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Yemen conflict: Rebels in deadly attack on Saudi warship

The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Houthi rebels says two crew members have been killed in an attack on one of its warships in the Red Sea. A coalition statement said three Houthi "suicide boats" had approached a Saudi frigate west of Hudaydah on Monday. One of the boats collided with the rear of the frigate [...]

2018-05-18T15:45:11+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chad foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat to head African Union

Outgoing AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma speaks out against US travel ban on refugees from Somalia, Libya and Sudan as she is succeeded by Moussa Faki  Chad’s foreign minister has been elected as the new chair of the African UnionCommission, pledging to place development and security at the top of his agenda and streamline the organisation’s bureaucracy. [...]

2018-05-18T15:45:11+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yemen al-Qaeda: US commandos raid stronghold

The US has carried out a commando raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold in central Yemen, killing 14 militants, the military says. One US soldier died and three were injured. Several Apache helicopters were reported to have taken part in the operation in al-Baida province. Three al-Qaeda leaders were among those killed in a battle lasting [...]

2018-05-18T15:45:11+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Al-Shabab fighters attack Kenya military base in Somalia

Islamist militant al-Shabab fighters have launched an attack on a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia. The al-Qaeda-linked group says it has killed more than 50 soldiers and seized military vehicles and weapons. But a Kenyan military spokesman said the dawn attack was repelled, the base was not overrun and scores of insurgents were killed [...]

2018-05-18T15:45:11+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Somalia: Al-Shabab attack at Mogadishu hotel ‘kills 28’

Al-Shabab attackers fight their way into a popular hotel in central Mogadishu after ramming a car bomb into its gate. At least 28 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a coordinated gun-and-bomb attack carried out by al-Shabab at a popular hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to officials. The assault on Wednesday morning [...]

2018-05-18T15:45:11+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Syria conflict: War of words as peace talks open in Astana

The Syrian government's lead negotiator has denounced what he called his rebel counterpart's "provocative" comments at the start of peace talks in Astana. Bashar Jaafari said Mohammed Alloush had acted in a way "removed from diplomacy" at the indirect negotiations convened by Russia, Iran and Turkey. Mr Alloush accused the Syrian military and its allies [...]

2018-05-18T15:45:11+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Allianz study says cyber risk concerns rise globally in all sectors

A new study conducted by Allianz has the cyber threat is considered as a major concern globally for businesses. Also, market developments and volatility is an important business peril in 2017 and the top concern in the aviation/defense, financial services, marine and shipping and transportation sectors, as well as across the Africa & Middle East [...]

2018-05-18T15:45:11+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Gambia ‘missing millions’ after Jammeh flies into exile

More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia's state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said. Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying to evaluate the exact loss. Luxury cars and other items were seen being loaded on to a Chadian cargo plane [...]

2018-05-18T15:45:11+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gambia: Yahya Jammeh gets a final deadline to step down

Regional leaders postpone military intervention until Friday at noon, giving last chance to Yahya Jammeh to step aside. West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh, who lost elections last month, until midday on Friday to hand over power and agree to leave the Gambia or face military action carried out by the regional bloc ECOWAS. [...]

2018-05-18T15:45:11+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yemen conflict: At least 10,000 killed, says UN

At least 10,000 people have been killed in the war in Yemen between Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition supporting the government, the UN says. The organisation said the death toll "underscores the need to resolve the situation" that has lasted for more than 21 months. The news came as a UN envoy met President [...]

2018-05-18T15:45:11+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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