Monthly Archives: June 2014

Egypt: Four Soldiers Killed in Bus Attack in North Sinai

Cairo — Unidentified assailants shot four soldiers dead on Saturday night in North Sinai’s Rafah, security sources at the army said. The attackers stopped a bus the soldiers were taking by force and shot the four soldiers, the sources added. Security forces are after the attackers to bring them to justice. Since former President Mohamed […]

Nigeria: I Believe in This Team – Yobo

For Joseph Yobo, the pre-match ritual is as much a part of the game as the half-time team talk. In his 16 years as a professional, the Nigeria defender has always readied himself for action the same way, slipping on his shirt and then singing and praying before stepping on to the pitch. It is […]

Algeria celebrates World Cup success

The BBC’s Mohamed Areski Himeur says the streets of Algiers were transformed into dance floors Tens of thousands of fans took part in celebrations across Algeria after their team qualified for the knock-out phase of the World Cup for the first time. Algeria secured qualification in Brazil with a 1-1 draw against Russia, who were […]

Nigeria: Breaking – Explosion Rocks Abuja, Many Feared Dead

A witness said the explosion ‎occurred at about 4p.m. Emab Plaza is a busy shopping mall in the highbrow area of Nigeria’s capital city, on Aminu Kano Crescent. The explosion apparently occurred at the gate of the busy plaza. This is the third deadly explosion in the Nigerian capital in two months. The extremist Boko […]

Nigeria Loses But Still Makes it to Second Round

Ahmed Musa, left, seen contesting Argentina’s Pablo Zabaleta for the ball, was Nigeria’s hero of the match, scoring both the side’s goals. Nigeria lost a five-goal thriller to Argentina in Porto Alegre on Wednesday but still advance to the second round of the World Cup. The Super Eagles were gifted a place in the next […]

Africa: Think Again – At the New African Court, Will Power Mean Impunity?

ANALYSIS The African Union (AU) says it is committed to ending impunity for serious crimes in Africa. But its approach to international criminal justice in recent years will not inspire the victims of these crimes with too much confidence. The double standards inherent in the draft protocol on the proposed African Court on Justice and […]

Libya holds elections to end post-Gaddafi instability

This will be the second election since the killing of Col Muammar Gaddafi Libyans go to the polls on Wednesday in the hope of ending the anarchy that has gripped the country since the 2011 overthrow of the Gaddafi regime. A new 200-seat parliament will be elected in the second poll since the former regime’s […]