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Boko Haram

Boko Haram clashes with Cameroon soldiers in cross-border attacks

(Reuters) – Nigeria’s Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out two cross-border attacks into Cameroon since Friday, killing at least four soldiers and prompting the Cameroonian army to send reinforcements to the area, army [...]
Seleka fighters

Central African Republic rebel leader rejects ceasefire

(BBC) – Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic have rejected a ceasefire deal and demanded the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians. (146)
The Ebola virus has already spread from Guinea to Liberia and Sierra Leone

Nigeria ‘on red alert’ over Ebola

Nigeria says it has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus. (188)
US shuts embassy in Libya due to militia clashes

US shuts embassy in Libyan capital

(BBC) – The US says it has temporarily shut its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns. (157)
Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

When The Truth Does Not Save But Destroys….Amaechi’s burden of Truth

By Bright West In the streets of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State of Nigeria, one would find billboards with the picture of the state governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and a bold inscription which says, The Truth Shall Prevail”. [...]
CBN Building

Disbursement Of N220bn Funds To Entrepreneurs Begins Next Month

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with about 11 state governments to enable the states access the N2 billion available to them under the N220billion Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) Development [...]
General Muhammadu Buhari

NLC asks FG to investigate attempt on Buhari’s life

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to make haste in instituting a high powered investigation into the assassination attempt on Muhammadu Buhari, former head of state and Dahiru Bauchi, a prominent Islamic [...]
Buildings in Johannesburg

South Africa to block land sales to foreigners

(BBC) – The South African government has announced plans to fast-track a bill barring foreigners from buying land. (184)
Didier Drogba

Drogba belongs at Blues – Jose Mourinho

(BBC) – Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Didier Drogba “belongs” at the club as he considers re-signing the striker. (103)
The McDonnell Douglas MD-83

No survivors in Air Algerie crash

(BBC) – There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande. (72)