Nigeria’s leader imposes state of emergency in three crises-ridden states
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in three states of the country’s north east where the militant activities of the muslim fundamentalist group, Boko Haram has led to the killing of hundreds of innocent citizens in attacks on worship and other public places since his election in 2011. The... Read more
Renewed violence claims 23 lives in central Nigeria
Officials say at least 23 people have been killed in separate attacks in central Nigeria, as the nation’s embattled president prepares to speak to the nation. It’s unclear what President Goodluck Jonathan’s address, scheduled for Tuesday night, will be about. However, he recently cut short a visit to southern... Read more
Nearly three dozen piglets were released and animal blood spilled Tuesday at an entrance to Kenya’s parliament as civil society activists protested what they called parliament’s greedy salary demands. Police fired tear gas and water cannons and swung their batons to disperse the protesters, who gathered in what was... Read more
The Congolese government is naming a town after Patrice Lumumba, the country’s first prime minister whose assassination more than 50 years ago made him a liberation symbol worldwide. The new city in central Congo, named Lumumbaville, will be made of several existing communities in the Kassai-Oriental province and will... Read more
Daring and unrelenting, Nigeria’s Islamists returns
  After a crackdown pushed them out of Nigeria’s northern cities, Islamist militant group Boko Haram have regrouped, rearmed and are staging a bold comeback that has already allowed them to seize control over parts of the northeast. Using porous borders with Chad, Niger and Cameroon in the desolate... Read more
Thousands of Gabonese people marched to protest ritual killings, in which people are murdered so their body parts can be used in amulets to bring good luck. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, Gabon’s first lady, led the event Saturday along with Christian and Muslim religious leaders. The president of the Association... Read more
C.A.R rebels demand pay before disarming
The Seleka rebels who overthrew Central African Republic’s president are now demanding that they be paid before they disarm. Seleka Lt. Ali Alkanto said Saturday that his fighters should receive salaries before they lay down their arms. He said if the new government doesn’t pay the rebels there could... Read more
Known for bringing in celebrities and smiling in photographs next to former Western leaders, a flamboyant Nigerian newspaper publisher now faces a challenge from his most vocal critics — his own employees. Workers have barricaded the front of ThisDay newspapers in Lagos, hoping to force publisher Nduka Obaigbena into... Read more
Bayelsa government distributes free school uniforms, books, and other educational materials to schools, award N550M contract for more text books and uniforms
Bayelsa State Government has commenced the distribution of free uniforms, text books and other materials valued at N776m to primary and secondary school pupils in the State in line with the present administration’s free and compulsory education policy. Also, the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson announced the award of... Read more
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