Africa

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  • Nigerian military aircraft crashes in fighting with Boko Haram

    Date: 2019-01-03 12:32:22 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:41 - ID:7741541

    ABUJA, Jan 3 (MENA) - A Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashed as fighting raged against Boko Haram group for control of the strategic town of Baga in northeastern Nigeria, said ABC news. Air force spokesman Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said in ....

  • Boko Haram raids military posts in northeast Nigeria

    Date: 2019-01-03 07:31:12 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:7 - ID:7740908

    ABUJA, Jan 3 (MENA) - Boko Haram jihadists have raided at least three military posts and overpowered troops in the latest attacks in northeast Nigeria, Voice of America reported on Thursday quoting sources. Fighters from the Daesh-affiliated ....

  • Somalia Foreign Ministry declares UN special envoy 'persona non-grata'

    Date: 2019-01-02 05:55:20 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:1 - ID:7739547

    MOGADISHU, Jan 2 (MENA) - The Somali Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday that UN Special Representative Nicholas Haysom had become a 'persona non-grata,' indicating that he was no longer welcome in the country, the Russian news agency Sputnik ....

  • Congo begins voting in long-delayed presidential election

    Date: 2018-12-30 06:27:36 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - Africa - SN:7 - ID:7735857

    KINSHASA, Dec 30 (MENA) - People in Congo have begun voting in a long-delayed presidential election that could bring the troubled country's first peaceful, democratic transfer of power. Some unrest is feared in the election after a last-minute ....

  • Egypt condoles with Nigeria over death of ex-president Shagari

    Date: 2018-12-29 19:04:49 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:42 - ID:7735641

    CAIRO, Dec 29 (MENA) - Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended its deepest condolences over the death of Nigeria's former president Shehu Shagari. In a press release, the ministry offered condolences to the Nigerian government and ....

  • Boko Haram kills 13 Nigerian troops, policeman: army

    Date: 2018-12-26 16:08:01 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:62 - ID:7731881

    ABUJA, Dec 26 (MENA) - Boko Haram militants ambushed on Wednesday a military convoy in northeastern Nigeria, killing 13 soldiers and a policeman, the army said in a statement carried by France 24. "Sadly, 13 military and a police personnel paid ....

  • Foreign Ministry official: Leadership gives great attention to promoting cooperation with African states

    Date: 2018-12-26 12:56:13 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:41 - ID:7731486

    CAIRO, Dec 26 (MENA) - Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Hamdi Loza Wednesday stressed the attention given by the political leadership to promoting cooperation with the various African nations particularly as Egypt chairs the rotating ....

  • Somali police: Six people killed in blast near presidential palace

    Date: 2018-12-22 08:24:35 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:15 - ID:7725499

    MOGADISHU, Dec 22 (MENA) - The Somali police announced on Saturday that six people were killed and others were injured in a blast that took place near the presidential palace. The blast was caused by a booby-trapped car, according to Al Arabiya ....

  • Somalia's al Shabaab group declares war against Daesh

    Date: 2018-12-21 11:23:09 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:23 - ID:7724573

    MOGADISHU, Dec 21 (MENA) - Somali militant group al Shabaab declared war against Daesh terrorist organization after accusing it of “ruining jihad in Somalia.” The BBC on Friday quoted al Shabaab spokesman Ali Mohamed as saying that Daesh is “a ....

  • DR Congo presidential election delayed until December 30

    Date: 2018-12-20 18:57:28 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - Africa - SN:56 - ID:7723932

    KINSHASA, Dec 20 (MENA) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s election board has postponed a presidential vote scheduled for Sunday until Dec. 30, France 24 reported. Already delayed repeatedly since 2016, the poll is meant to choose a successor to ....

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