Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers contest appeal

Lawyers for jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will be back in court next month challenging the state’s right to appeal his sentence for manslaughter and getting a murder sentence. Pistorius, who’s serving a five-year sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, could be moved to house arrest in August. In December Judge Thokozile Masipa […]

Two suicide bombs kill 27 in northern Nigeria

At least 27 people have died in suicide bombings in two north eastern Nigerian centres.. However, President Goodluck Jonathan says the tide is turning and rapid progress is being made regaining land seized by terror group Boko Haram. The first bomb struck in Potiskum where 17 people were killed. Eyewitnesses say the bomber blew himself […]