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Boko Haram Militants Seize Lake Chad’s Karamga Island

Boko Haram Militants Seize Lake Chad’s Karamga Island

Islamic militants Boko Haram has seized the island of Karamga in Lake Chad from Niger’s army, killing “many” soldiers, Reuters reports.   Hundreds of armed fighters from the Islamic militant group aboard motorised canoes attacked the island of Karamga at dawn on Saturday, army and government sources said. “There were […]

by · April 26, 2015 · African News
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Loses Election to Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Loses Election to Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has lost the election to opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in tight election. He reportedly called to congratulate him on the victory. Buhari, a former military leader, is ahead by nearly three million votes, with results let to come from just three states.

by · March 31, 2015 · African News
President Obama to Make First Official Visit to Kenya

President Obama to Make First Official Visit to Kenya

President Obama will make his first official trip to Kenya in July. The White House said he will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be attended by business leaders, governments and international organizations. Obama visited Kenya as a senator but never as the president. President Obama’s father was born […]

by · March 30, 2015 · African News
Ivory Coast’s Former First Lady Simone Gbagbo Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence

Ivory Coast’s Former First Lady Simone Gbagbo Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence

Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s former first lady, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the violence that erupted following the 2010 elections. She was charged with undermining state security. Her husband, former President Laurent Gbagbo, is awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC). More than […]

by · March 10, 2015 · African News
Jacob Zuma Plan:  Foreigners Will Be Banned from Owning Land in South Africa

Jacob Zuma Plan: Foreigners Will Be Banned from Owning Land in South Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma shocked many when he unveiled his plan to ban foreigners from owning land in South Africa. Two decades after the end of apartheid, land is still concentrated in the hands of a largely white minority, and remains a sensitive issue. The government is under growing […]

by · February 15, 2015 · African News
Kenyan Government Apologizes for Tear-Gassing Student Protesters at Lang’ata School

Kenyan Government Apologizes for Tear-Gassing Student Protesters at Lang’ata School

Kenyan authorities apologized after police used tear gas on students protesting the sale of the playground at Lang’ata school in Nairobi to a developer. Internal Security Minister Joseph Nkaissery apologized after meeting with students at the school on Tuesday. He confirmed that the playground belonged to the school. BBC News reports the […]

by · January 20, 2015 · African News
Top Al-Shabaab Militant Zakariye Ahmed Ismail Hersi Surrenders to Somali Police

Top Al-Shabaab Militant Zakariye Ahmed Ismail Hersi Surrenders to Somali Police

Top al-Shabaab militant Zakariye Ahmed Ismail Hersi surrendered to Somali police. BBC News said Hersi, a leading figure in the group’s intelligence wing, surrendered to police in the Gedo region. In June 2012, the US state department offered $3m (£1.9m, 2.5m euros) for information leading to his capture. It comes three […]

by · December 27, 2014 · African News
Riots Erupt in Zambian Capital Over Acting President Guy Scott Firing Edgar Lungu

Riots Erupt in Zambian Capital Over Acting President Guy Scott Firing Edgar Lungu

Riots have erupted in Zambia’s capital city Lusaka as protests mount over white acting president Guy Scott, firing Edgar Lungu, the ruling party’s secretary general following the death of president Michael Sata. The riots started on Monday night in several places in the Zambian capital of Lusaka, including the University of […]

by · November 4, 2014 · African News
President Obama Announces $33 Billion in Commitments to Africa

President Obama Announces $33 Billion in Commitments to Africa

President Obama announced $33 billion in commitments to Africa to form economic partnerships beyond the usual humanitarian aid. This comes as the U.S. is playing catch-up to the Chinese, who have capitalized on the growing economies. Africa is home to six of the world’s fastest growing economies and fast-growing middle class. […]

by · August 5, 2014 · African News
FREE AT LAST: Sudan ‘Apostasy’ Woman, Meriam Ibrahim, Arrives in the U.S.

FREE AT LAST: Sudan ‘Apostasy’ Woman, Meriam Ibrahim, Arrives in the U.S.

FREE AT LAST: Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was freed from death row for apostasy after international outrage, has arrived in the U.S. with her family. The family arrived at the Manchester, NH, airport, the final leg of their journey, shortly after 8 p.m. ET, after first entering the […]

by · July 31, 2014 · African News, Today's Headlines