• Russian cargo ship destroyed after contact is lost as it heads to International Space Station

    Russian cargo ship destroyed after contact is lost as it heads to International Space Station

    A Russian cargo ship bound for the International Space Station has been destroyed shortly after launch from Kazakhstan.

    The unmanned supply ship was carrying rocket fuel, food, water and a new spacesuit when contact was lost six minutes after take-off and two minutes before it was due to arrive in orbit.

    A statement on Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said problems occurred “about 190km (118 miles) above the rugged, uninhabited, mountainous territory of the Republic of Tyva and most of the fragments were […]

  • Bolivia shuts down Colombia airline after football team crash

    Bolivia shuts down Colombia airline after football team crash

    The Bolivian charter airline behind a plane crash that killed 71 people in Colombia was shut down Thursday, as shock grew over a harrowing recording of the pilot’s final minutes without fuel.

    Bolivia said it had suspended charter company LAMIA’s permit and ordered an investigation into its operations.

    It also sacked the executive staff of both the civil aviation authority and the airports administrator for the duration of the probe.

    The government did not explain the decision.

    But it came as investigators examine pilot […]

  • Boko Haram ‘can be trusted if government gives in to its demands’ – ISS

    Boko Haram ‘can be trusted if government gives in to its demands’ – ISS

    According to reports, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has said that the recent release of 21 Chibok girls by the militant group Boko Haram was “a great achievement” for the Nigerian government.

    In an interview, senior researcher at ISS, Martin Ewi said the release of the girls would also bring hope to Nigerians.

    “The recent release of the 21 Chibok girls has brought back hope to many Nigerians. It is of course a huge achievement for the Nigerian government under President […]

  • Nigeria won’t be able to bring back all kidnapped Chibok girls – ISS

    Nigeria won’t be able to bring back all kidnapped Chibok girls – ISS

    A continental think tank, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), has said that the issue of the missing Chibok girls in Nigeria continues to be a litmus test for the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, with the world watching to see whether the 275 girls would be rescued.

    Speaking during an interview, ISS’s senior researcher Martin Ewi said Buhari’s government was under pressure to find a solution.

    “There is no empirical evidence regarding where these girls are. All we have is speculative and […]