Africa News

Resort outside Mali's capital under attack

Security has gradually worsened in Mali since French forces pushed back allied Islamist and Tuareg rebel fighters in 2013 from swathes of the north they had occupied the previous year.  

Jun 18, 2017, 23:55 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi expresses grief over loss of lives in Portugal forest fire

More than 100,000 hectares of the country`s mainland was devastated by a series of fires last year. 

Jun 18, 2017, 23:23 PM IST
At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

The government declared three days of mourning and sent two army battalions to help the emergency services.

Jun 18, 2017, 19:36 PM IST
31 Egyptians get death sentence for killing top prosecutor

31 Egyptians get death sentence for killing top prosecutor

The ruling is set to be sent to the Egyptian Mufti, an Islamic scholar and legal expert, although his opinion is non-binding.

Jun 17, 2017, 18:19 PM IST

Jihadists kill two, kidnap others in Mali army camp attack

MINUSMA began operations in 2013, providing security to and assisting Malian troops in a region which fell to jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda in March 2012.

Jun 17, 2017, 17:03 PM IST

No link between Palestinian Jerusalem attackers and any armed group: Israeli police

No connection has been found between three Palestinians who carried out a fatal attack in Jerusalem on Friday and any organisation, Israeli police said on Saturday, after Islamic State had claimed

Jun 17, 2017, 14:10 PM IST

At least 31 civilians killed in hotel attack in Somalia's capital

Police say nearly 40 people were wounded in the assault that began when a car bomb exploded outside the Pizza House restaurant in Mogadishu.  

Jun 15, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

Several people killed in crash on Bollore-run railway in Benin

Several people were killed in a crash of a train operated by a subsidiary of French industrial group Bollore in Benin.  

Jun 14, 2017, 20:31 PM IST

Teenagers rescued after three-day ordeal in Paris catacombs

Two teenagers were rescued from the catacombs beneath Paris on Wednesday after getting lost in the pitch-black tunnels of the underground burial ground for three days.  

Jun 14, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

Suspected diarrhoea kills 279 people in Sudan: UN

Hundreds of people suffer from water-borne diseases every year across Sudan given the lack of access to clean drinking water.

Jun 12, 2017, 23:34 PM IST

Kenya foils terror attack planned by Somali militants

Kenya has faced a constant security challenge from across the border ever since it sent its troops into Somalia in late 2011, to help defeat the al Shabaab militants and restore order.

Jun 12, 2017, 13:14 PM IST

Hamas denies it built tunnel under UN schools in Gaza

Over the years, Gaza`s Hamas rulers have built a labyrinth of tunnels, some passing under the border into Israel which they used to launch attacks during their last conflict in 2014.  

Jun 10, 2017, 19:41 PM IST

South Sudan rebels say they carried out deadly road ambush

Gabriel claimed the ambush destroyed four military vehicles and nine private ones and killed more than 40 people including civilians "caught in crossfire".  

Jun 09, 2017, 19:46 PM IST
Three peacekeepers killed in northern Mali attack: UN

Three peacekeepers killed in northern Mali attack: UN

The attack is just the latest to target the 12,000-strong force in the west African nation. Guinean and Chadian soldiers make the majority of those at the Kidal camp.  

Jun 09, 2017, 16:38 PM IST

South Sudan rebels claim responsibility for deadly convoy attack

South Sudan`s rebels have claimed responsibility for an ambush on a convoy of buses and other vehicles travelling on a major highway that killed at least 14 people.

Jun 09, 2017, 15:09 PM IST

Somalia's president vows revenge on al Shabaab after deadly attack

Somalia`s president said late Thursday night the country`s army was in "hot pursuit" of Islamist group al Shabaab fighters after the insurgents` assault on a military base in the Puntland region that

Jun 09, 2017, 11:53 AM IST

Bus accident in Zimbabwe leaves 43 dead

According to local media reports, the driver failed to negotiate a curve as he might have been speeding.

Jun 08, 2017, 19:19 PM IST

Al Shabaab takes over Somali town, claims killing 61 in military base attack

Al Shabaab militants captured a town in Somalia`s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Thursday.

Jun 08, 2017, 15:01 PM IST

South Africa Oppon ex-leader Zille faces suspension over tweet

South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, said Saturday its former leader Helen Zille faced being suspended over a tweet in which she said colonialism brought benefits to the

Jun 03, 2017, 21:49 PM IST

Egypt to press ahead with air strikes after Christians attacked

The strikes targeted Majlis Mujahideen Derna and Abu Salim Brigade, two local Libyan groups allied with al Qaeda.

May 30, 2017, 09:26 AM IST