[VOA] The United States has resumed a “permanent diplomatic presence” in Somalia’s capital after an absence of nearly throe decades.
[allAfrica] Lagos -A few weeks after Muhammadu Buhari’s stunning electoral victory in 2015, he declared: “From the first day of my administration, Boko Haram will know the strength of our collective will and commitment to rid this nation of terror, and bring back peace and normalcy to all the affected areas.”
[Guardian] The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), consisting of over 40 parties, has warned of an alleged plan by President Muhammadu Buhari to dump the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, thereby making next year’s general elections prone to manipulations.
[Daily Trust] The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Ibrahim Magu, has said 60 percent of looted funds is still hidden in Nigeria.
[Premium Times] The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), on Wednesday said Nigeria ranked 11 among the 20 countries in the world with highest prevalence of child marriage.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Aid agencies working in the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused the United Nations of manipulating data ahead of elections to give an overly positive impression of the situation in a country beset by conflict and disease.
[The Herald] The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF Zimbabwe), in collaboration with local writers, photographers and graphic designers has developed 16 story-books for children under the age of six.
[VOA] A new report presents a dire portrait of the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in the Central African Republic.
QATAR FOUNDATION stadium has no fans or grass, but the action on the pitch is frantic. Two years ago it was a hole in the ground.
ASK OFFICIALS in Bahrain about their parliamentary election and they are eager to tout the numbers.