Ugandan leader’s money donated in sack draws anger
(AP) — It’s become an infamous photo in Uganda. The country’s leader looks on in bemusement as a young man bends low to carry a sack filled with a donation from the president — almost $100,000 in cash. The money is a donation from President Yoweri Museveni to a... Read more
At least 187 killed in northern Nigeria violence, says Red Cross
  Fighting between soldiers and Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria killed at least 187 people, the worst single incident of violence in the region since an insurgency there began three years ago, an aid agency said Monday. Nigeria’s military blocked access for relief officials to enter the town of... Read more
U.N orders Sudan to investigate killing of Nigerian soldier in Darfur
Angered by the attack on Nigerian troops which claimed the life of one of the soldiers in Darfur, the United Nations (UN) at the weekend urged Sudan to begin an investigation into the tragic incident. In a statement by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, the global... Read more
Jonathan pledges collaboration with UNESCO to boost tourism, donates to Film City project as AMAA Awards ends
President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the Bayelsa State Government of technical and financial support in the promotion of the tourism industry and establish an under Water Research and Imaging Centre in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation to create training opportunities for the people. ReCpresented... Read more
Late Justus Esiri clinches best male actor award at Nigeria-dominated Africa Movie Awards
Late Nollywood actor, Justus Esiri of Nigeria has emerged Best Actor in a leading role with his female counterpart, Florence Maseba of South Africa as Best Actress in this year’s Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, which held at the Gloryland cultural centre in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Out... Read more
(AP) — The family of a U.S. missionary pilot who has disappeared off the coast of West Africa says aviation officials waited nearly 24 hours to start searching for his missing plane. But the lead investigator on Sao Tome island says the coast guard was alerted after it was... Read more
(AP) — Security forces in Guinea clashed with opposition protesters on Thursday who are opposed to the June date set for legislative elections, leaving at least 15 people wounded, the government said. Police also arrested the opposition’s spokesman and another leader after the demonstration went ahead despite the government’s... Read more
(AP) — Even before they begin their latest session in earnest, newly elected Kenyan parliamentarians are demanding a pay increase, and legislator Mithika Linturi petitioned parliament on Thursday to impeach members of a government commission that reduced their salaries. Kenya adopted a new constitution in 2010 which removed the... Read more
(AP) — A spokesman for an al-Qaida-linked group in northern Mali wants to surrender and be extradited to face trial in his home country of Mauritania, according to a news agency there. The Noukachott Information Agency, or ANI, posted the report late Wednesday saying Sanda Ould Boumana intended to... Read more
(AP) — The family of Nelson Mandela sought on Thursday to present a united front in a dispute with longtime associates of the former South African president over control of two companies. In a statement, all but one of Mandela’s grandchildren said the associates, including lawyer George Bizos and... Read more