Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Nigeria-Cameroon border grenade blast kills nine

A grenade that a child picked up from a bin on the Nigeria-Cameroon border has exploded, killing him and eight others. Twenty-six people were also wounded in the blast on the Nigerian side of the...

Iran offers $80million bounty for Donald Trump’s head after death of general

An $80million bounty has been placed on Donald Trump's head in Iran in the wake of General Qasem Soleimani's assassination. During the televised funeral, official state broadcasters said one US dollar would be tabled for...

Camp Simba: Three Americans killed in Kenya base

One US military service member and two contractors were killed in an Islamist attack on a military base in Kenya. Islamist militant group al-Shabab attacked the base, used by Kenyan and US forces, in the...

Trump says US ready to strike 52 Iranian sites

President Trump has warned the US is "targeting" 52 Iranian sites and will strike "very fast and very hard" if Tehran attacks Americans or US assets. The president's remarks followed the US assassination of Qasem...

Burkina Faso bus blast: Students among 14 dead

At least 14 people have died and four injured after an improvised explosive device (IED) blew up a bus in north-western Burkina Faso. The vehicle was mainly carrying students back to their places of study...

Qasem Soleimani: US kills top Iranian general in Baghdad air strike

Iran's most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani, has been killed by a US air strike in Iraq. The 62-year-old spearheaded Iranian military operations in the Middle East as head of Iran's elite Quds Force. He...

Nigeria High Commission to Ghana forced out of premises

Ghana and Nigeria are heading for a diplomatic showdown as the Nigeria High Commission is being forcefully evicted from its diplomatic property in the capital, Accra. The property located at No.10 Barnes Road, Accra, has...

Pope sorry for ‘losing patience’ after slapping hand of woman

The pope has apologised for angrily striking the hand of a woman who reached out and yanked him towards her. In his New Year wishes, the pontiff admitted losing his patience with the woman while...

Angola court orders seizure of Isabel dos Santos’ assets

An Angolan court has ordered the seizure of the assets and bank accounts of the billionaire daughter of ex-President José Eduardo dos Santos. The seizure appears to be part of an anti-corruption drive by the...

Putin thanks Trump for ‘helping to prevent New Year terror attacks in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump for intelligence that helped prevent terror attacks in St Petersburg, the Kremlin has said. Two Russians were detained on 27 December on suspicion of...