Migrant crisis: Almost 100 missing in Libya sinking

Migrant crisis: Almost 100 missing in Libya sinking

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Smugglers are using flimsier boats and putting more people on them, the UN says Almost 100 migrants are missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast, the country’s navy says. The boat, reportedly carrying 126 people mostly from African nations, left Garabulli, east of the capital Tripoli, early on […]

Rwanda genocide: Habyarimana Mucebo arrested in DR Congo

Rwanda genocide: Habyarimana Mucebo arrested in DR Congo

Image copyright AFP Image caption Around 800,000 people were killed during the 1994 genocide A rebel commander wanted in Rwanda in connection with the 1994 genocide has been arrested in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Habyarimana Mucebo, a senior member of the Rwandan FDLR rebel group, was captured in Rutshuru, north-eastern DR Congo. Members of […]

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ethiopia deployed its troops to Somalia to strengthen the weak UN-backed government Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU’s recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia. Ethiopia is […]

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ethiopia deployed its troops to Somalia to strengthen the weak UN-backed government Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU’s recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia. Ethiopia is […]

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ethiopia deployed its troops to Somalia to strengthen the weak UN-backed government Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU’s recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia. Ethiopia is […]

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ethiopia deployed its troops to Somalia to strengthen the weak UN-backed government Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU’s recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia. Ethiopia is […]

South Sudan: 145 child soldiers released – Unicef

South Sudan: 145 child soldiers released – Unicef

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 16,000 children are still in “armed groups” Some 145 child soldiers fighting for two rebel groups in South Sudan have been released, Unicef has announced. The children were recruited by the Cobra Faction and the SPLA In Opposition, two armed groups which have been fighting the government. They […]

The Gambia joins African queue to leave ICC

The Gambia joins African queue to leave ICC

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Yahya Jammeh has ruled Gambia since 1994 The Gambia says it will pull of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after accusing the tribunal of persecuting and humiliating Africans. The small West African nation joins South Africa and Burundi in withdrawing from the court. The ICC was set up to […]

‘Al-Shabab attack’ on Kenyan town Mandera kills 12

‘Al-Shabab attack’ on Kenyan town Mandera kills 12

Image caption Those killed were staying in this guest house At least 12 people have been killed in an attack in Kenya claimed by Somalia-based militant Islamist group al-Shabab. The target was a guesthouse hosting members of a theatre group who were performing plays in schools in the north-eastern town of Mandera. Kenya’s President Uhuru […]

‘Al-Shabab attack’ on Kenyan town Mandera kills 12

‘Al-Shabab attack’ on Kenyan town Mandera kills 12

Image caption Those killed were staying in this guest house At least 12 people have been killed in an attack in Kenya claimed by Somalia-based militant Islamist group al-Shabab. The target was a guesthouse hosting members of a theatre group who were performing plays in schools in the north-eastern town of Mandera. Kenya’s President Uhuru […]