- S Sudan president sacks army chief
South Sudan’s president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks – including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.
- Nigeria rapist to be stoned to death
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentences a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV.
- Lupita Nyong’o named most beautiful
Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, 31, is named the world’s most beautiful person for 2014 by the US People magazine.
- Somalia: Teen Stowaway’s Father Says Allah Protected Son
[VOA]The father of a teen stowaway who survived a five-and-a-half hour flight to Hawaii this week hidden in a jetliner’s wheel well said Allah saved him from the dangers and extreme temperatures.
- Congo-Kinshasa: Over 60 Killed in Train Derailment
[VOA]The death toll from a freight train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to at least 63.
- Nigeria: Boko Haram Threatens to Kill Abducted Schoolgirls
[Vanguard]NOBEL Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to ensure the release of 230 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, who were abducted by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram.