At least 12 killed as Mali hotel siege ends

A burned vehicle stands in front of the Hotel Byblos in the central Malian town of Sevare on August 8, 2015 (AFP Photo/) Bamako (AFP) – At least 12 people including four foreign UN contractors died in a hostage siege at a hotel in central Mali that ended after government

Illegal Migrants Deported From Gabon

About 500 illegal migrants mainly from Nigeria, Mali, Togo, Senegal, Niger Republic, Guinea Conakry and other African countries have been repatriated from Gabon to Nigeria for not having valid travelling documents. Receiving the deportees at the Inland Waterways Jetty in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, the State Comptroller of

Mali Detains 20 Suspected Islamic Militants


Police in Mali have detained no fewer than 20 suspected Islamist militants in recent days, including two French citizens. Security sources said on Wednesday that among those detained was the organiser of an attack on a restaurant in Bamako in March.

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Mali, Senegal power through to semi-finals

Mali’s penalty-stopping hero Djigui Diarra Mali and Senegal, the two remaining African teams at the ongoing 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand, early on Sunday caused major upsets at the competition, qualifying for the semi-finals with wins over stronger opponents.

Flying Eagles Coach, NFF Boss React To World Cup Exit

The elimination of the Flying Eagles from the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand with a 1-0 loss to German opponent has attracted different reactions from disappointed Nigerians. Levin Oztunali’s first half goal at the Christchurch Stadium took Germany through to the last eight of the competition at

Nigeria, Chad Renew Commitment To Collaborate Against Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chadian counterpart, President Idriss Deby Itno, have reaffirmed the commitment of their countries to greater cooperation in the fight against Boko Haram. This, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, is the outcome of bilateral talks between

Boko Haram: Buhari Demands More Action On Multi-National Task Force

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has called on member-countries of the Lake Chad Commission to redouble their efforts to intensify the operations of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) established to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking on Thursday in N’djamena during bilateral talks between Nigeria and Chad, Buhari noted

Akon launches solar institute in Africa

The singer alongside Akon Lighting Africa Project’s team visited an energy factory in China to further enhance its goal of providing electricity for Africa Senegalese-American musician, Akon, whose “Akon Lighting Africa” initiative is aimed at bringing electricity to some 600 million Africans on Tuesday declared the launch of new “Solar