Nigeria police arrest wanted internet scammer

Nigeria’s police cyber-crime unit has arrested a 37-year-old man alleged to be the head of a transnational cyber-crime syndicate. According to a statement by Interpol, the syndicate launched mass phishing campaigns and business email compromise schemes targeting companies and individual victims. The Nigerian was arrested at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos in an operation […]

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Rwanda says DR Congo shelling injured its citizens

The Rwandan army says several civilians have been injured in cross-border shelling by troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It said it had asked a regional team of military observers, the Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism, to conduct an urgent investigation. PRESS RELEASE: RDF REQUESTS INVESTIGATION OF THE FORCES ARMÉES DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU […]

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Somalia’s new president welcomes US redeployment

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has welcomed the redeployment of US forces in Somallia where al-Shabab attacks had heightened due to a prolonged electoral crisis. US President Joe Biden’s administration announced on Monday plans to send about 600 American forces to support targeted operations against al-Shabab militants. This came a day after Somali MPs elected Mohamud […]

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UN: Malnourished children at risk over costly food

The United Nations says the number of severely malnourished children worldwide is rising because of the combined effects of the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and armed conflicts. The UN children’s fund, Unicef, added that treating them was becoming more expensive because of the rising cost of therapeutic food. The agency highlighted two regions – Afghanistan […]

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Thousands hold protests against Tunisia president

Thousands of Tunisians took to the streets in the capital, Tunis, on Sunday to protest against President Kais Saied’s political measures and rising food prices. A co-ordinator from the Citizens against the coup coalition – one of the protest organisers – told the state broadcaster that they rejected the country’s “new constitution” that was “drawn […]

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Tunisia denies arrest of ex-Prime Minister Jebali

The Tunisian government has denied that the former prime minister, Hamadi Jebali, has been arrested. On Thursday, a post on his Facebook page said Jebali had been detained by the security forces. The Islamist Ennahda party also demanded his release. But the interior ministry now says it’s investigating a factory on land owned by the […]

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Burkina Faso rescuers ‘in race to reach trapped miners’

The authorities in Burkina Faso say rescue teams which have been pumping water from a flooded zinc mine are drawing closer to where they’re hoping to find eight workers who’ve been trapped for more than three weeks. The six Burkina Faso nationals, one Tanzanian and one Zambian went missing on April 16 after heavy rainfall […]

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