BOKO HARAM CAPABLE OF USING FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS, CHEMICAL WEAPONS- COUNTER TERRORISM EXPERT In an exclusive interview with African Searchlight, the London-born Preventive Counter Terrorism Expert, Temitope Olodo, provides a unique insight into Nigeria ongoing terrorism challenges and strategic solutions to the complex Socio-political religious issue from a diaspora perspective ASL:
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has blocked internet access to the website of an international media watchdog that provides support for journalists and champions media freedoms. Reporters Without Borders, also known under its French acronym RSF, said on Thursday that users in Egypt have been unable to access its website since Aug.
...by Babatunde Opalana The government of South Korea has extended its condolences and sympathy to the Government and people of the Republic of Sierra Leone on the devastating loss of lives and properties caused by the recent floods and landslides. To this end, the Embassy of Korea to Nigeria and Sierra Leone on
Over 138 Nigerians who were deported from Libya on Thursday night arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. This included ,109 female's mostly young girls and 29 males. A source informed Global Sentinel that the officers from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and other relevant agencies were
Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week’s general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15 million Kenyans stood in lines, often long, to elect a president, senate, national assembly, governors and members of assemblies for 47 counties, and women’s representatives. President Uhuru Kenyatta won a
The Gambians went through torture, murder and abuse in the 22 years dictator Yahya Jammeh ruled the country. A new commission was appointed to investigate the crimes and compensate the victims. Katrin Gänsler reports. Yusufa Mbaye looked at the little beige gate that separates his parents' house from the outer world.
At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC. President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning while pleading for "urgent support". Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead after a
Hit by several attacks on UN camps, Mali on Tuesday called on the international community to provide military material and financial aid from a new joint force being set up by five countries of the Sahel region. Speaking before the UN Security Council, Mali's ambassador to the United Nations, Issa Konfourou,
imbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, has returned to Harare from South Africa after failing to surrender herself to police in Johannesburg to face charges of assaulting a 20 year-old model in a Sandton hotel room. There was no immediate public comment on the case from Grace, 52, a possible successor to
In Summary Deputy Information Minister Cornelius Deveaux earlier confirmed Koroma had called a national emergency, and said his own boss, Information Minister Mohamed Bangura, was in hospital after being injured in the flooding. Deveaux said "hundreds" of people had lost their lives and had properties damaged, and promised food and