Former president quits Nigeria’s ruling party

Former President Olusegun Obassanjo’s quit Nigeria’s ruling party – dealing a body blow to incumbent Goodluck Jonathan facing re-election in six weeks time. Obasanjo, who’s been fiercely critical of Jonathan, publicly tore up his People’s Democratic Party card. Obasanjo’s decision is a major blow to the PDP, showing the divisions that have hit the party […]

Egypt wants UN mandate to his IS in Libya

Having exacted some degree of revenge for his Christian compatriots beheaded by Libyan- based jihadis, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi called for a United Nations resolution mandating an international coalition to intervene in that north African country. Al-Sisi tells Europe one radio that the Egyptian air strike was undertaken with the agreement of the Libyan […]

Egypt seeks international military action against IS

Egypt’s appealing for international support in fighting the rise of Islamic State in Libya. This follows yesterday’s strike on IS bases in Libya following the beheading of 21 Egyptians. Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El Sisi had talks yesterday with his French counterpart Francois Hollande and Italian premier Mattheo Renzi. He’s trying to drum up an […]