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Muslims defend Christians during Al-Shabab militant attack in Kenya

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Muslim passengers defended Christian passengers when members of the al-Shabab militant group attempted an attack on December 21. Above, rescue workers walk near a Nairobi-bound bus that was ambushed outside Mandera town, near Kenya’s border with Somalia and Ethiopia, November 22, 2014 (Reuters)

 

Members of the al-Shabab militant organization shot at a bus in Mandera, Kenya, forcing it to stop. Once the militants boarded the bus, they attempted to separate Muslim and Christian passengers, intending to kill the Christians on board, the BBC reported. (more…)

Busybodies trying to cause disaffection between me and Buhari – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar & Muhammadu BuhariNigeria’s former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, denied being part of a conspiracy against President Muhammdu Buhari, describing the insinuation that he used the cover of a foreign medical trip to host an anti-Buhari parley as the figment of the imagination of “ill-motivated busybodies that don’t wish the country well.” (more…)

Video: Okonjo-Iweala dancing to Psquare’s “Chop My Money”

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At a time Nigerians are wailing about the on-going revelations about the theft and diversion of millions and billions of dollars of defence funds, a video shoot has surfaced online where former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was shown dancing to PSquare’s hit song, “Chop My Money”.

The event was at the Harvard Business School ABC Conference, which took place a year earlier on 25 February 2013. At the end of her talk, a trumpeter had Okonjo-Iweala on the floor, dancing alone to the song.

195 countries adopt ‘historic accord’ on climate change in Paris

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World Leaders in Paris on Climate Change Deal

An agreement on what has been dubbed a “historic” package of measures on capping rising temperatures worldwide has been signed at Paris summit. While it obliges states to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, activists say it’s not enough.

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87 killed as gunmen attack military bases in Burundi capital

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Burundi military personnel drive through the Musaga neighbourhood of Bujumbura on December 11, 2015 (AFP Photo)

Seventy-nine rebels and eight government soldiers died during and after Friday’s coordinated attacks on three military bases in Burundi, the army spokesman said Saturday.

“The final toll of the attacks yesterday is 79 enemies killed, 45 captured and 97 weapons seized, and on our side eight soldiers and policemen were killed and 21 wounded,” said Colonel Gaspard Baratuza. (more…)