At least 52 dead in Borno as Nigeria accidentally bombs IDP camp

A Nigerian fighter jet has accidentally bombed a camp for internally displaced people in Rann, near the border of Cameroon in the nation’s far northeast. At least 120 people were wounded and 52 killed in the bombing, according to the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders) organization. “This large-scale attack…

UN Security Council focuses on Kabila, DR Congo agreement status

Hervé Ladsous, head of the United Nations peacekeeping operations, has warned that any progress on the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) risks a reversal if the deal isn’t signed and implemented by all parties. Speaking to the 15-member United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, Ladsous said…

SA opposition leader defies ANC and Zuma, heads for Israel

South African opposition leader Mmuse Maimane is on a tour of Israel and is expected to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials, during a visit that defies the African National Congress (ANC) and President Jacob Zuma’s public appeal to avoid travel to Israel. Maimane, head of the…