Latest News April 14, 2016

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  • Africa: U.S. Senate Committee Threatens to Reduce UN Funding Over Abuse Cases
    [VOA] The chair of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee threatened Wednesday to reduce funding to the United Nations over peacekeeper misconduct.
  • Uganda: Cancer Patients Exposed to Radiation – Atomic Body
    [Monitor] For more than three years, hundreds of cancer patients in Mulago Hospital and workers at the Cancer Institute were unknowingly absorbing doses of radiation as a result of using a “condemned radiotherapy cancer machine”, officials from Atomic Energy Council (AEC) have said.
  • Ghana: Malian 'Terrorist' Confirms Planned Terror Attack in Ghana
    [Accra Report] Ghana’s national security sources have confirmed that a possible terrorist attack on the country is real, following the confessions of a Malian terrorist who is being interrogated as the brain behind the Grand Bassam attacks in Cote D’Ivoire. The suspect is being investigated by the Ivorian security agencies for terrorism.
  • Nigeria: CNN – Nigeria #BringBackOurGirls Students Could Be Alive
    [Deutsche Welle] A new video appears to show proof that some schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram in Nigeria are still alive. Thursday is the two-year anniversary of the mass abduction of 276 students in Chibok.
  • Kenya: Watch the Advert That Kenya Banned
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -The Film Classification Board in Kenya has asked Coca-Cola to delete a kissing scene in a television advertisement because it “violates family values”, according to the BBC.
  • Nigeria: Shiites Were Running a State Within a State – Police, State Security
    [Daily Trust] Kaduna -The Nigeria Police and the Department of State Security (DSS) yesterday accused members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites of running a state within the Nigeran state, saying they don’t recognise constituted authorities within Nigeria.
  • Nigeria: Who's After Saraki's Blood?
    [Daily Trust] There is no point bluffing when trouble comes visiting. It appears trouble has chosen the home of senate president, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, for an unwelcome visit and, so far, all attempts to call the bluff of trouble appear to be failing. And, while things continue to fall apart, the man in the eye of the storm is busy clutching at straws in the belief that his theatrics can get off out of the pit he dug for himself.
  • Zimbabwe: Court Rejects Police Bid to Stop Opposition March
    [New Zimbabwe] HIGH Court Judge Happias Zhou on Wednesday granted the MDC-T permission to hold their poverty and corruption march after police had tried to stop the demonstration, can reveal.
  • Nigeria: Chibok Parents' Unremitting Distress
    [Deutsche Welle] Two years after the abduction of 276 girls from their school in Chibok by Boko Haram, 219 of them are still missing. The loss has left the parents traumatized.

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