US calls for weapons embargo in South Sudan

JUBA - The United States has called for an arms embargo in South Sudan as fears rise over possible genocide in the world’s newest country. Samantha...

Nine killed as Kano police clash with clash Shia muslims

KANO - Nine people including one police officer have been killed in a recent clash between the Nigerian police force and members of the of the...

ICC sentences former Congolese rebel leader for war crimes

HAGUE - In a historic ruling, Congolese ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has been convicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and...

Another Chibok school girl rescued from Boko Haram

ABUJA - Nigeria's army has claimed that it has rescued a total of 97 women and young girls from the clutches of the dreaded...

Prostitution crackdown: Tanzania police begin crackdown on men who pay for sex

DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzanian authorities are holding some 800 people for their alleged involvement in prostitution as the East African country undertakes a major...

Nigeria’s deadly recruitment stampede indictment: ex-Interior Minister denies $3 million fraud & money laundering...

ABUJA - Nigeria's ex-interior Minister pleaded not guilty  to fraud and money laundering charges worth $3.4 million (677 million Naira) related to a fraudulent recruitment...

Uganda Elections: opposition leader arrests, vote rigging and more

KAMPALA - Uganda’s Opposition leader and presidential candidate Kizza Besigye was arrested and released in three separate instances in an electioneering week sparking riots...

Uganda bans citizens from working in Saudi Arabia

KAMPALA - Following the continuous flow of reports of abuse of Ugandan citizens at the hands of their Saudi Arabian employers, the government of...

Kenyan troops withdraw from two Somalian military bases

MOGADISHU - Despite Islamist group Al-Shabab's strong presence in the region, there have been reports that Kenyan forces have pulled out from two military...

Major crisis as Ethiopia hit by worst drought in 30 years

ADDIS ABABA - The United Nations (UN) has reported that Ethiopia has supposedly been hit by the worst drought that it has witnessed in 30 years. The...