Zuma,Jonathan discuss recent developments President Jacob Zuma has had a telephonic discussion with outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan after the two countries' relationship took strain during xenophobic violence in South Africa.This followed a decision by Nigeria to recall diplomats in the wake of xenophobic attacks in South Africa in the past few weeks."The two presidents...... read more
Gunmen attack Kenya University;leave 70 dead Gunmen burst into a Kenyan University before dawn Thursday, shooting and taking hostages in a terror attack that left 70 dead.Two attackers were killed in the operation, and one arrested.More than 500 of the 815 students and staff members are accounted for at Garissa University College, the Kenya National Disaster Operation center...... read more
Al-Shabab massacres 36 in Kenya ( BBC)Somali militants have killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers near the north Kenyan town of Mandera.The attackers from the al-Shabab group shot the non-Muslims dead after separating them from Muslims, residents said.There is growing concern in Kenya about security in regions bordering Somalia after a spate of attacks.President Uhuru Kenyatta, who...... read more
African Union commends President Jonathan and ECOWAS for Burkina Faso's Transitional government President Goodluck Jonathan,and ECOWAS chairman,John Mahama of Ghana have recieved commendations from the African Union,on their roles in ensuring Burkina Faso's Transitional government. Chairperson of the African Union Commission,Dlamini Zuma who relayed the commendation in a statement contained in the commission's information and communication directorate,Addis Ababa, eulogized the commitment of president...... read more
Missing Ugandan priest found in Mexico mass grave The body of a Roman Catholic priest from Uganda who went missing in southwestern Mexico has been found in a mass grave in Mexico.   The priest, identified as John Ssenyondo, were dug up about a week ago and identified by the recovered skull as well as dental records. He had...... read more
U.S. to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa WASHINGTON — Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama on Tuesday is to announce an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus, administration officials said.The president will go beyond the 25-bed portable hospital that Pentagon officials said...... read more
Four American Jews Visit The Igbos In Abuja Four American Jews Visit The Igbos In AbujaBarrister Remy IlonaFor much of last month and this month groups of Igbos resident in Abuja played host to four American Jews; Lior David Shragg, an ethnomusicologist, working and studying at the University of Arizona, Shai Afsai, who is the Abuja/Nigeria representative of the...... read more
PLATAEU STATE RAISES AWARENESS ON EBOLA OUTBREAK PLATAEU STATE RAISES AWARENESS ON EBOLA OUTBREAK. Plateau State government yesterday (8th August 2014) raised awareness on the deadly Ebola virus,. The Commissioner for Health who spoke to newsmen through a representative said there is no case of Ebola outbreak recorded in the state yet. The residents of Jos ,the state...... read more
Ebola: Liberia shuts schools to tackle outbreak   Liberia’s government has announced that it is closing down all schools across the country to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Some communities would be placed under quarantine as well, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said. Non-essential government workers will be sent home for 30 days and the army...... read more
CAMEROUN'S VPM'S WIFE RESCUED FROM ABDUCTORS AS 16 DIE The abducted wife of Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, has been rescued from her Boko Haram kidnappers. The lady was kidnapped on Sunday, alongside a traditional ruler of Kolofata town in Cameroon. The rescue operation was carried out by soldiers from Cameroon in an operation that was reported to have...... read more
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