11 PM

Two South Africans are reported to have been arrested in Tanzania for being gay. It’s understood they are among 12 men alleged to have been detained in an on-going crackdown against homosexuality in the country. Gay sex is punishable by life imprisonment. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says they are still waiting for […]

Two South Africans arrested in Tanzania 19 October 2017, 3:11 PM

Two South Africans are reported to have been arrested in Tanzania for being gay. It’s understood they are among 12 men alleged to have been detained in an on-going crackdown against homosexuality in the country. Gay sex is punishable by life imprisonment. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says they are still waiting for […]

Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria’s Delta state 19 October 2017, 12:00 PM

Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday. The police are attempting to rescue the four people, who were taken by unidentified gunmen said Andrew Aniamaka, a spokesperson for Delta state police. Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of Nigeria. A number of foreigners […]

Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria’s Delta state 19 October 2017, 12:00 PM

Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday.

Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria’s Delta state 19 October 2017, 12:00 PM

Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday. The police are attempting to rescue the four people, who were taken by unidentified gunmen said Andrew Aniamaka, a spokesperson for Delta state police. Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of Nigeria. A number of foreigners […]

African Bank CEO Brian Riley announces planned exit for 2018 18 October 2017, 3:40 PM

African Bank announced on Wednesday that Brian Riley has informed the board that he intends to step down as chief executive of the group at the end of March 2018. Riley joined African Bank as CEO designate on 1 May 2015 and assumed the role of CEO of the newly restructured group when the bank […]

African Bank CEO Brian Riley announces planned exit for 2018 18 October 2017, 3:40 PM

African Bank announced on Wednesday that Brian Riley has informed the board that he intends to step down as chief executive of the group at the end of March 2018.

African Bank CEO Brian Riley announces planned exit for 2018 18 October 2017, 3:40 PM

African Bank announced on Wednesday that Brian Riley has informed the board that he intends to step down as chief executive of the group at the end of March 2018. Riley joined African Bank as CEO designate on 1 May 2015 and assumed the role of CEO of the newly restructured group when the bank […]

Kenya’s poll commissioner quits over ‘electoral mockery’ 18 October 2017, 8:18 AM

One of Kenya’s electoral commissioners has quit just eight days to Kenya’s repeat elections indicating that the polls as planned will not meet the basic expectations of a credible election. Dr. Roselyn Akombe sent a lengthy letter from New York, where she previously worked at the United Nations. Akombe, a key commissioner at the electoral […]

Kenya’s poll commissioner quits over ‘electoral mockery’ 18 October 2017, 8:18 AM

One of Kenya's electoral commissioners has quit just eight days to Kenya's repeat elections indicating that the polls as planned will not meet the basic expectations of a credible election.

Kenya’s poll commissioner quits over ‘electoral mockery’ 18 October 2017, 8:18 AM

One of Kenya’s electoral commissioners has quit just eight days to Kenya’s repeat elections indicating that the polls as planned will not meet the basic expectations of a credible election. Dr. Roselyn Akombe sent a lengthy letter from New York, where she previously worked at the United Nations. Akombe, a key commissioner at the electoral […]