FOR A FEW tense moments it seemed as if the flight carrying Ayatollah Khomeini back to Iran would not make it. Two weeks had passed since the shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, had left the country amid enormous protests against his autocratic rule. Khomeini’s aides were eager for the ayatollah to return from exile in Paris and fill the power vacuum
[Capital FM] Nairobi -National carrier Kenya Airways has announced that it is reducing its schedule for its Nairobi-New York route to five flights in a week effective January 15, 2019 from the current daily flights.
[Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari, says leaders who undermine the economy by denying workers their benefits, while stuffing personal accounts with public funds will not escape the current anti-corruption dragnet.
[allAfrica] The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world continues to decline — in 25 years, extreme poverty was reduced from 36 percent to 10 percent, which translates to 1.1 billion fewer people living under $1.90 a day.
[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.
[Daily Trust] “I do a lot of solo work,” Kamuyu says
A needle in Egypt’s eye FOR two millennia Europeans have prized ancient Egyptian obelisks.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that the pursuit of prosperity in Africa ought to be matched with efforts to mitigate climate change to ensure sustainability.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -If you couldn’t make it to the African Fashion International’s Cape Town Fashion Week, don’t worry I’ve got you covered…
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received on Saturday 16/12/2017 French Defense Minister Florence Parly in presence of Minister of Defense and Military Production Sedki Sobhi.