News - Security

Gunmen attack state TV, airport in Democratic Republic of Congo

6 years ago /

Gunmen attacked the airport and seized control of the state television headquarters in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday in what appeared to be an attempt to seize power by supporters of religious leader Paul Joseph Mukungubila.

Hundreds flee as South Sudan forces brace for 'White Army' assault

6 years ago /

Hundreds of people fled South Sudan's flashpoint town of Bor as the army warned of an imminent attack by the "White Army" militia on Monday, two weeks into ethnic fighting that has ravaged the world's newest state, officials said.

Boko Haram members open fire on guests at Bachelor party

6 years ago /

Suspected fighters from Islamist group Boko Haram opened fire on a bachelor party in northeast Nigeria, killing eight people and wounding several others, witnesses said on Sunday.

Nigerain military announces the death of 70 people in North east Nigeria

6 years ago /

Nigeria's military said on Tuesday it had killed 50 Islamist rebels as they tried to cross the border into Cameroon, engaging them in a fierce gun battle on Monday in which 15 of their own troops and five civilians also died.

APO KILLINGS: ARMY SAYS THEY CANNOT TELL IF VICTIMS WERE CRIMINALS OR NOT

6 years ago /

The Nigerian army says it is not certain if Boko Haram members were among those killed in the September raid on an uncompleted building in Apo district of Abuja.

 

Lebanese International kidnapped in Kano

6 years ago /

Kano, Monday morning was once again associated with violence when gunmen seized a Lebanese expatriate at his company in the Sharada Industrial zone of the city.

US criticizes Nigeria's Security forces over the handling of the Boko Haram menace

6 years ago /

The United States has criticized the strategies being implemented by security forces in combating the Boko Haram menace. 

NIGERIA: PRESIDENT JONATHAN UNVEILS FIRST INDIGENOUS UAV (DRONE)

6 years ago /

Nigerians were given a reason to be proud yesterday when President Good luck Jonathan unveiled the first Nigerian - made unmanned aerial vehicle, UAV, built by the Nigerian Air force in Kaduna. The President expressed pride over the accomplishment and stated that it was a sign of better things to come.

Central African Republic conflict intensifies

6 years ago /

The base for French forces in Central African Republic, Bangui airport which has been one of the safest places in town is now also home to around 30,000 civilians who have fled fighting between Christian and Muslim militia.

Nigeria's Boko Haram claims responsibility for northeast barracks attack

6 years ago /

Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram was behind a coordinated attack on military targets this month, the group's leader has said in a video message lauding the group's successes against President Goodluck Jonathan's army.

BOKO HARAM: 26 CONFIRMED DEAD IN MAIDUGURI; PRESIDENCY REACTS

6 years ago /

Maiduguri was once again thrown into mourning yesterday when suspected members of the Islamist Terrorist Organisation, Boko Haram struck killing no less than 26 people, 24 of whom are believed to be insurgents.

 

NIGERIA: IG orders Police officers to intensify security procedures around universities

6 years ago /

The Inspector General of Police has ordered the provision of adequate security around university campuses across Nigeria

 

NIGERIA: 107 Senior officers promoted in NIgerian Airforce

6 years ago /

Authorities of the Nigerian Air force have approved the promotion of one hundred and seven senior officers.

 

Afghan president condemns U.S. airstrike that killed a child

6 years ago /

President Hamid Karzai said U.S. forces had bombed a home in southern Afghanistan, killing a small child and wounding two women, and condemned the attack as a sign of disregard for civilian lives, his spokesman said on Thursday.

 

FRANCE: French government to draw troops out of Kosovo

6 years ago /

NATO confirmed on Thursday that France plans to withdraw its 320 troops from Kosovo, citing commitments in Mali and a pending French intervention in Central African Republic.

 

Niger says fugitive wanted by FBI arrested in northern Mali

6 years ago /

A Malian man wanted by the United States for killing a U.S. diplomat in Niger in 2000 and convicted for a deadly attack on Saudi tourists there in 2009, has been arrested by French forces in northern Mali, Niger said on Thursday.

 

Central African Republic needs many more peacekeepers - EU

6 years ago /

Central African Republic needs up to four times more peacekeepers than are currently deployed to quell the worsening sectarian conflict and provide security for aid workers, the European Union's top humanitarian official said.

 

Libya: Blast at Brak al-Shati arms depot kills 10

6 years ago /

At least 10 people have been killed in a blast at a weapons depot in southern Libya, officials say. State television quoted an injured man as saying people had been attempting to steal copper wire from the depot in Brak al-Shati, near the city of Sabha.

 

AFRICA: Islamist militancy threatens Africa

6 years ago /

With Islamist militant groups across the Sahara region still able to flex their muscles despite the French intervention in Mali, former UN diplomat and security expert Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah considers their threat to Africa.

 

Pakistani Activists protest against US drone strikes

6 years ago /

Pakistani activists have blocked the main supply route for provisions destined for NATO troops in Afghanistan to protest against US drone strikes.