Monday, March 30, 2020

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari sacks military chiefs

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the army, navy and air force chiefs, his spokesman has told the BBC. Mr Buhari is expected to announce...

Tunisia ‘destroys’ local al-Qaeda-linked group

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Tunisia's interior minister has said that his country has largely destroyed local armed group Okba Ibn Nafaa, suspected of orchestrating the March attack on...

Somalia takes Kenya to ICJ over sea border

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The Somali government says it will submit its dispute with Kenya over their sea border to the International Court of Justice. The disputed ocean territory...

Greece debt crisis: Eurozone summit reaches agreement

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Eurozone leaders have reached agreement over a third Greek bailout after marathon talks in Brussels. EU chairman Donald Tusk said leaders agreed "in principle" on...

Islamic State leader in Afghanistan ‘killed by drone’

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Hafiz Saeed, the leader of the Islamic State group in the Afghanistan and Pakistan region, has been killed in a drone strike, the Afghan...

Egypt explosion hits Italian consulate in Cairo

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A large explosion has severely damaged the Italian consulate in Egypt's capital, Cairo. The health ministry says at least one person has died. Four people...

Actor Omar Sharif dies aged 83

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Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in classic films Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has died aged 83. Egypt-born Sharif won two...

West Africa’s first utility-scale solar power for Mali

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An agreement to Build-Own-and-Operate West Africa's first utility-scale solar power plant was signed today by Norwegian company Scatec Solar (http://www.scatecsolar.com ) and its partners, the...

Germany shooting: Man arrested over two deaths

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A German man has been arrested after an 82-year-old woman and a cyclist were shot dead near the town of Ansbach, police have said. Police...

Boko Haram attack caps week of bloodshed in Nigeria

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A suicide bomber has attacked a church in Nigeria, capping a week in which more than 200 people died in Boko Haram violence. At least...