[Premium Times] At exactly 10:45 A.M. Friday, May 29, Muhammadu Buhari mounted the podium to take his oath of office and that of allegiance, effectively becoming President of Nigeria, Africa's largest democracy.
[Africa Check] An article about rape in South Africa published online by the British Telegraph newspaper was peppered with statistics. Closer investigation reveals that most of them are not backed up by research.
[IRIN] Bamako -A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins.
[Al Jazeera] Johannesburg -At least 23 South African citizens have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL), raising concerns of recruitment activity among the country's sizeable Muslim community, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed.
[IRIN] Oxford -The European Commission has fleshed out its plans to manage record levels of irregular migration to the European Union's shores, but there are still question marks around how, when and to what degree the proposals will be implemented.