Africa

More EgyptAir crash remains recovered from Mediterranean

CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) — Search teams have recovered more human remains from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May, the Egyptian-led investigative committee said Sunday. The search vessel John Lethbridge “retrieved all the human remains that were mapped at the crash location,” the Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee said in a statement. After delivering the remains in Alexandria, the vessel will return to the crash location “to conduct a new thorough scan […]

13 hostages rescued after Bangladesh siege: commander

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AFP) — Thirteen hostages have been rescued after security forces ended a siege at a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Saturday, a top commander said. “Three of them are foreigners. Ten locals,” Tuhin Mohammad Masud, a commander of the elite Rapid Action Battalion which stormed the cafe, told India’s Times Now television network. © 1994-2016 Agence France-Presse

Ten killed in jihadist suicide bombing in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AFP) — A suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist has killed at least 10 people in northern Cameroon, a security source said Thursday. It was the latest in a spate of attacks blamed on the Nigeria-based Islamist militant group in northern Cameroon, which have driven tens of thousands of people from their homes. The security source said the attacker blew himself up in the town of Djakana near the Nigerian border overnight. “Seven […]

Tunisian killed in Istanbul attack seeking IS-linked son

TUNIS , Tunisia (AFP) — A Tunisian killed in the Istanbul airport attack blamed on the Islamic State group was in Turkey to secure the release of his son detained for joining the jihadists, diplomats said Wednesday. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim quickly pointed the finger at IS over Tuesday’s attack, which killed at least 41 people and wounded 239, although no group has claimed responsibility. One of the dead was a Tunisian identified as […]

Michelle Obama in Morocco to launch girls’ fund

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AFP) — US First Lady Michelle Obama launched a $100 million aid package in Morocco Tuesday to promote the education of girls in a country where half of females over 15 are illiterate. Visiting Marakech with actresses Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto of the “Slumdog Millionaire” film, she told girls in attendance she wanted them to be part of a global conversation on female education. “We want to share this conversation with young […]

EgyptAir black box flight recorder ‘has been repaired’

by Mona SALEM CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) — One of the two black box flight recorders from the EgyptAir plane that plunged into the Mediterranean last month has been repaired, Egypt’s investigation commission said Tuesday, prompting hopes it could provide clues on why the aircraft went down. The two black box recorders were found two weeks ago, but were too damaged to extract information on what caused the passenger jet to go down. They were sent […]

INC Missionary work in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Though hindrances and persecution admonish people around the world, through strong faith and will, the true gospel of the Church of Christ shall prevail among people oceans away. The world continues to progress, and though there be different time zones and great distances, we can communicate with brethren from all around the world through advanced technology. This was fulfilled with the brethren in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bro. Rodelio dela Torre, a minister of […]

Turnbull: Gunmen kidnap seven including Australians in Nigeria

Gunmen in southern Nigeria have killed a local driver and kidnapped as many as seven people, at least three of whom are Australian citizens and one an Australian resident, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday (June 23) There was some initial confusion over the number of victims and nationalities of those involved, as police in Nigeria gave conflicting accounts. The workers, two of whom police said later escaped, were contractors for cement company […]

Africa summit tackles violence against albinos

by Nicolas DELAUNAY DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AFP) — A “Miss and Mister Albino” contest, heavy sentences for ritual murder and concrete graves to ward off tomb raiders were all discussed at a UN summit on albinism concluding in Tanzania on Monday. During the four-day meeting people with albinism and advocates for their rights discussed ways to safeguard and improve the lives of those who suffer discrimination, health problems and even murder as a result […]

Investigators begin examining EgyptAir black boxes

CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) — Investigators have begun examining the black box flight recorders of an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, hoping to establish the cause of the disaster, authorities said Sunday. The Airbus A320 operating Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar screens between the Greek island of Crete and the north coast of Egypt on May 19. Sixty-six people were on board. A vast search operation was launched, […]

Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

by Haitham El-Tabei CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) — Search teams on Friday recovered the second flight recorder of an EgyptAir plane from the bottom of the Mediterranean that could prove vital in establishing the cause of the crash. Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar screens in the eastern Mediterranean last month with 66 people on board, and a vast search operation has since scoured swathes of sea off Egypt’s northern coast. Egyptian investigators […]

Pieces of missing EgyptAir plane found: investigators

CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) — Pieces of the cabin from the missing EgyptAir plane which crashed into the Mediterranean last month have been found, Egyptian investigators said Wednesday. A French vessel taking part in the search discovered pieces of fuselage at “several sites”, the Egyptian board of inquiry said in a statement. The Airbus A320 which had been en route from Paris to Cairo disappeared on May 19, with the loss of all 66 people on […]