Gunmen kill 17 in Taraba village raid

Gunmen kill 17 in Taraba village raid KANO  (AFP) – Gunmen killed at least 17 people in an attack on a village in eastern Nigeria where scores of people have died in ethnic violence in recent weeks, police said Wednesday. Residents of the [...]

Policeman rapes, impregnates pastor’s 13-yr-old daughter

Nigeria – A police sergeant (names withheld) has been arrested in Anambra State for allegedly raping a 13- year-old daughter of a popular pastor at Nkpor in Idemili Council Area of the state. (58)
Cairo bombing 'kills senior Egyptian policeman'

Cairo bombing ‘kills senior Egyptian policeman’

A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, security officials say. (44)
Key South Sudan town of Bor 'recaptured from rebels'

South Sudan rebels deny Bentiu slaughter accusation

Rebels in South Sudan have denied a UN report that they killed hundreds of civilians after taking control of the oil hub, Bentiu, last week. (48)

At Least Seven Killed in Eastern Nigeria Violence

At least seven people were killed in ethnic and religious violence in eastern Nigeria’s Taraba state, police said Thursday, with local residents putting the toll at 20. (83)
Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp shot in ‘rapid fire’

The girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession as she fell down, a forensics expert has told the South African athlete’s murder trial. (72)
Emmanuel de Merode

Director of Africa’s oldest national park shot and wounded in an ambush

The Belgian director of Africa’s oldest national park – Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo – has been shot and wounded in an ambush. (84)
Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya attack

Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya attack

The Jordanian ambassador to Libya has been kidnapped in the capital Tripoli, in an attack that left his driver wounded, officials say. (64)
Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius ‘concocting evidence’ says Gerrie Nel

Athlete Oscar Pistorius is “concocting his evidence” at his murder trial, the prosecutor has said as his cross-examination enters a second week. (58)
Roger Milla

Roger Milla loses 20-year record as Africa’s oldest international

Roger Milla has lost his record as the oldest footballer to represent an African national team to 43-year-old Mauritius striker Kersley Appou. (89)

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