Dozens dead as boat carrying students capsizes in northern Nigeria

A boat carrying Nigerian students capsized in Kano state in northern Nigeria, killing at least 29, local officials said on Wednesday. The boat on the Watari dam was carrying roughly 40 students from an Islamic school, most of whom were under 18, and capsized around 5:30 local time Tuesday evening, a local government official said.… Read More Dozens dead as boat carrying students capsizes in northern Nigeria

Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson appoints new ministers following re-election

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson picked Social Democrat veteran Mikael Damberg as finance minister in her minority government on Tuesday as she pledged to fight climate change and gang crime, and strengthen the welfare system. Damberg has been minister of the interior, where he has been the face of the government’s efforts to fight gang… Read More Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson appoints new ministers following re-election

At least six dead, ten missing as ferry carrying teachers and students capsizes in eastern Sri Lanka

At least six people have died and around ten are missing after a ferry they were travelling in capsized in eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, officials said. Police spokesman Nihal Thalduwa said the ferry was carrying mostly students and teachers to a school across a lagoon in the town of Kinniya when it capsized around… Read More At least six dead, ten missing as ferry carrying teachers and students capsizes in eastern Sri Lanka

France introduces new measures to tackle school bullying

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday the launch of a new app against school bullying as well a change to the law aiming to widen parental control on all electronic devices used by children. “Unfortunately, today, bullying still goes on in schools, on social media, without any moment of peace for the victims,” Macron… Read More France introduces new measures to tackle school bullying

Israel says children aged five to eleven eligible for coronavirus vaccination

Israel said on Sunday that children aged five to 11 would be eligible for vaccination against COVID-19, and that a starting date for the campaign would be made public within days. The decision, announced by the Health Ministry, followed approval by its expert panel on vaccinations last week, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration… Read More Israel says children aged five to eleven eligible for coronavirus vaccination

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to group of talented expatriates

Saudi Arabia has granted citizenship to a group of expatriates including doctors, clerics and academics, becoming the second Gulf Arab state to introduce a formal naturalization programme for foreigners with exceptional skills this year. The announcement follows a royal decree issued last Thursday which grants citizenship to “experts and exceptional global talents” who will contribute… Read More Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to group of talented expatriates

Publiseer’s distribution channel just got bigger with Voxa

Publiseer’s distribution channel just got bigger as it adds yet another new bookstore to its distribution network. Voxa, which is Romania’s very first subscription mobile reading app for ebooks and audiobooks, has joined Publiseer’s list of distribution partner stores. Through our new partnership with Voxa, we will be providing them with titles from independent writers… Read More Publiseer’s distribution channel just got bigger with Voxa

At least eleven injured following explosive attack at university in western Cameroon

An explosive device wounded at least 11 university students on Wednesday when it was thrown on to the roof of a lecture hall in a part of western Cameroon where English-speaking separatists are at war with government forces, a university official said. The victims were in stable condition in hospital, University of Buea’s vice-chancellor, Horace… Read More At least eleven injured following explosive attack at university in western Cameroon