“IAM NOT a rich man,” pleaded Paul Malong, the ex-chief of South Sudan’s army, in an interview on Kenyan television. Shaking his head, he denied having plundered state coffers or being responsible for war crimes committed by his troops. “I am just a family man,” he explained.
[GroundUp] World’s largest drug survey wants to hear from drug users across the planet
[Premium Times] The 2018 ranking on terrorism is out and Nigeria, for the fourth consecutive year, occupies the third position among the countries worst hit by terrorism, globally, because of the activities of Boko Haram and herdsmen.
[Guardian] The Federal Government has begun moves to change the curriculum such that pre-primary school pupils will be taught software development and coding.
[Guardian] Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and condemnable the bid by President Muhammadu Buhari to introduce divisive strategies in the Nigerian polity as a means of realising his reelection ambition.
[ISS] Twenty years after the Domestic Violence Act was passed, intimate partner violence remains a serious problem in South Africa. Victims of domestic violence, the police and shelters face numerous challenges in responding to the crisis.
[Guardian] The population of Nigerians, currently over 190 million have been predicted to reach almost double figures in the next 32 years.
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the environmental problems in the Niger Delta region that have affected livelihood of the people will linger for long before it could be reversed.
[Nation] Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is recalling its Grade Two English textbook following criticism over questionable content, as pressure mounts on the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to enhance its vetting.
JOHN MAGUFULI, the president of Tanzania, has strong views about birth control. He does not see the point. In 2016 he announced that state schools would be free, and, as a result, women could throw away their contraceptives.