Africa

Boko Haram frees most girls abducted from Dapchi school

Boko Haram frees most girls abducted from Dapchi school

Boko Haram frees most girls abducted from Dapchi school © Aminu Abubakar, AFP | Sandals are strewn in the yard of the school in Dapchi where 110 schoolgirls were abducted last month. Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have so far returned 101 of the students to the town, the […]

News24.com | Nigeria failed to act on warnings of mass abduction: Report

News24.com | Nigeria failed to act on warnings of mass abduction: Report

Lagos – Nigeria‘s security forces failed to respond to several warnings that suspected Boko Haram extremists were on their way to a town where 110 schoolgirls were abducted last month, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The group cited “credible sources” saying the army and police received at least five calls in the hours before the attack, which reminded […]

News24.com | Chad public sector back to work after seven-week strike

News24.com | Chad public sector back to work after seven-week strike

N‘Djamena – Civil servants in Chad returned to work on Tuesday after a strike over austerity measures paralysed the impoverished country‘s public sector for seven weeks. Trade unions had called the strike in late January after the government slashed civil servants‘ pay, and the whole public sector ground to a halt. But a deal was struck last week between the […]

News24.com | French ex-president Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

News24.com | French ex-president Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

Paris – French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy was detained for questioning on Tuesday over allegations the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi financed his 2007 election campaign, including with suitcases stuffed with cash, a source close to the inquiry told AFP. Sarkozy, 63, was taken into police custody early Tuesday morning and was being questioned by officers specialising in corruption, money laundering […]

News24.com | WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations

News24.com | WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations

Johannesburg – A deadly outbreak linked to tainted food in South Africa is now threatening other African nations, with neighbouring Namibia reporting a confirmed case that might be connected, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday. In a statement, WHO said it has reached out to 16 countries to help with preparedness and response to the listeriosis outbreak that has […]