[This Day]After about three months of frantic search for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, recent US surveillance flights over northeastern Nigeria showed what appeared to be large groups of girls held together in remote locations, raising hopes among domestic and foreign officials that they are among the group that Boko Haram abducted from their school in April, US and Nigerian officials said.
[VOA]The United States has announced plans to spend $110 million annually, for three to five years, to help African nations develop rapid reaction peacekeeping forces. President Barack Obama announced the new initiative at the close of a U.S.
[Daily Trust]President Goodluck Jonathan has said employing strict military approach to rescue the abducted schoolgirls of Chibok, Borno State would put the girls’ life at risk.
[SAPA]Pretoria -Murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius tailored his version of what happened the night he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he was concerned of the implications, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday.
[New Dawn]The National Elections Commission or NEC through its chairman has recommended the postponement of the October 14, 2014 Special Senatorial Election due to the Ebola Virus outbreak.
[Deutsche Welle]Liberia’s president has declared a state of emergency in the country over the deadly Ebola outbreak, calling it a “clear and present danger.” Some 300 Liberians have been infected by the virus.
[Guardian]DIRECTOR of Port Health Services, member of the Incidence Management Centre (IMC) for the Ebola Virus Disease and head the Committee on points of entry, Dr Sani Gwarzo, told The Guardian in an exclusive telephone interview yesterday that it is now mandatory for pilots to declare any event in the air in case one of the passengers vomited or passed diarrhoea or was bleeding or was sick or had high fever, or whatever event that occurs in the air; and also the passengers are mandated to self declar
[SA Info]New York Stock Exchange-listed Chinese company Jinko Solar, the fourth-largest solar PV manufacturer in the world, unveiled an R80-million solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing plant in Cape Town on Tuesday.
[AI London]The striking-down of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act is a step towards stopping state-sponsored discrimination in its tracks, said Amnesty International.
[Deutsche Welle]Uganda’s top court has reversed a law that criminalizes homosexuality. The country’s parliament passed the bill in February, prompting international outcry and sanctions from the United States.