Prisons ignoring the rights of Ivorian youth

  Hundreds of children are being kept behind bars in Cote d’Ivoire’s overcrowded adult prisons waiting on trial dates due to the country’s broken post-crisis criminal justice system. According to Ivorian law, the accused have 15 days to be charged before a judge, but this deadline is rarely enforced and many accused – among them […]

How the world reacted to Sweden’s Eurovision win

The world’s press were – more or less – united in their praise for Måns Zelmerlöw’s Heroes, Sweden’s winning entry in this year’s Eurovision Zelmerlöw won Sweden’s sixth Eurovision ahead of Russia and Italy, and many newspapers picked up on Zelmerlöw’s barb aimed at Russia’s anti-gay legislation of recent years. “We are all heroes, and […]

Norway has slowest internet in Scandinavia

Norway has the slowest internet in Scandinavia and has even slipped behind former eastern block countries such as Romania, the Czech Republic and Latvia, according to a new global report. According to the report, by US cloud service Akamai, information zips around Norway’s internet at an average of 11.4 Mbps, ranking it only 15th worldwide. […]

SimbaPay launches free UK to Nigeria money transfers

SimbaPay  – a leading UK digital money transfer provider – today announced the launch of its money transfer service to Nigeria. Using the SimbaPay app or website, Nigerians living in the UK can send money to any bank account or mobile phone in Nigeria instantly. SimbaPay charges zero fees for money transfers to Nigeria. “We’re […]

Congo Airlines now flies to Lebanon

ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, (, the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, headed by Fatima Beyina‐Moussa, who is also President of the AFRAA (African Airlines Association), is adding a new destination to its network. As part of its expansion, ECAir is launching its Brazzaville-Beirut service on Tuesday, 2 June. Beirut (Lebanese Republic) is […]

Boko Haram disrupts life in Cameroon

It’s becoming more and more difficult to find food in Cameroon’s Far North region, residents say, not only because the annual lean season is underway, but insecurity caused by Boko Haram has severely disrupted farming and cross-border trade. As many as 180,000 people in the region could be at risk of an acute food crisis […]

Swedish team uncovers 3000-year-old temple

A Swedish-led team of archaeologists has discovered the remains of a 3000-year-old temple in southern Egypt. The Lund University mission, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson, discovered the temple at the Gebel el Silsila quarry, north of Aswan, where they have been working since 2012. The temple, which dates to the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom, had […]

Ijeh set to manage Swedish club

Former Nigerian football star Peter IJeh is expected to take over as coach of Anundsjo, a second disivion outfit in the Swedish league. According to local newssite Allehanda, IJeh who made his name scoring goals for Swedish champions Malmo FF, and Anundsjo are set to agree terms soon. The former Nigerian international is a licensed UEFA coach. […]

Danes fatter than they think

Danes have no problem admitting they are carrying a few extra pounds, but many are unclear by exactly how much.A new poll conducted by the research group Opinium for the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) shows that 42 percent of Danes who say they are overweight are actually obese.Jens Meldgaard Bruun, the […]

UN Sec Gen concerned about Burundi situation

The Secretary-General is gravely concerned by developments in Burundi since the announcement of the electoral candidacy of President Nkurunziza and especially in the aftermath of the 13 May declaration of a coup d’état. The Secretary-General condemns attempts to oust elected governments by military force. He appeals for strict respect of Burundi’s Constitution as well as […]