NIAMEI-Nearly three million people, more than half of them children, in Niger are in need of humanitarian assistance in the West African country, UNICEF said in a statement on Wednesday.More about this news
BRUSSELS -- The European Union Tuesday allocated an initial 1 million euro (USD 1.1 million) in emergency funding to support international efforts to tackle the desert locust outbreak currently wreaking havoc in eastern Africa.
ABUJA -- An investigation into six bodies buried in shallow graves in Nigeria's Delta region was underway, local police said Tuesday.
MOGADISHU-- Somali security forces killed several al-Shabab militants who had attempted to raid military bases in the southern region on Tuesday night, a government official said on Wednesday.
WINDHOEK-- Namibia central bank on Wednesday cut its prime lending rates by 25 basis points to promote economic growth and also sustain the existing currency peg with South Africa.
GABORONE-- Botswana and Namibia will continue to cooperate and collaborate in critical areas of defense and security, the permanent secretary of Botswana's Ministry of Defense, Justice and Security, said here Tuesday.
MANDERA-- Suspected al-Shabab militants on Wednesday ambushed a commuter bus in Mandera county in northeast Kenya amid fears of casualties.
NIAMEY-- At least 22 people were killed on Monday in a stampede in a stampede in Diffa, southeast Niger, local media reported.
TRIPOLI -- Head of the delegation of the European Union (EU) to Libya on Monday called on the Libyan warring parties to end the ongoing violence in the country.