French officials rule out Tuareg in Air Algerie crash

French officials rule out Tuareg in Air Algerie crash

While some official sources blamed heavy rain for the Algerian Airline crash, senior French official said it was unlikely fighters in Mali had weaponry that could shoot down a ...

Nigeria Football Federation sacks President

Nigeria Football Federation sacks President

Barely a week after the world football governing body lifted the suspension on Nigeria over interference in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the President of NFF, Aminu ...

Europe concerns over Algerian plane crash

Europe concerns over Algerian plane crash

Widespread concerns among UK families after Algerian authorities confirmed on Thursday afternoon that a passenger plane which vanished from radar over northern Mali in West Africa ...

Ugandan among terror suspects charged by Kenyan court

Ugandan among terror suspects charged by Kenyan court

A Ugandan terror suspect was charged alongside three Kenyan nationals on Thursday by a Nairobi court for allegedly being in possession of bomb making material in Nairobi last ...

Nigerian’s Nembe community issues 30-day ultimatum to Shell

Nigerian’s Nembe community issues 30-day ultimatum to Shell

Nigeria's leading oil and gas producer Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has been given a 30-day ultimatum by the Nembe community in Brass Local government Area of Bayelsa ...

Malawi: SADC ministers taking stock of gender programme

Malawi: SADC ministers taking stock of gender programme

Malawi is hosting a meeting of ministers responsible for gender/women affairs in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) that is reviewing progress made by member states in ...

Senegal students beat collegue to death

Senegal students beat collegue to death

A student at the Dakar University, who tried to intervene in a fight between two other students, was has been beaten to death, Senegalese press reported on Thursday.The 27 year-old ...

French officials rule out Tuareg in Air Algerie crash

While some official sources blamed heavy rain for the Algerian Airline crash, senior French official said it was unlikely fighters in Mali had weaponry that could shoot down a plane.An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. Al Qaeda-linked Islamist groups took advantage of an uprising by ...

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Nigeria Football Federation sacks President

Barely a week after the world football governing body lifted the suspension on Nigeria over interference in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the President of NFF, Aminu Maigari, was on Thursday impeached by the executive committee members.The members took the decision during Thursday's executive committee meeting in Abuja, a communique at the end of the meeting said in Abuja, said Maigari was accused ...

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Europe concerns over Algerian plane crash

Widespread concerns among UK families after Algerian authorities confirmed on Thursday afternoon that a passenger plane which vanished from radar over northern Mali in West Africa has crashed.Uncertainties have trailed the disappearance of the ‘Air Algerie' after it lost contact with passenger plane carrying 116 as it travels over Northern Mali. But, the first official statement by the Algerian aviation ...

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Ugandan among terror suspects charged by Kenyan court

A Ugandan terror suspect was charged alongside three Kenyan nationals on Thursday by a Nairobi court for allegedly being in possession of bomb making material in Nairobi last Saturday.The Ugandan, Mohamed Yusuf Kuloba, a suspected member of Al-Shabaab group, was among the suspects found with over 60 sachets of explosive material that can be used to manufacture Improvised Explosive Device (IED). They were ...

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Malawi: SADC ministers taking stock of gender programme

Malawi is hosting a meeting of ministers responsible for gender/women affairs in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) that is reviewing progress made by member states in implementing the region's gender programme during the past year.Malawi's Secretary for Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Mary Shawa said the ministers would, among other issues, review the region's policy ...

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Nigerian’s Nembe community issues 30-day ultimatum to Shell

Nigeria's leading oil and gas producer Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has been given a 30-day ultimatum by the Nembe community in Brass Local government Area of Bayelsa State in south-eastern Nigeria to shut down its operations.According to the chairman of the Oil and Gas Committee of the Nembe community, Chief Nengi James, the ultimatum came after Shell failed to abide by the terms of General ...

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Senegal students beat collegue to death

A student at the Dakar University, who tried to intervene in a fight between two other students, was has been beaten to death, Senegalese press reported on Thursday.The 27 year-old Master degree student, Saà«r Boye went to the restaurant early on Wednesday evening after jogging when he fell on an altercation between two students. According to several accounts, one of the protagonists lashed out at him by ...

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Suspected bomber, accomplices to be prosecuted

Suspected mastermind of the April 14 bombing which killed 79 people in Nyanya in Abuja, Aminu Ogwuche, would soon face prosecution along with other accomplices, the Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mrs. Oloye Akinjide, has said.A message on Thursday in Abuja to mark the commemoration of the 100 days of abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, the minister described ...

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Nigeria nabs suspected human trafficker

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has arrested a suspected human trafficking dealer, Muntari Hamidu and rescued five victims in Katsina State.The state Comptroller of NIS, Mr Emmanuel Ogbumuo, told journalists on Thursday in Katsina that the 30-year-old suspect had been on the watch list for a long time. The suspect, he said, was arrested in Maimujiya, a border town with Niger Republic, by a combined ...

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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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