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. (79)
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’ [...]

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. (79)
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. (46)

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. (108)
Suicide attempt

Unemployment: Graduate attempts suicide in Akwa Ibom

Men of Akwa Ibom police command yesterday stopped a suicide attempt by a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Ekiti State University who identified himself as Sunday Omotayo. (57)
Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius: I did not pick on Reeva Steenkamp

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has denied “picking on” his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, as his cross-examination continues. (32)
Southern Guinea is at the epicentre of the outbreak, with the first case reported last month.

Ebola outbreak ‘most challenging’ as Guinea deaths pass 100

The number of people believed to have been killed by the Ebola virus in Guinea has passed 100, the UN World Health Organization says. (31)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius arrives ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

‘I took Reeva’s life,’ Pistorius tells South African court

(Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius told a South African court on Wednesday that his girlfriend died in his arms, blood pouring from her body, as he tried to revive her after shooting her by mistake. (82)

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