ECOWAS wants powers to try coupists, terrorists

ECOWAS wants powers to try coupists, terrorists

Speaker of Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday canvassed the enhancement of the jurisdiction of the ECOWAS Court of Justice to help address the challenge of military coups and terrorism in the West African sub-region. A statement by the Special Adviser, Media to Ekweremadu, said the Speaker spoke […]

Fake Pilot Arrested By Italian Police After Flight

Fake Pilot Arrested By Italian Police After Flight

An unemployed Italian man has been arrested at Turin’s Caselle airport on suspicion he successfully used false IDs, a cap and uniform, to convince a crew he was a pilot and let him fly for free inside the cockpit aboard a commercial flight from Munich to Turin. Italian police on Saturday described the arrest as […]

Woman Finds Out Her Dead Husband Was Also Her Father

Valerie says she was raised in Ohio by her grandparents because her mother was a “night lady,” who was a family friend. It wasn’t until she turned nine that Valerie found out that the man she thought was her father, was really her grandfather, and the “family friend,” was her real birth mother. After her […]

Another ugly side of Gaddafi : Beat, kidnap and rape school girls

Another ugly side of Gaddafi : Beat, kidnap and rape school girls

Colonel Gaddafi beat and raped kidnapped schoolgirls he used as sex slaves in between checking his emails, according to a new book. French reporter Annick Cojean gathered horrific accounts from the girls forced into the former Libyan dictator’s harem for the account published last week. One victim, named as Soraya, was 15 when she was […]

Troops retake Tripoli airport after rival militia clashes

Libyan authorities retook control of Tripoli’s airport on Tuesday after armed members of the al-Awfea Brigade clashed with rival militias and grounded flights for several hours on Monday as they demanded the release of their detained leader. By News Wires (text) REUTERS – Clashes broke out between rival Libyan militias at Tripoli’s international airport on Monday […]

State prosecutor appeals Mubarak verdict as Egypt’s divide intensifies

End of an era … a defaced picture of Mubarak outside his trial. Photo: Reuters Photo: Reuters CAIRO: Egypt’s top prosecutor is appealing the verdicts delivered against former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, his sons and top security officials of his government – verdicts that have intensified the polarisation gripping Egypt two weeks before the run-off […]

I will not leave Zambia – Angolan oldest refugee

One of Angola’s oldest refugees in Zambia has urged the government to allow certain categories of refugees to naturalise and  stay in Zambia, the Post of Zambia reported. At least 23, 000 Angolan refugees in Zambia have up to June 30 to go back to their country following the cessation of their refugee status. However, […]

Libya militia seize airport

A heavily armed militia has taken over Libya’s main airport in the capital, Tripoli, demanding the release of a leader who went missing on Sunday. Militiamen from the al-Awfia brigade entered the airport with tanks and armoured vehicles and occupied the runway, forcing flights to be diverted. It is unclear if the group’s commander has […]

Sudan, S’ Sudan defence ministers meet on border security

Defence ministers from Sudan and South Sudan met on Monday to discuss border security following weeks of deadly fighting along their disputed frontier, even as reports of violence continued. South Sudan’s Defence Minister John Kong chaired the meeting with his northern counterpart Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged […]

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