June 13, 2021

Corruption ‘impoverishes and kills millions’

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From BBC The ONE group says money lost because of corruption would otherwise be spent on school and medicine A report by the anti-poverty organisation One says much of the progress made over the past two decades in tackling extreme poverty has been put at risk by corruption and crime. Corrupt activities include the use […]

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria closes all schools until October

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From BBC Children in Nigeria will be away from school for a further six weeks All schools in Nigeria have been ordered to remain shut until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The new academic year was due to start on Monday. But the education minister […]

Ebola crisis forces Nigeria and Sierra Leone out of Nanjing 2014

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By Duncan Mackay From Inside the games Sierra Leone’s team for Nanjing 2014 has been ordered to return home by the Chinese authorities because of the Ebola crisis ©National Olympic Committee of Sierra LeoneNigeria and Sierra Leone have both withdrawn from the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing because of the outbreak of Ebola in […]

iNews Briefs

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Cayman Islands serves up ice cream in NYC From Travel Weekly The timing could not be better. With temperatures soaring into the high 80s this week, turning New York into a true melting pot, the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism took to the streets, dispensing free ice cream. Trucks adorned with scenes of white sand, […]

Nigeria army ‘knows where Boko Haram are holding girls’

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From BBC The Nigerian military says it know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but will not attempt a rescue. Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff said it was “good news for the parents,” although he admitted the military would not risk “going there with force”. More than 200 girls were abducted by Boko […]

Obama’s ‘troops’ in Chad are actually just drone workers

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By Brian Ries From Mashable President Obama on Wednesday deployed about 80 Armed Forces personnel to Chad to help find the Nigerian schoolgirls who have been missing since April. However, the personnel, whose deployment Obama announced in a “War Powers Notification” letter that he sent to Speaker of the House John Boehner and the president […]

Caribbean reacts to Boko Haram kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls

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From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday May 13, 2014, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have condemned the kidnapping of hundreds of school children in Nigeria by members of the militant Islamic group, Boko Haram last month. They have joined the international community in demanding the return of the children. The St. Kitts-Nevis government in a […]

Nigeria abducted schoolgirls: Police reward offered

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From BBC Parents have had not word about the fate of their abducted daughters Nigeria’s police have offered a $300,000 (£180,000) reward to anyone who can help locate and rescue more than 200 abducted schoolgirls. They were kidnapped more than three weeks ago by Islamist Boko Haram militants from their boarding school in the north-eastern […]

84 Christian schoolgirls kidnapped by Jihadists still missing

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By Justin King From Digital Journal Lagos – The search for the schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram continues in the remote and rugged terrain controlled by the insurgent group. Some family members have armed themselves and joined the search, but most fight with the weapons of prayer and fasts. The girls have been missing […]

Man suing Unilever after toothpaste failed to help him attract all the single ladies

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By Mary Beth Quirk From Consumerist Can’t get a date with any pretty singles after seven years of flashing your best and brightest smile? Maybe it’s not your personality or your antique doll collection hanging out on your bed. One man blames his string of dating strikeouts on Close-Up toothpaste’s failure to attract women, and […]