Patrice Gahungu, spokesman of Burundi's Union for Peace and Development (UPD-Zigamibanga) opposition party, was shot dead on Monday night, on his way home at Gasenyi in the capital Bujumbura. Clemence Nsabiyimbona, wife of Gahungu, said on Tuesday in Bujumbura that her husband was ambushed around 22:30 on his way...
Nigeria's military has uncovered a major Boko Haram bombmaking factory and arrested two leading members of the militant group, military spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said. Usman said the operation resulted in the seizure of a vehicle and bomb materials, including gas cylinders and fertilizer. He described the discovery...
South Sudan's rebel leader has accused the government of violating a ceasefire hours after it came into effect. Riek Machar said the army attacked his forces in two northern states, allegations which the military denies. President Salva Kiir, under the threat of sanctions from the UN, signed a peace...
An Egyptian court has handed down a three-year prison sentence at the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The case has aroused international condemnation. An Egyptian court on Saturday 29th August gave three Al Jazeera journalists a three-year prison sentence on charges...
An officer of the Nigerian Air Force was feared killed on August 26 by two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers who launched an attack on a military checkpoint in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. According to security sources, a young girl who was with the soldiers at the checkpoint...