Ethiopia declares state of emergency after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announces resignation

​Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has lost its authority and all parties must help map the country’s future, an opposition leader said on Friday, suggesting political tensions in Africa’s second most populous country are unlikely to ease soon. Mulatu Gemechu, deputy secretary of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, spoke a day after the surprise resignation of Prime… Read More Ethiopia declares state of emergency after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announces resignation

Shareholders, customers file 32 lawsuits against Intel over microchips security flaws

​Intel Corp said on Friday shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips. Thirty of the lawsuits are customer class action cases that claim that users were harmed by Intel’s actions and/or omissions related to the flaws, which could allow hackers to… Read More Shareholders, customers file 32 lawsuits against Intel over microchips security flaws

Belgian court threatens Facebook with $125million fine for non-compliance of privacy laws 

A Belgian court threatened Facebook with a fine of up to 100 million euros (an equivalent of $125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third party websites. In a case brought by Belgium’s privacy watchdog, the court also ruled on Friday that Facebook had to delete all data it… Read More Belgian court threatens Facebook with $125million fine for non-compliance of privacy laws 

Suspected herdsmen hack police officer to death in Plateau State 

A retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, Daniel Malu, was on Thursday killed by some hoodlums in Jos, Plateau State. It was gathered that Malu was hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen during an operation on the Saki-Ogbooro Road in the Oke-Ogun area of the state. Malu, whose last office was ‘A’ Division in Jos,… Read More Suspected herdsmen hack police officer to death in Plateau State 

Nigerian Army places N3million bounty on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau 

​The Nigerian Army has promised a three million naira (N3,000,000) cash reward to anyone with credible information that would lead to the arrest of fugitive factional leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau. The announcement was made in a terse statement issued on Thursday evening by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Sani… Read More Nigerian Army places N3million bounty on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau