Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

By Baz Ratner and Maggie Fick KOGUTA/KISUMU, Kenya Oct 29 : The body of a man was found in a sugarcane field in western Kenya on Sunday, a day after high-level officials visited the area aiming to calm ethnic tensions inflamed by this week’s presidential election. The Luo community largely boycotted Thursday’s election, which was […]

At least 29 dead after Islamist attack on Somali hotel

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Oct 29 : – An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended on Sunday after 29 people were killed during a siege lasting nearly 12 hours, police said, prompting the government to sack two top security officials over their failure to stop repeated attacks. The attack proved […]

Assailants kill at least two, injure six in Kinshasa raid

By Aaron Ross KINSHASA, Jul 14 : AaronNearly a dozen men armed with knives and batons burst into the largest market in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa today, killing at least two people and wounding six police officers, the police and witnesses said. The assailants were not identified, but witnesses said the wore red […]

Central African Republic death toll could reach 30 -UN

By Serge Leger Kokopakpa BANGUI, May 15 : Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic’s border town of Bangassou amid ongoing attacks by Christian militias that have killed up to 30 civilians, UN officials and aid workers said. The attacks throughout the weekend on the town of Bangassou […]

UN council renews Congo peacekeeping mission, lowers troop cap

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Mar 31 : The UN Security Council today cut the troop cap by 18 per cent for its peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo after reaching a compromise with the United States, which wanted a bigger cut to the largest and most expensive operation. The 15-member council unanimously renewed […]