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Boko Haram Attack: 48 Girls Found, 46 still Missing in Yobe state, Nigeria

48 of the 94 girls missing after insurgent group Boko Haram attacked a girls secondary school in Yobe state have been found, Punch reports. Members of the insurgent group had attacked Government Girls Technical College Dapchi and 94 students, in a bid to escape them, had fled the school and had been reported missing. The Yobe State Commissioner for Education, Mohammed Lamin, had in […]

Zimbabwe marks the first Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day

Zimbabwe marks the first Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day

February 21 is a brand new public holiday in Zimbabwe known as the Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day. This day, which is also former president Robert Mugabe’s birthday, was normally filled with lavish celebrations. New President Emmerson Mnangagwa however scrapped the former leader’s celebrations and replaced it with RGM National Youth Day. Zimbabweans marked […]

Boko Haram Attack: 48 Girls Found, 46 still Missing in Yobe state, Nigeria

Swiss government slaps sanctions on Kabila allies

President Kabila [ File Photo} Switzerland imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday amid a worsening political crisis linked to his refusal to step down. Switzerland has long held a reputation as a favoured international destination for stashing ill-gotten wealth, owing […]

Boko Haram Attack: 48 Girls Found, 46 still Missing in Yobe state, Nigeria

France argues World Court has no jurisdiction in graft case

Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue A legal battle between France and Equatorial Guinea over the corruption prosecution of the African nation’s vice president is back before the International Court of Justice, months after a Paris court convicted the vice president. French lawyers said Monday that the Hague-based world court, the highest judicial […]

Boko Haram Attack: 48 Girls Found, 46 still Missing in Yobe state, Nigeria

Nigerian court releases 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation

A court in Nigeria has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry said on Sunday. Some of those whose cases were heard last week in a detention centre in central Nigeria had been held without trial since 2010, according to the justice ministry statement. “The prosecution counsel could not […]

Boko Haram Attack: 48 Girls Found, 46 still Missing in Yobe state, Nigeria

Gambia announces moratorium on death penalty

Gambian President Adama Barrow [Photo- Reuters] Gambian President Adama Barrow on Sunday announced a moratorium on the death penalty.  The decision comes as the West African country attempts to rebuild its international standing following the removal last year of its longtime authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh. Capital punishment is on the decline across Africa, where governments […]

Boko Haram Attack: 48 Girls Found, 46 still Missing in Yobe state, Nigeria

Liberia’s new president orders review of concession agreements

Liberia’s new President George Weah has ordered a review of concessions entered into by previous administrations, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement said a committee would “review and ensure that all contracts entered into by the government of Liberia and concessionaires are executed according to agreed principles in accordance with the […]

Boko Haram Attack: 48 Girls Found, 46 still Missing in Yobe state, Nigeria

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been confirmed dead in a South African hospital after a long battle with colon cancer. His Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party confirmed his death Wednesday evening. “He died this evening. The family communicated this to me,” MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri told Reuters. The 65-year-old longtime opponent of […]

Boko Haram Attack: 48 Girls Found, 46 still Missing in Yobe state, Nigeria