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Nigeria's president optimistic about finding missing kids

Abuja - Nigeria should be able to recover more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from their school by Islamic militants last month, President Goodluck Jonathan said Sunday as a new offer of help arrived from Israel.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Scores of civilians killed as Nigerian militants massacre village

Abuja - Islamic militants massacred scores of civilians Wednesday in a village used by Nigerian soldiers searching for hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 5 comments

Militias out of control in Sudan's Darfur: fearful residents

Ab - Beware of the men with the hard faces. Look at them the wrong way and you might end up dead, residents of the besieged capital of Sudan's North Darfur state say.
In the Media by AFP

Chad says UN accusations over C. Africa killings 'defamatory'

N'djamena - Chad on Saturday dismissed as "defamatory and tendentious" UN accusations that its troops carried out an unprovoked attack when they opened fire in a crowded market in the Central African Republic's capital, killing at least 30 people.
In the Media by AFP

C.African parliament meets to decide president's fate

N'djamena - The Banguis president awaited a verdict on his future Friday as regional leaders and his entire parliament gathered in Chad in a bid to end sectarian violence ripping his country apart.
In the Media by Stephane Yas (AFP)

Central African Republic residents flee inter-religious violence

Bangui - Thousands of residents of conflict-ravaged Central African Republic (CAR) attempted to flee inter-religious violence over the weekend, as the death toll from a month of fighting between Christian militias and Muslim separatist rebels passed 1,000.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

Boko Haram, gruesome violence in Northern Nigeria

New York - New, more gory details have emerged in what was reported first as the killing of 35 Muslim worshipers and the wounding of 14 last week in the town of Dumba village in Borno State, Nigeria.
In the Media by Frank Kaufmann - 1 comment

Former US-backed Chad dictator arrested, charged with war crimes

Dakar - A former US-backed dictator of Chad has been arrested in Senegal and charged with crimes against humanity for severe human rights violations committed during his eight-year rule.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Nigeria: Boko Haram declares war on youth in Borno and Yobe

Boko Haram says it has launched a war against the Borno state authorities and a hunt for youths in Borno and Yobe states who recently formed vigilante groups to assist Nigerian forces identify and arrest insurgents in their local communities
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Chadian troops suffer 30 dead in Mali conflict

Bamako - Chad has suffered the most casualties of any of Mali's allies fighting against insurgents in northern Mali. On Friday (March 12) 3 Chadian soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber in the northern Mali town of Kidal.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Central African Republic coup sparks refugee crisis

The situation in the Central African Republic becomes more dire as thousands flee the widespread lawlessness that has followed the recent rebel victory.
In the Media by Ryan Donnelly

CAR president turns up in Cameroon after rebels seize Bangui

Bangui - The deposed president of the Central African Republic, who fled the capital Bangui as rebels seized control of the presidential palace on Saturday, has taken refuge in neighboring Cameroon.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

South Sudan's colossal child marriage problem

A newly released Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, entitled "This Old Man Can Feed Us, You Will Marry Him:’ Child and Forced Marriage in South Sudan," calls on the government of South Sudan to adopt measures to protect girls from child marriage.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 4 comments

Al-Qaeda commander killed in northern Mali

One of Al-Qaeda's senior commanders has been killed in fighting between Chadian soldiers and militants in Northern Mali.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Op-Ed: Understanding the Mali Conflict

Bamako - The Mali insurgency followed 10 years of US counter-terrorism programs. In spite of big goals to curb terrorism, and enhance regional cooperation and stability, Islamic groups were able to infiltrate Mali, threatening the existence of the democracy.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 8 comments

South Africa sends troops to Central African Republic

Bangui - South Africa has deployed 400 soldiers to the troubled Central African Republic, where a rebellion threatens to overthrow the elected government.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Rebels in the Central African Republic seize key city

In its offensive against President Francois Bozize, the Seleka rebel coalition in the Central African Republic (CAR) has seized the key city of Bambari on Sunday, situated at a crossroads between diamond mining sites and routes to the east.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Sudan splits in two to yield world's newest country: South Sudan

After decades of violence and on-and-off civil war Christian Sudanese in the south have successfully split from their Muslim neighbors in the north to form South Sudan, the world's newest country.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Duchess the 40-year old elephant treated for glaucoma at UK zoo

Paignton - Duchess, the much-loved and popular African elephant at Devon's Paignton Zoo in south west England, is being treated for the eye disease glaucoma.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Libya in meltdown as foreign fighters arrive and nation splits

Tripoli - Eastern Libya is now flying the flag of the old Libyan monarchy. Foreign mercenary fighters are reported massing to support Libya's leader Col Gaddafi in the face of widespread defections from the Libyan military.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments
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