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UN Decries Boko Haram’s Sexual Abuse Of Captives

Ms Zainab Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, on Wednesday decried reported rape and forced marriages of female captives ... Full story

Burundi's Nkurunziza Asks Public For Money For Election

Burundi's government has asked its people to donate money to help with controversial elections scheduled for June. The appeal for funds were made on the government's ... Full story

Tunisian Soldier Shoots Seven Dead At Tunis Barracks

A Tunisian soldier has been shot dead after he killed seven of his colleagues at a military barracks in Tunis, according to the defence ministry. Ten ... Full story

Pastor Climbs On His Church Members, Orders Them To Strip - Photos

It's sad the way people take their fellow human beings for a ride. This pastor of church named End Times Disciples ministries in Gauteng, South ... Full story

Boko Haram: Niger Journalist Arrested For Collaborating With Islamist

A journalist and rights activist known for his outspoken criticism of the humanitarian crisis in southeastern Niger has been arrested for “collaborating” with Boko Haram ... Full story

Former Tennis Star Bob Hewitt Jailed For Rape

Former Grand Slam tennis star Bob Hewitt has been jailed for six years by a South African court for raping underage girls. Hewitt, 75, was found ... Full story

Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's Ex-leader, Sentenced To Death

An Egyptian court has pronounced death sentences on ousted president Mohammed Morsi and more than 100 other people over a mass prison break in 2011. Morsi ... Full story

Burundi President Nkurunziza Returns To Bujumbura

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has returned to the capital Bujumbura in the wake of a failed coup attempt. Mr Nkurunziza was in Tanzania when military leaders ... Full story

Burundi Coup Bid: Three Ringleaders Arrested

Three leaders of a failed coup against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza have been arrested, his spokesman says. However, coup leader General Godefroid Niyombare is "still on ... Full story

Burundi Coup Bid: Rivals Battle To Control Bujumbura

Rival groups of soldiers in Burundi are vying for control of the capital Bujumbura amid confusion over the success of an attempted coup. There has been ... Full story

Female Police Officer Assaulted After She Shot At Protesters In Burundi

This is the moment a Burundian police officer opened fire on anti-government protesters at point-blank range, causing a furious mob to attack her with stones ... Full story

275 Rescued Women To Receive A Psycho-Social Support From America

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle has assured that the United States of America will assist in the provision of psycho socio support ... Full story

Egypt Court Sentences Mubarak, Sons To Three Years In Jail

An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without parole on Saturday in the retrial of ... Full story

Nigerian Is The First African To Take Charge Of 120 Venice Biennale

From migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean to war in Ukraine, the 2015 Venice Biennale, which opens Saturday, will have a markedly political edge under the ... Full story

Zimbabwe Begs US,EU For Funds

Zimbabwe on Wednesday asked for financial support from the West for the first time in a decade at a meeting of Western diplomats and international ... Full story

Niger Removes 4,000 Nigerian Refugees Rrom Lake Chad Island

Niger has evacuated thousands of Nigerian refugees sheltering from Boko Haram fighters on Lake Chad's Karamga island, a military official told Reuters on Tuesday, as ... Full story

Burundi Protests: Two Killed In Bujumbura

Two people have been killed in new protests in Burundi against the president's re-election bid. The BBC's Maud Jullien says she saw Red Cross workers move ... Full story

UN Report: 14 French Soldiers Raped Boys In CAR

A French judicial source on Thursday in Paris confirmed that some of the French soldiers alleged to have sexually abused children in Central African Republic ... Full story

South African Court Grants Man 'Right To Die'

A South African court has granted a terminally ill man the right to die, in a landmark ruling for assisted suicide. The Pretoria High Court ruled ... Full story

Xenophobia: Zimbabwean Has Manhood Skinned

A gang of South Africans brutally assaulted a Zimbabwean man on two separate occasions inside his Durban home, slicing off his buttocks and skinning his ... Full story

