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Airforce Bombs Central Darfur Killing Several

Airforce Bombs Central Darfur Killing Several

The Sudanese Air Force bombed Solo and Dalo, west of Rokoro in Central Darfur, on Thursday. According to an armed rebel group, three civilians were killed, including a child. A large number of livestock did not survive the explosions. The military spokesman for the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW), Mustafa […]

Pro-government “Militia” Youth Linked to Burundi Violence

Pro-government “Militia” Youth Linked to Burundi Violence

African Union leaders meeting in Johannesburg on Sunday are expected to discuss the months of seething popular unrest in Burundi. One UN official has warned the violence was being stoked by pro-government youth militia. Hopes that fresh elections would lift Burundi out of violence and constitutional crisis, which has engulfed the country since late April, […]

Darfur Situation Worsening: United Nations

Darfur Situation Worsening: United Nations

The UN has warned that violent attacks on international peacekeepers and civilians in Sudan’s conflict-torn Darfur region have been increasing while tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee the fighting. UN peacekeeping deputy chief Edmond Mulet told the 15-member Security Council on Wednesday that there has been negligible progress in peace efforts […]

Buhari Renews Fight Against Boko Haram

Buhari Renews Fight Against Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic, said the Nigerian Army was formidable enough to crush the Boko Haram terrorist group. Buhari, who made this declaration after holding talks with Nigerien President Issoufou Mahamadou, asserted that the Nigerian Army, which had earned a good reputation globally, remained a virile fighting force. […]

Liberia’s Security Tops Budget

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf yesterday submitted the Draft National Budget for 2015/2016 to the National Legislature with the security sector toping health and education. In the draft national budget, the Executive allotted an amount of US$73.0 million; Education Sector Support US$79.4 million and Security & Rule of Law (US$90.1 million), including (US$15 million for UNMIL Transition), […]

Thousands Flee Violent Upsurge in Northern Mali

Thousands Flee Violent Upsurge in Northern Mali

Bamako — A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins. The situation is worst in the northern Timbuktu region, where an estimated 23,000 people have been […]

Kenya shuts down money transfer firms to prevent financing of militant Islamists

Kenya shuts down money transfer firms to prevent financing of militant Islamists

Kenya’s government has ordered the closure of 13 money transfer firms to prevent militant Islamists from using them to finance attacks, the interior minister has told the press. The bank accounts of 85 individuals and “entities” had also been frozen, Joseph Nkaissery added.Those targeted include a Somali-linked bus company and hotel. An assault by the […]

Gunmen abducts 89 boys in South Sudan

Gunmen abducts 89 boys in South Sudan

Armed men have abducted at least 89 boys in South Sudan, the United Nations children’s agency has said.The incident happened in a camp in the northern city of Malakal that hosts thousands of people displaced by fighting between the army and rebels. Unicef says the unidentified gunmen went from house to house and seized boys […]

Turkey-Somalia relationship: Turks run Somalia & making $4million monthly revenue

Turkey-Somalia relationship: Turks run Somalia & making $4million monthly revenue

The chaos and conflict that once consumed the port of Mogadishu are now gone and a few foreign investors are starting to move into Somalia. Turkey is leading the way but why is there such a strong bond between these two countries? Where once rival militias battled for control of these docks, giant container ships […]

US forces unleash devastating firepower on ISIS terrorists

US forces unleash devastating firepower on ISIS terrorists

ISIS positions in and around Kobane felt the full force of American airpower last night, as sustained bombing raids resulted in a series of spectacular explosions in the besieged Syrian town. The radical Islamic group has been dramatically pushed back from the town, having as recently as last week looked like it was about to […]

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