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Lagos’ll Experience Blackout Today —TCN

Lagos’ll Experience Blackout Today —TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, Lagos Region, has announced that many parts of the state will experience blackout between 10am and 1pm today (Monday). According to the TCN, the affected areas are Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Alagbon, Apapa, Ijora, Surulere, Itire, Oshodi, Mushin; the Nigerian Airforce Base, Shogunle, and their environs. The company said in a […]

Qandeel Baloch: Pakistani Social Media Star Strangled By Her brother

Qandeel Baloch: Pakistani Social Media Star Strangled By Her brother

Qandeel Baloch, one of Pakistan’s most famous and controversial social media stars, has been strangled to death in what police are calling a case of so called “honor” killing in the city of Multan in the country’s province of Punjab. Azhar Akram, Multan’s chief police officer, told CNN that Baloch was killed by her brother […]

Baton Rouge Shooting: 3 Officers Dead

Baton Rouge Shooting: 3 Officers Dead

A Missouri man ambushed and killed three law officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday during a time when police nationwide and in the Louisiana city in particular have been on high alert after five officers were killed in a Dallas ambush July 7. Louisiana State Police announced last week that they […]

15 Lies Parents Tell Their Children

15 Lies Parents Tell Their Children

1. “Sleeping with different blankets give you different dreams. If you have a nightmare you can make it go away if you change the blanket. Then you can have a fun dream!” 2. “No, we’re not there yet.”  “Hey, did you know that if you sit real quiet in the car, it makes the car […]

Commemorating A Lifetime Of Leadership And Service In The Santa Maria Valley

Commemorating A Lifetime Of Leadership And Service In The Santa Maria Valley

Joe and Jean Olivera have called Santa Maria home for 92 years. They attended Santa Maria High School, married in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, raised four children, and recently celebrated their 70th anniversary. Throughout their lives, the Oliveras have epitomized a strong work ethic, commitment to family, and service to their community and country. Growing […]

Rwanda: Rapid SMS Saving Mothers In Nyabihu

Rwanda: Rapid SMS Saving Mothers In Nyabihu

Before the advent of Rapid Short Message Service, she used SMS only to reach family and friends, little did she know that the same texting application would save lives of many babies. Teredia Uwihoreye, a Community Health Worker (CHW) from Rugero Sector in Nyabihu District, is part of the 45,000 CHWs across Rwanda that have […]

Oporoza 10 – Release Our Children, Gbaramatu Women Tell Government

Oporoza 10 – Release Our Children, Gbaramatu Women Tell Government

Women of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area, Delta State, have carried out a peaceful protest in Warri, calling for the release of the 10 students arrested and detained over 47 days ago by soldiers, when they invaded Oporoza on grounds that they were militants. The women joined by the National Association of […]

Osinbajo Leads Nigeria’s Delegation To AU Summit In Rwanda

Osinbajo Leads Nigeria’s Delegation To AU Summit In Rwanda

President Muhammadu Buhari will be represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at the African Union Summit formally opening tomorrow in Kigali, Rwanda. The 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) is scheduled to hold from 17 to 18 July, 2016, although a retreat of African Heads of State and Governments […]

Uganda Needs A Smart Industrial Policy

Uganda Needs A Smart Industrial Policy

In order to achieve sustainable economic growth, Uganda should focus on developing a more effective industrial policy based on its economic specificities and the opportunities created by regional integration. This is according to Rodgers Mukwaya, an Economic Affairs Officer for the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and one of the the authors of the […]

East Africa: EALA Condemns The Killing of Burundian Legislator Hafsa Mossi

East Africa: EALA Condemns The Killing of Burundian Legislator Hafsa Mossi

The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Daniel F. Kidega, has strongly condemned the killing on Wednesday of Burundian representative, MP Hafsa Mossi, by unknown gunmen in Bujumbura. The Speaker “strongly condemned the killing” of the legislator and eulogised the late Mossi as a hard working Member of the Assembly, who was committed […]