B/Haram attack on Abuja airport foiled

B/Haram attack on Abuja airport foiled

A Boko Haram spying network which was meant to organize a daring attack on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been busted, the Department of State Service (DSS) ...

Chad: B/Haram members, accomplices handed death sentences

Chad: B/Haram members, accomplices handed death sentences

The ten members of Boko Haram and their accomplices who appeared before a Special Criminal Court in the Chadian capital Ndjamena, have been handed down death sentences at the end of ...

Sudanese press awash with US sanctions talk

Sudanese press awash with US sanctions talk

Almost the entire array of Sudanese newspapers on Saturday have been awash with articles about an agreement between Khartoum and Washington over the partial lifting of American ...

S/Sudan: Warring sides declare permanent ceasefire

S/Sudan: Warring sides declare permanent ceasefire

The warring sides in South Sudan have declared a permanent ceasefire which comes into effect on Saturday in accordance with the details of the peace agreement signed by President ...

Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists returned to jail

Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists returned to jail

The three Al-Jazeera journalists at the centre of an ongoing trial in Egypt have been sentenced to three years in prison after they were convicted for “spreading false news”. ...

Nigerian press highlights refinery’s closure, others

Nigerian press highlights refinery’s closure, others

The closure of the Warri refinery over a shortage of crude oil, the payment of allowance and fees of ex-militants and endorsement of $18 billion centenary city project were some ...

S/Leone to construct homes for soldiers

S/Leone to construct homes for soldiers

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has told members of the national armed forces that he has laid the foundation block for a project to construct houses at the Peacekeeping ...

Sudanese papers headline Bashir visit to China

The Sudanese newspapers on Sunday concentrated on the visit of the President Omar Al-Bashir to China which starts on Monday.The English language Sudan Tribune newspaper said that Bashir will begin a visit to China on Monday to participate in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and hold talks with officials there on economic cooperation. A senior government source told Sudan ...

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Proposed sale of refineries, crash, fraud dominate Nigerian press

The recommendation for the sale of petroleum refineries, the crash of an air force helicopter which killed seven passengers and the discovery of another $6.9 million fraud in an oil company were the main stories in Nigerian newspapers on Sunday.The recommendations of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for the sale of the nation's three refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna due to some ...

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S/Africa mourns 35 accident victims

South Africa's Mbhashe Municipality is hosting a prayer meeting on Sunday for the families of the victims of Saturday's bus accident in Willowvale in the north of the city of East London, APA has learnt.Some 35 people, four of them children, were killed when a bus plunged into a river in the village, the ENCA-TV reported Saturday night. By Saturday night, emergency services had pulled all the bodies, ...

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Egypt: 16 suspected ISIS sympathizers detained

Sixteen people led by a former officer who had been fired are being detained in Egypt for being in close contact with Islamic State group (ISIS).The group was on Saturday referred by the prosecution to a “terrorism-specialized� court after they “were proven to have been in touch� with IS. Most of the defendants are from Minya al-Qamh in Sharqia of Egypt's Delta. Their first court session is scheduled ...

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Zuma sends condolences as maidens die in Swazi accident

South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday sent condolences to Swaziland following a road accident which has claimed the lives of many young women. They were on their way to Manzini on Friday evening to attend that country's annual traditional Umhlanga Reed Dance, a festival meant to celebrate womanhood and virginity. While no figures of the dead and injured have been given, the Presidency said that over ...

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B/Haram attack on Abuja airport foiled

A Boko Haram spying network which was meant to organize a daring attack on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been busted, the Department of State Service (DSS) claimed.A DSS statement on Saturday said several individuals associated with the network including its ring leader have been rounded up. The interrogation of a key suspect identified as Sulaiymon Abdulraman from Kogi had provided ...

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Chad: B/Haram members, accomplices handed death sentences

The ten members of Boko Haram and their accomplices who appeared before a Special Criminal Court in the Chadian capital Ndjamena, have been handed down death sentences at the end of their three-day trial on Friday.Mahamat Mustapha alias Bana Fanaye, Abakar Ibrahim, Umar alias Sheik, Adam Ali Mbami Ali Allamy, Alhadj Tchallé Mbodou Ali Tchari, Kati Alhadji Mali, Mani Mal Tarbey and Abani Bada will be shot. ...

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Sudanese press awash with US sanctions talk

Almost the entire array of Sudanese newspapers on Saturday have been awash with articles about an agreement between Khartoum and Washington over the partial lifting of American sanction which has been in place since 1997. The lifting will include some agricultural Sudanese exports to U.S, including the gum Gaur and Sesame. The Arabic language Alray Alaam newspaper disclosed that the US has agreed to ...

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S/Sudan: Warring sides declare permanent ceasefire

The warring sides in South Sudan have declared a permanent ceasefire which comes into effect on Saturday in accordance with the details of the peace agreement signed by President Salva Kiir last Wednesday and his rival Riek Machar a week earlier.President Kiir on Friday issued a republican order announcing the permanent ceasefire with the rebels with effect from midnight 29 August to meet the IGAD imposed ...

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Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists returned to jail

The three Al-Jazeera journalists at the centre of an ongoing trial in Egypt have been sentenced to three years in prison after they were convicted for “spreading false news”. Previously imprisoned for over a year, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, who were present at Saturday's High Court proceeding are set to return to prison to serve their jail terms. The third journalist, Peter Greste, was deported to ...

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