Nigeria Releases Boko Haram Suspects After Rehabilitation

Nigeria Releases Boko Haram Suspects After Rehabilitation

Nigeria’s military says it has released 244 “repentant” Boko Haram suspects who have undergone rehabilitation. The authorities say they have been de-radicalised and can re-enter society, but critics are sceptical about whether they have repented. The group, which includes women and children, has been handed over to the governor of Borno state, an area badly […]

Pope Warns World Is Close To Nuclear War

Pope Warns World Is Close To Nuclear War

Pope Francis has said he is afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit”. His comment, made as he flew off for a visit to Chile and Peru, came after Hawaii issued a false missile alert that provoked panic in the U.S. state and highlighted the […]

Tunisia Hit By New Anti-Austerity Protests

Tunisia Hit By New Anti-Austerity Protests

Protesters across Tunisia have rallied for a third successive night, as anger over the government’s austerity measures spilled over into unrest. Police used tear gas against large crowds demonstrating against price rises affecting basic goods. PM Youssef Chahed condemned acts of “vandalism” by the protesters, saying they were trying to weaken the state. Nearly 240 […]

Bushiri Gets Shut Out Of Botswana

Bushiri Gets Shut Out Of Botswana

Botswana’s government has shut down the church of the flamboyant preacher, Shepherd Bushiri, a development welcomed by many. The church was since last year under investigations amid concerns of financial mismanagement among other issues. While surviving on people’s donations, Bushiri threatens people who criticise him with death and a recent video has him boasting that […]

Pregnant Schoolgirls Arrested In Tanzania

Pregnant Schoolgirls Arrested In Tanzania

Child rights activists in Tanzania have criticised the arrest of five pregnant schoolgirls and their parents over the weekend, according to The Citizen. The teenagers were arrested in Tandahimba, northern Tanzania, on the orders of a local district commissioner and later released on bail, the news site adds. Gender and child rights campaigners are quoted […]

Pay Cut Planned For Chad’s Civil Servants

Pay Cut Planned For Chad’s Civil Servants

Labour unions in Chad have reacted angrily to a government plan to slash civil servants’ salaries, threatening widespread strikes. If the decree is signed by the president, civil servants earning up to 60,000 CFA ($110; £81) a month will have a 5% pay cut, while higher earners will lose up to 45% of their salaries. […]

Longer Hours For Burkina Faso Civil Servants

Longer Hours For Burkina Faso Civil Servants

Civil servants in Burkina Faso now have to work an extra 30 minutes per day – a change that came into effect over the New Year. Their working day now begins at 07:30 local time and ends at 16:00 with a 30-minute break, instead of starting at 07:00 and finishing at 15:30. Burkina Faso’s government […]

‘Disguised’ Bomber Attacks Nigeria Mosque

‘Disguised’ Bomber Attacks Nigeria Mosque

At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in a mosque in north-eastern Nigeria. Eyewitnesses say the attacker sneaked into the congregation during morning prayers disguised as a worshipper before detonating the device. No-one has said they are behind the attack Gamboru, a town on the border with Cameroon, but the […]

Israel Tells Africans To Leave

Israel Tells Africans To Leave

The Israeli government has issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment. The migrants will be given up to $3,500 (£2,600) for leaving within the next 90 days. They will be given the option of going to their home country or third countries. If they do not leave, […]

7 Die In Anti-Kabila Protest

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have killed at least seven people at a protest calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, UN peacekepers say. Police said three people had died and two of the deaths were being investigated. Church activists and opposition parties had backed the demonstration. Under a deal reached […]

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