Tripoli â€” Libya's Prime Minister-elect is to stand down after failing for a second time to win parliamentary approval for a new cabinet. Libya's national congress passed a vote of no confidence on Sunday dismissing the newly elected prime minister.
Sudan: Four Nigerian Peacekeepers Killed in West Darfur
Khartoum â€” Unknown gunmen killed four Nigerian soldiers and wounded eight others in an ambush in the capital of West Darfur state, El Geneina. According to the hybrid peacekeeping operation, the assailants opened fire on the UNAMID military patrol from different directions at two kilometres from the office of the mission on Tuesday evening.
â€śWe Shall Not Failâ€ť, Jonathan Assures Nigerians On Independence Day
Below is the full text of the 52nd Independence Anniversary speech of President Goodluck Jonathan: â€śBeloved countrymen and women, on this day, fifty-two years ago, our founding fathers brought joy and hope to the hearts of our people when they won independence for our great country. Nigeria made a clean break with more than six decades of colonial rule, and emerged as a truly independent nation. That turning point was a new beginning for our nation.