December 13, 2018
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Freed girl says how Boko Haram told her not to pursue education

Aisha Kachalla, 15, was one of the Nigerian schoolgirls released last week after four weeks in Boko Haram captivity. Now reunited with her parents, Aisha told CNN she is scared to go back to school because of the Boko Haram warning. "They told us not to go back to school but read our Quran," Aisha said. Aisha also revealed the conditions they were kept in at the Boko Haram
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Egypt elections: Polls open as Sisi faces little contest

Sisi is running against just one other candidate, Mousa Mostafa Mousa, after several others quit the race. The opposition blames Sisi's government for squeezing potential rivals through what they see as a strategy of intimidation or coercion, but the President says he is not to blame.Detractors have accused Mousa of being a stooge candidate, sanctioned by the regime
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Bill Gates tells Nigerian leaders: ‘face facts’

"While it may be easier to be polite, it's more important to face facts so that you can make progress," the philanthropist told a room of Nigeria's government elite that included the president. In an exclusive television interview with CNN, Gates said he wanted to speak out to implore Nigerian politicians to focus on human capital and its large youth