9 drown during riverside picnic in NE Nigeria

ABUJA- Nigerian authorities on Sunday confirmed that nine youths drowned during a riverside picnic in the northeastern state of Taraba.

Responders have recovered only seven bodies since the incident on Saturday, said the National Youth …

Sudanese president reaffirms support for peace in South Sudan

KHARTOUM- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has reiterated his country’s commitment to support peace and stability in South Sudan and follow through the implementation of a peace deal signed by South Sudan’s rivals.

South Sudan’s conflicting …

AU calls for peaceful resolution of Zimbabwe post-election dispute

ADDIS ABABA- The African Union (AU) has urged political actors in Zimbabwe to rise above their differences and work together to ensure peace, stability and development in their country.

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, …

Somali PM appoints ministers in reshuffle

MOGADISAHU- Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire appointed five cabinet ministers and one deputy minister in a reshuffle announced on Sunday.

In the changes, Khaire appointed AbdullahiGodahBarre, a former minister for interior in the previous …

Nigeria nabs wanted Boko Haram commander

ABUJA- The Nigerian army on Sunday confirmed that one of the most wanted commanders of the Boko Haram terror group has been nabbed.

The suspect, identified as MajeLawan, is believed to be number 96 on …