Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of attempted attacks on pipelines as tensions over disputed region rise

Azerbaijan accused Armenia on Wednesday of trying to attack its gas and oil pipelines and warned of a “severe” response as tensions rose sharply around a fraying ceasefire in the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia denied the claim and said Azeri forces were trying to seize control of the tiny territory, which is governed by… Read More Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of attempted attacks on pipelines as tensions over disputed region rise

French court fines Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza for removing colonial relic from Paris museum

A French court on Wednesday convicted Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza of aggravated robbery and fined him 1,000 euros (an equivalent of $1,176) after he snatched a 19th century central African funerary post from a Paris museum in June. Diyabanza, who has lived in France for 20 years, belongs to a pan-African movement that is pressing… Read More French court fines Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza for removing colonial relic from Paris museum

Thousands of dead seal pups wash ashore on Namibian coast

Thousands of dead seal pups have washed ashore on the coast of Namibia, a conservancy group said on Wednesday. The pups were found at Pelican Point peninsula, a tourist destination known for its colony of seals and school of dolphins. Drone footage taken by Ocean Conservation Namibia (OCN) shows the coast dotted with more than… Read More Thousands of dead seal pups wash ashore on Namibian coast

At least six dead, twenty injured following tribal clashes at Sudan’s port city of Suakin

At least six people were killed and 20 were injured in the Sudanese port city of Suakin, a local doctors committee said on Wednesday, following tribal clashes that broke out over the removal of the neighbouring state’s governor. Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok had on Tuesday relieved Salih Amar, the governor of Kassala State, of his… Read More At least six dead, twenty injured following tribal clashes at Sudan’s port city of Suakin

Massive protests against police brutality continue in Nigeria as masses unsure of reforms promises

Nigerian protesters demanding an end to police brutality returned to the streets on Wednesday, saying they were unconvinced by the creation of a new police unit and a pledge not to use violence against demonstrators. Protesters have staged daily marches nationwide for a week, calling for an overhaul of police forces. Police have responded to… Read More Massive protests against police brutality continue in Nigeria as masses unsure of reforms promises