World Jan 3, 2020

How African countries left their colonizers

A wave of sub-Saharan African countries became independent in the 1960s, 17 achieving self-rule from colonial Belgium, Britain and France in 1960 alone. Portugal's colonies would only break free in the 1970s and it took other nations, such as Eritrea, even longer to re-establish their ...

Boko Haram jihadis kill 14 in attack on western Chad village

World Dec 19, 2019

Boko Haram jihadis kill 14 in attack on western Chad village

Fourteen people were killed and 13 were missing after Boko Haram jihadis attacked a fishing village in western Chad on Tuesday, government officials said. Violence from the Boko Haram insurgency started in Nigeria a decade ago, but has since spread to neighboring countries Chad, Niger ...

World Dec 14, 2019

Top Nigerian jihadi group kills four humanitarian hostages

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday. Six people were abducted in July near the town of Damasak, in the state of Borno, where ...

World Dec 5, 2019

Pirates board supertanker off Nigeria and kidnap 19 crew members

Pirates boarded a fully loaded supertanker off the coast of Nigeria, an act that is sure to ring alarm bells for insurers about the risk of collecting oil from Africa's biggest producer. Nineteen crew were kidnapped and remain missing, a spokeswoman for Navios, the ship's ...