Sunday, 17 January 2021
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Cairo News

Britain and Canada close embassies in Cairo

Move prompted by security concerns The British and Canadian embassies in Cairo closed to the public on 8 December over security fears and will remain shut until further notice. Following a reques...
Nairobi News

Kenya security shake-up over latest terrorist attack

Al-Shabaab kill 36 non-Muslims in northern Kenya Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has fired his interior minister Joseph Ole Lenku and accepted the resignation of the national police chief David Ki...
Nairobi News

Protests in Nairobi over insecurity in northern Kenya

Demonstrations after Al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya Protests have been taking place in Nairobi on 25 November over rising insecurity in the northern Kenyan region near the border with Som...
Lagos News

Boko Haram suspected of two more attacks in Nigeria

Two massacres in northern Borno state Boko Haram Islamist militants are suspected of the ambushing and killing of 48 fish vendors in northern Nigeria near the border with Chad. The attack took plac...
Lagos News

Suicide bomber kills dozens in Nigeria school attack

At least 48 killed and about 80 injured in explosion A suicide bomber disguised as a student killed at least 48 people and injured about 80 at a boys' school in Potiskum in the northeastern Yobe S...
Cairo News

Bomb explodes near Cairo supreme court

Dozen injured in attack in downtown Cairo A dozen people were injured after a homemade bomb exploded near the supreme court in downtown Cairo during the night of 14 October, according to the count...
Lagos News

More kidnappings by Boko Haram

Militants kidnap another 60 girls and 31 boys The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has reportedly abducted another 60 girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria, according to...
Lagos News

Nigeria knows location of kidnapped girls

Army not willing to risk rescue The Nigerian army says it knows the location of the school girls abducted by Boko Haram but that it will not attempt a rescue. The nation's defence chief Alex Ba...
Nairobi News

Tourists flee Nairobi

Holidaymakers return home to escape worsening security in Kenya Hundreds of foreign holidaymakers returned home from Kenya following a double bombing in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi on 16 May,...
Lagos News

Militants kill over 100 in northern Nigeria

Boko Haram blamed for latest attack At least 125 people have been killed by Islamic militants in an attack on Gamboru Ngala in Nigeria’s remote north-east region on the border with Cameroon....
Lagos News

Boko Haram blamed for attacks in Nigeria

Group blamed for school abduction in north and bombing in capital Between 100 and 200 teenage girls were reportedly abducted in an attack on a boarding school in Chibok in the north-eastern Nigeri...
Nairobi News

Terrorist violence in Nairobi continues

Nobody claims responsibility for attack in Eastleigh Three blasts in central Nairobi killed at least six people and wounded 25 in a coordinated terrorist strike on 31 March, the latest in a series...
Nairobi News

Six dead in Nairobi grenade attack

Fourth terrorist attack in Kenya in recent days Six people were killed and 30 injured following a grenade attack on a minibus in north-east Nairobi on the evening of 14 December. The blast on the...
Nairobi News

Kenya in mourning over Westgate attack

Three days of national mourning as Nairobi siege ends Kenya begins three days of national mourning on 25 September following the end of the four-day siege by Somali-based Islamist militants on Nair...
Nairobi News

Kenyan forces continue battle with terrorists

A stand-off continued at a shopping mall in Nairobi late on 22 September, a day after Somali Islamist group al Shabaab killed at least 68 people and injured 175 in a terrorist attack, Among the dead w...


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