Eleven killed as suspected Islamist rebels attack northeastern Congo

​Islamist rebels are suspected of killing at least 11 civilians in an attack in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said on Wednesday, adding to some 1,000 civilians who have been killed there in similar attacks since 2014. The civilians were killed by rebels from a Ugandan Islamist group called the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)… Read More Eleven killed as suspected Islamist rebels attack northeastern Congo

Facebook announces change to privacy policies following data scandal

Facebook announced a series of changes on Wednesday to give users more control over their data, after a huge data scandal which has wiped more than $100 billion from its stock market value. The company has faced a global outcry after a whistleblower revealed, on March 17, that data from 50 million users was improperly… Read More Facebook announces change to privacy policies following data scandal

FG declares March 30, April 2 as public holidays to mark Easter celebrations

The Federal Government has declared Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government. Dambazau enjoined Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to… Read More FG declares March 30, April 2 as public holidays to mark Easter celebrations

Taxi services firm Grab acquires Uber’s Southeast Asian business

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, the ride-hailing firms said on Monday, marking the U.S. company’s second retreat from an Asian market. The industry’s first big consolidation in Southeast Asia, home to about 640 million people, puts pressure on Indonesia’s Go-Jek, which is backed by… Read More Taxi services firm Grab acquires Uber’s Southeast Asian business