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Former Egyptian President Mubarak to face re-trial

Some Egyptians believe the life sentence given the former dictator was  lenient.

UN launches plan to reduce children’s death from pneumonia, diarrhoea

90 per cent of pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths in children currently occur in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

U.S., S.Korea on missile watch as North hails Kim dynasty

For over a month, Pyongyang has issued almost daily threats to the U.S. and South Korea.

Fox news reporter, Jana Winter

U.S. judge postpones decision on suit seeking to make journalist disclose sources

The judge will not make the decision in another four months.

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Tension as soldiers invade police station in Ibadan

One of the soldiers was arrested.

Mohammed Morsi

Egypt’s President Morsi withdraws lawsuits against journalists

Egypt’s opposition accuse Mr. Morsi of behaving like a dictator.

UN spends $119mn on humanitarian needs in Cote d’Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire was hit by a post-electoral crisis reported to have led to the death of about 3,000 persons and the displacement of many.

Fox news reporter, Jana Winter

American journalist to face judge over sources in Colorado shooting story

The Colorado judge will determine if the journalist must disclose her sources. A Fox News reporter was due back in a Colorado courtroom on Wednesday for a hearing on whether she should be compelled to reveal anonymous sources cited in a story. The court battle of sources of a story is in relation to a […]

North Korea ready for marathon not war

North Korea is expecting hundreds of foreign athletes, casting doubt on its war threat.

12 African leaders witness Kenyatta’s inauguration

Kenyatta won the presidential election in March.

EU, Sweden provide N17.9bn grant to ECOWAS

The EU wants to help restore normalcy to Mali.

South Africa withdraws troops from Central African Republic

South Africa lost 13 soldiers in CAR.

5 UN peacekeepers, 7 civilians killed in South Sudan

Several others were either injured or unaccounted for.

Anne Frank’s step-sister highlights post-Holocaust traumas

Eva Schloss mother married Anne Frank’s father.

Tributes, criticisms pour in for late British premier Thatcher

The former British premier was condemned by a workers union and an Irish party.

French photojournalist kidnapped in Afghanistan escapes

The journalist escaped after three months in captivity.

Former British Minister, Margaret Thatcher, dies at 87

Thatcher was Britain’s only female prime minister.

Prime Minister of cote d'Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire to reintegrate ex-fighters with $168 million

The programme will be in phases.

South Sudan resumes oil production

South Sudan has resumed oil production after more than a year following disputes with its neighbour, Sudan. The decision came after both sides agreed to restart cross-border oil flows last month. South Sudan owns a greater percentage of the oil wealth available to the former Sudan. But transportation of the crude for sales oversees were […]

North Korea says it cannot guarantee foreign embassies’ safety after April 10

The warning comes amid threats of attacks on South Korea and the U.S.

Central African Republic agrees to regional demands for transitional council, elections

The Central African Republic recently witnessed an unconstitutional change of power.

Cote d’Ivoire exhumes bodies from post-election violence mass graves

More bodies will be exhumed as the operation is to continue into months.

Pope Francis “deeply saddened’’ by deadly floods in Argentina

The Pope’s home country was hit by torrential rains that killed dozens in his home country.

North Korea authorises nuclear attack on U.S.

The move comes after weeks of belligerent rhetoric from the North Korea.

South Korea says it may use force to free nationals from North

North and South Korea face a major diplomatic row which might result in war.