In East Africa
Sep 9th, 2013
A firefighter sprays water on destroyed cars in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Sept, 7, 2013. Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) — A pair of bomb blasts in Mogadishu Saturday killed at least 20 people, most of them civilians, police said. An apparent car bomb exploded in the parking lot outside of ...
Aug 27th, 2013
BY SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN CITY — OFFICIALS of the Department of State Services, DSS, in Edo State, yesterday, quizzed the mother of the 15-year-old Daniel Oikhena, who emerged from the wheel compartment of an Arik Air flight from Benin Airport to Lagos, last Saturday. Mrs Evelyn Oikhena, who confirmed...
In East Africa
Apr 13th, 2013
Johannesburg – An Ethiopian man was shot dead at a business premises in Klipgat on Saturday morning, North West police said. The man was found lying in a pool of blood near a pit toilet, said Captain Amanda Funani. He had a gunshot wound to the head. Police had spoken to the man’s brother...
Apr 6th, 2013
Police in Nigeria’s Adamawa state say attackers stormed the home of the state’s deputy governor in Midlu Saturday, killing 11 people. Some victims were shot, while others had their throats cut. Police have given few details, but say it appears it was a targeted attack. Witnesses report he...
Jun 9th, 2012
Nigeria midfielder Christain Obodo has been abducted by unknown gunmen in southern Nigeria. A family friend has told BBC Sport that the kidnappers have issued a ransom demand for nearly US$200,000. Police in Warri are yet to issue any official statement regarding the missing footballer. But oil rich ...
Mar 20th, 2011
Benghazi – At least 94 people were killed in an assault launched two days ago on the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, medics and AFP correspondents said on Sunday. “Yesterday we had about 50 (bodies of civilians and rebel fighters) and just today we i...
In Middle East
Mar 12th, 2011
Government security forces opened fire on protesters when they awoke for prayers near Sana University Saturday morning, killing one man and injuring hundreds, witnesses said. Ahmed A. Manaiee, who was killed, had been a speaker during weeks of protests calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah...