Six killed in Al Shabaab attack on Kenya’s border town of Mandera

Residents and police officers on the scene of the horrific attack on a building in Mandera (Photo: ArmedPolitics/Richard Mbaya)

MANDERA, Kenya – Six people were killed in Kenya’s border town in Mandera when armed Al Shabaab militia attacked the town at 2:00am on Thursday morning.


Colombia’s future thrown into uncertainty after voters reject peace deal

A landmark peace deal between the Colombian government and the country’s largest guerrilla group has been left in limbo after voters narrowly rejected it in a referendum.

The result saw the no vote win by 50.2% to 49.8%. The result shocked the government of Juan Manuel Santos, who has spent four years locked in an intense …


Four women killed in sectarian attack

QUETTA, Pakistan – Four women were killed when a public transport bus was stopped and fired on by unknown assailants in the provincial capital of Balochistan. The shooting left a number of others wounded, including a young child.

The women died at the scene while the wounded were rushed to Bolan Medical Complex, and medical staff later …


Controversy over Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign

ABUJA, Nigeria – The Nigerian government led by President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party is continuing its anti-corruption campaign by pursuing a number of corruption cases through the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). However some, particularly in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), have accused the APC of using the campaign as a means to clampdown …


Taliban troops launch assault on Kunduz

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan – The Taliban claim they have entered Kunduz city in northern Afghanistan and have overrun security offices. Reports have been mixed as to how much of the city they have been able to seize but international agencies have reportedly begun to evacuate some of their staff.

The Afghanistan Interior Ministry reported that at least one policeman was …


Amnesty accuses Sudan of using chemical weapons

An investigation carried out by Amnesty International has uncovered evidence suggesting the Sudanese government have repeatedly used chemical weapons against civilians over the past eight months. The use of such weapons is illegal under international law and regarded as a war crime.