Gunmen free more than 1,800 inmates from Nigerian prison

By Tife Owolabi YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - More than 1,800 inmates escaped from a Nigeria prison in the southeastern city of Owerri after an attack by gunmen carrying rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns, explosives and rifles, the...

Evidence suggests Ethiopian military carried out massacre in Tigray

By Africa Eye -BBC World Service An investigation by BBC Africa Eye has uncovered evidence that a massacre in northern Ethiopia was carried out by members of the Ethiopian military. It also reveals the precise...

Stranded Ever Given container ship refloated, Suez Canal traffic resumes – authority chairman

The giant container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week, throwing global trade into chaos, has been refloated, the chairman of the authority in charge of the waterway has...

Mozambique: Dozens dead after militant assault on Palma

https://www.bbc.com/-image caption Militants have been battling the Mozambican army around Palma for days Dozens of people are dead following an attack on the town of Palma in northern Mozambique, according to a spokesperson from the...

Giant container ship stuck in Suez Canal partially refloated, port agent says

By Yusri Mohamed, Jessica Jaganathan, Florence Tan CAIRO (Reuters) - The giant container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for more than a day has been partially refloated and traffic along the fastest shipping route from...

Photo: Huge Container Ship Gets Stuck Sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal, Blocking All Sea...

by Morgan Artyukhina Big ships and little waterways scarcely mix well, but it’s still rare that one of the world’s largest container vessels finds itself abreast the Suez Canal, cutting off two seas’ worth of ocean-going...

ISIS in Mozambique ‘beheading’ children, reports say

"One mother told the agency she had had to watch as her 12-year-old son was killed in this way close to where she was hiding with her other children." https://www.jpost.com/-By SETH J. FRANTZMAN ISIS fighter...

John Magufuli: Tanzania’s president dies aged 61 after Covid rumours

https://www.bbc.com/-image copyright AFP-  Getty Images image captionThe 61-year-old president died from heart complications on Wednesday Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country's vice-president has announced. He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a...

Dozens of students abducted from forestry college in northwest Nigeria

By Garba Muhammad KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen in northwest Nigeria kidnapped around 30 students overnight from a forestry college near a military academy, three students said on Friday, in the fourth mass school abduction since...

John Magufuli: Questions raised over missing Tanzania leader

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright AFP image captionThe 61-year-old president, nicknamed "The Bulldozer", is serving his second term in office Questions have been raised over the health of Tanzanian President John Magufuli who has not been seen in public...

Huge explosions rock Equatorial Guinea’s main city

https://www.bbc.com-At least 15 people have died and hundreds more have been injured in a series of explosions in Equatorial Guinea, the health ministry says. Some 500 people were injured following the blasts, which happened near...

Myanmar security forces shoot dead nine anti-coup protesters despite calls for restraint

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Myanmar security forces opened fire on protests against military rule on Wednesday, killing nine people, witnesses and media reported, a day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered to help...

Demonstrators Reportedly Killed, Several Injured as Clashes Erupt in Myingyan, Myanmar

by Nikita Folomov Last week, 17 people died during clashes between the protesters and the police as rallies against the recent military takeover has been continuing in the country. At least nine people were shot dead and...

Libya’s interim PM elected through bribery, UN inquiry says

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah chosen at forum where delegates were reportedly offered up to $500,000 The prime minister designate of Libya, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, in Tripoli. Photograph: Hazem Ahmed/AP  The Guardian- Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor The legitimacy of...

Supporters of Myanmar coup attack rival in Yangon

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Some armed with knives and clubs, others firing slingshot and throwing stones, supporters of Myanmar’s military attacked opponents of the coup in downtown Yangon on Thursday, while Southeast Asian governments groped...

Italian Ambassador Killed in DRC in Attack on UN Convoy

by Henry Batyaev Earlier in the day, Reuters quoted the Virunga National Park as saying that the diplomat was wounded in the east of the country during a kidnapping attempt. Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of...

Gun battles raging, explosions heard across Mogadishu as Somali govt forces seal off streets

Terrified civilians have been sheltering in place as government troops engaged opposition forces in prolonged gun battles across the Somali capital Mogadishu. There have been no reports of casualties as the fighting is ongoing. Intermittent...

Tensions mount in Tunis as calls for constitutional court grow

Young democracy challenged as parliament and head of state collide https://www.jpost.com-By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE Flag of Tunisia. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Tunisia’s young democratic rule is feeling the pressure of a presidential-prime minister clash that is...

Trial of ‘Hotel Rwanda hero’ set to begin amid family’s fears of injustice

By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI (Reuters) - Paul Rusesabagina has faced down murderous militias and been feted in Hollywood. On Wednesday, the former hotelier, depicted as a hero in a movie about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, will defend...

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala to make history as head of WTO

By Emma Farge, Alexis Akwagyiram, Philip Blenkinsop GENEVA (Reuters) - Three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to receive unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and...