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Health, agriculture key to Africa’s development—Bill Gates


Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said Thursday, as he received an honorary degree in Ethiopia.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

In this photo taken on, Sunday, May 18, 2014, armed hunters gather before looking for around 300 abducted school girls in Maiduguri, Nigeria. AP FILE PHOTO

Officials say 63 girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have escaped.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Wearing disguise, Boko Haram kills hundreds

This file image made available from Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2012, taken from video posted by Boko Haram sympathizers shows Imam Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the radical Islamist sect. Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday, June 5, 2014. AP File Photo

When men wearing military fatigues and carrying weapons showed up in pickup trucks, villagers thought Nigerian soldiers had finally come to protect them from Boko Haram.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US flying ‘manned’ missions to find Nigerian girls

Women hold signs during a rally near the Nigerian embassy to raise to show support for the release of the kidnapped girls in Nigeria in Paris, Monday, May 12, 2014. AP

The United States was Monday flying “manned” missions over Nigeria to track down more than 200 abducted schoolgirls as experts pored over a new video seeking clues to where they are being held.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nearly 30 US personnel aiding in Nigeria search for kidnapped girls

White House press secretary Jay Carney. AP

The White House says the U.S. team assisting the Nigerian government’s search for nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls is made up of nearly 30 people drawn from the State and Defense departments, as well as the FBI.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »