Major Set Back in Gambia After New Constitution Rejected

There was an outpouring of anger and consternation on Tuesday after Gambia’s parliament voted to reject a draft constitution, setting back progress on over two years of work. The new constitution in the making is set to replace the 1997 constitution, enacted by former President Yahya Jammeh, which pro-democracy campaigners...

Three Egyptian Police and Four Prisoners Dead In Prison Break

Egypt held military funerals Thursday for three policemen killed as they prevented four convicts on death row from escaping a notorious Cairo prison. The four men convicted to hang on terror charges were shot dead by security forces in the rare escape bid from the heavily-fortified Tora prison complex, the...

Boko Haram Terrorists Kill Eight Nigerian Soldiers

At least seven soldiers and their commander have been killed in an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s northeast, the epicentre of the group’s insurgency. The Nigerian Army on September 21 confirmed the killing of Col Dahiru U Bako, the commander of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa in...

Civilian Appointed President by Mali Junta

The Malian junta that seized power in a military coup in August has granted the country’s interim presidency to a  civilian, part of conditions set by regional bloc Ecowas. The National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), led by Col Assimi Goita, announced on Monday that it was...

South Africa’s Strict Lockdown to Be Eased

South Africa, which had one of the world's earliest and strictest lockdowns, has announced a further easing of anti-coronavirus measures. From 20 September an overnight curfew will be reduced, gatherings will be allowed at 50% of a venue's capacity, and restrictions on the sale of alcohol will be eased. "We...