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Arms depot blast kills dozens in western Libya

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:40
Tripoli: At least 29 people were killed and more than 30 others were injured on Tuesday when an arms depot exploded in Libya's Garabolli, nearly 60 km east the capital Tripoli.A local official said that the blast took place following…

24 people displaced every minute worldwide: UNHCR

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:39
Johannesburg: The global forced displacement rose sharply in 2015 reaching the highest level ever, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a report released in Pretoria on Monday.UNHCR recorded an average of 24 people displaced every minute.…

20 British jihadis travel to Libya

Monday, 20 June 2016 14:05
London: At least 20 British militants are thought to have travelled to Libya to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group, intelligence officials said.According to the Sunday Times, the 20 British jihadis are currently in Libya fighting with Islamist groups,…

Ghana captain Gyan denies funding opposition party

Saturday, 18 June 2016 16:31
Accra: Ghana football team captain Asamoah Gyan has denied reports circulating in the local media that he is a financier of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).A political talk show host, Mugabe Maase, alleged on Montie Fm, a local language…

Boko Haram kill 18 in Nigeria

Saturday, 18 June 2016 09:49
Abuja: At least 18 persons were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria's Adamawa state, police said on Friday.The attack occurred around 10p.m. (local time) on Thursday, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying. The official also confirmed the…

Dozens of migrants die of thirst in Niger desert

Friday, 17 June 2016 10:34
Niamey (Niger): The bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, thought to have died of thirst have been found in the Sahara desert near the Niger's border with Algeria, Niger's Interior Minister Bazoum Mohammed announced on Twitter.The migrants are believed…

Indian navy ship with all women crew reaches Mauritius

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 17:09
Port Louis (Mauritius): Indian Navy's first all women sailing team on Tuesday completed their maiden voyage in open ocean as their boat berthed at Port Louis, navy officials said.The INSV Mhadei, commanded by Lt. Cdr. Vartika Joshi, reached Port Louis…

In Ghana, President Mukherjee calls for UN reforms

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:22
Accra (Ghana): President Pranab Muhkherjee on Monday said the United Nations should be reformed to keep pace with world developments and pitched for India's candidature for permanent seat on the Security Council.He said it was so because with India's size…

President Muhkerjee arrives in Ghana

Monday, 13 June 2016 11:40
Accra: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Sunday on the first leg of a three-nation African tour that will also take him to Cote d'Ivoire and Namibia.Amid the backdrop of traditional Ghanaian drumming and dancing, President…

Kenya warned over Al-Shabaab threats during Ramadan

Saturday, 11 June 2016 12:06
Nairobi: Kenyan police on Friday warned citizens to be extra vigilant as Somalia-based Islamist group Al-Shabaab threatened to stage attacks in the country during the month of Ramadan.Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, said the areas along the Somali border…