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Africa’s Sahel region can become hotbed for terrorist recruitment: UN official

Without international aid to improve education and jobs, the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa will become fertile ground for recruiting terrorists among its tens of millions of disadvantaged people, the top United Nations official for the region warned the UN Security Council Wednesday. 322 more words


South Africa threatens to jail Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

South Africa’s Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) has threatened a jail term for Chris Oyakhilome if his church, Christ Embassy, fails to release its financial records. 21 more words

Mozambique: MP in trouble for insulting president

A top Renamo Member of Parliament in Mozambique, Antonio Muchanga, could face parliamentary sanctions following a gratuitous insult he threw at President Filipe Nyusi during a recent question and answer session. 185 more words


Drought halts construction works in Swaziland

Swazi project developers are forced to suspend construction works due to the shortage of water resultant from persistent drought. This, according to a construction expert, will consequently result in the escalation of construction costs as water shortage effectively means either developers or construction companies will have to incur an extra cost if they want to use purified water on site. 92 more words


Ethiopia bans codeine drug

The Ethiopian Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority (FMHACA) has announced a ban on the drug codeine which is used for pain relief. 147 more words


Turkey releases recording of warnings to Russian plane

(AP)– Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military’s repeated warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane before it was shot down at the border with Syria _ audio that grows increasingly more agitated. 775 more words


Over 30 protesting youth detained in Gambia

Security forces in The Gambia have rounded up more than 30 people, most of them young men for taking part in a protest over mining activities in the coastal village of Kartong. 165 more words