Tag: army

Victory in Europe Day – Time for Africa to reflect on its blood and sweat sacrifice

Yet others who went to the war from Africa – from Johannesburg to Kenya to Nigeria – returned to fuel the fires of independence. They had seen how their white comrades-in-arms had bled and screamed for their mothers, too, as they died. It exploded many colonial myths of white supremacy and created a generation of battle hardened patriots ready to question and throw off the shackles of imperial rule.

Purported Boko Haram video shows execution of alleged Nigerian spies

By Ahmed Kingimi Islamist militant sect Boko Haram on Tuesday released a video purporting to show the execution of three men the group accused of being Nigerian military spies. The seven-minute clip, the first...

Ivory Coast's president dismisses heads of army, police & gendarmes

Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan also resigned and dissolved the government, a move that had been expected.

Zimbabwe's military has no say in Mugabe successor – Army Chief

Mugabe, 92, has held power since the country gained independence from Britain in 1980.

20 killed in Somalia as ceasefire collapses

Galmudug and Puntland are clashing in the town of Galkayo, which straddles their common border.

Nigerian army faces more danger in Boko Haram campaign

The moment military convoys leave the relative safety of Bama soldiers in the lead vehicle open fire with a heavy cannon.

Nigerian army commander: only weeks left for Boko Haram

"Almost all of the locations held by the Boko Haram terrorists have been reclaimed. We are talking only of a few villages and towns."

Nigerian traditional rulers say prisoners to be freed before Delta talks

The rulers, or traditional kings, asked for the release of a group of school children arrested in May and other prisoners caught.