[AIM] Maputo -A terrorist group, believed to be Islamic fundamentalists, murdered and beheaded four people on Thursday night in an attack against the village of Manila, in Mocimboa da Praia district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
[Guardian] Genevieve Nnaji’s directional debut Lion Heart has had a remarkable journey since it was first announced. Asides the massive reception and nominations it got across the intercontinental cinemas, Lion Heart is Netflix’s first Nigerian purchased film.
[Daily Trust] Since 2015, Boko Haram’s capacity to carry out daring attacks especially on civilian populations has greatly diminished. Of recent, it mostly carries out isolated attacks in the fringes of the Lake Chad in far Northern part of Borno, on the borders of the lake, Niger and Cameroon Republics. Though there are occasional attacks along the Sambisa and Alagarno forests axis, military and civilian authorities as well as locals all agree that Boko Haram’s ability to inflict serious damage has been greatly reduced
[IRIN] When nine-year-old twins Jan and Jannick started their new school term at the beginning of October, they admitted that for the first time in years they weren’t scared to attend class.
[AIM] Maputo -It is not only opposition parties whose appeals against the results of the 10 October municipal elections have been thrown out by the courts – the latest ruling from the Constitutional Council, Mozambique’s highest body in matters of constitutional and electoral law, supports the decision by the district court in the northern city of Cuamba to reject an appeal from the ruling Frelimo Party against the results in thus municipality, which was won by the main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo
[allAfrica] At 85 years old, Paul Biya — just elected to his seventh consecutive term as President of Cameroon — stands as Africa’s longest-ruling leader, having served for 43 years, first as Prime Minister from 1975 and then as president from 1982.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kouna, Mali -A short journey in a wooden canoe separates villagers from militants sowing fear with their weapons just across the calm waters of the Niger River in the Malian town of Kouna.
[Premium Times] The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has raised an alarm over the 24 hours deadline given by Boko Haram to eliminate another female staff held captive by the insurgents.
[Dalsan Radio] The World Bank has approved $80 million in grants to Somalia to fund public finance reforms, marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflict-ridden country in 30 years, the bank said.
[Guardian] Nigerian government has dismissed allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari intends to turn the country into an Islamic state.