[Al Jazeera] Tucked off a side road in Lubugi, a rough neighbourhood in the capital Kinshasa, barber Kris Bitenda puts the final touches on a client’s haircut.
[Daily Trust] The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs is pushing for Diaspora voting in the coming general elections in 2019, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu has said.
[IRIN] Bangui -Central African Republic, plagued by insecurity and a related humanitarian crisis, has been pledged $2.2 billion by international donors as part of a five-year rescue plan.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian police said they have arrested a man plotting, with some other people at large, to bomb the pivotal Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
[Nyasa Times] The Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) founding father and leader, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, rose to the crescendo of fame last year when he smashed the record of filling up the largest stadium in Africa, the FNB Stadium inJohannesbur South Africa, to the brim has upped his game this time around spending 7 million Rands (about K350million) for a stage shipped from German to be used.
[SciDev.Net] To help address Africa’s R&D challenges, increased funding and citizen science are needed, writes Esther Ngumbi.
[Guardian] Abakaliki -One of the groups agitating for autonomy in the southeast, Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) yesterday vowed to continue the struggle until their request for sovereignty is granted by the Federal Government.
[This Day] Abuja -The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has called on Nigerians to be vigilant and cautious in order to ensure that fleeing members of the Boko Haram sect are not allowed to regroup following the capture of Sambisa forest.
[News24Wire] Violence broke out on the Grand Parade in the Cape Town city centre on Thursday after a suspected drug user died of a possible overdose, and bystanders turned on Metro Police officers responding to the incident.
[VOA] 2016 was predicted to be a tough year for African economies, and it delivered.