Israeli defense minister resigns amidst controversies

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon resigned on Friday morning in the midst of a government shake-up that would have seen him replaced. “I have lately found myself in difficult moral and professional controversies with the Prime Minister, a number of other ministers, and some members of Knesset,” Ya’alon said at a Tel Aviv press… Read More Israeli defense minister resigns amidst controversies

Court sentences former NIMASA boss to five years imprisonment

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Temisan Omatseye, to five years in prison over a N1.5bn contract scam. Omatseye was arraigned before the court over alleged bid rigging and N1.5billion contract scam filed against him by the Economic and… Read More Court sentences former NIMASA boss to five years imprisonment

San Francisco police chief resigns following shooting of black woman

San Francisco’s police chief, Greg Suhr, resigned under pressure from the city’s mayor on Thursday, just hours after an officer’s fatal shooting a black woman sparked new outrage in a city whose storybook beauty has been overshadowed recently by high-profile police killings. The police department and Suhr have faced mounting criticism and protests for months… Read More San Francisco police chief resigns following shooting of black woman

MSF driver killed as convoy attacked in Central African Republic

The medical aid charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has suspended its activities in part of the Central African Republic after one of its drivers was killed in an attack on a convoy. The incident happened on Wednesday in Kouki, some 400km (250 miles) north of the capital Bangui, the group said. “A well-identified MSF convoy… Read More MSF driver killed as convoy attacked in Central African Republic

Over 100 dead as floods and landslides hit Ethiopia

Over 100 people have been killed by floods and landslides across Ethiopia that started last month, government officials say. At least 20,000 families have been made homeless, according to the UN, while local officials say there are a number of people still missing. Meteorologists have blamed this year’s particularly powerful El Nino weather phenomenon for… Read More Over 100 dead as floods and landslides hit Ethiopia