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Herdsmen Attack, Cult Clash Claim 13 In Benue

Herdsmen Attack, Cult Clash Claim 13 In Benue

It was a black Sunday in Benue State as no fewer than 13 persons were killed and many injured in separate crises that rocked two local government areas of the state. Our correspondent gathered that while herdsmen launched a fresh attack on the Kwande Local Government Area, a group of suspected cultists held sway in […]

3 Slaughtered By Herdsmen, 10 killed By Bandits In Fresh Kaduna, Benue Attacks

3 Slaughtered By Herdsmen, 10 killed By Bandits In Fresh Kaduna, Benue Attacks

No fewer than 13 persons have been killed in fresh attacks in four villages in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, and Ukemberagya community, Gaambe-Tiev council ward of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. While 10 were killed by bandits in Birnin Gwari communities on Tuesday, three others were slaughtered in Benue by herdsmen, yesterday. In […]

Hoodlums Set Ningi Local Government Council secretariat On Fire

Hoodlums Set Ningi Local Government Council secretariat On Fire

Hoodlums believed to be political thugs loyal to a faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have burnt down the secretariat of Ningi local government council of Bauchi State.   It was gathered the political thugs stormed the secretariat at about 6pm on Saturday and set it on fire following the ward congresses of the […]

Women And The Struggle For Peace Across Africa

Women And The Struggle For Peace Across Africa

Germany is taking over the leadership of an international network which aims to better represent women in the field of conflict-resolution. But turning talk into action is no easy task. Hailed as a milestone by womens’ rights activists at the time, United Nations (UN) resolution 1325 calls for women to take an equal role at […]

Libya Issues Arrest Warrants For Over 200 Alleged Traffickers

Libya Issues Arrest Warrants For Over 200 Alleged Traffickers

Libya has issued arrest warrants for more than 200 Libyans and foreigners suspected of involvement in a smuggling network for Europe-bound migrants, the attorney general’s office said on Thursday. “We have 205 arrest warrants for people (involved in) organising immigration operations, human trafficking, (cases) of torture, murder and rape,” said Seddik al-Sour, the director of […]

When Environmental Crisis Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

When Environmental Crisis Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

When Mandelena became a mother, she was only 16. During the prolonged dry season in Gwor County, South Sudan, her community saw crops failing and cattle dying. Children stopped going to school because of hunger and women and girls had to walk up to five hours every day to collect water. When resources for families […]

Herdsmen Kill 11, Torch 50 Houses In Plateau

Herdsmen Kill 11, Torch 50 Houses In Plateau

Over 50 houses were burnt and eleven persons, including twins, were murdered in the early hours of Friday in two separate attacks carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen on two villages in Plateau State. President Muhammadu Buhari had barely left Plateau State when the attacks were launched on Ganda village of Daffo District in Bokkos […]

Sierra Leone to Vote Amid Discontent Over Ebola, Iron Ore

Sierra Leone to Vote Amid Discontent Over Ebola, Iron Ore

Sierra Leone will hold elections on Wednesday in which an unprecedented number of political parties will compete as discontent over the government’s handling of an economy battered by the Ebola outbreak has soared.  The vote marks a departure from a decades-old tradition that mainly divided the balance of power between the All People’s Congress and […]

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity And Fear

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity And Fear

From the air, Timbuktu, the fabled city of gold – once a key Arab-African trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route, a lush oasis, a centre of Islamic culture and learning – is almost obscured by swirling clouds of dust, its pale mud houses and sandy streets barely distinguishable from the encroaching desert. Timbuktu today […]

Herdsmen Kill 20, Burn Houses In Fresh Benue Attacks

Herdsmen Kill 20, Burn Houses In Fresh Benue Attacks

No fewer than 50 persons have been killed in fresh attacks on Benue communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen after they invaded parts of the Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state on New Year’s Day. The attacks, which spilled over to Tuesday, came on the heels of the implementation of the anti-open grazing […]

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