Sunday, December 17, 2017

 Russia-linked posts ‘reached 126m Facebook users in US’

Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the past two years. The social networking site said about 80,000 posts were produced before and...

Ex-Liberian warlord endorses Weah after joint visit to Nigerian pastor

Former Liberian warlord and candidate in the October 10 presidential election, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, has endorsed the candidacy of George Weah for president. His endorsement comes days after the two were spotted in Lagos...

Weapons cache found at Las Vegas shooter’s home

Stephen Paddock, who sent bullets and terror down on thousands attending a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas, had an arsenal in his 32nd-floor hotel room and at his home 80 miles away, officials...

Killers of U.N. investigators in DRC ‘will not remain unpunished’ – Kabila

Congolese President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that he would ensure those responsible for killing two U.N. investigators earlier this year will be punished. “We are determined to ensure that...

Euro, stocks slip after Germany’s Merkel hangs on to power

The single currency and European stocks slipped on Monday after the bloc’s most powerful leader German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but faced a fractured parliament as support for the far-right surged. Investors...

Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu goes to court over IPOB terrorism tag

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has challenged the declaration by a Federal High Court that his group be proscribed and that it was a terrorist organization. Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor,...

‘Deranged’ Trump shows need for nuclear programme – Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un has said remarks by "deranged" US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea. In an unprecedented personal statement, via state media, Mr Kim said Mr...

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