Category: Africa

staffJuly 24, 2018

Hundreds missing after Laos dam collapses

Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number dead after a dam under construction collapsed in south-east Laos, state ...

staffJuly 23, 2018

Huge attack on Somali military base

Islamist militants have stormed a military base in southern Somalia after detonating a suicide car bomb. The al-Shabab militant group ...

staffJuly 19, 2018

Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an ancient pottery manufacturing workshop dating to more than 4,000 years ago. Thursday’s statement by ...

staffJuly 18, 2018

South Africa commemorates Mandela centennial with charity

South Africans along with former U.S. President Barack Obama were marking the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth on Wednesday with ...

staffJuly 17, 2018

Egypt targets social media with new law

Egypt’s parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalize journalists held to ...

staffJuly 14, 2018

2 blasts, gunfire heard near Somalia’s presidential palace

Two large explosions followed by gunfire have been heard near the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital. The blasts come a ...

staffJuly 10, 2018

Egypt’s inflation rate spikes in June amid price hikes

Egypt’s official statistics agency says annual inflation increased to 13.8 percent in June after a new round of austerity measures ...

staffJuly 9, 2018

UN chief to meet Ethiopia’s PM on Monday after peace breakthrough with Eritrea

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres will meet Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday, a day after he agreed with ...

staffJuly 5, 2018

Ethiopia fires senior prison officials

Ethiopia’s attorney general has fired several senior prison officials, saying they failed to respect prisoners’ human rights. Attorney General Berhanu ...

staffJuly 4, 2018

125 rescued from migrant boat off Libya

The Libyan coastguard has rescued 125 people and recovered six bodies after their boat sank east of Tripoli, the latest ...