“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.
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.
Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures amid progress
There are indications that there is a sharp drop in transmission.
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”
Nigeria to ratify anti-Mercury convention in August
Nigeria has developed a work plan on the process of ratifying the convention.
Leaked Report Says World Bank Violated Own Rules in Ethiopia
Internal watchdog finds link between World Bank financing and Ethiopian government’s mass resettlement of indigenous group
Islamic State threatens to kill two Japanese hostages
The Islamic State militia wants 200 million dollars as ransom.
Indonesia says no evidence so far of terrorism in AirAsia crash
“The recording indicates that the pilot was busy with the handling of the plane”.
Cameroon “frees” 24 of the 80 hostages held by Boko Haram
Cameroon said the kidnapping was one of the largest abductions on its soil.
Security Council calls for safety of UN personnel in Mali
The council condemned attacks on its mission’s camp in Mali.
Al Jazeera Condemns Death Threat Against Bureau Chief in Yemen
“We hold the Yemen government, and Houthis who control Sanaa, responsible for the safety of our colleague Saeed.”
First Ebola centre for pregnant women opens in Freetown
Sierra Leone has recorded over 3,000 deaths from the virus.
Indian Army warns of terror attacks ahead of Obama’s visit
President Obama would arrive in India on January 25 on a three-day tour.
Death toll in Mozambique beer poisoning rises to 71
The fatalities included the bar owner, who had brewed the beer, and her two children.