[Leadership]Worried by the spate of killings and general insecurity pervading the northern part of the country, delegates to the ongoing National Conference from the north have scheduled a meeting today in Abuja to discuss the thorny issue.
[Deutsche Welle]Voters in Guinea-Bissau have headed to polls to elect a president and parliament. The much-delayed election aims to draw a line under a 2012 military coup that plunged the West African nation into chaos.
[Daily Trust]The similarities and coincidences existing between the Super Eagles classes of 1994 and 2014 are more than skin deep; can Stephen Keshi’s men emulate their celebrated predecessors?
[Sudan Tribune]Cairo -At least 2, 500 South Sudanese students are set to benefit from scholarship opportunities extended by the Egyptian government in various disciplines.
[This Day]Ogun State Police command, alongside the special Anti Robbery Squad, Lagos Command, have jointly arrested five suspects in Joju area of Otta in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State with human heads and flesh in pieces.
[New Zimbabwe]VICE President Joice Mujuru and Zanu PF Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa on Saturday took turns to attack the rival Emmerson Mnangagwa faction, accusing the ambitious group of attempting a coup against the incumbent President Robert Mugabe’s leadership within Zanu PF.
[SAFA]A never-say-die attitude by Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana saw them come from behind to draw 2-2 with rivals Zimbabwe in an entertaining friendly international at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
[AfricaFocus]“Boko Haram is both a serious challenge and manifestation of more profound threats to Nigeria’s security. Unless the federal and state governments, and the region, develop and implement comprehensive plans to tackle not only insecurity but also the injustices that drive much of the troubles, Boko Haram, or groups like it, will continue to destabilise large parts of the country.
[RFI]Kigali -Screams and wails punctured the crowd at Rwanda’s Amahoro stadium here in Kigali on Monday as people were overcome with grief while listening to a survivor of the 1994 genocide tell his story.
[SciDev.Net]Geneva -Firms in Kenya are using secrecy instead of patents to protect their valuable ideas and innovations, according to preliminary results from a World Bank study, and this is hampering collaboration and creativity in the country.