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Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya attack

Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya attack

The Jordanian ambassador to Libya has been kidnapped in the capital Tripoli, in an attack that left his driver wounded, officials say. (43)
Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius ‘concocting evidence’ says Gerrie Nel

Athlete Oscar Pistorius is “concocting his evidence” at his murder trial, the prosecutor has said as his cross-examination enters a second week. (45)
Roger Milla

Roger Milla loses 20-year record as Africa’s oldest international

Roger Milla has lost his record as the oldest footballer to represent an African national team to 43-year-old Mauritius striker Kersley Appou. (75)
The blast happened as commuters were about to board buses and taxis to go to work in central Abuja, the BBC's Haruna Tangaza reports.

‘Dozens killed’ in Abuja bus blasts

Dozens of people have been killed in two blasts that rocked a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, officials say. (199)
Kenya suspends wildlife officials in poaching crackdown

Kenya suspends wildlife officials in poaching crackdown

Kenya’s government has suspended five officials from the wildlife service, amid growing concern over the poaching of endangered elephants and rhinos. (69)
Members of anti-balaka, a Christian militia, patrol outside the village of Zawa

Militias in Central African Republic block Muslims exit to Cameroon – U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Christian militia forces are blocking the main roads used by Muslim civilians trying to flee Central African Republic to Cameroon and attacking the refugees, the United Nations said on Friday, citing accounts from ‘traumatised’ [...]
Poly-Students-Protest

Nigerian Polytechnic Lecturers Threaten Mass Protest

Striking polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria say they will embark on a ‘massive protest’ in the capital city of Abuja next week. (62)
World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim

Nigeria, third on world poverty index— World Bank

World Bank President,  Jim Yong Kim, yesterday, at the ongoing IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings restated that Nigeria is one of the top five countries that has the largest number of poor. Nigeria, he said ranked third in the world while India [...]
Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius: I didn’t hear Reeva scream

Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial that girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp did not scream or shout as he grabbed a gun and fired shots that killed her. (42)
Senate

Nigerian Senate passes N4.7trn Appropriation Bill

Nigerian Senate, yesterday, passed the 2014 Appropriation Bill of N4,695,190,000,000 into law and advised the executive to implement the budget as passed. (101)
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