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52 Ghanaian firms partake in Abuja Trade Fair

At the Abuja Trade Fair, Ghanaian firms are adequately represented.

Violent protests against anti-Islam film kills 15 in Pakistan

The anti-Islamic film has continued to generate a row between the USA and Muslims the world over.

Julius Malema Member of South African Parliament Photo: Aljazeera

South Africa issues arrest warrant for youth leader Malema

Julius Malema, who has played a key role in the mine unrest in South Africa has been accused of corruption.

Mohammed cartoon: France to close schools, embassies in 20 countries

In a bid to avoid a replica of diplomatic rows between Islamic countries and the USA, France will close some of its institution in 20 countries over a cartoon of the Muslim prophet.

ECOWAS to deploy peacekeeping mission to Mali ‪‬‪

The ECOWAS committee called for immediate sensitisation and education of the people and the military on the objectives of the mission.

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10 killed in protests against ‘anti-Islam’ movie

  Protests across the Middle East over the amateur American movie have left at least 10 persons dead.

AU, ECOWAS seek Nigeria’s support to tackle Mali crisis

West African leaders meet to tackle Mali crisis.

U.S. warns citizens in Nigeria of possible attacks

Extremists may attempt to target U.S citizens and other Westerners in Nigeria, the United States embassy in Nigeria has warned. The embassy issued the warning following an attack on a U.S. Mission in Beghazi, Libya, the previous day, which killed an ambassador and three other embassy staff Americans. “The U.S. Mission in Nigeria strongly urges […]

Egypt to take legal action in U.S. against Prophet film makers

Egyptian president wants the American producers of the controversial movie to be punished by law.

US sends Marines to Libya as Obama vows justice

Obama says justice will be served to the killers of the US diplomats who died in Libya

U.S. Ambassador killed in Libya

Four U.S officials were killed in Libya a day after protesters destroyed the American flag in Cairo.

Nigerian embassy staff in child-prostitution ring in Abidjan

Officials at the Nigerian Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire are accused of promoting human trafficking in the country

AU welcomes successful presidential election in Somalia

The African Union head commends the outgoing president of the war-torn country for conceding defeat.

US pauses election campaign for September 11 anniversary

The 11th annual remembrance of the 9/11 tragedy was low-key in the U.S.

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Al-Qaeda confirms death of bin Laden confidant

The international terrorist group has seen a continuous hit on its leadership since the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden, last year

Liberian President warns of grave security threat in Liberia, Cote D’Ivoire border

ECOWAS moves to extend the West African Gas Pipeline project to Liberia

River Niger endangers 500 communities as dams overflow

NEMA urges the governments of Niger, Kogi, Kwara, Kebbi, Anambra and Delta to take urgent steps to avert loss of lives and properties

UN nuclear chief demands immediate access to Iranian site

The IAEA is worried that Iran may have conducted nuclear tests in a restricted military facility

Malian army kills 16 civilians at checkpoint

Malian soldiers opened fire on a car that refused to stop at a security checkpoint killing 16 civilians, the country’s officials and police said. The incident took place on Saturday night in Mali’s central region of Segou, in the town of Diabali, and authorities said those killed were Islamist fighters, Arab satellite television, Aljazeera reports. Among the dead were […]

Notorious Ugandan LRA commander, Dominic Ongwen, escapes capture

Dominic Ogwen, one of the most wanted members of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) survived capture in Central African Republic (CAR), the Ugandan military said on Thursday. Mr. Ongwen is second in command to the notorious LRA leader, Joseph Kony, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court(ICC) for war crimes and crimes against […]

Guinea blocks arms shipments to Mali as distrust grows

Guinea has stopped the onward movement of the collection for fear that it could end up in the wrong hands

U.S. honours Nigeria’s Grace Ihejiamaizu for leadership development

The U.S. government says Ms. Ihejiamaizu has displayed incredible leadership skills

Bill Clinton offers rousing defence of Obama at convention

Former President Bill Clinton says the current president has done his best for America.

Mauritania extradites Gaddafi’s ex-spy chief to Libya

The spy chief has been accused of various human rights abuses.

Pirates hijack oil ship, kidnap crew, off Nigeria’s coast

Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker and its crew in the waters near Lagos, the navy and a security company said on Wednesday. The vessel, called the Abu Dhabi Star, was seized on Tuesday night, around 14 nautical miles from the entrance to Lagos port, navy spokesman, Kabir Aliyu, told Reuters. The navy said the […]