Category Archives: Africa

At least seven killed in Burundi

NAIROBI (Reuters) – At least seven people were killed in Burundi's capital Bujumbura during a night of violence in flashpoint districts where months of protests took place against President Pierre…

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says ruling party risks split over succession

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe told his ruling ZANU-PF party on Wednesday it was in danger of splitting & accused rival factions of stoking division as they positioned…

Biafra idea cannot be destroyed: Nigeria's Soyinka

Nigeria's Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka warned the government against any harsh crackdown on pro-Biafran activists in an interview broadcast Wednesday after an upsurge in separatist protests. The 81-year-old, who won…

Moroccan authorities recover 11 bodies after migrant boat sinks

RABAT (Reuters) – Moroccan authorities have recovered the bodies of 11 African migrants whose boat sank apparently due to offensive weather as they tried to cross to the Canary Islands,…

Two men charged after pride of lions poisoned in Kenya game park

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Two Kenyan men have been charged with killing two lions & poisoning at least six others, a Kenyan wildlife official said on Tuesday, in a case involving…

Lake Chad suicide blasts stretch aid agencies, displaced 'live in fear'

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A series of suicide bombings in Lake Chad in recent months, blamed on Boko Haram militants, has hindered healthcare & aid delivery…

3 arrested for poisoning famous lions in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities have arrested three Maasai herdsmen for allegedly poisoning a famous pride of lions, killing two, in the Masai Mara Game Reserve after the lions…

Polish sailors freed after kidnap off Nigeria

Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on Tuesday announced the release of five Polish sailors who were kidnapped last month off the coast of southern Nigeria, a piracy hotspot. "It all…

Nigerians: Cameroon troops burned our village, forced us out

FUFORE, Nigeria (AP) — Cameroonian troops crossed the border into Nigeria, killed approximately 150 villagers, burned their huts & forced them to flee, Nigerian refugees said Tuesday after walking for…

Niger to transfer 500 Boko Haram prisoners to Nigeria

NIAMEY (Reuters) – Niger has agreed to transfer hundreds of prisoners from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram back to their home country of Nigeria to reduce pressure on its…