Between Nigeria’s Retired Generals and the Rest of Us

[Daily Trust] Wusasa, Zaria -If the Afro beat exponent Fela had still been alive he probably would have composed a rebuttal to his hit song “Zombie” by now. Because the growing tribe of retired generals have since the days of “soja no be person” become…

[Daily Trust] Wusasa, Zaria -If the Afro beat exponent Fela had still been alive he probably would have composed a rebuttal to his hit song "Zombie" by now. Because the growing tribe of retired generals have since the days of "soja no be person" become Nigeria's most constant recurring political factor but the country's most prominent cabal. The ways of our soldiers have no doubt since the days of Fela changed. Unlike their rowdy past similar to the day Kalakuta Republic was overthrown, Nigeria's soldiers now relate with 'bloody civil

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UNHCR and Partners Seeks U.S.$157 Million to Aid Boko Haram Displaced

[UNHCR] UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with humanitarian partners, today, launched an inter-agency funding appeal for US$157 million to help over a quarter of a million people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region.

[UNHCR] UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with humanitarian partners, today, launched an inter-agency funding appeal for US$157 million to help over a quarter of a million people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Why Civil Rights and Health Issues Go Hand in Hand

[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe’s recently deposed president Robert Mugabe made no secret of his loathing for gay men and lesbians. He once famously described them as “worse than pigs and dogs”. In 2015, he stood before the UN General Assembly and d…

[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe's recently deposed president Robert Mugabe made no secret of his loathing for gay men and lesbians. He once famously described them as "worse than pigs and dogs". In 2015, he stood before the UN General Assembly and declared "we [Zimbabweans] are not gays".

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mugabe’s Demise Brings Hope to Ousted White Farmers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Harare -Colonialists seized some of the best agricultural land from white farmers after independence in 1980 leaving many blacks effectively landless and making land ownership one of Zimbabwe’s most sensitive political topics

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Harare -Colonialists seized some of the best agricultural land from white farmers after independence in 1980 leaving many blacks effectively landless and making land ownership one of Zimbabwe's most sensitive political topics

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Al-Shabaab – Inside the Ranks of Women Fighters

[East African] A combination of family ties, the desire to avenge ill-treated loved ones and economic distress is driving some young Kenyan women into the arms of Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab.

[East African] A combination of family ties, the desire to avenge ill-treated loved ones and economic distress is driving some young Kenyan women into the arms of Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Kalonzo Says Attack Meant to Intimidate Him

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The dawn attack at the residence of former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka in Karen has been termed as an attempt to intimidate the Opposition over their strong position on electoral reforms.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The dawn attack at the residence of former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka in Karen has been termed as an attempt to intimidate the Opposition over their strong position on electoral reforms.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

An Overwhelmed Legal Structure

[Daily Trust] The legal framework of the Nigerian system is the custodian of law and order in the country, it is the provisions of the law {in the instant case the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria}, and the judiciary to adjudicate the ap…

[Daily Trust] The legal framework of the Nigerian system is the custodian of law and order in the country, it is the provisions of the law {in the instant case the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria}, and the judiciary to adjudicate the applicability of the laws to provide a sane society for everyone. What this means is that the judiciary is what guarantees and protects the fundamental human rights of every citizen and foreigner alike, and so important to the development of a nation's policy and economy.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria