Africa Timeline

Boko Haram Beheads 6-Year-Old Christian Boy

Boko Haram Orders Beheading Of Christian Boy

Boko Haram has beheaded a 6-year-old boy simply for being a Christian. According to new reports from Christian Today and several other websites, the child was killed on June 1, but news of the attack didn’t make it global until this week. The attack reportedly occurred in Attagara, Gwoza district, Borno State, which is known… Read more »

Guinea Shuts Borders With West Africa In Bid To Halt Ebola Spread

Guinea shuts borders

In Guinea, where the deadly Ebola outbreak emerged in March, health officials announced Saturday that the country was closing its land borders with some of the West African nations where the virus is spreading rapidly. As a result, the Liberia and Sierra Leone borders have been closed until further notice. Health Minister Remy Lamah told… Read more »

Boko Haram Strapped And Remotely Triggered Explosives On Unsuspecting Kidnapped Schoolgirls Which Were Scoured From A Captured Chinese Factory

boko_haram_combattant

In what could only be deemed as one of the world’s most heinous crimes, the Boko Haram militants have been strapping explosives scoured from a Chinese factory onto little schoolgirls and exploding them via remote controls. Terrorism has been mutating into grotesque forms lately. The Boko Haram faction is perhaps the most dishonorable and cowardly… Read more »

Malawi Suspends Anti-Gay Laws Due To Country’s Financial Struggles

malawiantigay

Malawi will be suspending its harsh anti-gay laws in response to the African country’s current struggles with its state budget, according to Malawian paper Nyasa Times. Secretary for Justice and Solicitor General Janet Chikaya-Banda addressed the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva last Wednesday to inform the international body of the current reforms in… Read more »

Malala Yousafzai In Nigeria For ‘Bring Back Our Girls’

Malala Yousafzai Nigeria Girls

Malala Yousafzai arrived in Abuja, Nigeria on her 17th birthday to campaign for the plight of more than 250 young girls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram more than three months ago. Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt in her home country of Pakistan, made the trip to support the “Bring Back Our Girls”… Read more »

Oscar Pistorius Is A Suicide Risk, According To Psych Report

Oscar Pistorius Mental Health Report

Oscar Pistorius is depressed, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and at risk of suicide, according to a psychology report read at the athlete’s murder trial on Wednesday. The doctors who spent a month evaluating Pistorius’ mental health also concluded that he does not appear to have a history of abnormal aggression linked to “rage-time murders… Read more »

Liberia To Prosecute People Hiding Ebola Patients

liberiaebola

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf issued a stern statement Monday, warning citizens that anyone who will be caught hiding Ebola patients from authorized health workers will be prosecuted in accordance to Liberian law. The statement was issued on a state-owned radio program in Liberia, according to Al Jazeera. President Sirleaf noted that a huge number… Read more »

South Sudan Is The Most Fragile Country In The World

southsudan

South Sudan has officially been declared the world’s most fragile country by the Washington-based non-profit Fund For Peace (FFP). The infant country’s ranking on the list is the result of the relentless political and humanitarian turmoil that continues to plague the African state. Fund For Peace uses 12 variables to determine the ranking of each… Read more »

Mozambique Will Be Free Of Landmines By The End Of The Year

mozambiquelandmine

After more than two decades since the end of their civil war, Mozambique is set to declare itself landmine-free by the end of this year, 2014. Mozambique’s anti-landmine efforts, actively supported by many concerned organizations around the world, have made this huge humanitarian breakthrough possible. Jared Bloch, spokesperson for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines,… Read more »

Tunisia Turns To Star Wars To Revive Tourism

Tunisia Tourism

On Wednesday, two dozen Imperial Troopers and fans dressed as Star Wars characters paraded the streets of Tunis for the country’s first Star Wars event. Tunis, Tunisia’s capital city, was the location for the spring revolutions in 2011 that resulted in the overthrow of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The country is hoping to… Read more »

Two Ugandan Men To Face Court On Homosexuality Charges

twomenugandahomosexuality

Two Ugandan men are expected to defend themselves in court after being charged for homosexuality. A 24 year old businessman, Kim Mikusa, was charged with “having sexual knowledge of a person against the order of nature” after prosecutors confirmed Wednesday that they have gained enough evidence against him and Jackson Makusa, who is 19 years… Read more »

United Nations Base In Sudan Attacked, 58 Killed, 100 Injured

UN Peacekeepers

A United Nations base in South Sudan was attacked, leaving 58 people killed and another 100 people injured during the attack. According to the Washington Post, an angry mob of youths attacked the United Nations peacekeeping mission’s camp in Bor in Jonglei state on Thursday. Ethnic Nuers, about 5,000 of them, fled there after fighting… Read more »

South Africa, Rwanda Feud Heats Up With Expelled Diplomats

South Africa and Rwandan feud heats up

South Africa and Rwandan relations have taken a turn for the worst as both countries have expelled the others’ diplomats. The feud, which is rapidly escalating is over the murder of a former Rwandan government official who was killed in South Africa’s capital of Johannesburg three months ago. Bloomberg news reports that Rwanda’s foreign minister… Read more »

Nigerian School Attack: Islamist Militants Burn Students To Death

boko-haram-deaths

A Nigerian school attack staged Tuesday by the Islamist group Boko Haram resulted to the death of 59 students in Yobe state in Nigeria, Reuters reports. Some of the victims were reported to have been burned alive by the attackers. The Nigerian school attack happened in the Federal Government College of Buni Yadi. All of… Read more »