Congo Orders Telecom Service Blocked During Election

The Republic of Congo’s government has ordered telecom providers to block all service during Sunday’s presidential election. Congo Interior Minister Raymond Zephirin Mboulou sent a letter to the country’s two main telecom firms, saying that for reasons of national security, they were to block all communication, including text messages, on Sunday and Monday. The letter,…

Ghana on High Alert After Ivory Coast Terror Attack

ACCRA – Ghana’s government has put the nation on high alert in the wake of Sunday’s deadly terror attack in neighboring Ivory Coast. Ghana’s national security chiefs say they have intelligence of a credible terrorist threat in the country. They made the announcement Wednesday following a meeting with Ghana’s President John Mahama to review their…

Berlin car bombing a murder, police say

(CNN)An explosion —  described as “murder using a car bomb” by a local prosecutor — rocked a residential area of western Berlin Tuesday morning, killing a 43-year-old Turkish citizen. The blast occurred around 8 a.m. (3 a.m. ET) along the main thoroughfare of Bismarckstrasse in Charlottenburg, a large, predominantly residential western Berlin neighborhood. The man…