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In December South African comedian Trevor Noah made his debut as Senior International Correspondent on The Daily Show with a hilarious “Spot The Africa” segment. Last night Noah joined Jon Stewart for the second time to report on how no one in the media is talking about Boko Haram and the recent tragedy in Baga. Not a single head of state went to Nigeria after the January attacks, he pointed out. “In France, 1.6 million people marched for twelve cartoonists. But by that math, the whole world should have been marching in Nigeria,” Noah said. “Sometimes it just feels like Africa is the Vegas of Islamic terror. What happens in Africa, stays in Africa.” He also called out Paul Simon for stealing South Africa’s music (#bringbackourmusic).

Jan. 2015: Hope FM listeners were treated to Islamic music sending them into a panic and speculations on social media were rife that the station had been hijacked by muslims, a notion that sparked accusations and counter accusations between users. In a statement, The Communications Authority has come out to deny the speculations attributing the occurrence to Hope FM technical staff not switching off their Studio Transmitter Link link to Limuru to carry out maintenance, they only switched the Studio Transmitter Link transmitter at their studio. This resulted in the STL receiver at Limuru to pick broadcasts from adjacent transmitters feeding the same to Hope FM transmitter. “Some of the adjacent transmitters to Hope FM include IQRA FM whose broadcasts filtered through to the transmitters of Hope FM. As the regulator of the ICT sector, CA routinely carries monitoring exercises to ensure such interferences are minimized,” said the regulator.