Africa Timeline

Elephant Not On The Menu At Robert Mugabe’s 91st Birthday Bash

Robert Mugabe

Plans had been made to slaughter two elephants for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s 91st birthday party, but it turned out the hotel had no fridge space for such large cuts of meat. As IOL so aptly put it, the elephant was most definitely in the room, but luckily not on anybody’s plate. The $1.3 million… Read more »

South African Axe Attack Girl Able To Identify Relatives

Axe murders

A 16-year-old girl who survived an axe attack in her home, where her parents and older brother were killed, is starting to show emotions and can recognize family members from photographs. As reported by the Inquisitr, Marli van Breda survived the brutal axe attack in the family’s De Zalze Golf Estate home in Stellenbosch, South… Read more »

Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 21 Near Chibok


Boko Haram militants have killed at least 21 people in attacks near the northern Nigerian village of Chibok close to where the rebels abducted more than 200 schoolgirls last year, according to reports, as the radical Islamist group steps up its violent campaign ahead of national elections. The group’s nearly six-year insurgency has ravaged wide… Read more »

Somalia: Government Officials Killed In Suicide Bombing

African Union Peacekeepers Patrol Mogadishu After Al-Shabab Militants Withdraw

Al-Shabab militants have attacked a hotel in Somalia, apparently targeting lawmakers and government officials who were holding Friday prayers in the hotel, which has resulted in the deaths of at least 10 and has wounded dozens of others, according to several reports. Two explosions went off at the Central Hotel, with a suicide bomber steering… Read more »

Boko Haram May Be Taking Inspiration, Tips From ISIS

Boko Haram borrowing social media strategies from ISIS

West African Islamist extremists Boko Haram may be taking a page from the ISIS social media strategy playbook. Evidence of links between the two terror groups is growing. A 12-minute video featuring Boko Haram’s usually low-profile leader Abubakar Shekau was posted Tuesday, in which he condemns Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Benin for their joint efforts… Read more »