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  • 7 African countries lead battle against malnutrition

    October 28, 2017 1:05 PM 5

    Source: IFPRI Director for Africa, Ousmane Badiane A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition as they have successfully implemented a range of actions that have started to improve nutrition for all. Good nutrition contributes to cognitive development, better opportunities for children to realise their potential, and higher

  • Tanzania deports three S. Africans for 'promoting homosexuality'

    October 28, 2017 11:33 AM 8

    Tanzania has deported three South African lawyers arrested last week for "promoting homosexuality", their organisation said in a statement. The Initiative for Strategic Litigation (ISLA) in Africa said that the three had been "deported earlier this evening", in the statement dated Friday. The lawyers were amongst a group of 13 people, including a Ugandan

  • UNILAG Council appoints Professor Ołuwatoyin Ogundipe as 12th Vice-Chancellor

    October 28, 2017 6:33 AM 3

    This came at the end of the University Governing Council’s meeting yesterday, Friday, 27th, where the Council approved his appointment of as UNILAG Vice-Chancellor. In a release by the school’s information unit, the three candidates that contested were: Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Professor Olukayode Amund, and Professor Ayodeji Olukoju

  • Students & faculty walk for peace in Grambling

    October 28, 2017 4:17 AM 12

    After the violence at Grambling State University, Grambling marched for peace on Friday. GSU President Rick Gallot said the peace walk was necessary and students say it was one small step in the healing process. "Look, this home, you know," Gallot said. "We're all in this together. So, if the students want to walk, we're getting ready to walk." Student

  • The Latest: Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona

    October 28, 2017 12:24 AM 10

    Not everyone in Catalonia is pleased with their regional government’s vote to declare independence from Spain. Hundreds of people against independence marched Friday night in downtown Barcelona, waving Spanish flags. In response to the Catalan move, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his government is firing Catalonia’s regional government, dissolving

  • National or technocrats govt unconstitutional,says Bilawal

    October 28, 2017 12:07 AM 11

    | Salutes Kashmiri people for their struggle to self-determination ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Friday said the PPP does not support national or technocrats government as it was against the constitution. Speaking to media persons after visiting journalist Ahmed Noorani at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences – who was attacked

  • As a Republic Struggles to Be Born, Barcelona Holds Its Breath

    October 27, 2017 11:26 PM 7

    There were a few crucibles of emotion, in particular inside the Catalan Parliament, where the independence decision was made — and in the street outside, where a few thousand independence supporters gathered in expectation of a celebration. During an acrimonious debate inside the parliamentary chamber, lawmakers bickered publicly on the backbenches as their

  • Spain says it's dissolving Catalonia's regional government after independence declaration

    October 27, 2017 10:10 PM 3

    Spain’s central government Friday fired Catalonia’s separatist leaders, dissolved its parliament and called new elections for December, hours after regional lawmakers voted in favor of a historic declaration of independence. Seeking to quell Spain’s gravest constitutional crisis in its nearly four decades of democracy, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ousted

  • Togolese fleeing human rights abuses to Ghana – UN

    October 27, 2017 9:50 PM 5

    More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency said Friday. “So far, 513 asylum seekers have been registered by the Ghanaian authorities,” UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said in a statement. They crossed the border to Chereponi, Zabzugu and Bunkpurugu-Yunyuo

  • Student charged with murder in Grambling State killings

    October 27, 2017 9:41 PM 3

    GRAMBLING, La. -- Authorities in Louisiana have charged a fellow student in the deaths of a Grambling State University student and his friend. Jaylin M. Wayne, a 19-year-old freshman from St. Louis, faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting that killed the two after a fight earlier this week on the Louisiana college's campus, Lincoln Parish Sheriff's