Latest News July 30, 2015

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  • Kenya: Church Told Off Over Polio Vaccine
    [Nation] The Catholic Church was told on Wednesday to stay away from the polio vaccine debate.
  • Nigeria: Bakassi – No Going Back On ICJ Verdict – Buhari
    [Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari declared yesterday in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, that as a law abiding nation, Nigeria would have to live with the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which ceded the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon.
  • Nigeria: Exclusive – One Year After, Nigerian Billionaires, Govt Yet to Redeem Bomb Victims' Vows
    [Premium Times] Nigerian billionaires, and federal and state governments, who publicly promised billions of naira in help to victims of Boko Haram bomb attacks, have yet to redeem half of their vows nearly one year after the lavish fund raiser in Abuja, PREMIUM TIMES can report today.
  • Africa: Can We Save Forests and Produce Palm Oil? Scientists Seek Answer
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Despite promises by many big companies that produce, trade and use palm oil to clean up their supply chains, complaints are still pouring in over the conversion of forests into plantations from West Africa to Southeast Asia, experts say.
  • Zimbabwe: Accused Lion Hunter Released On Bail
    [Deutsche Welle] The suspect is charged with failure to prevent the killing of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most famous lion who lived in a national park. It is not known whether the American hunter who shot the lion will also be charged.
  • Nigeria: Does Boko Haram Have the Upper Hand?
    [Al Jazeera] Relations between Nigeria and Cameroon have been strained for years. Territorial disputes – especially over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula – have not helped.
  • Zimbabwe: Dentist Who Killed Zimbabwe Lion Apologises to Patients
    [Al Jazeera] A United States dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has written to his patients to apologise for the disruption to services at his Minnesota clinic.
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Threatens British, U.S Envoys
    [The Herald] Lovemore Mataire -President Mugabe yesterday said Government will not hesitate to kick out British and American ambassadors if they continue instigating chaos by funding vendors to resist relocation to designated areas. Officially opening the Global Small and Medium Enterprises Expo in Harare, the President warned the two ambassadors to stop fomenting anarchy here.
  • Nigeria: Change Agenda Will Succeed – Senate President Saraki
    [allAfrica] Nigeria’s National Assembly (NAAS), which has been roiled by controversy over the selection of its leadership, resumed work this week with members saying they were ready to deliver the change for which Nigerians voted by electing President Muhammadu Buhari. While media coverage focused on political rivalries, Senator Bukola Saraki told AllAfrica on 9 July how he planned to support the president’s ambitious change agenda, as the Nigerian leader prepared to visit Washington, DC. Saraki p

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