Boat carrying Uganda footballers capsizes 

Another boat carrying Ugandan footballers capsized in 2016 Seven people have been confirmed dead and dozens more are missing after a boat capsized in western Uganda on Sunday. The boat

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Egyptian security forces kill 12 suspected militants after bus bombing

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected Islamist militants in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said on Monday, a day after an explosion targeting a tourist bus injured

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Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt’s Giza pyramids

CAIRO (Reuters) – An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza

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Zambia’s Lungu seeks new investor in Vedanta-controlled copper miner

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri LUSAKA (Reuters) –

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Algeria’s army chief says elections are best way out of crisis

ALGIERS, May 20 (Reuters) – Elections are the best way to overcome Algeria’s political crisis and avoid a constitutional vacuum, the country’s army chief said on state television. Lieutenant-General Ahmed

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Teachers Commence Indefinite Strike in Oyo Over Unpaid Salaries

By Atanda Adebayo Primary school teachers in Oyo State commenced an indefinite strike on Monday due to delay in payment of salaries and other requests. The chairman, Nigeria Union of

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Police Deny Herdsmen Invasion, Killing of 20 in Enugu Community

The Nigeria Police Force has denied reports that 20 persons were killed during herdsmen of invasion of Enugu community on Monday. The police in a statement SP Ebere Amaraizu, Police

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Coffee – Plateau’s Untapped Gold Mine

At 68, Christopher Pam Chayi has remained loyal to coffee in over five decades. He has evolved from a subsistence coffee farmer to a commercial farmer in the Vom area

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DRC opposition leader Moïse Katumbi arrives in Lubumbashi (local media)

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who has been in exile for the last three years, arrived in Lubumbashi on Monday, local media reported. Katumbi was received by

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Inside Zuma’s arguments to stop corruption trial

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma has appealed to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, asking it to halt corruption proceedings against him, on the basis of political interference and pre-trial

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Tanzania fines Acacia Mining $2.4 mln over alleged pollution

DAR ES SALAAM, May 20 (Reuters) – Tanzania’s mining minister said on Monday Acacia Mining had been fined 5.6 billion Tanzanian shillings ($2.4 million) for alleged pollution at its North

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Tanzania fines Acacia Mining $2.4 mln over alleged pollution

DAR ES SALAAM, May 20 (Reuters) – Tanzania’s mining minister said on Monday Acacia Mining had been fined 5.6 billion Tanzanian shillings ($2.4 million) for alleged pollution at its North

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Real Owners of MTN Nigeria Revealed

By Bassey Udo Last Saturday’s listing of MTN Nigeria shares on the Premium Board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has made it possible to identify the shareholders of the

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Are There ‘100 Million Generators in Private Hands’ in Nigeria?

Claim Nigeria has 100 million generators in private hands. Source: 702 radio host Bongani Bingwa (March 2019) Verdict Explainer: While electricity supply is erratic, there is no data on generator

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Kenyan shilling holds firm against the greenback

NAIROBI, May 20 (Reuters) – The Kenyan shilling was stable against the dollar on Monday due to ample dollar supply from diaspora remittances and tight liquidity in the local money

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Kenyan shilling holds firm against the greenback

NAIROBI, May 20 (Reuters) – The Kenyan shilling was stable against the dollar on Monday due to ample dollar supply from diaspora remittances and tight liquidity in the local money

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DRC: Excitement in Lubumbashi ahead of Katumbi’s return

Supporters of Moise Katumbi are awaiting his return to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), that is scheduled for Monday at 10:00 hours local time. The opposition politician has been

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Dangote Rated 11th of 50 World Greatest Leaders

By Henry Umoru Foremost philanthropist and richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, has been rated 11th of the 50 World Greatest Leaders for 2019. How Akure, Ondo were included in

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Nigeria, Egypt Doctors, Nurses Top List of Banned Practitioners in UK

By Chukwuma Muanya Pakistan, Nigeria and Egypt top the list of nations with doctors and nurses working in the United Kingdom (U.K.) despite a ban on recruiting from those countries.

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Schwarzenegger resurrects ‘Africa is not a country’ debate

Africans over the weekend called out American entertainment magazine TMZ, for reporting that Arnold Schwarzenegger had been attacked in Africa, rather than specifying that the widely reported incident happened in

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Nigeria, Others Agree On Toxic Water Pollutant Global Ban

By Chinedum Uwaegbulam Nigeria and other governments at the 9th Conference of the Parties (COP9) of the Stockholm Convention recently agreed to a global ban on Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) –

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Ebola in Congo Questions Country’s Readiness On Outbreaks

By Chukwuma Muanya Besides the loss of many lives, outbreaks of pandemics or epidemics could cost Nigeria trillions of naira if adequate preparations are not made to contain health emergencies.

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How Do Nigerian Gay and Bisexual Men Cope? This Is What They Told Us

analysis Many Africans who are not gay or bisexual – sexually attracted only to people of the same sex or of both sexes – claim that being gay or bisexual

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World Bank Appoints Professor Pate as Global Director for Health

Photo: Tami Hultman / AllAfrica Dr Muhammad Ali Pate, former Nigerian Minister of State for Health, speaking at the 2014 World Economic Forum Africa in Abuja. The World Bank has

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UPDATE 1-Sudanese military and opposition resume talks after street violence

(Updates with talks adjourned) KHARTOUM, May 19 (Reuters) – Sudan’s ruling military council restarted talks late on Sunday with an alliance of protest and opposition groups that is pushing for

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UPDATE 1-Sudanese military and opposition resume talks after street violence

(Updates with talks adjourned) KHARTOUM, May 19 (Reuters) – Sudan’s ruling military council restarted talks late on Sunday with an alliance of protest and opposition groups that is pushing for

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Englishmen defeat Congolese wrestlers in mini-tournament

Two English wrestlers, Steeve Moroco and George Castano, paraded the streets of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, to celebrate their victory. In the combat at Kinshasa

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Sudanese military and opposition resume talks after street violence

KHARTOUM, May 19 (Reuters) – Sudan’s ruling military council said it had restarted talks late on Sunday with an alliance of protest and opposition groups that is pushing for a

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Sudanese military and opposition resume talks after street violence

KHARTOUM, May 19 (Reuters) – Sudan’s ruling military council said it had restarted talks late on Sunday with an alliance of protest and opposition groups that is pushing for a

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Sudan – military and protest leaders resume negotiations

The military and leaders of the protest in Sudan resumed Sunday dialogue on the composition of a future transitional sovereign council, after a warning from Islamists on the need to

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French interior minister in talks with Alassane Ouattara over terrorism and immigration

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner arrived in Abidjan on Sunday to discuss cooperation between France and Côte d’Ivoire, mainly on terrorism and immigration. “The risk (terrorist) exists everywhere , It

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Boeing completes software updates to 737 MAX jets

Boeing company said on Thursday (May 16) it had completed a software update for its 737 MAX jets, which have been grounded worldwide since March after they were involved in

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Malawi’s president holds final rally ahead of elections

Malawian President Peter Mutharika, made a final plea to voters on Saturday, promising to develop the country “beyond recognition” if he wins next week’s election. Mutharika, who came to power

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Malawi’s opposition candidates wrap up campaigns

Malawi’s opposition candidates made a last-ditch bid on Saturday (May 18) as candidates for next week’s hotly contested election wrapped up their campaigns at rival rallies across the country. Analysts

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Egypt tourist bus explosion, 17 injured near Giza pyramids

At least 17 people have been killed in an explosion targeted at a tourist bus in Egypt on Sunday. The incident occured near the Grand Egyptian Museum, next to the

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