Latest News December 22, 2015

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  • Africa: AllAfrica's Top News Stories of 2015
    [allAfrica] This year U.S. President Barack Obama visited Kenya, the land where his father was born. His arrival in Nairobi was preceded by speculation that he would dodge the issue of homosexuality – which is illegal in Kenya – so as not to offend his hosts, especially after requests for the American leader to avoid statements in support of gay rights. One such organisation reportedly asked permission for a march to show the preside
  • Sudan: Editors Could Face Death Penalty Over Critical Coverage
    [CPJ] New York -Sudanese authorities should drop all charges against two newspaper editors potentially facing the death penalty on charges stemming from their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  • Burkina Faso: Arrest Warrant for Blaise Compaore Over Sankara Killing
    [Al Jazeera] Burkina Faso has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted leader Blaise Compaore in connection with the murder of former President Thomas Sankara, news reports said Monday.
  • Africa: How to Reach a Wider Audience for Your Research
    [SciDev.Net] In today’s age of knowledge abundance, the scholarly community is turning its attention to the use of social media channels and other online platforms. Scholars have been increasingly integrating these tools into their everyday work, creating enormous potential to capture the digital traces of their research.
  • Nigeria: As President Buhari Presents 2016 Budget Today
    [Daily Trust] Abuja and Lagos -President Muhammadu Buhari will today present the 2016 budget to the National Assembly, the main focus being a major shift from oil as the main source of revenue to mining and new taxes targeting the rich.
  • Nigeria: U.S. Overtakes Russia As World's Largest Producer of Crude Oil
    [Leadership] The United States is now the world’s largest oil and natural gas liquids exporter and would remain so for a while, overtaking both Saudi Arabia and Russia.
  • Kenya: Bomb Scare Suspect 'Secretly' Handed to France
    [The Star] The main suspect in last Saturday’s bomb scare at Moi International Airport Mombasa was “secretly” handed over to France detectives.
  • Nigeria: Arms Procurement By Jonathan Riddled With Corruption – Buhari
    [Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday lamented that the procurement of arms and other equipment for Nigeria’s Armed Forces that once followed due process in the past became open to corruption and shady deals under the immediate past administration headed by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
  • Nigeria: Conflict Forces More Than One Million Children From School
    [Unicef] Dakar/New York -Violence and attacks against civilian populations in northeastern Nigeria and its neighboring countries have forced more than 1 million children out of school, UNICEF said today.

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