26 Christians killed in Egypt, Friday, by masked gunmen

Masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians who were traveling in in two buses and a small truck to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 25 others. The attack  came on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan and took place on a road leading to the monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Minya province, which is home to a sizeable Christian minority.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Africa

82 Chibok school girls were freed by Boko Haram in exchange of some prisoners

82 girls of the 276 abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram from Chibok school were freed Saturday in exchange for an unspecified number of detained Boko Haram suspects. The Red Cross had acted as a neutral intermediary and organized the transportation of the girls and young women to freedom.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

South African hunter killed by a dying elephant in a stupid accident

An experienced South African hunter, Theunis Botha, 51-year-old, died the last weekend in western Zimbabwe when a shot elephant collapsed on top of him. It was a totally unusual hunting accident. He was leading a group of hunters, as he also did during 28 years of activity. Botha rose to become a sergeant in the South African infantry and served in conflict with Angola, the website says, then enrolled at the University of Pretoria.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Africa