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Man makes false bomb alert to delay plane

New Vision - ‎13 minutes ago‎
BORDEAUX - French police have arrested a man who called in a false bomb alert to an airport to delay his girlfriend's flight because she was in danger of missing it, prosecutors said Sunday.

Japan: Resentful man flushes wife's remains in supermarket toilet

The Indian Express - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Japanese man turned himself into authorities after trying to flush the ashes of his “hated” dead wife down a supermarket toilet, reports and police said on Sunday.

Kenya: Thousands Attend Italian Nun's Beatification

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Tens of thousands of people gathered in the central town of Nyeri on Saturday to attend the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun, Sister Irene Stefani, who worked for many years in Kenya until her death in 1930 at the age of 39.

Ethiopia elections: Hailemariam Desalegn set to make a comeback

Economic Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ethiopia was Sunday holding its first general elections since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi in 2012, with his successor Hailemariam Desalegn all but certain to stay in power.

German (65) gives birth to quadruplets

Irish Independent - ‎3 hours ago‎
A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticised by medical professionals because of her age, Germany's RTL television said yesterday.

Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital - activist

Reuters Africa - ‎3 hours ago‎
BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - A Burundi opposition figure and his bodyguard were shot dead in the capital by gunmen on Saturday, a civil society activist and residents said, adding to tensions after a month of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for ...

God 'advises' First Lady Janet Museveni To Quit Parliamentary Politics

Independent - ‎May 22, 2015‎
The First Lady of Uganda, Janet Museveni has today announced that she won't stand for Ruhaama Constituency Parliamentary seat come 2016.

Islamic extremist leader, detained in Tanzania, fights extradition home to Uganda

Daily Journal - ‎22 hours ago‎
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - An Islamic extremist leader appeared in a Tanzania court on Friday to challenge his extradition home to Uganda, where he is wanted for allegedly ordering deadly attacks on civilians in the 1990s.

Mbabazi chief guest at Tinkasiimire's wedding

New Vision - ‎18 hours ago‎
The chairman, organising committee of the wedding, Wilfred Nuwagaba, welcomes Amama Mbabazi at the wedding on Saturday May 23, 2015.

Teachers, government fail to agree on salary raise

NTV Uganda - ‎13 hours ago‎
The strike by teachers in public schools has entered its sixth day with no end in sight. A Primary school teacher in Mukono district who has laid down his tools, says the back and forth haggling for a salary rise is symptomatic of serious fundamental problems in ...

Varsity, police restore order as students go on strike

Daily News - ‎12 hours ago‎
THE Kampala International University (KIU) in collaboration with the Stakishari Police Station in Ilala District, have been able to restore law and order at the campus after some 50 students went wild, instigating social mob to join them.

Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp

The Denver Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
Refugees who fled Burundi's violence wait to board a U.N. ship on Saturday at Kagunga on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. (Photos by Jerome Delay, The Associated Press).

Expansion of SABC chance for SA to share success stories with continent: Zuma

Times LIVE - ‎4 hours ago‎
The expansion of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to 51 countries on the African continent will expose South Africans to what is happening on the continent and is also important as South Africa can now share its success stories with the ...

War pushes S. Sudan's economy to the brink

New Vision - ‎1 hour ago‎
JUBA - Soaring inflation and a likely currency collapse are adding to South Sudan's woes after 17 months of civil war characterised by brutal attacks on civilians.

Thousands flee Nepal landslide

Irish Independent - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Thousands of people have fled villages and towns along a mountain river in north-west Nepal after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods.

Egyptian court acquits 17 charged for protest at which activist killed

Reuters Africa - ‎2 hours ago‎
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted 17 people of violating a strict protest law earlier this year at a march commemorating a 2011 uprising, judicial sources said, a rare decision since Egypt introduced the statute in late 2013.

Labour drops opposition to EU referendum

Financial Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The Labour party has performed a striking u-turn and dropped its opposition to a referendum on EU membership. Under Ed Miliband's leadership, the party had strongly rejected the proposal.

Women empowered financially through steel

New Vision - ‎5 hours ago‎
Lydia Mwesigwa is a marketer by profession who at first didn't have any interest in owning a steel manufacturing plant apart from earning a salary from it.

