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Morocco food stampede kills 15

Morocco food stampede kills 15

Image copyright AFP Image caption Most of the victims were women and elderly people At least 15 people have been killed and five others wounded in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was distributed. The incident occurred in the town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province. The aid was being handed out by a […]

Kenya Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta poll win

Image copyright AFP Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s election re-run, which was boycotted by the main opposition. Judges dismissed two petitions challenging the poll, opening the way for Mr Kenyatta to be inaugurated for a second term next week. The opposition said the ruling had been given under […]

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Zimbabwe latest: Emmerson Mnangagwa urges Mugabe to quit now

Image copyright EPA / The Herald Image caption President Mugabe is under pressure from the public and his own Zanu-PF party Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to last week’s army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately. Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he learned of a plot […]

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US moves to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner

Image copyright Sky Atlantic Image caption Time Warner owns HBO, the company behind Game of Thrones The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block telecoms giant AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, the owner of CNN and HBO. The department said the merger would reduce competition and lead to higher consumer prices. AT&T […]

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Whitefish Energy: Power company halts Puerto Rico work

Image copyright AFP Image caption Two hurricanes all but wiped out Puerto Rico’s power grid An energy firm is halting work restoring power in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in a dispute over pay. Whitefish Energy says payments have been delayed from Puerto Rico’s bankrupt power authority. The power authority, known was Prepa, says it is reviewing […]

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TV host Charlie Rose suspended

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The allegations made against Charlie Rose span from the 1990s to 2011 US talk show host Charlie Rose has been suspended by several television networks following allegations of sexual harassment. Eight women accused Mr Rose of inappropriate behaviour in a report published by The Washington Post. “These allegations are […]

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How Kogi Elders In Central Nigeria Uncover Cash Flow Into Govt Coffers

By Joseph Edegbo Kaduna ( Nigeria) — It all began last month (October 2017) when Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, north central Nigeria invited Kogi East Elders Council to a meeting in Lokoja through a letter dated 17th October 2017. The invitation was in response to a communique the Elders issued after their emergency […]

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Child Spacing Project, NURHI Appreciates Over 300 Community Mobilisers In Kaduna

By Iliya Kure Kaduna (Nigeria) – Over 300 community mobilisers that contributed to the success of child spacing campaign in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, were Monday honoured by Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), a Gates Foundation Project. Since 2010, the community mobilisers worked in communities in 7 local government areas of the state, raising […]

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