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This has become necessary because our action and inaction are direct products of our thought process and our world view. No one rises above their thought process and distortion of that process is responsible for the multiplicity of human tragedies and calamities that have befallen our nation.

Libyans mark seven years post revolution that ousted Muammar Gaddafi amid multiple crises

Thousands of Libyans on Saturday marked the seventh anniversary of the start of protests that ousted former leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Burundians forced to sign up to vote in referendum – opposition

Burundians are being forced to sign up to vote in a May referendum on extending presidential term limits, Burundian opposition figures and residents say, although the government denies the allegations.

Sierra Leone: How child refugee moved to royalty

Two decades after fleeing Sierra Leone to escape a brutal civil war, former child refugee, Euphemia-Ann Sydney-Davies is preparing to meet British royalty at London Fashion Week.

Burundi police threaten opposition to constitution change

Police in Burundi have threatened to arrest anyone campaigning prematurely against a referendum to revise the constitution, which if passed could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034.

Liberia church massacre survivors sue alleged perpetrator in US court

Four survivors of a church massacre that killed 600 people during the Liberian civil war filed a civil lawsuit in a U.S. court against the man they accuse of having ordered the attack.

Hezbollah hails Syrian air defences for downing Israel F16

Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah hailed Syria's air defences after they downed an Israeli fighter jet on Saturday, saying it marked the start of a "new strategic era".

Israel hits Iranian targets in Syria

Israel struck a dozen Syrian and Iranian targets inside Syria on Saturday in “large-scale” raids after an Israeli fighter jet crashed under fire from Syrian air defences in a severe increase in tensions, the military said.

Turkey to stop accepting Syrian refugees

Turkish Interior Ministry on Friday said it has stopped issuing new permits to Syrian refugees who apply for residing in Istanbul, the most populous city in Turkey.

Syrian anti-aircraft downs Israeli fighter jet

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has been shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire on a raid to destroy Iranian facilities allegedly responsible for launching a drone into Israel.

US, Russia clash at UN over Syria chlorine attacks

Regime bombardment killed nearly 30 people in a rebel enclave near Damascus on Monday, as Syria's seven-year conflict left civilians paying a heavy price.

US arms sanctions ‘unhealthy and irresponsible’ – South Sudan

South Sudan’s Defense Minister has described as ‘unfriendly and irresponsible,’ the decision by the United States to impose arms sanctions on the government.

Ijaw youth will repel Operation Crocodile Smile III – IYC

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Saturday, warned that Ijaw youth will resist any attempt to re-launch the Operation Crocodile Smile, which it described as a destructive military drill in Ijaw land.

US extends residency protection for 7,000 Syrians

The United States has given permission for thousands of Syrians living in the country to stay for another 18 months, with Syria’s bitter civil war showing no sign of coming to a swift end.

South Sudan rebels release 15 prisoners to Red Cross

A South Sudanese rebel group said on Monday it had released 15 soldiers it had been holding to The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in line with a ceasefire agreed by the government and rebel groups.

Nigeria can’t come out of another civil war – Ex-CP Abubakar Tsav

The former Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Tsav, has given reasons why Nigeria must not experience another Civil War.

South Sudan wants UN sanctions on leaders breaking peace deal

An internationally backed ceasefire monitoring team in South Sudan said it has asked the UN Security Council to say whether leaders violating a peace treaty should face asset freezes, regional travel bans, or an arms embargo.

Liberia’s youth betting on George Weah economic miracle

New President George Weah is nothing less than revered among Liberia's youth, who view his rise from the slums to stellar success in European football as proof he can also turn around their fragile economy.

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Jose Mourinho: Manchester United may find it ‘impossible’ to win Premier League next season

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2019: We are not interested in coalitions, merger – APDA

The Advanced Peoples’ Democratic Alliance (APDA) has said the Party will not enter into any pact with other political parties or groups ahead of the 2019 general elections.

US shifts policy to tough confrontation with Russia – Nikolai Patrushev

The U.S. has clearly shifted to the use of tough confrontation and open deterrence mechanisms in relations with Russia, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said on Friday.