Nigeria: Chibok Girls Say Kidnap By Boko Haram Was Accidental

Aug. 17, 2017, 8:25 a.m. [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The mass abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok - the biggest publicity coup of Boko Haram's jihadist insurgency - was the accidental outcome of a botched robbery, say the girls who spent three years in their brutal captivity. more

Nigeria: Release Buhari's Medical Details - Concerned Citizens Demands

Aug. 17, 2017, 7:53 a.m. [Vanguard] Lagos -The Concerned Citizens of Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari's media team to disclose the details of the ailment he is suffering from and the kind of treatment being given to him to end the growing anxiety over the secrecy regarding the nature of his illness. more

Kenya: U.S. Envoy Faults Odinga's Poll Rigging Claim

Aug. 17, 2017, 7:15 a.m. [Nation] Kenya's ambassador to the US Robinson Njeru Githae has challenged opposition leader Raila Odinga's claim that he would have been declared the winner of the August 8 presidential election had the results not been hacked. more

Uganda: 3,000 Lose Millions in Pyramid Scheme

Aug. 17, 2017, 7:05 a.m. [Monitor] Kampala -More than 3,000 people, including senior police officers, have been ripped off of their savings they deposited in Global Finance, a pyramid scheme, after it closed and directors went in hiding. more

Uganda: Sex Workers Embrace Night HIV/Aids Testing Campaign

Aug. 17, 2017, 6:55 a.m. [Monitor] Kakumiro/Kagadi -After divorcing her husband in February 2013, Agatha (not real name), left her village and started living in Igayaza Trading Centre in Birembo Sub-county on the Kakumiro-Hoima Road in Kakumiro District. more