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September 18, 2017 12:06 PM US forces increase Somalia airstrikes amid uncertainty over future

An intensifying U.S. airstrike campaign against Somalia is unlikely by itself to defeat a resilient band of al-Qaida-aligned militants, a fact that could tempt the U.S. to wade deeper into a country faced with the departure of an African force that has offered protection for a decade. The uptick in U.S. strikes against al-Shabab targets — 13 different

September 17, 2017 2:02 PM Abu Dhabi proves a haven for humpback dolphins

Survey highlighting largest population of Indian Ocean species stirs scientific interest worldwide Abu Dhabi: A survey has found that Abu Dhabi has the largest population of the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin. ‘Dolphin Survey’ conducted by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) estimated that 701 Indian Ocean humpback dolphins and 1,834 Indo-Pacific 1

September 13, 2017 5:45 PM US says drone strikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabaab members

Mogadishu - The US has carried out three drone strikes in southern Somalia that killed six members of the al-Shabaab extremist group, the military said on Wednesday, as efforts increase to combat Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist organisation. A US Africa Command statement said on Wednesday morning's strikes occurred about 260km south of the capital

September 9, 2017 9:01 AM Hurricane Irma Live Updates: Storm Strikes Cuba; Millions Told to Leave Florida

Irma was forecast to move west, approaching the center of Cuba on Saturday evening. Havana was expected to avoid the brunt of the storm, and the mood in the capital became less strained after meteorologists revised their projections. They now say Irma will cut north earlier than expected. The authorities in Havana are expecting flooding, however

September 4, 2017 5:37 AM South Korea simulates attack on North's nuke site after test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a "massive military response," South Korea's military on Monday fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North's main nuclear test site a day after Pyongyang detonated its largest ever nuclear test explosion. The heated words from the United States and the military maneuvers 1

September 3, 2017 6:37 AM University lecturers’ strike ’ll end if…, ASUU tells FG

ASUU had shunned a meeting with the government team last week on the grounds that it was still consulting with its members on the contending issues. In this interview, Ogunyemi believes the industrial action will be called off if the Buhari administration was willing to transform the university system. According to him, “university education is too important 2

September 1, 2017 4:45 AM Kenya: Governors Give Nurses a Week to Resume Duty

The decision, announced by Council of Governors (CoG) chairman Josphat Nanok, was agreed on by the county bosses on Thursday. The governors' meeting was the climax of many that involved officials of the Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun) in a bid to end the strike that has paralysed services at public hospitals for 89 days now. The health workers 1

August 27, 2017 9:05 PM As initiative kicks in, are Kenyans headed back to ‘kiondo’ life?

When the clock strikes midnight on Monday, August 28, 2017, it will be illegal to handle, use, sell or distribute plastics bags anywhere in Kenya. This follows a decision early this year by the Government to ban the manufacture, importation and use of polythene bags. The ban was contained in a Kenya Gazette notice by Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu 2

August 24, 2017 8:44 PM Privacy a fundamental right, rules Supreme Court

Rejects NDA government’s contention that there was no general or fundamental right to privacy under the Constitution; Congress calls verdict a ‘blow to fascist forces’ In a landmark verdict, the right to privacy was on Thursday declared a fundamental right under the Constitution by the Supreme Court which said “privacy is the constitutional core of human

August 23, 2017 11:02 AM The Daily 202: Trump’s penchant for revisionist history on display during Arizona rally

THE BIG IDEA: President Trump’s raucous rally in Phoenix last night was one giant attempt to rewrite history. -- The bigger picture is that the president is in denial. His tendency to gloss over mistakes and pass the buck by recasting history in terms most favorable to himself was on vivid display. Just as the media was showing signs of starting to move on, Trump 6