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63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military
63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian...

63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military

Lagos – At least 63 Boko Haram fighters were killed during Nigerian army’s raids following a recent pre-dawn attack on military barracks in Bama town by the militant sect in the northern state of Borno, a military spokesperson said Monday. The military launched ground and air operations... read more »

'Fake' interpreter at Mandela memorial claims to have exposed system
‘Fake’ interpreter at Mandel...

‘Fake’ interpreter at Mandela memorial claims to have exposed s...

London – The controversial sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service has said he is a “great fake” who exposed the South African government. Thamsanqa Jantjie spoke about his controversial hand gestures at Mandela’s memorial in a video posted... read more »

S Sudan rebel leader demands proper talks before any truce deal
S Sudan rebel leader demands proper talk...

S Sudan rebel leader demands proper talks before any truce deal

London – South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has said there must be proper negotiations before the rebels can agree to a truce with the government. Machar statement came after the government agreed to an immediate end to fighting, the BBC reports. The government has freed two of... read more »

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order
South Sudan army says not received cease...

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

Khartoum – South Sudan’s army Saturday said it has not received any order to end fighting with forces loyal to former South Sudan vice-president Riek Machar. “We have not received any order to cease fire,” Philip Aguer, an army spokesperson, told Xinhua by phone, adding the... read more »

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UN addresses Indian concerns on South Sudan

UN addresses Indian concerns on South Sudan

India’s strong concerns over the security and mandate of its peacekeepers in South Sudan found support from several U.N. Security Council members who unanimously passed a resolution that... read more »

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorist' group

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood ‘terrorist’ group

Johannesburg – Egypt has declared the ousted president Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement a “terrorist” group, banning all its activities. Deputy Prime... read more »

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

Cairo – Egyptian Interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi Tuesday declared Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s oldest and most influential Islamist movement, as a terrorist group,... read more »

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

South Sudan army lose capital of oil-producing state

Khartoum – South Sudan’s army admitted Monday that it had lost control of Bantiu, capital of the oil- producing Unity State, media reported. “Our forces have not prepared... read more »

70 killed Nigerian clashes: military

70 killed Nigerian clashes: military

Lagos – Over 70 people have been killed in clashes between the army and members of the Boko Haram militant group in the northeast, following last Friday pre-dawn attacks on a military barracks... read more »