[Guardian] PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday wielded the big stick on the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), as he ordered the dissolution of its Board of Directors with immediate effect.
[IRIN] Oxford -More than 125,000 migrants and asylum-seekers have crossed the Mediterranean so far this year, all carrying the hope that they will be able to start new lives in Europe. Many more will have arrived by other means using forged documents or will have overstayed on their visas.
[Al Jazeera] Attackers in Burundi have set fire to a building storing election materials, two days ahead of key polls and following weeks of violence over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to stay in power.
[Deutsche Welle] Tour operators have begun pulling out European tourists from Tunisia a day after a gunman killed 39 people at a resort hotel in the city of Sousse.
[This Day] An attempted suicide attack on a public hospital in Borno state was foiled on Saturday, Modu Grema, a member of the youth vigilante group in Maiduguri told our correspondent on phone.
[Leadership Africa USA] Washiington, DC -Former US Representatives Ronald Dellums (D-CA) and J.C. Watts (R-OK), Co-Chairs of the AGOA Action Committee, issued the following statement on the Reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act
[Al Jazeera] In the conflict-ridden east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where dozens of armed groups vie for control of the impoverished nation’s mineral riches, one of the fiercest enemies of the warlords is not clad in military fatigues or clutching a Kalashnikov.
[Dalsan Radio] EU Heads of Mission to Somalia offer their sympathy and deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all those who have lost their lives in the attack on AMISOM’s base in Leego (Lower Shabelle region) by Al Shabaab militants.
[News24Wire] A police constable will appear in the Sterkspruit Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of murder and attempted murder of two of his colleagues.
[Dalsan Radio] Kenyan authorities have officially announced the lifting of security curfew in Msulim dominated counties inn North Eastern and coastal region.