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UK adopts new anti-corruption plan

The plan involves preventive methods to stamp out bribery in private and public sectors.

Cholera kills 19 in flood-hit Mozambique

276 people were killed or are missing in Malawi as it counts the human and economic costs of torrential rains.

Bulgarian spy ​vows to reveal Vatican secrets in book

Mr. Dimitrov claimed that he was working in the Vatican for Bulgaria’s secret service from 1974 to 1990.

UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon, phones Jonathan, Buhari, insists on credible elections

Timely preparations ‘imperative’ to credible, free, transparent elections in Nigeria, says UN chief, Ban Ki-moon

16,600 children lost parents to Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leon – UNICEF

Most of the children have been placed with their extended families.

Ebola Outbreak: Sierra Leone to reopen schools in March

Parents say the government should have waited until the country is Ebola free.

Islamic clerics denounce burning alive of Jordanian pilot by ISIS

“This weakens the popularity of Islamic State because we look at Islam as a religion of mercy and tolerance, even in the heat of battle, a prisoner of war is given good treatment”.

UN calls for more regional military operations against Boko Haram

UN says the insurgents now constitute a threat to local and international peace.

ECOWAS Parliament to get enhanced legislative powers in 2016

The Extraordinary Session of the parliament will end on February 7.

UN Security Council condemns continued attacks by Boko Haram

They underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of acts of terrorism to justice.

Egypt deports jailed Al Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste

Two other Al Jazeera journalists, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, still remained imprisoned in Egypt.

Iran offers to help fight Boko Haram

Iran says it’s willing to share its experiences on terrorist activities over the years in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and other parts of the Middle East

“Nigeria accounts for 25% of maternal, infant deaths in sub-Saharan Africa”

“This high figure is enough to warrant a national emergency meeting involving the government, National Assembly, as well as public and corporate organisations towards ending these avoidable deaths.”

Ethiopia Moves Forward with Case against Zone 9 Bloggers

Zone Nine bloggers and journalists have been imprisoned for nine months.

Mozambique death toll rises after heavy flooding

Majority of the deaths occurred in the central coastal region of Zambezia.

South Africa: Calm restored after outbreak of xenophobia

The rioting resulted in the death of four people, including an 18-month-old baby in Kagiso.

UN secures release of 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan

UNICEF said it was trying to reunify the children with their families.

France arrests 5 terrorism suspects who recruit youths to fight with ISIS-Minister

The suspects are aged 26 to 44.

Journalist flees Argentina after reporting on prosecutor’s death

Pachter broke the news on January 18 that Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor investigating the 1994 terrorist attack on Jewish cultural center AMIA, had been found dead the night before he was to testify about the attack.

CPJ welcomes release of six Eritrean journalists

The reason for the journalists’ release was not clear.

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures amid progress

There are indications that there is a sharp drop in transmission.

Liberia cremates 2,800 Ebola bodies

12 of the 15 counties not reporting Ebola cases for a long time is an indication the virus is about to be defeated.

Iran bans newspaper for showing American actor wearing ‘Je suis Charlie’ pin

Almost all Hollywood productions are banned in the Islamic republic as “culturally decadent”

Mauritius offers $100,000 to fight Ebola

“The money will be given to the WHO Africa Public Health Emergency Fund, the UN Trust Fund for Ebola”.

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Nigeria to ratify anti-Mercury convention in August

Nigeria has developed a work plan on the process of ratifying the convention.