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Troops Kill 42 Insurgents, Rescue 80 Women, Children

Troops Kill 42 Insurgents, Rescue 80 Women, Children

Following confirmed intelligence report on the convergence and massing up of dislodged Boko Haram insurgents at Gangere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, with intent of carrying out attack on some isolated communities, troops  on fighting and clearance patrol Codenamed “Operation TIGER CLAW”  on Tuesday 19th July, 2016, swooped on terrorists killing […]

11 Die As Commercial Bus Explodes In Lagos

11 Die As Commercial Bus Explodes In Lagos

About 11 persons were killed on Thursday after a commercial bus with 14 passengers on board went up in flames on the Otedola Bridge in the Berger area of Lagos. It was learnt that the deceased comprised eight males and three females while three persons were rescued from the wreckage alive. Our correspondent gathered that […]

American Volunteer Killed Fighting ISIS In Syria

American Volunteer Killed Fighting ISIS In Syria

An American civilian fighting alongside Kurdish troops in Syria has been killed fighting ISIS, according to a statement from the official website of the People’s Protection Units, or YPG. The YPG said Levi Jonathan Shirley, a volunteer also known as Agir Servan, died on July 14 in Manbij, an ISIS-held city in northern Syria. Shirley […]

Child Marriage: Gambia To Jail Parents 21 Years

Child Marriage: Gambia To Jail Parents 21 Years

Gambia passed a law banning child marriage Thursday and introduced heavy jail terms for anyone who breaks the new rules. Under the new law, a man who marries an underage girl would face 20 years in jail, her parents would get 21 years and an iman who presides over the marriage would also face time […]

South Africa: Can Snapchat Help Us Tell the Stories of Survivors of Sexual Violence?

South Africa: Can Snapchat Help Us Tell the Stories of Survivors of Sexual Violence?

Former eNCA journalist, and recently appointed mobile editor of the Hindustan Times, Yusuf Omar, has received huge plaudits for his creative storytelling abilities. And for good reason too. Most recently Omar, used Snapchat filters to tell the stories of rape survivors. Snapchat has cleverly employed technology to allow its users to transform themselves into a […]

I’ve Forgiven Melaye But…, says Remi Tinubu

I’ve Forgiven Melaye But…, says Remi Tinubu

The representative of Lagos-Central Senatorial District in the Senate, Oluremi Tinubu, has said as a Christian she has forgiven her Kogi-West counterpart, Senator Dino Melaye. But she added that she would not be intimidated by anybody. Tinubu said this on Wednesday when a delegation of the Lagos State House of Assembly members from Lagos-Central and […]

Sex scandal: US Ambassador Ignores Reps Probe Again

Sex scandal: US Ambassador Ignores Reps Probe Again

THE outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, yesterday, failed again to appear before the House of Representatives investigative hearing committee on the alleged sex misconduct involving three members of the House. This is as the three members involved in the sex scandal accused the ambassador of racial discrimination, adding that the allegation, which […]

Botswana: Committee To Spearhead Gender Mainstreaming

Botswana: Committee To Spearhead Gender Mainstreaming

 Country manager, Ms Gomolemo Rasesigo, has implored the newly elected gender committee at the Francistown City Council (FCC) to advocate for gender mainstreaming within the council. Speaking at a gender mainstreaming workshop recently, Ms Rasesigo explained that according to various studies, they came up with little issues in the local councils, however he said a […]

South China Sea: Beijing calls KFC, Apple protests ‘irrational’

South China Sea: Beijing calls KFC, Apple protests ‘irrational’

Nationalist sentiment has swept China in the wake of last week’s international tribunal ruling over the South China Sea, with protests targeting KFC, Apple and Filipino fruit. But the Chinese government has had enough, telling protestors through the the state-run People’s Daily newspaper Wednesday that they are being “irrational and disruptive.” On July 12, the […]

Uganda: Two Cancer Patients Return From Aga Khan Hospital

Uganda: Two Cancer Patients Return From Aga Khan Hospital

The patients, Mary Birungi and Mary Gahoire, from Mbarara and Hoima districts respectively, were the first in a group of seven that Hospice Africa took to the Aga Khan hospital for treatment. Uganda’s only radiotherapy machine broke down in early April, leaving about 2,000 patients stranded. Hospice is a charity that cares for terminally-ill patients. […]