Recent Posts

Nigeria leader to see girls’ parents

22 July 2014 Last updated at 10:24 Parents have been pleading for the release of the girls Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan is due to meet for the first time parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists 100 days ago. He has been under intense pressure to ...

jaapschaap

July 22nd, 2014

No comments

‘Exciting’ drug flushes out HIV

22 July 2014 Last updated at 05:31 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Scientists say they have made an “exciting” step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of hiding. HIV can become part of someone’s DNA and lie dormant for decades, ...

jaapschaap

July 22nd, 2014

No comments

FGM parents to face prosecution

22 July 2014 Last updated at 09:43 David Cameron said FGM and forced marriage were “abhorrent” practices Parents will face prosecution if they fail to stop their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) under new measures being announced. Prime ...

jaapschaap

July 22nd, 2014

No comments

The Zambian children forced to marry

22 July 2014 Last updated at 00:18 By Nomsa Maseko BBC News, Chibombo, Zambia It estimated 14 million girls globally are forced into marriage before their 18th birthday Seventeen-year-old Agnes (not her real name) was married three months ago to a man she had never met. ...

jaapschaap

July 22nd, 2014

No comments

Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?

21 July 2014 Last updated at 23:43 By Matthew Wall Business reporter, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Drones could play a significant role in anti-poaching and wildlife conservation An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife ...

jaapschaap

July 22nd, 2014

No comments

VIDEO: Drones homing in on wildlife poachers

Poachers backed by international crime syndicates are slaughtering elephants and rhinos just for their highly valuable tusks and horns. As GPS-tagged armed rangers and sniffer dogs patrol game reserves across Africa, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, could provide them ...

jaapschaap

July 22nd, 2014

No comments

Omeruo to rejoin Middlesbrough on loan

Nigeria international defender Kenneth Omeruo has agreed to return for a second loan spell at English Championship side Middlesbrough from Chelsea. The 20-year-old centre-back spent the second half of last season at the Riverside and played 14 games. BBC Sport has learned he

jaapschaap

July 21st, 2014

No comments

Boko Haram ‘controls’ Nigeria town

21 July 2014 Last updated at 20:31 Boko Haram’s insurgency has become more brutal in the past year Nigeria’s militant Islamists are in control of the key town of Damboa in north-eastern Nigeria, a local vigilante leader has told the BBC. The vigilante force ...

jaapschaap

July 21st, 2014

No comments

VIDEO: HIV deaths in Africa

Aids-related deaths are on the decline in sub-Saharan Africa. But globally, only a quarter of children who need antiretroviral therapy actually receive it. The world’s biggest meeting of HIV and Aids experts, activists and policy-makers is currently underway in ...

jaapschaap

July 21st, 2014

No comments

VIDEO: Are we winning the war on Aids? In 60 seconds

The global Aids epidemic could be brought under control by 2030, according to a report by the United Nations Aids agency. Both the number of new HIV infections and deaths from Aids are falling, says the report. But it calls for a much greater international effort, as the ...

jaapschaap

July 21st, 2014

No comments

Menu Title
Facebook
Facebook
Google+
http://westcoast.gm/page/1396/">
Twitter
Website Apps