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18 killed in Nigeria road accident: Police

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:23
Lagos: At least 18 people were killed in an accident on Nigeria's Bauchi-Jos highway, police said.The accident occurred on Sunday after a DAF Truck and a Toyota Hiace bus carrying 18 passengers collided, Mohammed Haruna, the northeast Bauchi state police…

Morocco arrests 5 suspects planning to join IS

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:17
Rabat: Moroccan police announced on Monday that they have arrested five Islamic State (IS)-linked suspects who were planning to join IS branch in Libya, the Moroccan interior ministry said.The suspects, who were active in southern Morocco, were planning to go…

Nigeria destroys pirated products

Thursday, 03 March 2016 16:55
Lagos: Nigerian government destroyed pirated items that valued 2.4 billion naira ($12 million), the media reported on Thursday.The items were seized during enforcement raids by the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) in Enugu State, said Afam Ezekude, director-general of the commission…

Tunisian security forces kill five terrorists near Libyan borders

Thursday, 03 March 2016 11:45
Tunis: Five terrorists were killed, one civilian was shot by accident, and one military officer was injured during an exchange of gunfire between National Guard and Army units of Tunisia near the Libyan borders, Tunisian Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.According…

Six Al-Shabaab suspects arrested over twin blasts in Somalia

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 10:30
Mogadishu: Somalia's security forces on Monday arrested six Al-Shabaab suspects in connection with the twin blast in the Baidoa town in south-Somalia's central Bay region.Abdullahi Ali Watin, District Commissioner of Baidoa town, told reporters that the security forces conducted massive…

12 killed in Mogadishu blasts, Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

Saturday, 27 February 2016 10:12
Mogadishu: At least 12 people were killed and 16 others injured in Mogadishu blasts that targetted a popular park and a hotel near the Somali presidential palace, police said.According to police officer Said Muse, the first blast occured at the…

First Zika case confirmed in South Africa

Saturday, 20 February 2016 10:49
Johannesburg: South African health authorities on Friday confirmed the first Zika case involving a Colombian businessman.The businessman who visited Johannesburg has been diagnosed with Zika by a private Johannesburg pathology laboratory, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said.At the moment the South…

Kenya's wildlife rangers search for roaming lions in Nairobi

Friday, 19 February 2016 15:37
Nairobi: Kenya's wildlife rangers on Friday embarked on a thorough search for two lions that sneaked out of the Nairobi National Park.Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) spokesman Paul Udoto said a team was dispatched across the city to hunt down the…

Kenyan police probe doping claims

Monday, 15 February 2016 14:51
Nairobi: Kenya's security officers have launched investigations into doping claims among athletes, saying the vice was painting the East African nation negatively.The move came after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said it has forwarded Kenya's case to its independent compliance…

26 injured in Burundi grenade blast

Friday, 12 February 2016 14:33
Bujumbura: At least 26 people were injured in a grenade blast near the city centre here, Burundian police said.Nine of the injured were in a serious condition, Xinhua quoted police as saying.According to the police, two people riding a motorcycle…