Five injured following explosion at mall in Rivers State

The Police in Rivers State have ruled out terrorist attack in the explosion that occurred at the Port Harcourt Mall, popularly called SPAR. The Rivers Police Command Spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the explosion at the mall that shared perimeter fence with the Government House on Thursday. He said no life was lost to the explosion… Read More Five injured following explosion at mall in Rivers State

Panama top court grants former President Ricardo Martienelli pre-trial house arrest

A Panamanian court granted house arrest to the country’s former leader Ricardo Martinelli on Wednesday, allowing him to leave prison while he awaits trial for an espionage case stemming from his 2009-2014 presidency, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. Martinelli, 67, had been in jail ahead of his trial on charges of spying on 150… Read More Panama top court grants former President Ricardo Martienelli pre-trial house arrest

Twenty-four killed as Boko Haram militants attack island in Cameroon

Around 300 suspected Boko Haram militants swarmed onto an island on Lake Chad in Cameroon’s far north on Sunday and killed 24 people, including 16 Cameroonian soldiers stationed at military outposts, officials said on Wednesday. The death toll in the district of Darak, about 1,000 km (600 miles) from the capital Yaounde, is one of… Read More Twenty-four killed as Boko Haram militants attack island in Cameroon

Ghanaian security forces rescue abducted Canadian women

Ghana forces have rescued two Canadian women who were kidnapped last week outside their hostel in Ghana’s second city of Kumasi, the Ghanaian government said in a statement on Wednesday. The women, aged 19 and 20, were volunteers for Canadian charity Youth Challenge International (YCI). YCI in a statement named the two volunteers as Lauren… Read More Ghanaian security forces rescue abducted Canadian women