In Morocco, A Surf City Scene Includes Camels
1. Nigeria Army Uncovers Boko Haram Bomb Factory
Nigeria’s military has uncovered a major Boko Haram bomb-making factory and arrested two leading members of the militant group.
2. Eni Discovers Huge Gas Field Off Egyptian Coast
talian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world's largest natural gas fields off Egypt's coast. It could hold as much as 30 trillion cubic feet of gas.
3. Senegal Art Village Hopes To Attract World Designers
Deep in the remote countryside of Senegal, a unique arts centre is aiming to bring inspiration to local villagers. It is called The Thread, and its ambition is to widen the appeal of modern art.
4. South Africa Party In Court Bid To Bar Springboks From Rugby World Cup
A lawsuit brought to court by the Agency for New Agenda argues that 21 years after end of apartheid, national team's selection process still discriminates against black and mixed race players.
Source: The Telegraph
5. Kenyan Blogger Seeks Asylum After Death Threats
A Kenyan blogger is seeking asylum after he was allegedly issued with death threats. The blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has been in the news in recent times for his activity against mobile service provider Safaricom and industrial firm Bidco.
6. Libya Arrests Three Suspected Smugglers Over Migrant Boat Disaster
Libyan authorities have arrested three people on suspicion of involvement in launching a boat packed with migrants that sank off the country's Mediterranean coast, killing up to 200 people.
7. Swaziland Festival Continues Despite Calls To Mourn Dancers
Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash.
8. Central Africa To Limit President To Two Terms Under New charter
Central African Republic's transitional government has adopted a new constitution that would limit future presidents to two terms in office as the country seeks to end more than a year of sectarian violence.
Source: New Vision
9. US National Arrested On Sierra Leone Blood Diamond Charges
Spanish authorities have arrested a American man on charges of enslavement and diamond pillaging during Sierra Leone’s civil war.
Source: The Guardian
10. In Morocco, A Surf City Scene Includes Camels
Hard-core surfers around the world know Morocco. The long Atlantic coast line is renowned for its picturesque point breaks and “perfect rights” — waves that curl to the right.
Source: New York Times