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‘Bad Blood’ Fears Fuel Abuse of Children Born of Boko Haram Rape

‘Bad Blood’ Fears Fuel Abuse of Children Born of Boko Haram Rape

Having been kidnapped by Boko Haram, held for almost a year, and raped by several militants, 28-year-old Aisha Umar could have been forgiven for believing her ordeal was over when she escaped and returned to her hometown in northeast Nigeria last year. But the mother-of-four was forced to flee her home in the town of […]

Kenya: Fourth Cop Arrested Over Murder of Lawyer, 2 Others

Kenya: Fourth Cop Arrested Over Murder of Lawyer, 2 Others

 Another police officer has been arrested over the killings of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and two others. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet told Capital FM News that the officer, a sergeant based at the Mlolongo AP camp was arrested Monday night after being implicated in the ongoing investigations. This brings to four the […]

I Won’t Relent In Fight Against Corruption, says Buhari

I Won’t Relent In Fight Against Corruption, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari again on Tuesday promised that he would not relent in his administration’s ongoing anti-corruption war. He said he would deplore all appropriate and legal measures to rid the country of graft. Buhari made the promise in his Eid-el-Fitr message to Nigerians. The message, which was personally signed by the President, was made […]

FBI director: Hillary Clinton ‘Extremely Careless’ But No Charges Recommended

FBI director: Hillary Clinton ‘Extremely Careless’ But No Charges Recommended

FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that he would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email servers while secretary of state, removing a huge shadow hovering over her presidential campaign. But Comey administered an extraordinary tongue-lashing to Clinton and her aides, rebuking them for being “extremely careless” in the handling […]

Tanzania: 29 Perish In Singida Road Horror

Tanzania: 29 Perish In Singida Road Horror

More than 29 people, including a child, died when two long-distance passenger buses belonging to City Boy Company collided head on at Maweni village in Manyoni District, Singida Region. Singida Regional Police Commander Thobias Sedoyeka told the ‘Daily News’ that the accident, which left other passengers injured, some of them critically, took at around 3pm […]

South Africa: Lidudumalingani Wins 17th Caine Prize For African Writing

South Africa: Lidudumalingani Wins 17th Caine Prize For African Writing

Lidudumalingani has won the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for his short story entitled ‘Memories We Lost’ published in Incredible Journey: Stories That Move You(Burnet Media, South Africa, 2015). The Chair of Judges, Delia Jarrett-Macauley, announced Lidudumalingani as the winner of the £10,000 prize at a dinner held this […]

‘The Gun Didn’t Kill My Boy. I did’: Father Grieves Son He Accidentally Shot

‘The Gun Didn’t Kill My Boy. I did’: Father Grieves Son He Accidentally Shot

Stephen Brumby had a long list of hobbies and interests, and at 14 years old, he was starting to catch up to his father and older siblings. He loved tennis, bass fishing and playing worship piano at church, a talent he inherited from his grandmother, his father said. He also enjoyed shooting, a skill he […]

Keeping The Spark Alive 6 Ways To Cultivate And Maintain The Passion In Your Relationship

Keeping The Spark Alive  6 Ways To Cultivate And Maintain The Passion In Your Relationship

“Long distance never works.” “The seven year itch is real.” “Children always kill romance.” “You can’t have love and a successful career. You have to choose.” Chances are you’ve heard at least one of these statements, or a variation on the theme. One of the most common myths about long-term relationships is that passion is […]

Michelle Obama: For Girls, A HeartBreaking Loss — And An Opportunity

Michelle Obama: For Girls, A HeartBreaking Loss — And An Opportunity

Ralphina Feelee lives in Liberia, where the average family gets by on less than two dollars a day, and many families simply can’t afford to educate their daughters. Teen pregnancy rates are high, and pregnant girls are often discouraged from attending school. Sometimes it’s not even safe for girls to attend school in the first […]

7 Ways Brexit Will Be Felt Across Africa

7 Ways Brexit Will Be Felt Across Africa

The reverberations from Britain’s fateful choice extend far beyond Europe. The U.K. retains deep ties with many African states, and the turbulence is causing anxiety from the Johannesburg stock exchange to the battlefields of Somalia. Where have all the flowers gone? More than a third of the flowers sold in the European Union come from […]