Monthly Archives: September 2013

Nigeria: Tragedy in River Niger 150 Caught Up in Boat Mishap

Over 40 persons are feared dead after a boat carrying about 150 traders and wedding guests capsized last Friday in River Niger, about four kilomtres offshore near Malale village in Borgu local government area of Niger State. The boat was ferrying people from Tungar Na’illo from neighbouring Kebbi State to a local market in Malale, […]

Kenya: Incredible Kipsang Smashes World Record!

Nairobi — He promised it and boy! Did he deliver! Wilson Kipsang is the new world marathon record holder after tearing apart the Berlin Marathon course to stop the clock at the staggering 2:03:23 that pending IAAF ratification, is the standard bearer over the distance. Watching at the finish was compatriot Patrick Makau, whose 2:03:38 […]

Breaking – Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Many Yobe Agric College Students in Early Morning Attack

Unknown gunmen have launched a vicious attack on the College of Agriculture in Yobe state, killing an unspecified number of students. Details of the attack are still sketchy but the provost of the college, Mulima Mata, confirmed the incident, which the News Agency of Nigeria said occurred early Sunday morning in the Gujba district of […]

Kenya seeks UK woman Samantha Lewthwaite’s arrest

Frank Gardner explains that Samantha Lewthwaite’s Kenyan charges relate not to this month’s Westgate attack but to her “alleged possession of explosives in December 2011 and an alleged plot at that time to bomb a number of tourist resorts” International police body Interpol has issued a wanted persons notice for Briton Samantha Lewthwaite, at Kenya’s […]

Sudanese President Will Not Fly to U.S. for UN General Assembly Meetings

Sudanese president Omar al Bashir arrives in the southern capital of Juba. Khartoum — The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has cancelled his planned trip to the United States thus averting an awkward an embarrassing situation to the United Nations and the Obama administration alike. For the first time since the International Criminal Court (ICC) […]

Liberia’s Ex-President Charles Taylor Loses Appeal At War Crimes Court for Sierra Leone

Transfer of Charles Taylor for trial for war crimes in the Hague. (file photo) A UN-backed court has upheld war crimes convictions against former Liberian president Charles Taylor. He had appealed against a 50 year jail sentence for backing rebels in Sierra Leone in exchange for ‘blood diamonds’. The final ruling by the appeals judges […]

Kenya: President Announces Three Days of Mourning

PHOTO ESSAY: Kenya Mall Siege Continues Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announcing three days of mourning, in response to the attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Kenyatta was speaking during a televised national address, in which he said the national mourning period would start on Wednesday. Kenyatta confirmed the death toll as 61 civilians and six […]