South Africa’s Main Airport Evacuated Over Bomb Scare

Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo airport, Africa’s largest, was evacuated on Monday and passengers forced to wait for two hours to return after South African officials identified a suspect bag. Images of the deserted terminal were posted to social media while other photographs showed crowds of passengers waiting on roadways for the all-clear to return inside. The […]

249 more Nigerians back from Libya

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) on Thursday facilitated the return of 249 more Nigerians from Libya. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 9.47pm aboard an Afriqiyah Airbus A330-300 with Registration Number 5A-ONR. They were received […]

Benin deploys 150 troops against Boko haram

The Republic of Benin has deployed 150 soldiers to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad region, an official has disclosed. Mustapha Anka, the Chief Military Public Information Officer of the Force, made the disclosure in a statement he issued on Thursday in Maiduguri. Mr. Anka, a […]

Nigeria Committed To Peace, Security In Sub Region-Osinbajo

In continuation of its contributions to regional stability, Nigeria remains committed to the peace, security and territorial integrity of neighbouring countries in the sub region, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this while receiving a Special Envoy of the Cameroonian President, Mr. Rene Sadi, who is also Cameroon’s Minister of Territorial […]

Army Takes Over Zimbabwe: Situation Report

Zimbabwe is under the control of the military two days after its army chief warned President Robert Mugabe against purging the ruling party’s senior ranks. Analysts say it appears to be the climax of a power struggle between liberation-era figures loyal to ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and forces faithful to First Lady Grace Mugabe, […]

Zimbabwe Military Arrests Robert Mugabe In Controversial Coup

The military in Zimbabwe said early this morning (Wednesday, November 15, 2017) that it had taken custody of President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state and one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, in what increasingly appeared to be a military takeover in the southern African nation. After apparently seizing the state broadcaster, ZBC, two […]