Haley for UN, DeVos for education as Trump picks first women for cabinet

Haley for UN, DeVos for education as Trump picks first women for cabinet

Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and prominent charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education, the first women selected for top-level posts in his new administration. Both Cabinet-level positions require Senate confirmation. While some cheered Haley’s selection, despite her limited experience […]

Promote education, fight corruption to defeat terrorism: Kerry

Promote education, fight corruption to defeat terrorism: Kerry

WASHINGTON: Educa­tion is key to defeating terrorism, says US Secretary of State John Kerry, pointing out how during a visit to Pakistan he saw children even in remote mountainous areas attending schools. Equally important, he added, was to fight corruption as officials in developing countries steal billions of dollars every year from state funds. Secretary […]

Football stadium blast kills scores in northern Nigeria

Football stadium blast kills scores in northern Nigeria

A bomb blast targeting a football match in northeastern Nigeria killed at least 40 people on Sunday, police sources said. The attack took place in the town of Mubi, which has seen previous attacks by Boko Haram Islamists. “There has been a bomb explosion at a football field this evening and so far more than […]