At least five soldiers have been killed in an ambush in northwestern Burkina Faso near the border with Mali, security forces told AFP on Friday. “A military patrol was attacked last night (Thursday) in an ambush by armed individuals near Toeni,” in Sourou province, a security source said. One other
Namibia is mobilising financial resources to reintegrate 3,000 of its citizens, who were last week repatriated by neighbouring Botswana, a senior government official said Friday. Botswana took the decision to repatriate the Namibians after offering them many chances to voluntarily return home in previous years without any success. Commissioner of
No fewer than five persons were on Friday burnt to death and 10 others sustained injuries in an accident involving a white Mazda bus at Onigaari, on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta. Oladele said that the
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday called for a delay in passing a new law that would outlaw gay and pre-marital sex after the controversial plan sparked a public outcry. The proposed criminal code overhaul should get a closer look given the backlash, Widodo said, as he asked that parliament
Plane passengers scrambled to text their loved ones goodbye when their aircraft plummeted almost 30,000ft in just seven minutes. The petrified travellers were halfway between their flight from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale when their rapid decent started. Delta Air Lines said the sudden loss of altitude was the result of
The Nigeria Immigration Service on Thursday, unveiled its National Border Strategy 2019 to enhance national security. Controller-General of the Service, Mr Muhammad Babandede presented the document in Abuja with stakeholders in the sector in attendance. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project was funded by the European Union and implemented
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Friday arraign another suspect linked to the controversial Gas Supply Project Agreement which led to the recent $9.6bn judgment given against Nigeria and in favour of Process and Industrial Developments by a British court. The suspect is a former Director, Legal Services
El Salvador’s former president Antonio Saca has been sentenced to two years in prison for bribery, the attorney general’s office said. The 54-year-old was found guilty of attempting to bribe a court employee with 10,000 dollars in a bid to obtain information about a case against him, newspaper La Prensa Grafica reported.