October 31

  • Burkina Faso: Army Chief Takes Over

    Deutsche Welle

    The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces has taken power after mass demonstrations forced President Blaise Compaore to resign. There have been days of violent protests against the... Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Armed Rebels Leave 100 Dead [press release]

    AI London

    UN peacekeepers and the Congolese authorities must act urgently to protect civilians from a spate of sporadic attacks by armed rebels which has left at least 100 dead in the last... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Bus Station Blast Kills Many

    Premium Times

    A deadly explosion that ripped through a bus station in central Gombe Friday, killed at least 23 people and injured many more, the News Agency of Nigeria, has reported. Read more »

  • Tunisia: National Dialogue Resumes

    Tunis Afrique Presse

    National dialogue resumed, Friday at the Justice and Human Rights Ministry premises, to look at means to ensure the peaceful transition from the democratic transition stage to that... Read more »

  • Burkina Faso: Anti-Compaore Protests Resume

    Deutsche Welle

    Protesters have again taken to the streets of the capital of Burkina Faso to demand that the president step down immediately. This comes a day after violent protests convinced him... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Court Orders Stay of Execution On Convicted Soldiers

    Daily Trust

    A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Army to stay execution on the death sentence passed by an Army General Court-Martial against 12 Nigerian Soldiers. Read more »

  • Algeria: Algeria Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks Against Niger Security Forces

    Algerie Presse Service

    Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attacks last Thursday against the security forces in Niger, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif said Friday in a... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Explosion Rocks Gombe Bus Station

    Premium Times

    An explosion has ripped through a bus station in Gombe, residents and witnesses have told PREMIUM TIMES. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Over 30 Feared Dead As Three Bombs Rock Bus Station in Gombe


    About 30 were reported dead after three explosions rocked the popular Gombe Line Transport Services Limited in Gombe State. Read more »

  • Niger: Attacks Near Refugee Areas Prompt Malian Refugees to Flee Camp [press release]


    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 31 October 2014, at the Palais des... Read more »

  • Mozambique: 300 Places for Renamo in Army and Police


    The Mozambican government on 27 October declared that it is prepared to incorporate into the armed forces and police 300 men from Renamo's militia. Read more »

  • Burkina Faso: Army Says Compaoré No Longer in Power


    French Foreign Affairs Secretary Laurent Fabius on Friday called for calm in Burkina Faso as protesters took to the streets after President Blaise Compaoré refused to leave... Read more »

  • Burkina Faso: Compaoré Quits After Army Takes Power

    Deutsche Welle

    The president of Burkina Faso has stepped down after days of protests demanding his resignation. The demonstrators had been angered by Blaise Compaore's plan to run for a fifth... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Ban On #bringbackourgirls Rallies Illegal - Court

    Independent (Lagos)

    A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Thursday, declared as illegal the banning of peaceful rallies of the #BringBackOurgirls group by the former FCT Commissioner... Read more »

  • Burkina Faso: Army Forces Compaoré Out


    French Foreign Affairs Secretary Laurent Fabius on Friday called for calm in Burkina Faso as protesters prepared to take to the streets after President Blaise Compaoré... Read more »

  • Burkina Faso: Chambas - 'Do Everything to Help Burkina Faso' [interview]

    Deutsche Welle

    Protests resumed in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, on Friday with demonstrators demanding President Blaise Compaore step down. The UN special envoy spoke about the situation... Read more »

  • Burkina Faso: President's Departure 'Non-Negotiable'

    Deutsche Welle

    As Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore refuses to immediately resign, leader of the opposition Benewende Sankara says the president is "duping the people.' At least 30... Read more »

  • West Africa: ECOWAS Appeals for Calm in Burkina Faso

    CAJ News

    THE Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called on people Burkina Faso to remain calm and law abiding over events unfolding and tension around the process leading... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Terrorists Overrun CDs, Badeh's Home Town


    YOLA --Few hours after the commercial nerve centre and the second biggest town in Adamawa State fell into the hands of Islamic sect, Boko Haram, the insurgents, yesterday, overran... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Nigeria Violence Pushes Refugees and Cholera Across Borders

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    West Africa is struggling to control a cholera outbreak that has spread from Nigeria to nearby countries, exacerbated by insecurity and waves of refugees fleeing an Islamist... Read more »

  • Cameroon: Cross-Border Raids Hinder Relocation of Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon [press release]


    The UN refugee agency on Friday said it was very concerned about growing insecurity in border areas between Cameroon and Nigeria, where thousands of Nigerian refugees fleeing... Read more »

  • Egypt: Military Court Rulings Against Terrorists Do Not Conflict With Constitution - PM

    Egypt Online

    Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has said the military court rulings against terrorists do not conflict with the Constitution. Read more »

  • Burkina Faso: I Won't Resign - Compaore


    Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore refused to resign in the face of violent protests against his 30-year rule, saying instead he will lead a transitional government after... Read more »

  • Liberia: Burglary At Ebola Treatment Center Storeroom

    New Dawn

    A report from Nimba says unknown men have burglarized a storeroom of the Ganta Ebola Treatment Center and made away with several items. The robbers allegedly used knives and other... Read more »

  • Liberia: Police Charged Four With Murder in Grand Gedeh

    New Dawn

    Police in Grand Gedeh County have charged and sent to court four persons in connection with murder at the PTP Refugee Camp. Police charged sheet said the four suspects are charged... Read more »

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