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Parents allege 105 missing Nigerian schoolgirls could be in Boko Haram's captivity

There might be up to 105 schoolgirls taken away by terror group Boko Haram after an all-girl college was attacked Monday in Nigeria's northeastern state of Yobe, parents of the missing students alleged Saturday, citing an evidence.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/24 20:40:55

Leadership squabbles continue to haunt Zimbabwe opposition after leader's death

Leadership squabbles continue to haunt Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T party following the death of its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/24 7:12:54

Nigerian leader says sending more troops to find missing schoolgirls

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he will be sending more troops and surveillance aircraft to search for schoolgirls who were declared missing after suspected Boko Haram terror group attacked their college in the northeastern state of Yobe last Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/24 7:12:32

Twin bomb explosions hit Mogadishu

Twin bomb explosions rocked the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Friday but there were no immediate reports of the exact number of casualties. The first explosion went off near the national intelligence headquarters, followed by a second one near parliament buildings.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/24 7:11:34

Tanzania, Kenya presidents move to resolve trade dispute

Tanzanian president John Magufuli and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday directed their ministers to resolve disputes affecting trade between the two East African countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 23:17:16

Nigerian state apologizes over false information on abducted school girls

Nigeria's northeast Yobe state government on Thursday apologized for claiming that some of the abducted school girls at Government Girls College Dapchi had been rescued.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 9:34:32

Nigeria's ruling party governors to deliberate on 2019 polls

Nigeria's ruling party state governors are billed to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to deliberate on the 2019 election, a governor said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 9:33:22

IS in Libya claims responsibility for suicide attack on army checkpoint

Islamic State (IS) in Libya on Thursday claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on a checkpoint of the eastern-based army on Saturday in the city of Jufra.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 9:29:33

Nigerian governor says missing schoolgirls yet to be rescued

The governor of Nigeria's northeastern state of Yobe, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Thursday said none of the schoolgirls declared missing after an attack by terror group Boko Haram earlier this week was rescued by the military.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 9:17:54

Heavy lifting

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hugs a boy during the launch of his pre-candidacy for the presidency, at the Expominas in Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais, Brazil, on Wednesday. The capital of Minas Gerais is the first to host an event of this kind since Lula's conviction for corruption was upheld by a federal appeals court. Photo: AFP
Source: VCG | 2018/2/22 22:33:39

Boko Haram attacks another girls' college in Nigeria, Buhari asks ministers to investigate

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday directed three members of his cabinet to investigate an attack by terror group Boko Haram on an all-girl college earlier this week, a government spokesperson said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 13:38:29

Sudan's ruling party relieves its deputy chairman

Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday relieved its Deputy Chairman Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid and appointed Faisal Hassan Ibrahim in his place.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:37:38

Rwandan police to investigate protests at Congo refugee camp in western Rwanda

The Rwandan police will start investigations into the causes of Tuesday's protests at Kiziba Refugee Camp in Karongi District in western Rwanda, which houses thousands of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) refugees, said the Rwandan government on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:24:05

AU reiterates support to Ethiopia's reform agenda

African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Wednesday reiterated AU's continued support to the Ethiopian government's reform agenda.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:15:05

Low-key 94th birthday for Mugabe

Zimbabweans marked Robert Mugabe's 94th birthday on Wednesday with an official day off, but without the extravagant cakes and fawning tributes that defined February 21 for much of his 37-year rule.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 23:36:29

More than 90 schoolgirls missing after Nigeria attack

More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls are feared missing after Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram attacked a village in the northeastern state of Yobe, two sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/21 22:58:39

Kenya issues travel alert on South Sudan over insecurity

The Kenyan government on Wednesday issued a travel alert, warning citizens against travelling to several areas in South Sudan affected by inter-ethnic conflict in the last six months.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 21:52:07

AU issues calls for peace, stability in Ethiopia

The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday called for all Ethiopian stakeholders to refrain from acts that undermine peace and stability.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 18:30:43