Friday, April 18, 2014

Suicide bomber kills 13 at restaurant in central Somalia

A legislator confirmed the attack to Reuters. A suicide bomber killed at least 13 people on Saturday outside a restaurant... read more

World court excuses Kenya president, as ex-ICC prosecutor slams colleagues

A former prosecutor for the court said his colleagues ignored political realities in the case against President Kenyatta…... read more

Saudi Arabia rejects UN Security Council seat

Saudi Arabia cited the Syrian crisis as a reason for the rejection.…... read more

Americans travelling to Cuba in record numbers

Over 98,000 Americans visited Cuba in 2012.…... read more

Sun Newspapers journalist charged for allegedly receiving stolen property

Nick Parker is accused of receiving a stolen phone.…... read more

Africa: Free speech equals better governance, says report

The more freely Africans can speak their minds, the more confident they are in the performance of their governments, says... read more

Libyan Qaeda suspect seized by US commandos appears in New York court

The Libyan man had been interrogated aboard a U.S ship…... read more

No winner of the 2013 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s independent Prize Committee has decided not to award this year’s 2013 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in... read more

Africa Is Rising But Slowly and Unevenly

By John Allen Standards of governance are gradually improving across Africa. Although the performance of some nations has deteriorated in... read more

Malaysian court rules use of “Allah” exclusive to Muslims

Lawyers for a Malaysian Catholic paper say they will appeal the ruling…... read more

Pakistan rearrests former President Musharraf over Red Mosque deaths

Mr. Musharraf had earlier been granted bail on Wednesday and cleared to leave the country   …... read more

Vatican tells bishops not to reform faster than Pope Francis

Pope Francis A German diocese had issued a guide-book on remarriage.…... read more

Ghana becomes first country to launch national yam strategy

Ghana has taken a major step ahead of other yam-producing nations with the launch of a strategy for the development... read more

U.S. Nobel laureates worry about future of basic science

There have been funding cuts for research in the U.S.…... read more

Kenya offers $6,000 reward for information on car allegedly used in mall attack

The Somali al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.…... read more

Nigeria, U.S, UK begin joint military drill on counter-terrorism

The exercise involves 150 Nigerian personnel, and 739 foreign Special Forces. The Nigerian military, in conjunction with Special Forces from... read more

UN team begins removal of Syria chemical weapons

Syria’s chemical stockpile is expected to be completely removed in 2014. An international team of experts has begun the destruction... read more

U.S. raids of Libya, Somalia shows determination to hunt down al Qaeda

US commandos seized an al Qaeda operative in Libya on Saturday.…... read more

Nigeria seeks expansion of bilateral relations with UAE

Dr Goodluck Jonathan. President, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Jonathan calls for greater international cooperation against terrorism.…... read more

Saudi Arabia scraps UN speech in protest over Syria, Israel- Sources

The conservative Islamic kingdom is one of the main backers of rebels fighting Syrian President.…... read more

Gambia pulls out of Commonwealth to Britain’s dismay

The government of Gambia has announced it is pulling out of the Commonwealth, an association of countries colonized by Britain.... read more

International court charges Kenyan journalist with bribing witnesses

Walter Barasa denied the charges.…... read more

Russia charges 2 Greenpeace activists with piracy

Twenty eight others are expected to be charged soon. Russian authorities charged two Greenpeace activists with piracy on Wednesday over... read more

Germany sold Syria chemicals as late as 2011, government admits

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel Syria’s government has been accused of launching a chemical war against its citizens. Germany sold Syria... read more

Syria at UN, compares militant onslaught to 9/11 attacks

Syria said it will obey the United Nations decision on chemical weapon.…... read more