Category: International News

Germany to spend €10 billion on refugees

Germany to spend €10 billion on refugees

Financial costs for care of asylum seekers in Germany could be some €10 billion ($11 billion) by the end of the current year, four times what Berlin spent taking care of refugees last year, a report says. According to a Sunday report by the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAS), the cost could reach anywhere between €9 and €10.5 billion based on the cost [&hellip

Al-Shabab takes another town in Somalia

Al-Shabab takes another town in Somalia

​Takfiri al-Shabab militants have overrun another town in central Somalia following the departure of the forces of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) from the area. “We have taken Buqda town peacefully today. The town is now under our control,” Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, a spokesman for the militant group, said on Sunday. AMISOM [&hellip

Test shows how old your body really is

Test shows how old your body really is

​Scientists say they have developed a way of testing how well, or badly, your body is ageing. They say it could help predict when a person will die, identify those at high-risk of dementia and could affect medicine, pensions and insurance. The team at King’s College London say looking at “biological age” is more useful [&hellip

Afghan forces kill 103 Taliban militants

Afghan forces kill 103 Taliban militants

​Afghan army soldiers have killed more than 100 Taliban militants and wounded several others in a series of clean-up operations carried out across the war-torn country over the past 24 hours. The Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that 103 militants were killed and 95 others injured in the nationwide operations. The [&hellip

Oliseh Wary of Taifa Stars Threat.

Oliseh Wary of Taifa Stars Threat.

  Nigeria’s Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh has revealed that he has watched Taifa Stars’ tapes but expects they will be different when the two sides face off at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday. Taifa Stars host the West African powerhouse, Nigeria, in a much-awaited Group G encounter as the [&hellip

Ugandan Bodies Flown Home After Somalia Al-Shabab Attack.

Ugandan Bodies Flown Home After Somalia Al-Shabab Attack.

  The bodies of 10 Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia by militant Islamist group al-Shabab have been flown back home. The attack was a “game changer”, and al-Shabab should expect an “appropriate response”, said an army spokesman. Twelve Ugandan soldiers were killed in Tuesday’s raid on an African Union (AU) base in southern Somalia. Al-Shabab [&hellip

Liberia Declared Free of Ebola, Again: WHO.

Liberia Declared Free of Ebola, Again: WHO.

The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test. “WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population,” the UN health agency said in a statement. The WHO, which had previously [&hellip

Uganda: 12 Soldiers Killed in Somalia Attack.

Uganda: 12 Soldiers Killed in Somalia Attack.

  A Ugandan military spokesman says 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack Tuesday by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Thursday that all soldiers were accounted for and that none was captured. He said 10 of the bodies will be flown back home Thursday. Al-Shabab claimed [&hellip

DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda Pleads not Guilty at ICC Trial.

DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda Pleads not Guilty at ICC Trial.

    Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has pleaded not guilty to all charges at the start of his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. The 18 charges include murder, rape and the recruitment of child soldiers. Evidence has been gathered from more than 2,000 alleged victims, including former child [&hellip

Somalia Famine Remains Critical, Says UN.

Somalia Famine Remains Critical, Says UN.

  War-torn Somalia remains in a “critical” state four years after a devastating famine, the UN warned on Monday, noting a sharp rise in those needing food aid. “The levels of food insecurity and malnutrition are critical. Humanitarian actors and donors have prevented the situation being a lot worse than it is, but we all [&hellip