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14 Apr 2015
The 219 schoolgirls who marched through Nigeria's capital on Tuesday said they will never tire of fighting for the rights of their kidnapped "sisters" who cannot speak for themselves. Each girl carried a placard bearing the name of one of the hostages still missing after they were kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamist militants in the northeast…
14 Apr 2015
Benin demanded Monday an "official explanation" of the torching of its embassy in Gabon during unrest that broke out after the announcement that a senior Gabonese opposition leader had died.
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14 Apr 2015
Sierra Leone's 1.8 million children prepared Tuesday to return to school, eight months after classes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
14 Apr 2015
A KENYAN court convicted three men yesterday for the brutal gang rape of a schoolgirl, boosting their original punishment of being made to cut grass to 15 years in jail, her legal team said.
14 Apr 2015
A BOMB has exploded at the gate of the Moroccan embassy in the Libyan capital, a security official said.
14 Apr 2015
SUDAN is voting in elections shunned by the opposition and expected to see the incumbent President Omar al-Bashir hold on to power for another five-year term.
14 Apr 2015
OPPOSITION supporters in Gabon have set fire to the embassy of Benin and burnt cars in the streets of the capital Libreville.
13 Apr 2015
A Kenyan court on Monday sentenced three men to 15 years in jail for the gang rape of a schoolgirl after outrage sparked when police ordered them to cut grass as punishment. "Today’s sentencing is sure to have a ripple effect across the nation, and hopefully the region at large," said lawyer Kimberly Brown, from…
13 Apr 2015
Voters in Sudan started casting their votes on Monday to elect a president and members for the national and state parliaments amid boycott by most of the opposition parties. No fewer than 13.6 million registered voters in the country would cast their ballots at 7,000 polling stations. The polling process is to last till Wednesday…
13 Apr 2015
Guinean police opened fire on anti-government protesters wounding several during violent clashes in the capital Conakry on Monday, medical and opposition sources told AFP. Rioting broke out around 9:30 am (0930 GMT) in several suburbs including Simbaya and Hamadallaye, and angry protests continued as at least eight youths were treated for gunshot wounds. The opposition…
13 Apr 2015
Amb. Mogethi Monaisa, Consul-General, South African High Commission in Nigeria, on Monday said the commission sometimes denied issuance of its visas to Nigerians it discovered to be having criminal records. ``The commission does not just deny people visas, but it is either that those it sometimes deny issuance of visas are discovered to have criminal…
13 Apr 2015
SUDAN is set to vote in the country’s general elections, which are expected to see the incumbent President, Omar al-Bashir, hold on to power for another five-year term. More than 13 million people have registered for three days of voting due to start at 8 am local time today at some 11,000 polling stations across…

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The long-awaited film “West Side Story” to be released later in the month has been banned in several countries. The epic love story, set to be released on the 10th of December, will not be watched by people in some Middle East countries. Steven Speilberg-directed adaptation of the classical musical has been banned in Saudi…
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The group managing director of Creditville, Richard Rotoye, has highlighted the importance and necessity for young Africans, particularly Nigerians to become technologically savvy in preparation for the next phase of industrialisation. He stated this at the recent Elev8 Talent Summit, with the theme: ‘Future of Jobs: The implications and role of people, businesses, and governments’.…
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Polish soldiers have found the body of a man next to a backpack and a Nigerian passport in a forest close to the Belarusian border, the police said on Wednesday.
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Growing food insecurity that is already affecting tens of millions of people across West Africa and the Sahel, must not be ignored by the international community, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. NEW YORK, USA, December 08, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The alert comes as new data from the region indicated that almost 36 million people are expected to…
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The German parliament elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor on Wednesday, turning the page on 16 years with Angela Merkel at the helm as a new centre-left-led coalition takes the wheel of Europe's top economy.