Friday, April 23, 2021

Berlin market attack: Tunisia arrests suspect Amri’s nephew

Tunisian security forces have arrested the nephew of the Berlin market attacker Anis Amri and two other suspects, officials say. The Tunisian interior ministry said the three, aged between 18 and 27, were members of...

Berlin attack suspect Anis Amri killed in Milan

The Berlin market attack suspect, Anis Amri, has been shot dead by police in Milan, Italy's interior minister says. The man, who opened fire on police who asked him for ID during a routine patrol...

Egypt delays UN resolution on Israel as Trump raises concerns

Egypt has suddenly delayed a vote on its UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank as Donald Trump made his opposition clear. A US official told the BBC that it had been considering...

Nigerian ex-governor James Ibori released from UK jail

Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been released, despite attempts by the home secretary to detain him in prison. He was due for release on Tuesday, having agreed to be deported...

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh lambasts Ecowas mediators

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has hit out at regional mediators urging him to step down, saying he will not be intimidated. The West African regional bloc Ecowas had called on him to honour his initial...

Plastic rice uncovered  in Lagos

Nigeria Customs Service officials have uncovered on Tuesday several bags of plastic rice being imported into the country. According to a publication by Vanguardngr.com, the dreaded bags of rice had been packed for sales during...

DR Congo: Anti-Kabila protests ‘leave more than 20 dead’

More than 20 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, over President Joseph Kabila's failure to give up power, a UN official...

Mexico fireworks blast: Dozens killed in Tultepec explosion

An explosion at a fireworks market outside Mexico City has killed at least 31 people, officials say. More than 70 others were injured as the blast hit the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, about...

Berlin attack: So-called Islamic State claims responsibility

So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind Monday's lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market, which left 12 people dead and 49 injured. The group claimed the attack through its self-styled news agency. Earlier,...

Gambian ambassadors urge Jammeh to step down

Eleven Gambian ambassadors serving in various countries around the world have called on outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to hand power and congratulate his rival Adama Barrow. The diplomats' move comes in the wake of Mr...

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