THE CAPPUCCINO patisserie in the centre of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital, offers freshly baked croissants and that rare delicacy in west Africa, a decent Italian coffee. Its other features are less charming: a thick security barrier and two twitchy soldiers with assault rifles guard its patrons.
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against politicising religion, saying Christians and Muslims in Nigeria can flourish together.
Dressed for a wedding, shotguns optional AS YOU would expect in a country at war, Yemen bristles with guns. The forces of the internationally recognised government carry Kalashnikovs. So do the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, who toppled it in 2015
[Daily Trust] President Muhammmadu Buhari says reforming a nation like Nigeria, “pushed into near decay on account of corruption”, comes with teething pains.
[Premium Times] The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has responded to claims by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, that the association failed to cite clear cases of abuse of constitution allegedly committed by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian authorities must ensure justice, truth and reparation over the military’s unlawful killing of more than 350 Shi’a Muslims in the northern city of Zaria in December 2015, Amnesty International said on the two-year anniversary of the massacre.
[VOA] For the first time in more than 30 years, thousands of residents and fans watched a nighttime soccer match in Mogadishu, often described as the world’s most dangerous capital.
[VOA] MAIDUGURI/WASHINGTON -The way Bana Umar tells it, VOA and other broadcasters helped convince him to leave Boko Haram.
[HRW] Beirut -The authorities vying for legitimacy as Libya’s government should take all feasible steps to facilitate the surrender Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of Muammar Gaddafi, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Human Rights Watch said today. Independent international observers have not seen or heard from Gaddafi since June 2014, and do not know his current whereabouts.
[New Zimbabwe] PRIMARY and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora was recently taken to task Norton church leaders who accused him of imposing an “anti-Christian religion” in the country’s education curriculum.