Mob cheers on rape, killing of woman who served ‘forbidden fish’

A woman was raped, whipped and beheaded before a cheering mob in the Democratic Republic of Congo — as punishment for dishing up “forbidden fish” to a group of rebels who then drank her blood. […]

Boko Haram convicts ‘jailed for eight years’

About 20 people have so been found guilty in Nigeria for involvement with the Islamist militant Boko Haram group at closed-door trials taking place at a military facility in Kainji in north-central Niger state, a […]

Trump resists pressure to soften

President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would […]

Who Will Succeed Liberia’s President Sirleaf?

Liberia is heading to the polls on October 10 with twenty candidates on the ballot paper. The list includes a fashion model, a football icon, a warlord and a host of businessmen and career politicians. […]

Spain apologises to injured Catalans

The Spanish government’s representative in Catalonia has apologised to those injured during police efforts to stop Sunday’s independence referendum. But Enric Millo blamed the Catalan government for holding an illegal vote. Meanwhile the government in […]

Fire at Nairobi’s Gikomba clothes market ‘suspected arson’

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered an investigation into a fire that swept through Kenya’s largest open-air market and carried on burning for eight hours, destroying goods worth thousands of dollars. Devolution Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri says […]

Trump wins, Congress loses with Iran deal politics

President Donald Trump has a message to Republicans in Congress — you don’t like the Iran nuclear deal, so you deal with it. His expected decision to decertify the agreement would allow him to save […]

Protests after assassination of Mozambique mayor on ‘Day of Peace’

Residents in Mozambique’s northeastern city of Nampula engaged in protests over the assassination of their mayor, Mahumudo Amurane. According to reports, the mayor was shot dead on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, in front of his […]

Florida declares state of emergency as storm looms

Tropical Storm Nate is expected to impact Florida this weekend with rain and wind, even though the eye is not currently forecast to make landfall in the state. Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state […]

Ngugi wa Thiong’o misses out on another Nobel literature prize

Another year of disappointment for the African favourite for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o who has been tipped to win the prestigious prize since 2010. The 2017 prize was awarded […]

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