Libya’s Gadhafi slams NATO over civilian deaths

TRIPOLI, Libya – Moammar Gadhafi lashed out at NATO over civilian casualties and said Libya is prepared to fight on, calling the alliance “murderers” after an airstrike on a close associate’s family home. A few hundred supporters, most of them women, gathered Thursday in Tripoli’s Green Square hours after the speech, vowing to defend the […]


My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

One August morning nearly two decades ago, my mother woke me and put me in a cab. She handed me a jacket. “Baka malamig doon” were among the few words she said. (“It might be cold there.”) When I arrived at the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport with her, my aunt and a family friend, […]


Ghana Under Curse?

I was born among a people who always look at the other side of the coin, if the cause of a calamity is not found on the normal side which is the physical one. About 99% of Ghanaians are superstitious. Some play superstition down with talk, but deep in them they have things they believe […]


Protests erupt in Senegal over controversial law

DAKAR, Senegal – Senegalese police filed tear gas on protesters marching in the capital Thursday to oppose proposed changes to the constitution that critics say could benefit the longtime president and his family. The proposed law lowers the percentage of votes required to win the 2012 presidential election, reducing it from 50 percent of votes […]

Nigeria News

Nigeria: Could more Boko Haram bombs wake up the Sleeping Giant?

Shortly after the bombing of Nigeria Police headquarters, one of the most visible symbols of state power in Abuja, a week ago today, the federal government quickly dispatched plenty of its crack plainclothes detectives to Maiduguri, the headquarters of Boko Haram terrorist sect. By Sunday, this unprecedented rapid mobilisation had paid off as the police arrested 58 sect […]


Nigeria: Floods Kill 24 in Kano

Kano — Twenty four persons including children were killed and many others injured yesterday after torrential rains flooded the highly populated Fagge area of Kano city leading to collapse of many buildings. Two families lost five persons, three of them housewives and two school children, while five of the survivors sustained fractures. More than 100 […]