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5 Feb 2016
POLICE in the southern Indian city of Bangalore say they have arrested five people in connection with an attack on a Tanzanian student. A mob assaulted and partially stripped the 21-year-old woman after a Sudanese student’s car ran over and killed a local woman on Sunday night. The woman and her three friends - all…
5 Feb 2016
A PASSENGER on the flight forced to land at Somalia’s Mogadishu airport after a large hole appeared in the fuselage has been confirmed missing by the airline. Daallo Airlines had previously said that all the passengers had been accounted for. It is thought that the man fell out of the hole, which appeared shortly after…
5 Feb 2016
AS the only female presidential candidate in Uganda, a male-dominated country where the leader is eyeing a fourth decade in power, Maureen Kyalya admits the odds are stacked against her. “He uses force and intimidation,” said Kyalya, describing her former boss, veteran leader Yoweri Museveni, who is seeking re-election on February 18. Candidates on all…
4 Feb 2016
A GROUP of Kenyan atheists say they have suffered “blatant discrimination” after the authorities refused to register their society. They were told the application was turned down because of concerns that registration could affect the “peace... (and) good order” in the country. The 60-member Atheists In Kenya (AIK) applied for official recognition last year. More…
3 Feb 2016
Somalia authorities on Wednesday, confirmed that a Daallo Airlines made an emergency landing on Tuesday in Mogadishu, after it caught fire a few minutes after taking off, injuring two passengers. Ali-Ahmed Jama, Air Transport and Civil Aviation Minister said in Mogadishu that the Daallo Airlines flight D3159 was en route to Djibouti from Somalia after…
3 Feb 2016
Nigeria’s western neighbour, the Republic of Benin, is gradually standing out as one of Africa’s most stable democracies. With an array of well-organised political parties and a vibrant civil society, a robust contest is expected at the country’s presidential elections holding on the 28th of this month. Among those positioning to take over from the incumbent…
2 Feb 2016
Kenyan military personnel have killed four suspected al Shabaab fighters after a fierce shootout in a forest on the north coast, a government official said on Tuesday. Shooting between the security forces and the Somali militia occurred in Kenya's Boni forest in Lamu county, near the border with Somalia. A joint force of military and…
2 Feb 2016
Tunisian forces have killed three suspected jihadists during an ongoing security sweep in the Gabes region in which one of their men was wounded, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. It said the operation in the rugged mountainous Tounine area some 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the coastal town of Gabes began after the…
1 Feb 2016
Yassin Nor’Isse, Somalia District Commissioner of Wardhigley District, confirmed that several people are feared dead in multiple explosions near the Presidential Palace on Monday in Mogadishu. Nor’Isse said the incident took place at "15 May School" in Wardhigley district, near the presidential palace. "I can confirm there were mortar shells which were fired near the…
1 Feb 2016
The Administrator of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ms Gayle Smith, on Monday announced the U.S. government’s provision of an additional N20 billion ($100m) to Africa’s food security programmes. Smith, who led a U.S. delegation at the ongoing African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, disclosed this in a transcript issued by…
1 Feb 2016
A Somali town has poisoned 400 stray dogs out of concern that they could spread diseases and kill livestocks. An unnamed regional official said on the condition of anonymity on Monday in Mogadishu that the campaign was launched in Borama in the breakaway northern region of Somali land over the weekend. He said during the…
31 Jan 2016
A proposed peacekeeping force for troubled Burundi was put on hold Sunday, as African leaders pulled back from sending troops in the face of vehement opposition from the government in Bujumbura.


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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) in Kogi has charged the 300 recruits to show courage and commitment in the discharge of their duties.
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The Cross River Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has inaugurated a reconciliation committee to dialogue with all aggrieved members of the party in the state.
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wp-image-1795722" /> National Population Commission (NPC) has promised to partner National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS) to increase sensitisation of women for a successful 2023 census
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately recall the former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Ambassador to the Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd), over alleged looting of ₦1.8 billion. PDP spokesman Debo Ologunagba in a communique wants Buratai to face investigations and clear his name over…
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The Jigawa State and Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme Board has disbursed N1.2 billion entitlements to 550 retirees.