Peter Obi – I Never Demanded N7 Billion From Obiano

[This Day] Abuja -The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has denied the allegation that he demanded over N7billion from his successor, Governor Willie Obiano, describing the claim as “baseless and idiotic.”

[This Day] Abuja -The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has denied the allegation that he demanded over N7billion from his successor, Governor Willie Obiano, describing the claim as "baseless and idiotic."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Produce Kanu Within 7 Days, Biafra Group Tells Govt

[Vanguard] The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, last night gave the federal government ans South East governors seven days to produce its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, or be prepared to face consequences that would come from the group.

[Vanguard] The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, last night gave the federal government ans South East governors seven days to produce its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, or be prepared to face consequences that would come from the group.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

The Fight Against Poaching Must Shift to Empowering Communities

[The Conversation Africa] Wildlife crimes – like rhino poaching, overfishing or the harvesting of cycads – were once considered a “green” matter. But this has changed. Such crimes have moved higher up on global security and policy agendas.

[The Conversation Africa] Wildlife crimes - like rhino poaching, overfishing or the harvesting of cycads - were once considered a "green" matter. But this has changed. Such crimes have moved higher up on global security and policy agendas.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

New Study Finds Out How Complex Life Was Formed Billions of Years Ago

[Daily Maverick] Late on Wednesday, scientists at Wits University announced that they had possibly found a missing piece of the puzzle in how complex life evolved. But if South Africa is to continue putting itself on the map where fundamental science i…

[Daily Maverick] Late on Wednesday, scientists at Wits University announced that they had possibly found a missing piece of the puzzle in how complex life evolved. But if South Africa is to continue putting itself on the map where fundamental science is concerned, we face significant funding hurdles. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

40-Year-Old Paedophile Gets Eight-Year Jail Term in Bayelsa

[This Day] Yenagoa -A magistrate’s court in Yenagoa, wednesday, sentenced a 40-year- old paedophile, identified as Godbless Ogiode from Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, to eight years in prison.

[This Day] Yenagoa -A magistrate's court in Yenagoa, wednesday, sentenced a 40-year- old paedophile, identified as Godbless Ogiode from Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, to eight years in prison.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Rights Body Must End Shameful Silence On the Country

[HRW] Repression of rights defenders, journalists, and opposition in Egypt has reached levels not seen in decades – from legislation effectively banning NGOs, to enforced disappearances, long-term arbitrary detention, and extrajudicial killings.

[HRW] Repression of rights defenders, journalists, and opposition in Egypt has reached levels not seen in decades - from legislation effectively banning NGOs, to enforced disappearances, long-term arbitrary detention, and extrajudicial killings.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Economic Growth Satisfactory – Seretse

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Mr Vincent Seretse has commended his ministry’s personnel for leading the way in ensuring a satisfactory economic growth.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Mr Vincent Seretse has commended his ministry's personnel for leading the way in ensuring a satisfactory economic growth.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Lions Start Super Rugby 2018 With Home Run

[News24Wire] The Lions will play six of their first eight matches in Super Rugby 2018 at Ellis Park, with trips to Pretoria and Buenos Airies also contributing to what is a favourable draw for the 2017 and 2016 runner-ups.

[News24Wire] The Lions will play six of their first eight matches in Super Rugby 2018 at Ellis Park, with trips to Pretoria and Buenos Airies also contributing to what is a favourable draw for the 2017 and 2016 runner-ups.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Pressure Awaits Ailing Tsvangirai

[The Herald] Pressure awaits ailing MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai on his return from South Africa, with the party’s senior leadership from Matabeleland pressing for a meeting to discuss disagreements over the formation of an opposition coalition.

[The Herald] Pressure awaits ailing MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai on his return from South Africa, with the party's senior leadership from Matabeleland pressing for a meeting to discuss disagreements over the formation of an opposition coalition.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Overcoming Stigma of Mental Illness

[The Herald] Stigma is when someone views you in a negative way because you have a distinguishing characteristic or personal trait that’s thought to be, or actually is, a disadvantage.

[The Herald] Stigma is when someone views you in a negative way because you have a distinguishing characteristic or personal trait that's thought to be, or actually is, a disadvantage.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe