Category Archives: Africa

Mali resort hit by terror attack, at least 2 people killed

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Published June 18, 2017  FoxNews

Suspected jihadists in the West African country of Mali attacked a luxury resort popular with foreigners on the outskirts of the country’s capital Sunday, killing at least two people. Continue reading Mali resort hit by terror attack, at least 2 people killed

Rare ‘giant tusker’ elephant killed by poachers, 25 left in wild

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Published March 07, 2017  FoxNews

A 50-year-old ‘giant tusker’ elephant was killed by poachers in Kenya, leaving only 25 surviving in the wild.

Satao II, named after another famed elephant who was poached in 2014, was found dead near the border of the Tsavo National Park. Continue reading Rare ‘giant tusker’ elephant killed by poachers, 25 left in wild

2 female bombers kill 56 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

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Published February 10, 2016  Associated Press

Health and rescue officials say two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people. Continue reading 2 female bombers kill 56 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

At least 86 killed in Boko Haram attack, including children burned alive

DALORI, Nigeria

Published February 01, 2016  Associated Press

A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremists. Continue reading At least 86 killed in Boko Haram attack, including children burned alive

At least 100 killed in Nigeria gas tanker truck fire

ABUJA, Nigeria –  A gas tanker truck ignited

Published December 25, 2015  Associated Press

A gas tanker truck ignited an inferno at a crowded industrial gas plant in Nigeria on Thursday, killing more than 100 people lining up to refill their cooking gas cylinders in time for Christmas. Continue reading At least 100 killed in Nigeria gas tanker truck fire

Dozens feared dead as hostage situation in Mali hotel apparently ends

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UpDate  Published November 20, 2015  FoxNews

The deadly hostage situation at a hotel in Mali’s capital city appeared to come to an end Friday, but the fate of dozens of guests and hotel workers was still unclear. Continue reading Dozens feared dead as hostage situation in Mali hotel apparently ends