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South Africa: Moolman-Pasio Grabs 10th in Women’s Road Race

South Africa: Moolman-Pasio Grabs 10th in Women’s Road Race

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio raced to the best ever finish by a South African women’s road cyclist at the Olympics as she ended 10th on Sunday. After hitting the front in the latter stages and ensuring the rainbow nation’s women’s cyclists will inspire another generation she failed to kick on on the last gruelling climb and had […]

Philippine President Names Top Officials Allegedly Linked To Drug Trade

Philippine President Names Top Officials Allegedly Linked To Drug Trade

The President of the Philippines has named over 150 government officials who he says are complicit in the country’s drug trade. Among those named in a speech early Sunday in the southern city of Davao — once President Rodrigo Duterte’s mayoral stomping ground — were government officials, members of the judiciary, congressmen and police officials. […]

CSs Kariuki and Kandie Speak Against Gender Violence

CSs Kariuki and Kandie Speak Against Gender Violence

Jackline Mwende is still admitted at PCEA Kikuyu hospital where she is undergoing treatment after her hands were chopped off by her husband. On Saturday, Mwende received unusual visitors Cabinet Secretaries Sicily Kariuki and Phylis Kandie–this time not in her maternal home in Kathama village in Machakos County, but in her hospital bed. The two […]

Africa: Moroccan Boxer Held Over Alleged Sex Assault in Rio Olympic Games Village

Africa: Moroccan Boxer Held Over Alleged Sex Assault in Rio Olympic Games Village

A Moroccan boxer has been arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Village. Hassan Saada, a 22-year-old, was held on suspicion of committing the assaults on Wednesday, a police statement said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the boxer, who fights in […]

Kenya: Kipchoge Keino Receives Historic Olympic Laurel Award

Kenya: Kipchoge Keino Receives Historic Olympic Laurel Award

Kenya’s legendary middle distance runner, Kipchoge Keino, has bestowed additional honour on the country by becoming the first recipient of the Olympic Laurel award. Kipchoge, who is also the chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock), received the award at the Games’ opening ceremony early Saturday morning at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium. […]

Kidnappings: Police Deploy 510 Officers Along Abuja-Kaduna Road

Kidnappings: Police Deploy 510 Officers Along Abuja-Kaduna Road

In a bid to curtail the incessant kidnappings, armed robbery and other crimes perpetuated across the Abuja-Kaduna axis, the Nigeria Police Force, yesterday, deployed 510 mobile police officers, tasked with the responsibilities of stopping this carnage. Speaking at the flag-off of the operation, tagged “Operation Maximum Safety on Kaduna-Abuja Highway”, the Inspector General of Police, […]

N100m Fraud: EFCC Arrests 3 FAAN Staff

N100m Fraud: EFCC Arrests 3 FAAN Staff

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on August 2, 2016 arrested a level six officer of the Accounts Department of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Christy Olabode, for an alleged fraud to the tune of N100 million. Also arrested was her younger brother, Abdul-Shehu Obaze, a staff at the Commercial Department of […]

Switzerland Celebrates Confederation Day

Switzerland Celebrates Confederation Day

The ambience was that of glitz and glam as Switzerland celebrated its 725th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation at the Ambassador’s residence in Maitama on the 1st of August.   As little Swiss flags fluttered in the evening breeze, the Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, Eric Mayoraz stood at the lectern to deliver his speech […]

Tanzania: Activists Oppose Govt Appeal On Marriage Act

Tanzania: Activists Oppose Govt Appeal On Marriage Act

Child rights activists say they will oppose the move by the government to appeal against the High Court ruling that outlaws the marriage of children below the age of 18. The Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network (TECMN) has condemned the government for what it says is a portrayal of failure in its obligation to guarantee […]

Waec 2016 – Worst Results Since 2013

Waec 2016 – Worst Results Since 2013

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has recorded its largest failure in the 2016 Senior High School category in four years. This year, 22,671 out of 46,927 students who registered for the exams, failed. According to WAEC 2016 results released, those failed constitute nearly half (48.46%) of the total number of students registered. Despite several […]