Tunisian opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi assassinated

Tunis: Tunisia, birthplace of the Arab Spring revolutionary movement, was plunged into a new political crisis on Thursday when assassins shot an opposition party leader outside his home in a hail of gunfire. The Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. It was the second political assassination in Tunisia since February, and quickly incited protests blaming Ennahda, … Read more

Bomb attack on African troops in Mogadishu

  A suspected suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into an armored convoy of African Union troops Friday in the Somali capital, witnesses said, the latest in a string of attacks. Initial reports from witnesses near the blast said a car targeted AU troops on a busy street close to the central K4 … Read more

Mandela recovering well: grandson

Nelson Mandela is recovering well in hospital, his grandson said on Saturday at a funeral for a cousin who died last week. Mandla Mandela said he had visited his grandfather in hospital in Pretoria with two elders and “he looked good, it gave us hope that he is going to recover soon,” he told mourners … Read more

Spy drone crashes in Puntland region of Somalia

Mogadishu: A surveillance drone has crashed in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia, according to Puntland Ports and Anti-piracy Minister Saeed Mohamed Rage. The Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. The drone crashed on Saturday in Qaw, a village located 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the port city of Bossasso, the minister of the Puntland State of … Read more