Trio of suicide bombers kills 18 at crowded market in Nigeria

February 17, 2018 wpanews 0

The bombers, all believed to be female, left another 22 people wounded at a fish market Konduga, just outside the state capital, Maiduguri. The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram continues to carry outdeadly suicide bombings in Borno and other parts of northern Nigeria as part of its violent campaign to establish an Islamic state in the West African nation. The extremist group has increasingly used women and youth as bombers, often after abducting […] READ MORE

Stone Tools Found in India Upend Tale of Human Migration Out of Africa

February 2, 2018 wpanews 0

The discovery in India supports the idea that multiple waves of ancient humans left Africa well before 60,000 years ago. Genetic evidence shows that more than 90 percent of humans today descend from a small population of Homo sapiens that left Africa between 60,000 and 125,000 years ago. From there, they rapidly fanned out, reaching the tip of South America by 18,000 years ago. Some researchers suspected that this wave of Homo sapiens expanded […] READ MORE

Trapped Miners in South Africa Evacuated After Power Outage | Business News | US News

February 2, 2018 wpanews 0

  The Sibanye-Stillwater company, which manages the Beatrix gold mine in Free State province, said Friday that the miners will have medical tests and counseling and that it expects the mine to start operating again Monday. Source: Trapped Miners in South Africa Evacuated After Power Outage | Business News | US News

A city that’s home to 4 million people is about to run dry

January 29, 2018 wpanews 0

Authorities warn Cape Town is less than three months away from the situation becoming so dire that it must shut off its taps, an eventuality known as “Day Zero.” Sitaara Stodel Samantha Reinders / for NBC NewsSaving water in buckets is a normal thing. Based on current projections, “Day Zero” is forecast for April 12, according to officials. That would make Cape Town the world’s first major city to run dry. The […] READ MORE

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Cargo plane crashes in sea off Ivory Coast after takeoff | Fox News

October 15, 2017 wpanews 0

A cargo plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the international airport in Abidjan, killing four crew members and injuring six others, an Ivory Coast official said Saturday. Source: Cargo plane crashes in sea off Ivory Coast after takeoff | Fox News

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Suicide bombers kill 27, wound 83 in northeast Nigeria – NY Daily News

August 16, 2017 wpanews 0

By Ahmed Kingimi MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many people, an emergency services official said. In all, 83 people were wounded in the […] READ MORE

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‘Seventeen dead’ in Burkina Faso attack – BBC News

August 14, 2017 wpanews 3

The government also says eight were wounded in a “terrorist attack” in Ouagadougou. Witnesses were quoted as saying that three gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a hotel and restaurant. The city centre has been sealed off by the army, and the US embassy in Ouagadougou has warned its citizens to avoid the area. A jihadist attack on a cafe nearby left 30 people dead in January last year. […] READ MORE

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(reuters) – Violence erupts near hotel in Burkina Faso where mediators are gathered

September 20, 2015 wpanews 0

  Protesters chanted slogans against the presidential guard in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Sept. 16, 2015, where the interim president and the prime minister were detained by soldiers loyal to a former longtime leader. REUTERS/Joe Penney Ambassadors from the U.S. and France in Burkina Faso tweeted that they were safe Sunday morning, as a hostage situation erupted at a hotel in the country’s capital Ouagadougou. “I am with my colleagues, we’re […] READ MORE