Saudi Aramco attacks: Where we are now, implications for Africa

Saudi Aramco attacks: Where we are now, implications for Africa

The heightened rhetoric following Saturday’s attack on Saudi Aramco oil infrastructure seemed more heat than light, as the United States accused Iran of being responsible – which Iran denies – and threatened retaliation in keeping with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s wishes. It’s still uncertain how much structural damage was…

Death toll rises to 30 in Mogadishu terror attack

Death toll rises to 30 in Mogadishu terror attack

The death toll has risen to at least 30, as Somalia once again grappled with a massive terrorist attack in Mogadishu that became a daylong siege near the Maka Al Mukarama Hotel and Hilaac UK restaurant. The attack began about 9 p.m. Thursday when a car loaded with explosives crashed…

Second attack in a week destroys Ebola treatment center

For the second time in a week, an Ebola treatment facility in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was attacked  – this time by armed men who overran a center in Butembo jointly operated by the Ministry of Health and Doctors Without Borders (MSF). There were 40 patients in the facility…

DRC health ministry condemns attack on Katwa Ebola center

The health minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo has praised the response of Ebola workers in Katwa who were attacked on Sunday, while condemning the arson that destroyed the Ebola health center there. “Our health officers showed composure and exceptional courage last night,” said Dr. Oly Ilunga, calling the…

Anadarko confirms attack on Mozambique LNG contractors

Anadarko, an oil and gas company based in the United States, confirmed on Friday that at least one person was killed in an extremist attack on its project workers in the Cabo Delgado province of northeastern Mozambique. The death of an Anadarko contractor happened on the road between Mocimboa da…

President confirms fatalities in Kenya terror attack

President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed that 14 people died in Tuesday’s attack at the Dusit Hotel in Nairobi, with hundreds of others injured and evacuated. “We are grieving as a country this morning; my heart, and that of every Kenyan, goes out to the innocent men and women violated by…

French police search for Strasbourg attack suspect

Police in France are still searching for the suspect in Tuesday’s attack on a Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg. The suspect is identified as Cherif Chekatt, a 29-year-old French national of Moroccan descent, who they say opened fire on the market after escaping arrest during a roundup earlier…

Somalia sends aid to Baidoa as AMISOM, UN condemn attack

Both the African Union and the United Nations condemned on Sunday the two suicide bombing attacks that struck Baidoa over the weekend, leaving at least 16 people dead. The bombings at the Beder Restaurant and Bilan Hotel left another 50 people injured in the town about 130 kilometers from Mogadishu, in…

SA launches investigation into 11 taxi-ambush deaths

South African authorities said Sunday that specialized law enforcement units working on a 72-hour plan are working to track down those responsible for the deaths of 11 people who were traveling with a taxi association in the country’s eastern KwaZulu-Natal province. The 11 people from the Ivory Park Taxi Association…