Immigrants Die As Boat Capsizes Off Libya Coast

Seven illegal immigrants died on Sunday when a boat sank off Libya’s al-Khoms coast, according to the Libyan red crescent. Reports have been received about seven bodies of illegal immigrants that washed ashore in Al-Khoms city, said Mohamed Al-Misrati, spokesman of the Libyan red crescent. ADVERTISEMENT No further details about the number of the immigrants […]

3 Aljazeera Journalists Jailed By Egypt Court

Three journalists from Al Jazeera have been jailed by an Egyptian court. The journalists were sentenced to three years in jail after finding them guilty of “aiding a terrorist organisation”. An Egyptian Baher Mohamed, a Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and an Australian Peter Greste all bagged handed three years in jail. The verdict has however sparked […]

Libya: Hundreds Feared Dead After Boat Sinks

Following the sinking of two boats carrrying about 500 migrants off Libya, hundreds of people are now feared dead, officials say Rescuers have been able to pull 82 bodies from the water and saved 198 people, according to Red Crescent official Ibrahim al-Attoushi. The first boat, which capsized early on Thursday, had nearly 100 people […]

Kenya Government Offers $20,00 For Terror Suspect

As the search for female terror suspect, Rukia Faraj tightens, the Kenya government has offered $20,000 reward for information that may lead to the arrest of the terror suspect believed to be hiding in a refugee camp in its northeastern border region. The authorities have also released a picture of Faraj, who is believed to […]

Kenya Terror Suspect Gets Arrested By Police

A terror suspect has been nabbed by Kenya Security Forces. In addition to the arrest made yesterday evening, the security forces were also able to recover a cache of firearms and explosives in northeastern Garissa town. Confirmation that the weapons included three AK-47 riffles, 227 rounds of ammunition, seven rocket-propelled grenades, and four hand grenades […]

Lion Mauls Zimbabwe Safari Guide To Death

Hwange National Park has come under focus again following the death of a safar guide bearely a month after a popular black-maned male lion named Cecil passed on in the park The guide guide was mauled to death by a lion in the same Zimbabwean national park where Cecil the lion lived. Quinn Swales was […]

Opposition Party Boo Muagbe During Parliament Delivery

During the delivery of his state of the nation address in parliament, Zimbabwean President, Robert was continually booed at by the opposition party, MPs. The president was repeatedly drowned out as he delivered one of shortest ever state of the nation speeches, lasting less than 30 minutes. The opposition MPs sang protest songs against his […]

Burundi: Civil Society Call For End To Victimisation

Reports making rounds have it that perceived opponents of Burndi’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza third-term bid have been tortured by Burundi security forces. Details of how several individuals were accosted by security forces for allegedly taking part in demonstrations and how people are being tortured to extract information has been documented by a civil society simply […]

Police Confirms Death Of Ghana Press Man

The death of a Ghanaian Times reporter in the presidential press corps have been confirmed by the police following an accident which occurred at Doryumu junction in the Shai Hills area in Greater Accra on Thursday afternoon A number of journalists assigned to the presidency who were on the accident vehicle sustained serious life-threatening injuries […]

CAR: New Rape Allegations Pop Up Against UN Peacekeepers

Three allegations of sexual assault against UN Peacekeeping troops in Central Africa Republic have been reported. One of the cases involved a minor according to UN Spokeswoman, Vannina Maestracci. This was made known during a press conference in New York on Thursday and Vannina reports that the allegations were made  by Family members of the […]

Mandela’s Grandson Appear In Court Over Charges Of Rape

Late Nelson Mandela’s grandson has been dragged to court over charges of rape. The man, who cannot be named, appeared briefly at Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday where he was remanded in custody at Johannesburg prison. “He made a brief appearance on a charge of the rape of a 15-year-old girl,” Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier […]