Nigerian army accidentally bombs civilian settlement in Borno State

The Nigerian military on Tuesday said a fighter jet accidentally shot some civilians and humanitarian aid workers during an operation in Kala Balge, Borno State.

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, who disclosed this during a press briefing on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said soldiers got information of movement of Boko Haram members and deployed ground troops and air cover to tackle the terrorists. Read more

Gambian government hit by ‘resignations’

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The ministers of foreign affairs, finance and trade – Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, Abdou Kolley and Abdou Jobe respectively – had handed in their resignations, it reports.

Last week, information minister Sheriff Bojang and sports minister Alieu Jammeh quit, the news site reports. Read more

Gambia Government reacts to AU Security Council Resolution

The government of The Gambia has reacted to the African Union Peace and Security Council Resolution on the Islamic Republic of The Gambia on the current political situation of the country.

Following the meeting in Addis Ababa on January 13th, African Union’s Peace and Security Council announced it will no longer recognize Yahya Jammeh as president of Gambia after January 19, the intended date for the inauguration of president-elect, Adama Barrow.

The council also warned of “serious consequences in the event that his action causes any crisis that could lead to political disorder, humanitarian and human rights disaster, including loss of innocent lives and destruction of properties.” Read more

Kenyan man bashed for sleeping with his friend’s wife

A Kenyan man is currently nursing multiple injuries after he was caught sleeping with his friend’s wife.

The man identified as Chuor Nyar Alego from Kisumu, was on Saturday caught in the act after refusing to go on a drink date with his friend saying that he had a motor bike accident.

His friend went to the bar and was informed by a neighbor that an unknown man had just entered his house. Read more

The last astronaut to ever set foot on the moon has died at 82

eugene cernan apollo 17 astronaut nasa 687124main_cernan_full_fullFormer astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” has died. He was 82.

NASA announced that Cernan died Monday surrounded by his family. NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs confirmed the death but had no immediately details.

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Cernan, commander of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission, set foot on the lunar surface in December 1972 during his third space flight. Read more

8-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow dies from dog bite wounds

The eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog on Sunday, January 15th.

Habibou Barrow, born in 2010, reportedly died on the way to the hospital in Manjai near Banjul. He was buried this afternoon. Mr Barrow is in the Senegalese capital Dakar ahead of his planned inauguration on Thursday. It is not clear if he returned for the funeral.

The President-elect’s media team confirmed the news to local Gambia news on Monday.
“Yes, Habitou Barrow passed away last night after being bitten by a dog. He was the 8 years old son of Adama Barrow’s second wife. He will be laid to rest today at 2 pm,”

Mandela’s grandson arrested

Image result for mbuso mandelaMbuso Mandela generally keeps a low profile but he has now found himself in the news after being arrested for failing to maintain his son

Nelson Mandela’s grandchild has failed to maintain his child for the past few months and his baby mama is taking matters into her own hands.

She accuses him of “blowing” his R4 million inheritance and failing to use it in any constructive manner for his young child. After several months of missed payments, she was forced to take him to court where he failed to appear. Read more

Eight billionaires ‘as rich as world’s poorest half’

The world’s eight richest individuals have as much wealth as the 3.6bn people who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam.

The charity said its figures, which critics have queried, came from improved data, and the gap between rich and poor was “far greater than feared”.

Oxfam’s report coincides with the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Some have criticised the report, saying poverty eradication is made possible by economic growth.  Read more

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