Twenty-six killed, dozens injured as Islamist insurgents attack hotel in Somalia

Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012. A car bomb exploded at the hotel in the southern port city while local… Read More Twenty-six killed, dozens injured as Islamist insurgents attack hotel in Somalia

Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

At least three people were killed and 15 wounded when a car bomb hit a funeral of former senior military commander in the east Libyan city of Benghazi, medical and military sources said. The funeral at Benghazi’s Huwari cemetery was for Khalifa Mismari, the assistant commander of Libya’s special forces under former leader Muammar Gaddafi,… Read More Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

Twelve Ghanaians named among 2019 100 Most Influential People of African Descent Under 40

Twelve Ghanaians across different sectors have been named among a list of 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) under 40, a global 100 list that identifies high achievers of African descent worldwide, pairing those based across the Diaspora with their counterparts inside Africa. The MIPAD under 40 recognition comes as a global civil… Read More Twelve Ghanaians named among 2019 100 Most Influential People of African Descent Under 40

Dozens killed following collapse of Glencore mine in Congo

At least 41 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said. The accident occurred in the KOV open-pit mine at the Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) concession, in which Glencore subsidiary Katanga Mining owns a 75% stake, said Richard… Read More Dozens killed following collapse of Glencore mine in Congo

One dead, several injured following double suicide bomb attacks in Tunisia

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks on police in the Tunisian capital on Thursday, killing one police officer and wounding several other people, the government said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said on Thursday evening. The attacks came months before an election and at… Read More One dead, several injured following double suicide bomb attacks in Tunisia

Hackers steal data from systems of over a dozen global telecom companies

Hackers broke into the systems of more than a dozen global telecom firms and stole huge amounts of data in a seven-year spying campaign, researchers from a cyber security company said, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage activities. Investigators at U.S.-Israeli cyber firm Cybereason said on Tuesday the attackers compromised companies in more than 30… Read More Hackers steal data from systems of over a dozen global telecom companies

Army chief, three others killed in attempted regional coup in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff and the head of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two separate but related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup, the prime minister’s office said on Sunday. Amhara state president Ambachew Mekonnen and his adviser were shot dead and the… Read More Army chief, three others killed in attempted regional coup in Ethiopia