[Premium Times] The abductors of the six humanitarian workers who went missing after their convoy was attacked in northern Borno State are yet to make any demand, 72 hours after the incident, sources within the UN and security agencies have said.
[Nairobi News] Ugandan-born socialite Zari Hassan has revealed that bongo star Diamond Platnumz has not been in touch with his children for nine months.
[Deutsche Welle] Charles Sirleaf, son of ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was one of two officials detained on Thursday. The arrest follows the release of reports detailing widespread alleged malpractice at the central bank.
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[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep shock over the killing of military personnel in Metele village of Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists, assuring at the same time that immediate measures are being taken to ensure that the loopholes which led to the fatalities are blocked once and for all.
[Daily Trust] Yola -Parents of over 100 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity have expressed worry that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to send a delegation to console them as he did for the mother of Leah Sharibu, the only remaining Dapchi schoolgirl with the insurgents.
Missing: last seen at the Saudi consulate SAUDI dissidents who fled abroad to escape repression at home are looking over their shoulders. On October 2nd Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and government critic (pictured), went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to file paperwork for a new marriage. AsThe Economistwent to press on October 4th, his fiancée was still waiting for him to return.
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Government’s effort to offer antiretroviral drugs has helped reduce HIV/AIDS related deaths.
[ISS] For nearly three years the Nigerian government has stuck to its claim that it has ‘technically defeated’ Boko Haram. Recently though, the terror group demonstrated its renewed audacity with strikes at hard (military) targets.
[Monitor] Kampala -The Anti-Corruption Court yesterday heard that suspended junior Labour minister Herbert Kabafunzaki’s co-accused has gone missing.