Ebola: Liberia shuts all schools
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:50:16 GMT
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Six dead in Nigeria college blast
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:08:06 GMT
At least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, witnesses say. Guinea concert stampede 'kills 34'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:38:07 GMT
At least 34 people have reportedly died in a stampede in Guinea, during a concert marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Cameroon army officers sacked
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:55:43 GMT
Cameroon's President Paul Biya sacks two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state radio reports. Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:58:12 GMT
Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.
Nigeria opens long-awaited battle of ideas against Boko Haram
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:11:41 -0700
By Tim Cocks KADUNA Nigeria (Reuters) - In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups like Boko Haram. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, known as the "Pants Bomber", spent his youth in this school - and ended up trying unsuccessfully to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day 2009 ... Female bomber kills 6 in Nigeria, girl with explosives held
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:51:06 -0700
A female suicide bomber killed six people at a college campus in Nigeria's Kano city on Wednesday, the fourth time Boko Haram Islamists were suspected of using a female attacker in as many days. Boko Haram is blamed for killing more than 10,000 people since 2009, and their extreme tactics have been denounced worldwide, including on some jihadi websites. At about 2:30 pm (1330 GMT) on Wednesday ... Fourth female suicide bomber hits Nigeria's Kano, kills six
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:57:21 -0700
By Nneluke and Ikemfuna KANO Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew herself up at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Wednesday, killing six people in the fourth such attack there in less than a week, the government said. Six other people were critically wounded by the bomber who targeted youths looking at a notice board for national youth service in Kano Polytechnic ... Two female suicide bombers kill three in Nigeria's Kano
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:43:44 -0700
Two blasts by female suicide bombers killed three people and injured 13 in Nigeria's Kano city on Monday, bringing the number of attacks this week in the area to five and overshadowing festivities marking the end of Ramadan. The violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists marred what was supposed to be a festive day in Kano, a city of more than six million people and the largest in Nigeria's mainly ...