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The Project Inspire Education (P.I.E) Brief: Corps Member Community Development Service in Abia State, Nigeria

The 1st Inter-Community Schools’ Competition which was organized for Schools within Bende Local Government, ended on Saturday 26th September in Pomp &Pageantry!!!  

43 contestants fr... +

In Glow and Thoughts: A Morning after Winning, by Adeeko Ibukun

When I started writing, I did not know I would win a prize. I did not even know I would be published at all, not even in pamphlets or online journals. There were times I was at crossroads—this w... +

Cuba releases American prisoner Alan Gross

Cuban government on Wednesday released American Alan Gross, a contractor who since 2009 was held by the communist state. The release was part of a swap deal in which the US government will release ... +

Caine Prize 2015 judging panel announced

Judges for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 were announced at the 2014 Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Chaired by award-winning South African writer Zoë Wicomb, the panel a... +

Names of Judges for 2015 Man Booker Prize released

A panel of 5 judges have been named for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

Chaired by Michael Wood, other judges in the panel are: Granta’s former Deputy Editor, Ellah Allfrey... +

Iraqi Kurdish fighters set to battle ISIS

Iraqi Peshmerga, an infantry Kurdish group, are set to battle ISIS. They were said to be planning to head into Kobani, Syria yesterday from Turkey, as authorities in Turkey have announced their s... +

China-Taiwan talks: first in 65 years

Taiwan and China held their first government-to-government talk on Tuesday since their split in 1949.

The meeting which was held in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jinagsu Province, was grac... +

Caine Prize announces 2014 judging panel

The Caine Prize, which is Africa’s most prestigious annual literary prize for the best original short story by an African writer, announced its 2014 judges yesterday.

Chairing the group of fi... +

US to allow Internet companies advise customers on data disclosure

Obama administration will now allow US companies disclose to their customers the number of government surveillance requests received.

Internet giants, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and L... +

The 23rd Biennial Neustadt International Prize for Literature Nominees Announced

On Monday, World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine, announced the nominees for the 23rd Biennial Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

The prestigio... +

McCain, Feinstein, McDonough visit Guantanamo Bay

Sen. John McCain, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough are three American officials who recently completed a tour on Guatanamo Bay on Friday, June 7. 

Ac... +

President Obama signs Violence Against Women Act

U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) bill into law today.

VAWA 2013 is an expanded version of what was first signed into law in 1994 by President Bill Clin... +

Free Mam Sonando from 20-year prison sentence, Amnesty International tells Cambodian authorities

Amnesty International is currently calling  on Cambodian authorities to free Mam Sonando, a prisoner of conscience and government critic, who was given a 20-year prison sentence on October 1 2... +

President Obama wants Republican house to "act"

”Congressional Republicans chose to make severe budget cuts instead of closing tax loopholes for millionaires,” an update today on the twitter account ran by an Organizing for Action staff for Pres... +

Microsoft to switch Hotmail accounts to is the upgrade and successor of, Microsoft announced in a website post today.

”Starting today, Microsoft will begin to upgrade every Hotmail user to The u... +

Oxfam charity: negative Africa image harming aid effort

Associating Africa with images of malnourished children and poverty-stricken war-torn areas is not new. What is new is that these images no longer stimulate enough compassion, at least, so says int... +

Nigeria: Eleven killed in Kaduna bomb blast

St Andrew Military Protestant Church in a military barracks in Kaduna state in northern Nigeria was attacked on Sunday by suicide bombers leaving 11 reportedly dead and scores injured.

Althou... +

Bloomberg endorses Obama

Less than 8 days to election, endorsements have been flying around in both Democratic and Republican camps.

The latest is a surprise endorsement of President Obama from New York City Mayor Mi... +

Presidential election not really a horse race - Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he’s ”...not sure the election is going to be as close as what everybody is talking about today.” He had earlier in his statement tipped Gov. Romney to win Ohio, a battle... +

Sentenced to life imprisonment at 16, now 36

Jacqueline Montanez is now 36 years old. 

20 years ago, at age 16, she was convicted of murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. The hearing was done under an adult ... +

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