Orlando Bloom Says Children’s Suffering in Lake Chad Region “Hard to Comprehend”

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Orlando Bloom, star of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Lord of the Rings” movies, said on Friday it was hard to grasp the scale of the suffering in Africa’s Lake Chad region after visiting some of the children u…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Orlando Bloom, star of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Lord of the Rings" movies, said on Friday it was hard to grasp the scale of the suffering in Africa's Lake Chad region after visiting some of the children uprooted by years of conflict.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

Macheso Fires Three Band Members

[The Herald] Sungura ace Alick Macheso has fired three band members over indiscipline, it has emerged. Guitarists Donald Gogo, Tafirei Nyamunda and dancer Forward Antonio were shown the exit door on Thursday night.

[The Herald] Sungura ace Alick Macheso has fired three band members over indiscipline, it has emerged. Guitarists Donald Gogo, Tafirei Nyamunda and dancer Forward Antonio were shown the exit door on Thursday night.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

What Action Did President Jacob Zuma Actually Take to Mediate At SARS?

[DA] President Jacob Zuma claimed nearly a year ago to have acted and put measures in place to deal with what he called the “difficulty in the relationship” between the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, and SARS Commissioner, Tom Moyane, and flatly …

[DA] President Jacob Zuma claimed nearly a year ago to have acted and put measures in place to deal with what he called the "difficulty in the relationship" between the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, and SARS Commissioner, Tom Moyane, and flatly denied there was a war at SARS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Heroin, Transported From Pakistan, Abandoned At Lagos Airport

[Premium Times] Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have discovered 6.158 kilogrammes of heroin abandoned at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

[Premium Times] Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have discovered 6.158 kilogrammes of heroin abandoned at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

South Darfur Teachers Threaten With Strike

[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -Teachers in Nyala and Nyala North localities have not received payments of financial arrears since 2012 and plan to go on strike from organising school examinations.

[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -Teachers in Nyala and Nyala North localities have not received payments of financial arrears since 2012 and plan to go on strike from organising school examinations.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Naira Sustains Gain As Dollar Crashes At Parallel Market

[Guardian] The Naira on Friday sustained its gains against the dollar as liquidity boost by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had forced a crash in the price of the greenback.

[Guardian] The Naira on Friday sustained its gains against the dollar as liquidity boost by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had forced a crash in the price of the greenback.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

With Buhari in UK, Aide’s Advice On Made-in-Nigeria Patronage Sparks Backlash

[Premium Times] A call by President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide for Nigerians to patronise locally-made products, ironically at a time the president is receiving medical treatment outside the country, triggered a social media ruckus on Friday, with many ac…

[Premium Times] A call by President Muhammadu Buhari's aide for Nigerians to patronise locally-made products, ironically at a time the president is receiving medical treatment outside the country, triggered a social media ruckus on Friday, with many accusing the presidency of hypocrisy.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Novel Gives New Perspective to Kenya’s Past and Present

[Nation] Peter Kimani has recently published a new novel, Dance of the Jakaranda, which, going by both thematic concerns and narrative techniques, promises to excite critical responses that have been lacking for a while now.

[Nation] Peter Kimani has recently published a new novel, Dance of the Jakaranda, which, going by both thematic concerns and narrative techniques, promises to excite critical responses that have been lacking for a while now.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya