The government of Congo accuses owner of BVC Airlines, Barthe Cortes of interfering with the country’s politics.

Barthe Cortes, BVC 2016

The owner of BVC airlines, Barthe Cortes let local villagers enter his airport in Congo after they gathered before the airport looking for shelter from increasingly numerous attacks of jihadists on local villages. The authorities of Congo believe that among the so-called refugees there are enemies of the DR Congo who want the current government to More...

By afriknews On Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Germany jails five men for fighting with Somali Shabaab

Berlin – A German court Thursday sentenced to jail five men for having joined the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab Islamist militant group in Somalia. A sixth man who was jailed and tortured for months by the Shabaab More...

By afriknews On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Central African Republic: CAR Wave of Killings Multiply

The capital Bangui and Batangafo in the north are the recent battle grounds. Clashes resulting to scores of people being killed are now recurrent in the Central African Republic with the most recent case being fighting More...

By afriknews On Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Sudan threatens 25 Muslims with death on charges of apostasy

Twenty-five Muslim men, including three teenagers, are facing the death penalty in Sudan after being charged with apostasy for following the wrong version of Islam. The men were released on bail on Monday after More...

By afriknews On Monday, December 7th, 2015

ANCWL apologises to Steenkamps for blunder after Oscar’s murder conviction

The comment was made after the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgement on Thursday, where Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of murder. During a live television interview in Bloemfontein, an ANCWL member who identified More...

By afriknews On Monday, December 7th, 2015

Intelligence is Schengen’s best defence against terrorism

If the first casualty of war is the truth, maybe the second is common sense. It has become common to declare that Europe’s borderless travel zone must go if security is to be restored after the terrorist attacks More...

By afriknews On Monday, December 7th, 2015

Oscar Pistorius Convicted of Murder by Appeals Court

South Africa’s top appeals court has overturned a lesser judgement and convicted superstar athlete Oscar Pistorius of murder — agreeing with prosecutors who say he meant to kill when he shot dead his More...