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

Bill Gates. AFP FILE PHOTO

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 »

21 killed as explosion rocks mall in Nigerian capital

People watch as smoke fills the sky, after an explosion, at a shopping mall, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Abuja, Nigeria.  AP PHOTO

An explosion blamed on Islamic extremists rocked a shopping mall in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Wednesday and police said at least 21 people have been killed.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

60 females, 31 boys abducted in northeast Nigeria

A women wearing a rosary attends a prayer meeting calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Apparent disagreement has emerged between Nigeria’s military chiefs and the president over how to rescue nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists, with the military saying use of force could get the hostages killed and the president reportedly ruling out demands for a prisoner exchange. AP

Witnesses say Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria.

Posted: June 24th, 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 »

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