AFP Obtain a video released by leader of BoKo Haram Islamist group who is active in northern Nigeria challange the President Obama and say they are capable of facing America.
The leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists has claimed a series of recent deadly attacks on security forces in the northeast.
Earlier reports about Sunday's attack in Konduga village had given a lower death toll, 44. Another 12 civilians died in a simultaneous attack on a nearby village.
President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Saturday urged members of the Armed Forces to discover new approaches and greater sophistication to tackle the security challenges facing the country.
Jonathan made the call at the graduation ceremony of participants of Course 21 of the National Defence College (NDC), Abuja.
Represented by the Senate President, Senator David Mark, the president said it was evident that national and regional security in the 21st century was determined by forces that were operating within and beyond national borders.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress on Friday said its website had been hacked by Zimbabwe activists claiming ties to the global "hacktivist" group Anonymous.
"Someone calling themselves Anonymous and claiming to be the legitimate representative of the people of Zimbabwe has flooded the website of our organisation," the ANC said in a statement.
The denial of service attack -- which floods a website with so many data requests that it crashes -- appeared to be in effect from around 09:00 GMT to 10:00 GMT.
A political analyst says that the recent developments will increase tensions and destabilization not just in Mali and Niger but throughout the entire region of West Africa and the northern regions of the continent as well.
This is while the US has set up a new drone base in Niger reportedly aimed at fighting al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Africa and helping French troops in their war on Mali. A report by The New York Times said on Friday that the US deployed a number of Predator drones to Niger, suggesting a shift in Washington's anti-terrorism efforts towards Africa
Car bombs believed to be detonated by suicide bombers reportedly kill at least 11 at a church in a military barracks.
At least 11 people have reportedly been killed after car bombs were detonated at a Protestant church inside a military barracks in Jaji in Nigeria's Kaduna State.
"A Kia-branded car drove into the church premises ... then detonated the bomb" with the driver still inside, a military officer told the Reuters news agency, asking not to be named. The first blast ocurred at around 1145GMT.
The American organization Invisible Children post a new video on the Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony, Part II - Beyond Famous.
Kony has been wanted for long by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
KONY 2012: Part II -- Beyond Famous offers a closer look at the LRA and explores the solutions put forward by leaders of the currently-affected areas of CAR, DRC, and South Sudan, where local communities continue to live under the constant threat of LRA violence.
Kigali.A senior official of Cyber Security Africa has warned that cases of suspected fraudsters have penetrated electronic financial transactions in the region.Mr Sammy Kioko said that a survey, conducted by Deloitte last year, indicates that banks in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia lose $245 million (about Sh367 billion) annually in cyber fraud.