There’s still one Bardo attacker on the run, says Tunisian president

Tunisia’s president says a third attacker involved in last week’s slaying of 25 people in the heart of the capital is still on the run. Speaking in a live television broadcast, the Tunisian leader vows the terrorist will not get far.   At least nine suspects have been arrested followingthe attack and two gunmen thought […]

Ebola outbreak could be over by August, says WHO

The World Health organisation says the world’s worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa could be over by August. International medical charities are not as optimistic. On the first anniversary of the outbreak they’re pointing fingers at those they believe aggravated the disaster that cost more than 10 000 lives. To be declared Ebola free, the three […]

Chad choppers strafe Boko Haram fighters

Chadian helicopters have struck Boko Haram militants on Nigeria’s border with Niger. Several dozen people are reported killed with vehicles and motor cycles carrying the jihadis destroyed. As Nigeria runs up to elections, its neighbours have pitched in to help fight the Islamist terror group that forced them to delay the poll by six weeks. […]

Lee Kwan Yew a successful mix of nation-building and despot

By Jean-Jacques Cornish Singaporeans engaged in mourning their founding leader have vast differences of opinion about Lee Kwan Yew’s premiership. It is common cause that he is a towering figure of post-colonial Asia who left the city state much better off than it would have been without his 30-years at the helm. Lee died of […]