Category Archives: Africa

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 10 in Cameroon

By Josiane Kouagheu & Sylvain Andzongo DOUALA/YAOUNDE, Cameroon (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed 10 people in Cameroon's Far North region, military & political sources said, in an attack thought…

Libya rivals say they will sign UN-backed peace deal

Libya's rival parliaments will sign a UN-sponsored agreement next week on forming a national unity government, they announced Friday, as world leaders press them to end chaos in the country….

UN rights body to hold special session on Burundi

GENEVA (AP) — Following a U.S. initiative, the U.N. Human Rights Council will hold a special session next week to discuss Burundi, an east African country facing a wave of…

Libya's rival factions agree date to sign U.N. peace deal

TUNIS (Reuters) – Libya's rival factions on Friday agreed to Dec. 16 as a target date for signing a United Nations-backed national unity government agreement meant to end their conflict….

Son of late Libyan head Gadhafi briefly kidnapped in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — A son of Libya's late leader Moammar Gadhafi was briefly kidnapped in Lebanon by militants demanding information approximately the fate of a Shiite cleric who went missing…

Burundi: 15 killed in coordinated attacks on military camps

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — In coordinated attacks, gunmen stormed three military installations in Burundi before dawn Friday. At least 15 people were killed as gunfire & explosions rocked the African…

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill eight in Cameroon

DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) – Eight people were killed & 21 wounded in a suspected suicide bombing by Boko Haram early on Friday morning in Cameroon's Far North region, local officials…

Tunisia reopens Libya border

Tunisia has reopened its border with Libya, 15 days after it shut the frontier following a suicide bombing in Tunis claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, the interior ministry…

At least seven civilians killed in suicide attack in Cameroon

At least seven civilians were killed Friday in a suicide attack in Kolofata, northern Cameroon, a region where Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists are highly active, local officials said. "We've registered…

Ex-UK PM Blair says he urged Gadhafi to quit Libya in 2011

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he telephoned Moammar Gadhafi & tried to persuade him to leave Libya as the Arab Spring erupted in 2011. Blair…