God’s message of peace stronger than darkness, corruption, Pope Francis says at Christmas
In his homily, Francis, wearing white vestments, said Christmas is a time to remember that God’s message of peace “is stronger than darkness and corruption”
Baghdad’s embattled Christian community worshiped defiantly at Christmas Eve mass
Iraq’s Christians once numbered about 1.5 million.
Former U.S. President Bush hospitalised with breathing difficulties
The former US president has been taken to a hospital in Houston, Texas.
Ebola slows in Sierra Leone as community records zero infection for weeks
Sierra Leone has recorded 8,356 cases of Ebola.
‘Endemic Corruption’ Plagues Most of Africa – Survey
Five of the 10 countries of the world in which administrators and politicians are perceived to be the most corrupt
Is Africa Rising? Thoughts From a ‘World View’ Economist
“The rise of Asia is a great inspiration.”
Congo-Kinshasa: Leveraging Mobile Tech to Combat Conflict and Corruption
Multiple data points could allow a company to statistically estimate the likelihood that its suppliers are operating in a conflict minerals zone
Nigeria: Preventing Urban Epidemics Through Community Buy-In, By Bunmi Oloruntoba
NHIS already covers a major portion of the formal, employed sector, those covered number only about 4.5 million people
UN agencies seek $810m to help South Sudan refugees
Half a million South-Sudaneses are taking refuge in neighbouring countries.
Pakistan to hang convicted militants in wake of school massacre
135 school children and 12 others were killed by Taliban gunmen.
Over 20,000 braziers recalled in Japan due to injury fears
There have been no reports of injuries from the defect.
EU court says Hamas should be removed from terrorist list
US asks EU not to change its stance
HIV outbreak in Cambodian village sparks investigation
Officials have alleged that a local health care worker used the same syringe on many people.
China is world’s worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record
CPJ annual prison census
126 dead as Taliban militants take hundreds hostage at Pakistani military school
Taliban claims responsibility for the attack.
ECOWAS adopts biometric identity card to replace resident permit
Biometric identity cards would facilitate the implementation of the Common External Tariff.
Hundreds feared missing after boat sinks in Lake Tanganyika
Tanzanian authorities said that the vessel had been carrying some 500 people.
Kenya, Nigeria to partner on security to end insurgency
The two countries would share experiences in the area of security and work towards implementing the agreement in the first quarter of 2015.