(AP) — Human rights activists from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are appealing to their leaders to use their influence to press Syria to allow unimpeded humanitarian access to U.N. agencies. Camila Asano of Brazil’s Conectas says it is “a responsibility” for leaders of a BRICS summit... Read more
(AP) — A suicide car bomber killed a soldier near Timbuktu’s airport, officials said Thursday, the first such attack in the fabled city where French forces ousted Islamic extremists from power almost two months ago. The renewed violence heightens security concerns as the French military seeks to hand over... Read more
  Indications emerging from Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital point to a looming clampdown on free speech in the state.   This is because the Bayelsa State government has revealed its plans to sponsor a bill seeking punishment for malicious rumour mongering and misinformation of the public to the... Read more