In Hottest News
Mar 20th, 2014
Lawyers for Mali’s detained former coup leader say he is on a hunger strike to protest being moved to a town south of the capital. Amadou Haya Sanogo is now held in Selingue, about 90 miles (150 kilometers) south of Bamako. One of his attorneys, Djibrille Coulibaly, said Thursday the move was u...
Oct 15th, 2012
Loud explosions and gunfire have rocked Nigeria’s northern city of Maiduguri, which has seen growing violence by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Details are unclear, but reports said at least 10 people had been killed, including several soldiers. A primary school and a radio tower were ...
In World News
Aug 9th, 2012
Two Afghan soldiers tried to gun down a group of NATO troops outside a military base in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said. No international forces were killed, but one of the attackers was killed as NATO forces shot back. It was the second apparent attack by Afghan forces on their inter...
Jul 29th, 2012
Bamako – An army officer and a religious leader have been arrested by armed men in Bamako as part of an investigation into an attempted counter coup, family members said on Saturday. “We have not heard any news. We are very worried,” said Aly Ouattara, a relative of detained soldier...
In East Africa
May 20th, 2012
Mogadishu – At least seven people, mostly Somali soldiers, were killed on Saturday in bomb explosions in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said. A roadside bomb planted under a tree killed four soldiers and one civilian in northern Mogadishu’s Karan district while at l...
May 5th, 2012
Cairo – A Cairo district that witnessed deadly clashes between protesters and soldiers near the defence ministry was calm on Saturday after an overnight curfew. Soldiers and armoured personnel carriers blocked off a road leading to the ministry after the curfew, imposed by the military followin...
In Burkina Faso
Apr 16th, 2011
Hundreds of traders rioted and set fire to the headquarters of Burkina Faso’s ruling party on Saturday, protesting after mutinous soldiers looted their shops. Merchants ransacked the National Assembly, the trade ministry and other public buildings in the capital of the West African state, a Reu...
In East Africa
Mar 17th, 2011
Kampala – The army spokesperson in Uganda says three soldiers serving with the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia have been sentenced to two years in prison each for shooting Somali civilians. Army spokesperson Felix Kulayigye said the three soldiers were arrested in November and Jan...