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Ethiopia and Eritrea have exchanged accusations over who started Sunday's fighting at their disputed border.

The UN envoy to Libya has called for an investigation into the murders of 12 men soon after their release from jail in the capital Tripoli last week.
They had been accused of taking part in the killings and torture of anti-government protesters in 2011, under then-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya's $67bn national investment fund is seeking damages from Goldman Sachs, saying the bank encouraged it to make complex, money-losing investments.
The Libyan Investment Authority, which runs the fund, is looking to claw back $1.2bn (£840m) it says was lost through nine disputed trades conducted in 2008.

FIRST Republican president Kenneth Kaunda has received the first ever Noble Peace Award from Pillars of Peace Zambia chapel for being a champion and an ambassador of peace throughout his life.

Dr Kaunda has been recognised not only for negotiating and acting as a mediator for peace locally but regionally and globally.

Monday, 13 June 2016 08:13

Boko Haram Kingpin Arrested in Borno

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday said it had arrested a 56-year-old Boko Haram kingpin in Aski Uba Local Government Area of Borno.

Heavy fighting has broken out on the Tsorena front of Ethiopian-Eritrean border, HornAffairs has reported, quoting "multiple sources" .

Libyan forces say they have retaken control of the port in the city of Sirte, after fierce fighting with militants from so-called Islamic State.
Sirte is the most significant IS stronghold outside Iraq and Syria.

South African mobile-phone giant MTN has agreed to pay $1.7bn (£1.1bn) to Nigeria over failing to disconnect unregistered Sim cards.

A man arrested in Sudan and extradited to Italy accused of being a top people-smuggler says the authorities have got the wrong man.
Earlier this week, prosecutors announced the capture of trafficking kingpin Mered Medhanie.

Saturday, 11 June 2016 07:51

Nigeria army 'killed Biafra protesters'

Nigeria's military has killed at least 17 supporters of Biafran independence, according to Amnesty International.

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