Category Archives: Africa

Zimbabwe's Mugabe back home after death rumours

Harare (AFP) – Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has returned from his annual month-long holiday & returned to work Saturday, state media said, following rumours that he had collapsed & died…

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New Year assaults 'in 12 German states': report

Berlin (AFP) – German police have found that the wave of sexual assaults & robberies on New Year's eve did not only happen in Cologne yet that similar incidents moreover…

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Cook leads England reply after de Kock maiden ton

Centurion (South Africa) (AFP) – England captain Alastair Cook made his first half-century of the series to keep his team in contention on the second day of the fourth &…

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Migrants storm French port of Calais and board British ferry

PARIS (Reuters) – Around 200 refugees managed to break into the port of Calais in northern France on Saturday after a demonstration of support for migrants living in a slum…

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Migrants board Calais ferry in bid to get to Britain

Calais (France) (AFP) – Dozens of migrants briefly boarded a moored ferry in the northern French port of Calais on Saturday in a bid to reach Britain before police removed…

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Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burials have begun for the 10 Burkina Faso nationals killed in last week's attack on a cafe & hotel in the capital, Ouagadougou, highlighting the…

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Firefighters battle Libya oil facility blaze

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) – Firefighters on Friday battled a blaze at an oil facility in northern Libya for a second day, an official said, after an assault by jihadists aiming…

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'Panic' as Europe faces demise over refugees, top officials say

Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) – Time is running out to solve Europe's refugee crisis with the unity of the continent hanging in the balance, top officials at the elite World Economic…

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New Sierra Leone Ebola case responding to treatment

Freetown (AFP) – A second new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone since west Africa celebrated the apparent end of the epidemic last week is responding well to treatment, an…

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