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Jordan still ready for swap with Islamic State to release pilot

The Star Online - ‎16 minutes ago‎
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Sunday it was still ready to hand over a jailed Iraqi militant to Islamic State in a swap deal if its captured pilot was released, even after a second Japanese hostage was beheaded by the hardline group.

Japan launches new spy satellite

Business Standard - ‎2 hours ago‎
Japan today successfully launched a back-up spy satellite, its aerospace agency said, after cancelling an earlier lift-off due to bad weather.

Business Insider: These are the weapons that Russia is pouring into eastern ...

Kyiv Post - ‎25 minutes ago‎
A pro-Russian separatist dug in a trench, fires his machine gun towards an Ukrainian Army positions in the vicinity of the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve, in the Donetsk region, on Jan. 28, 2015.

Boko Haram Attacks Maiduguri

CHANNELS TELEVISION - ‎12 minutes ago‎
boko haram in Maiduguri Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have laid siege on Maiduguri, capital of Borno, north west Nigeria in an early Sunday attack which eye witnesses claim was carried out from different entry points.

Egypt's battle against jihadists will be a long one: Sisi

News24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday the battle against jihadist insurgents in the Sinai Peninsula would be a long and hard one, as violence there continues unabated.

Prisoner found dead in Masaka prison

New Vision - ‎Jan 30, 2015‎
MASAKA - Authorities in Masaka Central Prison are investigating circumstances under which an inmate died at the incarceration facility.

IGG recovers sh632m from corrupt officials

New Vision - ‎4 hours ago‎
KAMPALA - The Deputy Inspector General of Government (IGG), Mariam Wangadya has said prosecution witnesses and people who report corruption cases frustrate efforts to have the suspects brought to book by refusing to testify in court.

Top Billing's Mhere dies in crash

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Masego 'maps' Maponyane pose for a picture during the SA Style Awards.

Mbeki urges NPA to do “thorough investigation” on Selebi

Eyewitness News - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Jackie Selebi was found guilty of corruption in 2012 and imprisoned but later released on medical parole. The flag will now be handed over to Max Sisulu.

Family axe attack: teen stable

Independent Online - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Cape Town - A teenager who survived an attack on her family in Stellenbosch, during which her parents and a brother were killed, is in a stable condition in hospital, the family said on Sunday.

African leaders to court: Drop cases against top Africans

U.S. News & World Report - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir arrives for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit, held on the eve of the heads of state meeting of the African Union summit, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

Mugabe shrugs off concerns over African Union-West relations

Daily Mail - ‎14 hours ago‎
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday shrugged off concerns that his appointment as new African Union chairman would harm relations between the pan-African bloc and the West.

Fire at plastic packaging factory kills 13 in Bangladesh

Toronto Star - ‎10 hours ago‎
DHAKA, BANGLADESH—A fire official says at least 13 people are dead after a fire swept through a plastic-packaging factory in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.

'Lack of data on soils hurting Uganda's production'

New Vision - ‎4 hours ago‎
Agriculture minister Tress Buchanayandi ((far-left) receives an atlas on the agriculture of Uganda prepared by the African Innovations Institute.

RwandAir Adds New Player On Entebbe-Nairobi Route - ‎2 hours ago‎
While presiding over the launch of the Rwandan national carrier's latest route on Thursday, Transport Minister Abraham Byandala hailed the coming of a new player on the route.

Ahoy! The Pirate Bay announces return with phoenix logo

GMA News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Pirate Bay comeback. A screenshot of The Pirate Bay's resurrected site as of Sunday, Philippine time. Instead of a pirate ship, the site now features a phoenix logo.

WhatsApp testing out voice calling feature

The Express Tribune - ‎9 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI: World famous mobile messaging service Whatsapp has finally started initiating its much awaited calling feature, The Times of India reported on Sunday.

Banks see little reason to give up fees to Apple

Brisbane Times - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Banks in Australia see no reason so far to give up a share of their estimated $2.5 billion in merchant fees they get from cards to Apple despite the strong take-up of Apple Pay in the US reported by its CEO Tim Cook last week.

Meet Uganda's First Olympic Snowboarder

Independent - ‎Jan 31, 2015‎
Brolin Mawejje hopes to become the first Olympic snowboarder from Uganda, a country that has no snow. The 20-year-old pre-med student is the star of Far From Home, a documentary debuting at the Santa Barbara Film Fest on February 2. The film is a ...

Stasi: 'American Sniper' almost as controversial as Iraq war

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's back to the future, military-style, now that the film “American Sniper,” which may or may not be completely accurate, about a war created for completely false reasons, is creating almost as much controversy as the invasion of Iraq did in the first place.

Ibenge: Congo defeat would have been unbearable - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The Democratic Republic of Congo claimed their ticket to the semi-finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after coming from two goals down to beat Congo 4-2 at the Bata Stadium in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.

Second best to Serena not so bad: Maria

ninemsn - ‎4 hours ago‎
Maria Sharapova feels she is close to a breakthrough victory over Serena Williams, but even honourable losses have merit when you're up against a 19-time grand slam winner.

Inzaghi calls for unity at AC Milan

Tribal Football - ‎8 hours ago‎
AC Milan boss Pippo Inzaghi has called for unity going into today's clash with Parma. Inzaghi admits he and his players are under increasing pressure.

Sikazwe to officiate Ghana-Guinea clash - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have named Zambia referee Janny Sikazwe to take charge of Ghana's quarter-final clash with Guinea at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.

Urban Heat Waves Increasing : Frequency of heatwaves in urban areas on the rise

SportAct - ‎22 hours ago‎
The trend appears to be growing faster in urban areas than in less-populated areas. Only two percent of those urban areas experienced a significant decline in heat waves.

Very Rare African Golden Cat Caught on Camera

Tech Times - ‎Jan 30, 2015‎
The African golden cat is so elusive it is rarely photographed, but scientists were able to capture what could be the first ever video of this predator hunting Colobus monkeys in daylight.

Screening of Ebola vaccine candidates starts in Kampala

New Vision - ‎1 hour ago‎
KAMPALA - Makerere University Walter Reed Project has started screening candidates for the trial of an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda.

Selfies as public health campaigns - ‎12 hours ago‎
Remember those ridiculous breast cancer awareness memes that go out every year, imploring women to 'have some fun' by writing Facebook status updates designed to confuse men?

Spanish hospital uses stem cells to fix heart attack damage

RT - ‎5 hours ago‎
For the first time in medical history, a hospital in Madrid has successfully treated seven patients who recently suffered heart attacks by using stem cells from donors, according to the hospital's statement.

Genetically Modified Mosquito Plan Sparks Debate in Florida

NDTV - ‎Jan 31, 2015‎
Miami: A British company's plan to unleash hordes of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida to reduce the threat of dengue fever and other diseases has sparked an outcry from fearful residents.