Girl suicide bomber kills 5 and injures 41

DAMATURU – Police say a girl suicide bomber killed five people in an attack at the crowded entrance to a bus station in Damaturu in northeast Nigeria. Assistant Superintendent Toyin…

More than a dozen killed in two car bomb attacks

More than a dozen killed in two car bomb attacks

MOGADISHU – At least 21 people were killed in two separate car-bomb attacks in Somalia on Saturday, one in Mogadishu and another at a military training base in the southern…

ISIS responsible for car bombing

CAIRO – ISIS claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack that wounded at least 29 people in Cairo early Thursday, saying it was retribution for the execution of six men…

World marks one year since Nigerian girls’ abduction

Yesterday, April 14 marked one year since Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls. Habiba Bologun, a member of the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign, is working hard to secure the release…

Allan Donald steps down as South Africa’s bowling coach

Allan Donald has stepped down as the South Africa bowling coach after four successful years in the role. The South African, a formidable fast bowler in his playing days, took…

Kenya bombs Somalia al-Shabab bases after Garissa attack

The warplanes had targeted two camps in the Gedo region, used by al-Shabab to cross into Kenya, the spokesman added. This is Kenya’s first response to the al-Shabab assault which…

Muhammadu Buhari wins presidential elections in Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari wins presidential elections in Nigeria

Former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, has become the first opposition candidate to win presidential elections in Nigeria. Gen Buhari’s party said his opponent, incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, had admitted defeat and…

Nigeria vote runs into second day after glitches, attacks

Voting in Nigeria’s tensest election since the end of military rule in 1999 continued for a second day on Sunday after technical glitches hit voter ID machines and Boko Haram…

Lockdown welcomed in Ebola-weary Sierra Leone

FREETOWN — Alima Jallo Jamboria walks along a bumpy dirt road into the community of Red Pump, a suburb of Freetown. Aside from her and other volunteers the streets are…