More girls 'flee Nigeria kidnappers'
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:09:24 GMT
Seven of the 85 Nigerian schoolgirls still missing after being abducted last week escape, the local state governor says. MP killed by car bomb in Somalia
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:49:04 GMT
A car bomb kills an MP and injures another in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as the government hosts a security conference. Player dies in Gabon after fatal kick
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:48:11 GMT
Goalkeeper Sylvain Azougoui dies on the way to the hospital after taking a kick to the head during a league match in Gabon Algeria militants kill 14 soldiers
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT
Islamist militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers. 'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:37:15 GMT
Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.
52 die in Ogun auto crashes in 3 months
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:35:24 +0000
A total of 52 persons lost their lives in 66 road accidents recorded in Ogun from January to March 2014, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said today in Abeokuta. The Sector Commander, Adegoke Adetunji, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that 264 people were also injured as a result of the accidents during the […] Uganda suspends coach over sex scandal
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:14:31 +0000
The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has suspended an athletics coach, Peter Wemali, over an alleged sex scandal. Inside Games, an online sport publication, reports that Wemali was accused of sexually harassing elite female athletes. It said Team Captain Moses Kipsiro, a Commonwealth Games gold medalist and one of Uganda’s top distance runners, complained that Wemali […] NURTW calls for collaboration with security agencies
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:50:37 +0000
Najeem Yasin, President, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), has called for strengthened collaboration between the union and security agencies to fight terrorism. He made the call in Abuja on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, observing that the collaboration would also ensure efficiency and safety in […] Hitachi to provide world’s fastest elevator
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:58:24 +0000
Japan’s Hitachi has said it will provide the world’s fastest elevators, which can clock speeds of up to 72 kilometres (45 miles) per hour, to a high-rise building in China. The lifts will be delivered to the 111-storey, 530-metre (1,740-foot)-tall Guangzhou CTF Financial Centre due to be opened in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou […]
Nigeria gunmen raze teachers residence at girls school
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:10 -0700
Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Gunmen in northern Nigeria set fire to a staff residential building at a girls' secondary school on Sunday but the 195 students sleeping in their nearby dormitories were unharmed, police and a teacher said. The attack in Bauchi state came less than a week after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped 129 teenage schoolgirls from the Chibok area of Borno state in the northeast. "At ... Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:38:34 -0700
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria. Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:26:13 -0700
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141. Boko Haram claims bombing in Nigeria's capital
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:27:16 -0700
Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack ever in Nigeria’s capital in a video obtained Saturday, as the search continued for 85 schoolgirls still missing after a mass abduction by the Islamists. The bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters early on Monday killed at least 75 people on the outskirts of Abuja, hours before gunmen kidnapped 129 ...