BlackBerry lays off unspecified number of employees globally

CBC.ca - ‎14 hours ago‎
BlackBerry says it's laying off an unspecified number of employees across its global operations as it makes changes to the operations responsible for making its smartphones.

Disgruntled Adult FriendFinder Erotic Dating Site Underseiged, Sexual ...

Reporter Advocate - ‎3 hours ago‎
Hacking incidents in the web is becoming more and more prevalent. A cyber hacker has just gained entry into a dating site and the personal and sexual information of almost 4 million registered members of one of the world's most popular dating sites had ...

ICTs boosting growth in Africa but teachers reluctant to change

New Business Ethiopia - ‎19 hours ago‎
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the key to improving education and thus boosting growth across Africa - but there is still widespread reluctance among teachers, trainers and managers to abandon traditional methods in favour of new ...

Review: Overwrought optimism in 'Tomorrowland'

ABS CBN News - ‎6 hours ago‎
In 1964, Frank Walker was a child genius who bravely showed up at the World's Fair, bringing a crude jetpack he had invented by himself.

Radio calls Jay-Z local and himself international at AFRIMA conference

New Vision - ‎16 hours ago‎
Shortly after spitting vitriol directed at promoter Balaam during the Gudlyf concert, Radio alias Moses Ssekibogo of the Gudlyf Radio-Weasel duo fired at Ugandan musicians for being ignorant and having pointless greed during the All Africa Music Awards ...

Renewed PLEDGE for DRUG-free sports: Government on course with anti ...

The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎
Cicilia Kiplagat of Prison participate in Javelin games during AK Safaricom Premier Weekend meet at Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret yesterday.

Uganda downs Rwanda in Olympic qualifier

SuperSport - ‎14 hours ago‎
Captain Farouk Miya and substitute Muzamiru Mutyaba netted for Uganda as the visitors defeated Rwanda 2-1 in the first leg of the Caf U-23/Rio Olympic qualifier second round tie at the Amahoro Stadium on Saturday evening.

Netball World cup: She Cranes receive funding boost

NTV Uganda - ‎13 hours ago‎
250 million shillings is a drop in the ocean, as the team needs 1.8 billion shillings to prepare for the games in August. An error occurred.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk says he never doubted striker Bafetimbi ...

WalesOnline - ‎3 hours ago‎
And, despite admitting he's after another frontman this summer, the Swans boss is backing the Black Panther to roar even louder next season.

Renard quits as Ivory Coast coach, clearing way for Lille move

Reuters Africa - ‎22 hours ago‎
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Herve Renard has stood down as coach of African Nations Cup winners Ivory Coast to pave the way for a move to Ligue 1 side Lille, the Frenchman announced on Friday.

WATCH: Mind-controlled robot arm gives new freedom to paralyzed man

WTHR - ‎6 hours ago‎
Erik Sorto's first attempt to drink beer was a classic fail. "I dumped it the first time because I lost concentration because I was so excited," he said.

Scientists unearth 3.3m years old tools

The News International - ‎May 23, 2015‎
NAIROBI: Scientists working in Kenya have unearthed the oldest known stone tools, simple cutting and pounding implements crafted by ancient members of the human lineage 3.3 million years ago.

Antarctic glaciers once thought stable, now thawing fast: study

The Indian Express - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Glaciers in part of Antarctica have started to thaw fast, adding to sea level rise that threatens coasts and cities from New York to Shanghai, a team of scientists said in a study published on Thursday.

Most luminous galaxy with light equal to more than 300 trillion suns discovered

The Indian Express - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Scientists have discovered the most luminous galaxy in the universe to date that shines brightly with light equal to more than 300 trillion suns.

Catalin Alexandru Duru's hoverboard enters Guinness World Records for ...

Metro - ‎2 hours ago‎
It works so well, in fact, that it managed to go an incredible 905ft 2ins over a lake. The longest journey by a hoverboard ever. The flight was made last summer, but it's now been recognised by Guinness World Records.

Ebola-free Liberia allowed to host internationals

Reuters Africa - ‎May 23, 2015‎
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Liberia can host international soccer matches again after being declared free of the deadly Ebola virus, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Friday.
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