US army says it killed 13 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

At least 13 al-Shabab fighters, have been killed in an air raid outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the US army said. In a statement released on Saturday, US Africom said that the attack happened in Gandarshe, 48km south of Mogadishu, on Friday. “To support the Federal Government of Somalia’s continued efforts to degrade al-Shabab, US Africa Command conducted an airstrike… Read More

Nigeria’s $15bn oil refinery is on track – Dangote

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote said he is on schedule to finish by next year his $15 billion oil refinery, which will be one of the world’s biggest, despite analysts saying the timeline is ambitious. “There are quite a lot of challenges, but we’re moving,” Dangote told reporters at a conference in Paris about the plant, which is being built near… Read More

Zimbabwe court orders government to restore internet access

A court in Zimbabwe on Monday ordered for the restoration of internet access, saying the government exceeded its mandate in ordering an internet blackout during civilian protests last week. In his interim ruling, High Court Judge Owen Tagu told mobile operators to immediately and unconditionally resume full services. The biggest, Econet Wireless, compiled with the order late on Monday, it… Read More