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Children threatened by Ebola outbreak

Children threatened by Ebola outbreak The UN children’s fund warned the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo threatens the health and well-being of children, and special care must be taken to help them survive. Ebola is highly contagious, killing between 20 and 90 percent of its victims, and the UN children’s fund is engaging communities...... more

Korean leaders meet to discuss possible summit

Korean leaders meet to discuss possible summit South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Saturday afternoon with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un near the two Koreas' heavily militarized border. The leaders exchanged views on how to prepare for the North's possible summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the South Korean presidential office said. Officials said Moon will announce...... more

Court convicts Anglophone activists of rebellion and terrorism

Court convicts Anglophone activists of rebellion and terrorism A court in Cameroon on Friday convicted seven activists from the country’s Anglophone minority of rebellion and acts of terrorism and gave them sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years, a defence lawyer said. Authorities arrested Mancho Bibixy, a radio presenter in the English-speaking Northwest Region, and dozens of fellow activists...... more

U.S. strengthens nuclear capability, ready for Russia, others

U.S. strengthens nuclear capability, ready for Russia, others In an attempt to strengthen its capability to wade off any nuclear threat from perceived enemies including Russia and North Korea, the U.S. Air Force will be incorporating the B61 Mod 12 nuclear weapon into the F-35 this year. This is part of a long-range plan to deploy a nuclear-armed, dual-capable...... more

North Korea 'destroys' nuclear test site

North Korea 'destroys' nuclear test site North Korea appeared to destroy at least three nuclear tunnels, observation buildings, a metal foundry and living quarters at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site on Thursday, in a process observed by invited international journalists. A CNN crew at the remote mountain site in the country's north witnessed explosions at nuclear tunnels...... more

AngloGold to sack 2,000 workers in South Africa

AngloGold to sack 2,000 workers in South Africa South African gold miner AngloGold Ashanti plans to cut 2,000 jobs at its domestic operations, it said on Wednesday. “The restructuring will affect employees across the different categories and levels,” the company said in a statement.  (Reuters)  ... more

Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

Building resilience against distributed threats at government level There’s no doubt that the United States is taking Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks seriously. In point of fact, the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Homeland Security posted a draft report on 5 January this year, entitled ‘A Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and...... more

Gunmen kill 12 in market attack

Gunmen kill 12 in market attack At least 12 civilians were killed in northern Mali in an attack on a market that also involved the shooting of a Malian soldier, military sources said on Sunday. The attack took place Saturday in the town of Boulekessi near the border with Burkina Faso. “Malian troops under the G5 Sahel...... more

Moroccans protest against US Jerusalem embassy move

Moroccans protest against US Jerusalem embassy move More than 10,000 Moroccans chanting “Death to Israel” took to the streets of Casablanca on Sunday to protest against the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The marchers carried Palestinian flags and placards that read “Al Quds (Jerusalem) Palestine’s eternal capital”. Most appeared to be Islamists, with...... more

CONGO: Ebola vaccination exercise begins today

CONGO: Ebola vaccination exercise begins today Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said. Jessica Ilunga said 4,000 doses of vaccine were shipped on Saturday to Mbandaka, which last week registered the first cases...... more

Cameroon holiday hit by violence in English-speaking areas

Cameroon holiday hit by violence in English-speaking areas Cameroon's national day Sunday was marked by violence in its troubled English-speaking region, with two policemen killed, soldiers wounded and a mayor kidnapped by suspected armed separatists. In the capital, Yaounde, in central Cameroon, President Paul Biya, who has ruled since 1982, presided over a public show of the country's military...... more

110 confirmed dead in Cuba plane crash; black box found

110 confirmed dead in Cuba plane crash; black box found Cuba's worst aviation disaster in decades has killed 110 people, including five children, the country's transport minister confirmed. As two days of national mourning began on Saturday, Adel Yzquierdo said just three people had survived the crash, all of whom were critically injured and are receiving treatment at a hospital in Cuba's...... more

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to more than 200

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to more than 200 The death toll from the world’s largest ever outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria has risen to 204, but the number of new cases has declined sharply after products were recalled, South African authorities said on Thursday. The health department recalled processed meat products known as “polony”, after the source of...... more

Up to 10 reported dead in US school shooting

Up to 10 reported dead in US school shooting   Between eight and 10 people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas high school, say police. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters the majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students. A student is in custody after the attack at the school, which is...... more

Embassy of Israel celebrates opening of U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

  Embassy of Israel celebrates opening of U.S. embassy in Jerusalem   The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Friday, commended the United States of America for relocating, on  Monday, its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Mr Nadav Goren, Deputy Chief of Mission of Israel to Nigeria made the commendation in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Goren stated that...... more

