[This Day] Abuja -With the endorsement by the two chambers of the National Assembly, speakers of states legislatures in the country have promised a speedy passage of the “Not Too Young To Run” bill, which seeks to reduce the age limit for running for elected office in Nigeria.
[This Day] Ibadan -At least six soldiers died in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in Borno State, military and civilian militia sources said on Tuesday.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The district court that acquitted 24 girls and women from the criminal charge of wearing indecent clothes at a party in southern Khartoum has fined the party’s sponsor.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Homosexuality is illegal in the socially conservative East African country and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is common
[VOA] An explosion in the Somali capital killed a television journalist late on Monday, witnesses and security sources say.
[Deutsche Welle] Wide-eyed children, women using primitive tools, arid fields — when appealing for donations, aid organizations deploy the very cliches they often criticize.
[The Herald] The Bankers Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) said on Friday it will now accept 99-year leases that were given to resettled farmers by Government as collateral for bank loans.
[Nation] The United States has praised opposition leader Raila Odinga for shelving plans to swear him in as the ‘People’s President’, terming the move a positive step towards national dialogue.
[The Conversation Africa] The last twelve months have been a confusing time for African democracy. We have seen coups that didn’t look like coups and elections that didn’t look like elections. In this sense, it was a year of illusions.
[News24Wire] A pregnant woman has died of the foodborne illness listeriosis, the Gauteng Department of Health said on Monday.