Israel OKs more settler homes ahead of Trump call

3 min read New apartments under construction in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa in east Jerusalem on January 17, 2017 Israel approved hundreds of new settler homes in east Jerusalem Sunday hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with US President Donald Trump for the first time since his inauguration. But a potentially explosive plan to annex a large West Bank Jewish…

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THE FULANI REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA (Part 2)

7 min read Clearly something has gone horribly wrong and this reinforces my belief that the amalglamation of the northern and southern regions of Nigeria in 1914 was not just a mistake but a demonically-inspired, craftily- contrived and premeditated satanic conspiracy by the British to destroy the greatness and enormous human potentials of the people of the south and the Middle Belt of…

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India rail disaster kills 36, fears toll may rise

3 min read Rescuers struggled Sunday to pull survivors from the wreckage of a train crash which killed 36 passengers in southern India, the latest in a series of disasters on the country’s creaking rail network. Officials were investigating whether Maoist rebels had tampered with the track, after eight coaches and the engine of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express were derailed at around 11:00 pm…

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Andy Murray crashes out of the Australian Open

2 min read World number one Andy Murray suffered a huge fourth round upset to 50th-ranked Mischa Zverev to follow Novak Djokovic to the exit as the shocks kept rolling at the Australian Open on Sunday. Murray was never expected to be troubled by the 29-year-old German, who has never won an ATP title, but he lost 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in his…

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Nigeria’s aviation sector hits turbulence

3 min read Nigeria may consider itself a regional aviation hub but years of mismanagement and now recession have blighted domestic airline operations, making delays and cancellations the norm. Industry experts say the sector needs a fundamental overhaul, pointing to opaque management practices, rampant corruption and risks for passengers from security and dilapidated infrastructure. Arik Air, which has a 60 percent share of…

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Gambia: Jammeh last moment before going to exile in pictures

< 1 min read Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis. Jammeh refused to step down after a December 1 election in which Barrow was declared the winner, triggering weeks of uncertainty that almost ended in a military intervention involving five other west African nations….

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