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Africa

Boko Haram to use cows, goats and cobblers to stage attacks – Nigerian govt
Boko Haram insurgents plan to use goats and cows as bomb couriers to carry out deadly attacks, in addition to a new batch of disguised suicide bombers, a spokesperson for the Nigerian federal government warned.

30.01.2015 14:35

​Give modern slavery victims petty crime immunity, build case against traffickers – UK govt
Offering victims of modern slavery immunity from state prosecutors so they can give evidence about exploitation will aid the fight against powerful criminal syndicates, according to a leading chief constable.

28.01.2015 12:56

US officials tussle over arms embargo, sanctions in oil-flush South Sudan
While top US diplomats have privately backed a weapons ban amid the bloody civil war in South Sudan, a new report indicated that US National Security Advisor Susan Rice is chiefly responsible for stalled attempts at an arms embargo in the oil-rich nation.

26.01.2015 15:50

World’s most popular banana faces eradication by deadly fungus
International concern is growing over the spread of Fusarium wilt, known as Panama disease, as there are fears it could destroy entire countries’ plantations of the Cavendish banana – the most popular and exported variety of the fruit in the world.

23.01.2015 21:01

Terror suspect ‘threatened with sexual abuse’ loses UK citizenship appeal
A terror suspect who claimed to be stateless following the Home Secretary’s decision to strip him of his British citizenship lost an appeal against her decision on Thursday. US court documents allege he was subject to US “illegal interrogation” in Africa.

23.01.2015 15:00

UK government accused of sponsoring human rights abuses in Ethiopia
A development project funded by the UK government and run by the World Bank could be facilitating a violent resettlement program in Ethiopia that has been dogged by allegations of forced displacement, physical assaults and rape, a leaked report suggests.

21.01.2015 09:20

Counter-terrorism: EU may boost intelligence sharing with Muslim countries
Despite fears of classified information leaks in the wake of new anti-terror measures, the EU foreign policy chief has called for broader sharing of intelligence data – within its borders, as well as with Arab and Asian nations.

20.01.2015 06:57

​Middle East terror ‘bigger threat to Europeans than Cold War’ – ex-MI6 chief
Geopolitical tensions stemming from conflict and terrorism in the Middle East pose a bigger security threat to European states than the Soviet Union did at the height of the Cold War, Britain’s ex-MI6 chief warns.

19.01.2015 15:30

Thousands cheer Chadian troop deployment against Boko Haram (PHOTOS)
Thousands of people have marched in the Chadian capital N'Djamena in support of the government's decision to send troops and armored vehicles against Boko Haram to challenge the Islamist advance in Nigeria and Cameroon.

18.01.2015 03:35

Churches torched, 5 killed as Niger’s anti-Charlie Hebdo protest escalates
Police fired tear gas as hundreds of Niger Muslims came out to yet again protest Charlie Hebdo’s satirical cartoons targeting Islam. At least five people were killed and several Christian churches set on fire by rioting crowds throughout the day.

17.01.2015 14:34

​3 Britons jailed in Ethiopia for attempt to ‘establish Islamic State’
Three British men have been imprisoned in Ethiopia following their alleged attempt to establish an Islamic State in the East African country.

16.01.2015 13:03

​Malawi troops trained by British forces for major UN op in DR Congo
The UK is to train troops for a major peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo to “neutralize” Rwandan armed groups.

15.01.2015 14:27