Boko Haram leader killed – Cameroon army sources

Boko Haram leader killed – Cameroon army sources

Cameroon's army has reportedly killed the leader of the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau after fierce fighting in the border region of Gambaru in the far north of ...

Cameroon army kills about 10 Boko Haram fighters

Cameroon army kills about 10 Boko Haram fighters

The Cameroonian army has killed at least ten Boko Haram assailants who were attempting an attack into the Cameroon town of Amchidée located in the far north at the Nigerian border, ...

Water shortage hits Somali regions

Water shortage hits Somali regions

People and animals in the Galgagud, Hiran and Mudug regions of central Somalia have been hit by an acute shortage of water after almost a year without proper rainfall.The ...

Kenya remember Westgate carnage

Kenya remember Westgate carnage

Kenyans are observing the first anniversary of the Westgate shopping mall siege in Nairobi, in which some 67 people were killed by al-Shabaab militants.At a solemn ceremony on ...

S/Africans cooperate to find loved ones in Nigeria

S/Africans cooperate to find loved ones in Nigeria

The South African government has received overwhelming response from South Africans whose loved ones were still missing a week after the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) ...

CAR’s premier urges institutions to work hand in glove

CAR’s premier urges institutions to work hand in glove

Central African Republic (CAR)'s new Prime minister, Mahamat Kamoun has urged the country's institutions including the transitional government and the National Transition Council ...

S/Leone streets deserted amidst lockdown

S/Leone streets deserted amidst lockdown

The streets of Freetown and other cities across Sierra Leone have been deserted after the first day of a three-day curfew to allow health teams clear away contaminated bodies and ...

Boko Haram leader killed – Cameroon army sources

Cameroon's army has reportedly killed the leader of the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau after fierce fighting in the border region of Gambaru in the far north of the country on Saturday night.Although the information has not been made official, several army officers reached by telephone have described scenes of jubilation by their troops on the scene of the clashes as they hinted at the ...

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Cameroon army kills about 10 Boko Haram fighters

The Cameroonian army has killed at least ten Boko Haram assailants who were attempting an attack into the Cameroon town of Amchidée located in the far north at the Nigerian border, the government in Yaounde said in a statement on Sunday. “After fierce fighting when the national defense forces have successfully repelled the attackers, a Cameroonian soldier was injured, while more than ten terrorists were ...

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Water shortage hits Somali regions

People and animals in the Galgagud, Hiran and Mudug regions of central Somalia have been hit by an acute shortage of water after almost a year without proper rainfall.The Commissioner of Mahas district in Hiran region, Mumin Mohamed Halane told the African Press Agency on Sunday that hundreds of rural people have flocked to towns in search of drinking water for them and their animals. He said wells, ...

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Kenya remember Westgate carnage

Kenyans are observing the first anniversary of the Westgate shopping mall siege in Nairobi, in which some 67 people were killed by al-Shabaab militants.At a solemn ceremony on Sunday, a plaque in remembrance of the victim has been unveiled in the Kenyan capital while a vigil is being organized for later in the evening to pray for them. The families of the victims have also placed wreaths near a forest where ...

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S/Africans cooperate to find loved ones in Nigeria

The South African government has received overwhelming response from South Africans whose loved ones were still missing a week after the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) guest house collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, APA has learnt.“Since the appeal made to family members to send photographs of their affected loved ones to the operations centre at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, ...

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CAR’s premier urges institutions to work hand in glove

Central African Republic (CAR)'s new Prime minister, Mahamat Kamoun has urged the country's institutions including the transitional government and the National Transition Council (NTC) “to speak with one voice.”“We have reviewed the political context and the country's public finances and they require courageous and stringent measuresâ€�, the head of CAR transitional government told APA at the end of his ...

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S/Leone streets deserted amidst lockdown

The streets of Freetown and other cities across Sierra Leone have been deserted after the first day of a three-day curfew to allow health teams clear away contaminated bodies and identify possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus.By the morning of Saturday, the Sierra Leonean capital appeared like a ghost town as people and cars stay off the streets and markets after days spent stocking up on food and other ...

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EU Condemns isolation of Ebola-hit countries

The European Union (EU) said on Saturday that it would rather the world help isolate the Ebola virus disease rather than isolate the affected countries.The Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Development and Cooperation of EuropeAid (DEVCO), Marcus Conaro, said this is the time to demonstrate international partnership by giving all the help rather than sitting to witness the death of more people. ...

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Ghana celebrates Kwame Nkrumah’s 105th birthday

Ghanaians will on Sunday celebrate so-called Founder's Day to mark the 105th birthday of the first president of the country Kwame Nkrumah. The event will be marked with lectures, symposiums as well as inter-schools quiz competition and a cultural display. The Convention People's Party (CPP), founded by Nkrumah, Socialist Forum and cultural groups have lined up activities to mark the event to remember the man ...

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Nigerian’s Jonathan commends Air force for establishing helicopter school

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the Nigerian Air force for successfully establishing the international Helicopter Flying School in Enugu, south-eastern Nigeria.Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the first 42 helicopter pilots of the school on Friday in Enugu, Jonathan noted that the achievement has not only helped to boost the capacity and capability of the Air force, but that of the ...

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