U.S. accuses Cameroon of 'targeted killings' of Anglophones

U.S. accuses Cameroon of 'targeted killings' of Anglophones   The United States has accused the Cameroonian government of "targeted killings", arson and looting in its fight against an Anglophone separatist movement. In a statement following a meeting with President Paul Biya on Thursday, the U.S. ambassador to Cameroon called for dialogue to end an 18-month-old conflict. English-speaking rebels have killed...... more

Trump threatens to dethrone North Korean Leader, give him ‘Gaddafi treatment’

Trump threatens to dethrone North Korean Leader, give him ‘Gaddafi treatment’ US President Donald Trump offered North Korea’s Kim Jong-un guarantees of staying in power if he abandons nuclear weapons, but warned he could end up like Libya’s former leader if he doesn’t. In an effort to put his planned landmark summit with Kim back on track, Trump said on Thursday that North Korea...... more

Zimbabwe public workers reject higher government salary offer

Zimbabwe public workers reject higher government salary offer Zimbabwe’s public sector workers have rejected an improved salary offer of 15 percent from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government and want wages for the lowest paid employees to more than double, the main public sector union said on Tuesday. The government agreed last week to raise salaries by 10 percent for the...... more

Facebook deactivates 583 million fake accounts

Facebook deactivates 583 million fake accounts Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces “community standards” against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech. Responding to calls for transparency after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, Facebook said those closures...... more

US clears air on location of new embassy in Jerusalem

US clears air on location of new embassy in Jerusalem   Michael Lipin The United States has thrown more light on the location of the country’s new embassy for Israel, housed in a U.S. consulate built in Jerusalem in 2010. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert referred to the embassy site as being “partly in West Jerusalem” — the portion of...... more

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse Facebook announced Monday that is has already suspended some 200 third-party apps for misusing Facebook users’ data. The suspensions were part of the first phase of an ongoing investigation and the company suggested that there will likely be more. The investigation sprung up following reports that political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica...... more

13 Nigerian pilgrims abscond in Israel

   13 Nigerian pilgrims abscond in Israel   No fewer than 13 pilgrims of the 156 who travelled to Israel on pilgrimage last year absconded, the Delta Commissioner of the Bureau for Special Duties, Mr. Ernest Ogwezzy has said. Ogwezzy who spoke in Asaba on Monday said that the pilgrims to the Holy Land, made up of 146...... more

Death, protests mark opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Death, protests mark opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem   Israeli forces killed 41 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the U.S. prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem. It was the highest Palestinian single-day death toll since a series of protests dubbed the “Great March of Return’’...... more

US opening Jerusalem embassy on territorial anomaly

US opening Jerusalem embassy on territorial anomaly The Jerusalem no man’s land where the U.S. says part of its new embassy to Israel will be located is a territorial quirk of the Arab-Israeli conflict, a quirk that originated at the start of hostilities in 1948. The U.S. will inaugurate the embassy Monday in an existing consular complex at...... more

US agency to help end AIDS, cervical cancer in Africa

US agency to help end AIDS, cervical cancer in Africa The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the George W. Bush Institute, and the UNAIDS have announced The Partnership to End AIDS and Cervical Cancer among HIV-positive women in Africa. PEPFAR, Bush Institute, and UNAIDS said the renewed partnership would accelerate lifesaving efforts to help end AIDS and cervical...... more

Donald Trump, Theresa May discuss way forward on Iran nuclear deal

   Donald Trump, Theresa May discuss way forward on Iran nuclear deal   Prime Minister Theresa May and US president Donald Trump have discussed the impact of America pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, Downing Street said.  The telephone talks covered a range of international issues, a spokesman for Ms May said, “The Prime Minister reiterated the Government’s position on the Iran...... more

Protest, joy as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

Protest, joy as US embassy opens in Jerusalem With the opening Monday of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the region is bracing for both celebrations and unrest. The United States plans to host about 800 guests at an opening ceremony of its embassy. U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be on hand, while Trump addresses the...... more

92-year-old veteran politician on course to become the world’s oldest elected Prime Minister

92-year-old veteran politician on course to become the world’s oldest elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is on course to become the world's oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in Malaysia's bitterly fought election. The former PM came out of retirement and defected to the opposition to take on his one-time protégé Najib Razak, beset by corruption allegations. His historic win has...... more

Students go naked in class to protest discrimination

Students go naked in class to protest discrimination Students and their teacher were left confused after a Cornell University New York, senior Letitia Chai, delivered her honours thesis after stripping down to her bra and underwear in the class to protest against oppressive beliefs and discrimination. At least two dozen of the students also undressed in solidarity. Chai removed...... more

US withdraws from Iran nuclear deal

US withdraws from Iran nuclear deal   President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled the United States out of the 2015 international agreement aimed at restraining Iran's nuclear program, contending that it is a “disastrous” pact that won't keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and endangering the world. The U.S. leader said he is reimposing the “highest levels of economic...... more

 

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