Champion rams fight in Nigeria for cash, glory – Working to bring ram fighting...

LAGOS: Champion ram King of Oils shows no visible signs of stress before his semi-final fight at the National Stadium in Lagos. The amber...

Doing time in ‘Hell’: Life in Sierra Leone rundown prisons

FREETOWN: A shaft of light penetrates the foul air through a fist-sized vent. It reveals naked, sweating bodies packed side-by-side like sardines, lying in...

Crowds hurl abuse at South African cannibalism suspects

ESTCOURT: Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to break up crowds hurling insults at a group of men accused of cannibalism in a...

Gunmen kill 14 churchgoers in brutal Nigeria shooting

WARRI: Gunmen killed at least 14 churchgoers returning from a midnight service on Monday in Nigeria's Rivers State, a police source told AFP, the...

Violence as Burundi votes with president seeking re-election – Voting amid gunfire and grenade...

BUJUMBURA: Burundians voted yesterday amid gunfire and grenade blasts, with President Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win a third term despite international condemnation and...

‘Breaking Bad’ Nigeria? Fear of a new narco-state

Drug trafficking is nothing new to Nigeria National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officials stand on guard,...

Nigerian police say 8 Boko Haram suspects confess to Chibok abduction

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Eight suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram have confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from...

8 S African policemen jailed over Mozambican’s murder – Taxi driver dragged behind a...

JOHANNESBURG: Eight South African policemen were jailed yesterday for 15 years each for the murder of a Mozambican taxi driver who was dragged behind...

Gunmen attack headquarters of Libya National Oil Company

US to launch drone strikes in Niger against IS, Qaeda TRIPOLI: Armed men yesterday stormed the headquarters of Libya's National Oil Company in Tripoli killing...

Tanzania buries disaster victims as toll hits 224

UKARA: Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning yesterday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake...

South Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in a container

ADDIS ABABA: South Sudan government troops killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors have said...

Anti-Mugabe election coalition takes shape

HARARE: President Robert Mugabe's grip on power has faced little recent threat from Zimbabwe's splintered opposition, but efforts to forge a unified alliance in...

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