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International response to Boko Haram, Dramat Drama and would Eskom bailout help?

International community criticised on response to Boko Haram:

(Pictured above L to R: French President François Hollande, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan at an African security summit held in Paris in May 2014)

EWN Africa Correspondent, Jean-Jacques Cornish on this story: the Catholic Archbishop of Jos says the killings in the north eastern Nigerian town of Baga show the Abuja government is unable to tackle Boko Haram. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has accused the world of ignoring the problem and says it has to show more determination to halt the terror group’s advance in Nigeria. Kaigama called on the international community to show the same spirit in fighting Boko Haram as it has following the terror attacks in France.

Questions around Dramat suspension remain unanswered:

With the Helen Suzman Foundation pursuing court action to challenge the constitutionality of Hawks Head Anwa Dramat's suspension, various sectors of South African society have come out, asking for reasons behind the Police Ministry's decision.

Listen to Business Day Editor, Songezo Zibi and Constitutional Law expert Professor Pierre de Vos weigh in on this story:

Bail out for Eskom won't assist with power woes:

EWN Correspondent Gia Nicolaides on this story: energy experts and economists have warned a government bailout will not help Eskom in the long-term to deal with the electricity crisis. The utility is looking for government funding, saying it won't have money by mid-February to continue buying diesel to operate its open gas turbines.

These turbines have been used extensively over the past few months to deal with the electricity demand after a coal silo collapse at the Majuba Power Station reduced supply by about 1,800 megawatts. Stage one load shedding was implemented on Friday for the first time this year when generators suddenly broke down, forcing the power giant to cut electricity without notice.


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