Nigeria’s Finance Minister’s Mother freed after Kidnapping

Mati Maravanyika, Editor (Africa)    LAGOS—On Friday the 14th of December, the kidnappers of Kamene Okonjo, mother to Nigeria’s finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala released her five days...

Tensions Arise Again in Mali as the New President Promotes the Country’s Resolutions in...

Hanane Ferdjani, Correspondent (Africa)   BAMAKO - When the cat's away, the mice will play!  Or so could be peculiarly said about the tensions that have arisen...

Sudanese Attack leaves Peacekeeper Dead, Many Others Injured

Mati Maravanyika, Editor (Africa)   DARFUR - An ambush by masked gunmen in the Sudanese province of Darfur has left one South African peacekeeper of the United Nations...

Amal Clooney: bucking the Egyptian judiciary?

Amal Clooney, British human rights lawyer representing convicted Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, was not threatened with arrest, only advised by experts. CAIRO - The...

Congo’s “Terminator” stands at trial at The Hague

THE HAGUE - At his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, former Democratic Republic of Congo warlord and rebel leader...

Zimbabwe’s Opposition Party Boycotts Parliamentary Session

Mati Maravanyika, Editor (Africa)   HARARE – Zimbabwe’s principal opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), boycotted the new parliamentary ceremony. During the ceremony, President Robert Mugabe...

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...

70 bodies of Boko Haram victims found in Damasak

A look at the movements and counter-movements of Boko Haram and the Nigerian government forces DAMASAK - The decomposed corpses of over 70 people were discovered in what...

Al-Shabab Suspects Arrested in Germany

Three men from terrorist group Al-Shabab, an African affiliate of Al Qaeda, have been intercepted and arrested in Frankfurt Airport, Germany. MOGADISHU - Three Al-Shabab suspects...

Oscar Pistorius’ Murder Trial Extended To May

The South African athlete Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has been extended until May. The prosecution has not yet delivered a verdict on the murder trial...