Missing Air Algeria flight has crashed-Official

Missing Air Algeria flight has crashed-Official

An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, Algerian national television announced on Thursday. Contact was lost about 50 minutes ...

Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

Algeria airline company announced that it has lost contact with its AH 5017 flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers on Thursday, media sources told APA.A source ...

AU condemns murder of Somali MP

AU condemns murder of Somali MP

The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Lydia Wanyoto Mutende has strongly condemned the assassination of a Member of ...

Nigeria declares Monday, Tuesday as public holidays for Eid-el-Fitri

Nigeria declares Monday, Tuesday as public holidays for Eid-el-Fitri

The Nigerian Government has declared Monday, July 28 and Tuesday July 29 as public holidays to mark this year's Eid-el-Fitri Salah celebration.In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, ...

Nigerian leader condemns bomb blasts in Kaduna

Nigerian leader condemns bomb blasts in Kaduna

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the bombings in Kaduna in northern Nigeria which appeared to have been targeted at a former Head of State, Major-Gen. Muhammadu ...

Nigerian press awash with insurgents’ incursion, bombing in Kaduna

Nigerian press awash with insurgents’ incursion, bombing in Kaduna

Front pages of newspapers were on Thursday awash with stories and photographs of the two bomb explosions that killed of many people in the Kaduna state, shifting attention from ...

Ghanaian labour union plan nationwide demonstration Thursday

Ghanaian labour union plan nationwide demonstration Thursday

Ghana's labour unionists have announced that they could embark on a nationwide demonstration on Thursday against high cost of living.Spokesperson for the Trades Union Congress (TUC) ...

Missing Air Algeria flight has crashed-Official

An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, Algerian national television announced on Thursday. Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, it said. Air Algerie said 50 French citizens were among the 110 passengers and six crew on board Flight AH 5017. The pilot had contacted Niger's control tower in Niamey to change course because of a ...

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Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

Algeria airline company announced that it has lost contact with its AH 5017 flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers on Thursday, media sources told APA.A source close to the company was quoted by French Press Agency (AFP) as saying, “aircraft took off from Burkina Faso at 0117 GMT and was supposed to land in Algiers at 0510 GMT but never reached its destination�. Spanish private ...

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AU condemns murder of Somali MP

The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Lydia Wanyoto Mutende has strongly condemned the assassination of a Member of Parliament and singer Saado Ali Warsame in Mogadishu.The female Somali Lawmaker was killed on Wednesday in Hodan District by unidentified gunmen who shot at her car killing her and the driver on the spot. “Members of Parliament ...

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Nigeria declares Monday, Tuesday as public holidays for Eid-el-Fitri

The Nigerian Government has declared Monday, July 28 and Tuesday July 29 as public holidays to mark this year's Eid-el-Fitri Salah celebration.In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, Nigeria's Minister of Interior Abba Moro, enjoined all Muslims and Nigerians in general to extend love, peace, justice, which are the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, to their daily living in order to contribute to the development ...

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Nigerian leader condemns bomb blasts in Kaduna

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the bombings in Kaduna in northern Nigeria which appeared to have been targeted at a former Head of State, Major-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retired), and prominent Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi.A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Dr. Reuben Abati, on Wednesday in Abuja denounced the targeting of political and ...

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Nigerian press awash with insurgents’ incursion, bombing in Kaduna

Front pages of newspapers were on Thursday awash with stories and photographs of the two bomb explosions that killed of many people in the Kaduna state, shifting attention from troubled North-East to North-West.The Vanguard and Guardian among others, supporting their pages with gory photographs reported that at least 82 persons were killed on Thursday and several others injured in two bomb blasts in Kaduna. ...

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Ghanaian labour union plan nationwide demonstration Thursday

Ghana's labour unionists have announced that they could embark on a nationwide demonstration on Thursday against high cost of living.Spokesperson for the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Secretary General Kofi Asamoah said all is set for the biggest demonstration to register their disgust about the way and manner President Mahama and his ministers are handling the economy. According to him, in Accra the ...

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Ex-Nigeria President alleges assassination attempt on his life

Nigeria's former military leader and Chieftain of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC), Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retired) has alleged that the second bomb blast on Wednesday in Kaduna was actually an assassination attempt on his life.Buhari said in a statement in Kaduna on Wednesday that he was clearly the target of the bomber who detonated the explosive device on his convoy along Ali Akilu road, ...

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FIFA helps S/Leone fight match manipulation

FIFA's Security Division has announced that it would assist the Sierra Leone (SLFA) Football Association in its fight against corruption and match manipulation.The world soccer body intends to do so by supporting the investigation conducted by the SLFA and by assisting it in setting up its own national integrity programme. FIFA Security Director Ralf Mutschke will in due course personally travel to Sierra ...

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Somali Premier mourns slain woman MP

Somalia's Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has sent "deepest condolences" to the families and friends of MP and veteran Somali artist Saado Ali Warsame and Parliament Secretary Abdullahi Hussein Yabarow who were gunned down in Mogadishu.The two were killed by terrorists who could belong to the notorious Al Shabaab. “This cowardly attack will not derail the progress made across Somalia and within ...

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