Suicide bomber kills 17 in Somali police academy

An Al Shabaab suicide bomber has killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others after blowing himself up inside Somalia’s main police academy. The police were gathered in a square before their early morning parade when the bomber attacked in the capital Mogadishu. Al-Shabaab called the attack a martyrdom operation. A statement on its website […]

Nigerian teachers fail grade four competency test

The teacher’s union in the North Western Nigerian states of Kaduna has been granted a temporary reprieve in its efforts to stop the sacking of 25  000 of its members. Most of the teachers facing the axes had failed grade four competency tests they themselves had set for pupils. It’s been a deeply embarrassing  episode […]