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More Yemen Refugees Look for Shelter in Djibouti.

More Yemen Refugees Look for Shelter in Djibouti.

  DJIBOUTI – Djibouti appealed Monday for aid after hundreds of Yemeni refugees fleeing civil war arrived in the Horn of African nation, adding to thousands already being supported. “The refugees arriving have lost everything,” said presidential spokesman Naguib Ali Taher, adding they needed shelter as well as medical care, including psychological support. Djibouti, a [&hellip

Ethiopia Hands Lengthy Prison Terms to Muslim Activists.

Ethiopia Hands Lengthy Prison Terms to Muslim Activists.

  An Ethiopian court sentenced over 17 Muslim activists on Monday to prison sentences ranging from seven to 22 years on charges they plotted to create an Islamic state in the majority Christian country. A journalist for a Muslim newspaper was also sentenced for conspiring with the activists, the court in Addis Ababa said. The [&hellip

Nigerian Troops Capture Boko Haram Commander.

Nigerian Troops Capture Boko Haram Commander.

  Nigerian troops  participating in Operation ”Lafiya Dole (Peace Is A Must)” which responsible for clearing the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast rescued another 178 people held captive by terrorists in 9 camps. Col Tukur Gusau, a deputy director of the Nigerian Army public relations at the 7 Division confirmed to reporters that [&hellip

Kerry in Cairo to Resume US-Egypt ‘Strategic Dialogue’.

Kerry in Cairo to Resume US-Egypt ‘Strategic Dialogue’.

    US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo to resume a US-Egypt “strategic dialogue” that was suspended following the 2011 revolution.     According to media reports, Kerry arrived in Cairo on Saturday and on Sunday will hold security talks with Egyptian officials.   He will also meet former army chief and [&hellip

Nigeria Boko Haram crisis: Army Rescues Over 180 People.

Nigeria Boko Haram crisis: Army Rescues Over 180 People.

  The Nigerian military says it has rescued over  180 people from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northern Borno state. In a statement released on Sunday, it said that 101 of those freed were children and a further 67 were women. The statement did not say if the girls abducted from a school [&hellip

UN Chief Condemns Killing of Peacekeeper in Central African Republic.

UN Chief Condemns Killing of Peacekeeper in Central African Republic.

  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the killing of a peacekeeper from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).   “The Secretary-General deplores in the strongest terms attacks against United Nations peacekeepers and calls for swift action to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice. He further calls on [&hellip

Burundi President’s ally Killed in Brive-by Shooting.

Burundi President’s ally Killed in Brive-by Shooting.

  A leading Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza has been killed in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses have said. Adolphe Nshimirimana was widely seen as the central African nation’s de facto internal security chief and considered by some as the president’s effective deputy. [&hellip

Makongoro Mahanga Defects After Defeat.

Makongoro Mahanga Defects After Defeat.

    The Deputy Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Milton Makongoro Mahanga, has officially left the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) after he was defeated in the preliminaries. He declared his intention to cross over to the main opposition, Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) effective on Sunday. “After extended hours of consultation with [&hellip

Slick Azam new CECAFA kings

Slick Azam new CECAFA kings

  Tanzania’s new boys on the block, Azam FC, on Sunday wrote a new chapter in regional football after winning their first ever CECAFA Kagame Cup with a commanding 2-0 win over Gor Mahia of Kenya at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Ivorian striker Kipre Tchetche orchestrated Gor Mahia’s downfall after setting up [&hellip

Burundi Opposition Leader Takes Top Parliament Post.

Burundi Opposition Leader Takes Top Parliament Post.

  Burundi’s main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has been elected as deputy head of the national parliament, despite having condemned recent elections and supported months of civil unrest. Rwasa, who has denounced the third consecutive win by President Pierre Nkurunziza, had said earlier this week that he intended to “play the game” in order to [&hellip