Category: International News

UN chief condemns suspected Boko Haram attacks targeting Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Nigeria.

UN chief condemns suspected Boko Haram attacks targeting Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Nigeria.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Saturday’s attacks in northeastern Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents targeting Eid al-Fitr celebrations. According to media reports, blasts killed dozens of people in the Damboa Local Government area of Borno State. “The Secretary-General stresses that attacks targeting civilians violate international humanitarian law, and he calls for those [&hellip

Kenya confirms 75 deaths from cholera outbreak since January.

Kenya confirms 75 deaths from cholera outbreak since January.

Kenya’s health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the death of 75 people from cholera in the past five months. Jackson Kioko, the director of medical services in the ministry of health, said that 4,954 people had been infected with the disease that was first reported in the country in January. “Nineteen counties have been affected, nine [&hellip

Sirens sounded as Gaza retaliatory rockets hit southern Israel.

Sirens sounded as Gaza retaliatory rockets hit southern Israel.

Palestinians have fired three rockets towards Israel after warplanes bombed parts of the besieged Gaza Strip early Monday in an escalation which prompted warnings of a new war. The rockets triggered several rounds of red alert sirens in the Hof Ashkelon region, the Ashkelon industrial zone, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai and Netiv Ha’asara, sending thousands of [&hellip

Acquitted DRC VP Jean-Pierre Bemba returns to Belgium, ICC says.

Acquitted DRC VP Jean-Pierre Bemba returns to Belgium, ICC says.

Jean Pierre-Bemba, who was acquitted of war crimes a week ago, has arrived in Belgium following his release from ICC detention. He still awaits sentencing in a secondary trial for bribing witnesses. Jean-Pierre Bemba, a one-time warlord and the former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has arrived in Belgium after his [&hellip

DR Congo’s parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents.

DR Congo’s parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament will, at President Joseph Kabila’s request, hold a special session to consider legislation providing legal protection for former presidents, lawmakers said. The announcement could be a further sign that Kabila intends to step down after an election in December despite speculation that he is trying to circumvent term limits that [&hellip

Ethiopian PM to visit riot hit southern city to calm tensions.

Ethiopian PM to visit riot hit southern city to calm tensions.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is to visit the riot hit Hawassa city, capital of Ethiopia’s Southern regional state next week to calm tensions, state media Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) said on Saturday. EBC didn’t give exact dates for the PM’s visit to Hawassa city, but said Ahmed is expected to meet community elders and [&hellip

Bomb attacks kill 31 in Borno state of northeastern Nigeria.

Bomb attacks kill 31 in Borno state of northeastern Nigeria.

At least 31 people have been killed in two separate bomb attacks carried out at crowded spots in northeastern Nigeria. Militia leader Babakura Kolo said on Sunday that the bombings in the town of Damboa in Borno state a day earlier targeted people returning from celebrations of the holy Muslim occasion of Eid al-Fitr. All [&hellip

Eight security personnel killed in Wajir after vehicle hits an IED.

Eight security personnel killed in Wajir after vehicle hits an IED.

At least eight security personnel were Sunday killed after a vehicle they were traveling in hit a set improvised bomb in Bojigaras area, Wajir County. The victims included five Administration Police Officers and three police reservists. Police authorities said the vehicle that the deceased were using ran over an Improvised Explosive Device which sent it [&hellip

Yemeni troops repel Saudi attack on Hudaydah port.

Yemeni troops repel Saudi attack on Hudaydah port.

Yemeni Ansarullah fighters have foiled a sea landing by Saudi and Emirati forces close to the port city of Hudaydah. “The Saudi coalition has not advanced at all in Hudaydah,” Houthi official Dayfallah al-Shami said during a Wednesday interview with Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen TV. “We foiled a sea landing of Saudi and Emirati forces near the [&hellip

2 men stabbed to death in mosque in South Africa.

2 men stabbed to death in mosque in South Africa.

A man has attacked worshipers at a mosque in South Africa with a knife, killing at least two people. The deadly incident occurred in Malmesbury, a small town in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, on Thursday morning, local police said. Police added that several other people had also been wounded in the attack before the [&hellip