Chinese Caught Manufacturing 3 Million Fake Condoms For Nairobi

Three million fake condoms confiscated in Shanghai Shanghai police busted an illegal ‪#‎condom‬ workshop on Tuesday, and confiscated about 3 million fake condoms. The fake goods were ... Full story

45 Minute Inter Faith Funeral Service Held For Migrant Disaster Victims

Malta on Thursday honoured the memory of the estimated 800 people who perished in the Mediterranean’s worst migrant disaster with a poignant inter-faith funeral service ... Full story

Ex-Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi Jailed 20 years

An Egyptian court sentenced former president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on Tuesday in connection with the deaths of protesters during demonstrations against ... Full story

IS Releases New Killing Video Of Ethiopian Christians

Islamic State (IS) militants have released a video purportedly showing the killing of up to 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Footage shows one group of men ... Full story

South Africa Xenophobic: Shops Looted Despite Zuma Calling For Peace

Foreign-owned shops in South Africa have been attacked and looted in east Johannesburg, the latest in a series of xenophobic attacks. A standoff is ongoing in ... Full story

South Africa's Durban City Rallies Against xenophobia

Up to 5,000 people have taken part in a rally against xenophobia in South Africa's coastal city of Durban following attacks on foreigners. President Jacob Zuma ... Full story

Dozens Drown In Mediterranean

More than 40 people have drowned in the latest sinking of a migrant boat between Libya and Italy. The Italian navy rescued four people. Almost 10,000 ... Full story

Nigerian And World Leaders Have Not Done Enough To Help Free Chibok Girls - Malala Yousafzai

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to help free 219 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago ... Full story

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Mohammed Badie Sentenced To Death

An Egyptian court has confirmed the death sentence on Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 13 others for planning attacks against the state. The court also ... Full story

Kenya Bombs Somalia Al-Shabab Bases After Garissa University Attack

Kenyan fighter jets have bombed positions of militant Islamist group al-Shabab in neighbouring Somalia, a military spokesman has told the BBC. The warplanes had targeted two ... Full story

Muhammadu Buhari Leads Goodluck Jonathan

Partial results from Nigeria's election give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari a substantial lead over the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan. With two-thirds of Nigeria's states declared, Gen ... Full story

Boko Haram HQ Gwoza In Nigeria Retaken

The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of militant Islamist group Boko Haram. "Several terrorists died ... Full story

Ex-Liberia President Charles Taylor To Stay In UK Prison

Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor has been ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred ... Full story

South Africa Convicts Ex-Tennis Star Bob Hewitt Of Rape

Former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt has been found guilty by a South African court of raping underage girls. Hewitt, 75, had denied two charges ... Full story

Thousands Gather For Collins Chabane's Funeral

Thousands of people have already started arriving in Xikundu, Limpopo, for the funeral of public service and administration minister, Collins Chabane, according to reports. Chabane will ... Full story

Tunisia Names Gunmen Behind Deadly Museum Attack

Tunisian authorities have named the two gunmen who launched an attack on a museum that killed 19 people, saying one of the assailants was known ... Full story

Wife Of Burundi Politician Agathon Rwasa Shot

The wife of prominent Burundian opposition politician Agathon Rwasa has been shot and wounded at a hair salon in the capital, Bujumbura. The gunman fled after ... Full story

South Africans Perform First Successful Penis Transplant

The world's first successful penis transplant has been reported by a surgical team in South Africa. The 21-year-old recipient, whose identify is being protected, lost his ... Full story

Forced On Their Knees And Shot Dead In Cold Blood

Militants fighting for the Islamic State have released a video claiming to show the execution of two Libyan soldiers. Footage shows three balaclava-clad gunmen standing behind ... Full story

More Troops Deployed By Federal Government To Stabilise North East For Elections

Federal Government has deployed additional troops in the North-East to intensify the on-going war against members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram. The troops would help ... Full story

Four Independent National Electoral Commission Commissioners Shortlisted To Succeed Attahiru Jega

The Federal Government might have shortlisted four national commissioners to take over from Prof. Attahiru Jega as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission. SUNDAY ... Full story

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