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Nigeria negotiating with ‘foreign’ help for Chibok schoolgirls

Written by | April 13, 2017 | 0
Activists of the online movement #bringbackourgirls demonstrate during a march to the Presidential Villa in Abuja on January 8, 2017 to mark the 1000 days since the mass abduction of the Chibok school girls. By STRINGER (AFP/File) Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Nigeria is negotiating with the help of “foreign entities” for the remaining kidnapped Chibok girls held by Boko Haram Islamists, a presidential spokesman said Thursday. As the country prepares to mark the third anniversary of the mass kidnapping on Friday, Garba Shehu told the BBC in a radio interview there were ongoing negotiations to release the 195 girls believed still be being held by Boko Haram. “Talks are ongoing through other means with the help of some foreign entities to free more schoolgirls,”

AFP photographer held for 24 hours in eastern Libya

Written by | March 30, 2017 | 0
 0  AFP photographer Abdullah Doma took this picture of Libyans attending a candlelit concert marking “Earth Hour” in Benghazi on March 25, 2017, as iconic landmarks and skylines plunged into darkness around the world to raise awareness of climate change. By Abdullah DOMA (AFP/File) Tripoli (AFP) – AFP’s photographer in the Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was released on Wednesday night after a 24-hour detention by the security services over his coverage of a public concert. “I’ve just been freed,” Doma said, adding that he had been questioned but had not been charged with any offence. Security services of eastern Libya raided Doma’s home on Tuesday night and told the family he was to be questioned over his photo coverage

You can hear a pin drop in Gambia’ – Journalist

Written by | January 19, 2017 | 0
Streets in The Gambia are deserted following reports of an ECOWAS military force ready to forcefully remove President Yaya Jammeh, who has refused to leave office after losing last year’s general elections. Gambian Journalist, Moudu Lamin told Joy FM, “you could actually hear a pin drop” in the capital Banjul as residents stay locked in doors on the orders of the President-elect Barrow. In the Islamic state where religion holds strong, residents have nonetheless refused to come out for dawn prayers despite calls from the Mosques, he said. The reports indicate the ECOWAS troops entered the West African country early Thursday dawn. This was after the failure of Mauritanian President, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, to persuade the besieged leader who has remained defiant despite defeat. ECOWAS

German City Essen Becomes Europe’s 2017 Green Capital Beacon Of City Climate Action In Year Of Cop23

Written by | January 13, 2017 | 0
The German city of Essen is Europe’s “Green Capital” in 2017, a title awarded by the European Commission, for its success in transitioning from a heavily polluting mining center to a clean and green economy. The award helps to highlight the crucial importance of city climate action in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November (COP23), hosted by the the UN and presided over by Fiji, with the support of the German government. Both Essen and Bonn are located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state. Commenting on the award, the Lord Mayor of Essen Thomas Kufen, said: “This is powerful recognition that Essen and North Rhine-Westphalia are a hub for environmental and climate protection. We hope that both the UN Climate Change Conference

Anti-terror and major crimes police take most sick leave

Written by | January 10, 2017 | 0
Officers in the anti-terrorism and major crimes divisions of the federal police take considerably more sick leave than the average police officer, according to figures from the medical service. Figures from January to November 2016 obtained by Le Soir show that across the whole police service, the average number of days an officer is absent through illness (excluding accidents and maternity leave) was 8.06 days in the federal police and 8.17 in the local police. In the anti-terrorism division, however, the average was 15 days in the course of 2016. According to the paper’s own estimate, 30 members of the department were sick at one time or another last month, out of a total force of 200. In the major crimes division, which also investigates organised crime, 247

The Man Who Gave Away $7.5billion: Philanthropist Who Inspired Bill Gates And Warren Buffet Wants All His Money Spent On Good Causes Before He’s Dead …First Published By Helen Lawson, Daily Mail, 22 July 2013

Written by | January 10, 2017 | 0
Philanthropist Chuck Feeney made his fortune in a duty free company He began giving his money away in secret in 1984 and was outed in 1997 His Atlantic Philanthropies foundation will give away its money by 2020 An Irish-American billionaire who kept his philanthropy secret for 15 years has given away $7.5billion (£4.9billion) – and plans for it all to go to charity before his dies. Chuck Feeney, 82, wears a $15 Casio watch, travels in coach, does not own a car is a self-confessed ‘shabby dresser’ and sensibly made his children work their way through college. He has given away 99 per cent of his fortune to health, science, education and civil rights causes around the world through his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation. Feeney, who still has a sizeable $2million left in

Nigeria’s Jonathan denies receiving oil deal kickbacks

Written by | January 10, 2017 | 0
Lagos (AFP) – Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan did not receive kickbacks from a $1.3 billion deal involving oil giants ENI and Shell which is under investigation in Italy, his spokesman said Tuesday. In a statement, Jonathan said he has not been “accused, indicted or charged for corruptly collecting monies” linked to the 2011 deal for an offshore oil block in Nigeria. Italian prosecutors late last month released court documents that outline criminal proceedings against the two oil majors and 11 people, including senior executives from the companies. Jonathan, who left office in May 2015, and Diezani Alison-Madueke, his long-time oil minister who was also the first woman president of OPEC, do not feature on the list. But the prosecutors alleged in court papers

BREAKING: Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated

Written by | December 20, 2016 | 0
“And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.” Judges 3:21 (The Israel Bible™) (Shutterstock) Russian media has announced that Andrey Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, was shot and killed by an assailant. Several witnesses claim the gunman shouted, “Allahu Akhbar” (God is great, in Arabic) before firing at least eight shots. Three other people were reportedly shot in the attack. There are also reports that the gunman yelled,””We die in Aleppo, you die here” and “don’t forget Aleppo, Syria”. Aleppo is the besieged city in Syria presently undergoing a human-rights crisis. Though Russia and Turkey are on opposing sides of the conflict in Syria, they have been cooperating in efforts to evacuate civilians

Africans must invest in defence technologies for their own security By Lord Aikins Adusei

Written by | December 19, 2016 | 0
The killing of Gaddafi on 20 October 2011 by NATO came as a shock to most Africans. While it is regrettable that he died such a terrible death, he was partly responsible for his own misfortune. He failed to build the defence capabilities that could defend Libya against the country’s many European and North American enemies. While Libya under Gaddafi had some of the best weapons in Africa, these weapons were not Libya made. They were designed and built in Europe and America. In other words, Gaddafi relied on military technologies developed by France, Britain, Italy, Russia and the United States. Despite the billions of dollars of oil money, Gaddafi didn’t help Libya to develop a sophisticated indigenous defence industry capable of producing some of the world’s best defence systems

SECRET STROKE LEAK SABOTAGE: Obama Staff Dropped Bombshell Hillary Medical Details

Written by | November 19, 2016 | 0
The prez’s senior advisors claim she suffered TWO strokes while Secretary Of State. By Dylan Howard One of President Obama‘s senior advisors leaked sensational details of Hillary Clinton‘s secret battle with TWO mini-strokes during her tenure as Secretary of State, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. Details of Hillary’s secret stroke crisis was first mentioned OPENLY amongst high-ranking Democrats in February last year, insiders told Radar. One of those who tattled held a senior position in the Obama administration. “It’s true,” one source — who spoke DIRECTLY to the individual who brazenly disclosed the information — told Radar exclusively. PHOTOS:Is Hillary Okay? The 8 Most Shocking Moments From The DNC’s 4th Night “This is not some right-wing media diagnosis.