Bill Gates ready to meet with Taliban to help Afghanistan eradicate polio

US billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Monday said he was ready to have a meeting with the Taliban if it would help eradicate poliomyelitis in Afghanistan. “Honestly, I don’t know if there’s some sensitivity around that. I would…

Taliban say suicide bombing in Shiite area of Kabul kills 19, wounds 27

A suicide bomber struck an education center in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital on Friday, killing 19 people and wounding 27, a Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Kabul police chief said. The explosion inside the center in the Dashti…

Taliban release American engineer in prisoner swap

Afghanistan’s Taliban freed on Monday American engineer Mark Frerichs in exchange for an Afghan tribal leader linked to the Taliban who the United States had held on drugs charges since 2005, the group’s acting foreign minister said. Frerichs was exchanged…

Afghanistan: Russian embassy staff killed in Kabul bombing

At least two people have been killed and others injured in a bombing near the entrance to Russia’s embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say. The dead are Russian embassy staff, the foreign ministry in Moscow said, adding there…

Top Pakistan Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan roadside attack

A late night roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan has struck a vehicle carrying members of the Pakistan Taliban, killing a senior leader and three other members of the group, several Pakistani officials and the group said. Abdul Wali, also known…

‘Invisible’ Afghan women protest continued school closure

A group of women have staged a protest in Kabul against the continued closure of schools for girls above the sixth grade as a senior UN official has warned the Taliban’s restrictions on women’s rights are aimed at making women…

Taliban rule marked by killings, denial of women’s rights – UN

More than 100 former Afghan national security forces and others have been killed since the Taliban takeover in August, most at the hands of the hardline Islamist group which is recruiting boy soldiers and quashing women’s rights, the U.N. said…

*Pastor’s house set ablaze over death of missing child in Ekiti (Guardian)*Adhere to protocols or be deported, Sanwo-Olu tells foreigners (Nation)

Pastor’s house set ablaze over death of missing child in Ekiti (Guardian) There was tense atmosphere yesterday at Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, as some aggrieved youths set ablaze the residence of a Redeemed Christian Church (RCC) pastor, over the death…

Taliban announce new government for Afghanistan

The Taliban have announced an interim government in Afghanistan, to be led by one of their founders and with an FBI-wanted militant as interior minister. The government will be led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, with Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul…

*Drug Abuse: Lagos building one of Africa’s largest rehab centre (Tribune)*UI, UNILAG, Covenant listed in World Best University ranking (Guardian)

Drug Abuse: Lagos building one of Africa’s largest rehab centre (Tribune) Lagos State government, on Monday, said it is currently building a rehabilitation centre, considered to be one of the largest in Africa, to address issues of increasing victims of…

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