Mauritius News Journal
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — With the help of French special forces, Niger's military on Friday killed the last two jihadists holed up inside a dormitory on the grounds of a military garrison in the desert town of Agadez, and freed at least two soldiers who had been held hostage by the extremists, according to French and Nigerien officials.
» by Piero Gheddo On his blog, Father Gheddo talks about the experience of Fr Dionisio Ferraro, a native of Vicenza (Italy) and a missionary in Guinea Bissau.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his top military commander Friday, the ouster apparently linked to turmoil over Museveni's alleged plan to have his son succeed him as head of state.
Writer Chinua Achebe shunned Nigeria's corrupt politicians and twice turned down national honors, never fearing to criticize those he felt ruined his country. On Thursday, however, the lawmakers and the ...
Bearded clowns, gagged journalists and yawning foxes
[Zimbabwe Independent]THIRTEEN years after its fast track land reform programme, Zimbabwe is still importing most of its food and is far from regaining its breadbasket status.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean human rights activist says he wants the nation's highest court to order prison authorities to ensure suspects in jail can receive their life-prolonging HIV/AIDS medications.
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Hours after denying that jihadists in the city of Agadez had taken several soldiers hostage, Niger's minister of defense corrected the record in an interview with The Associated Press, saying that in fact two hostages had been found and have now been released.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a report with recommendations for Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) and the Indian government, Human Rights Watch said the Mozambique government and foreign companies' work in resettling communities displaced by coal mining has "serious shortcomings".
Mali's Football Federation will report national team coach Patrice Carteron to Fifa for breaking his contract to join TP Mazembe.
[Zimbabwe Independent]Delta Corporation Limited, the biggest counter on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) by capitalisation, recently published results for the 12 months ended March 31 2013.
A pregnant woman has been shot dead in Tanzania during a security operation after gas protests in Mtwara, a journalist in the town tells the BBC.
Chad Johnson hasn’t been doing so well lately, but it seems that his ex-wife is doing just fine for herself. Earlier this week, the former Patriots wide receiver was arrested in Florida after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The warrant stemmed from an altercation with his ex-wife, Evelyn Lozada, which allegedly violated Johnson’s […]
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Uganda's president fired his top military commander Friday, the ouster apparently linked to turmoil over President Yoweri Museveni's alleged plan to have his son succeed him as head of state.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An advocacy group says patients at Kenya's only psychiatric hospital are often confined and immobilized using drugs that put them into a comatose-like state, factors that could have led to the recent escape of 40 male patients.