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19 Mar 2015
Sierra Leone said Thursday it will confine around 2.5 million people to their homes across the capital and in the north in a three-day shutdown aimed at stemming the Ebola epidemic.
19 Mar 2015
The election had to be brought forward by nearly two years after Thabane briefly fled to South Africa in August, when soldiers occupied police headquarters and encircled his palace.
18 Mar 2015
A court in Kenya on Wednesday granted bail to the suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang on medical grounds, prompting angry protests from conservationists.
17 Mar 2015
A Zimbabwean woman wrongly accused of killing a young boy has been lynched by an angry mob in a shanty town near the South African capital, Pretoria.
17 Mar 2015
Zimbabwe police on Tuesday fired teargas to disperse hundreds of students rallying in support of their unpaid lecturers, witnesses said.
17 Mar 2015
Senegal's President Macky Sall vowed Tuesday to appeal personally to Democratic Republic of Congo leader Joseph Kabila for the release of Senegalese activists arrested in Kinshasa.
17 Mar 2015
A week before Botswana hosts two key wildlife conservation conferences, a small group of lawmakers are seeking a review of a 2014 commercial hunting ban designed to reverse a decline in wildlife.
17 Mar 2015
Mr. Rwasa accused the government of attempting to assassinate his wife. It has not commented on the allegation.
17 Mar 2015
“Race is still a powerful trigger in South Africa,” he said, citing alleged racist commentary on social media. The African National Congress said last week that the Democratic Alliance protected “white privilege” and had sought to institute discriminatory policies reminiscent of apartheid. President Jacob Zuma recently said South Africa had defeated “the demon of institutionalized racism and apartheid.”
17 Mar 2015
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to upgrade the facilities at its academy in Karu, near Abuja to be able to train anti-graft agencies for member nations of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).. According to its chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, doing this will help to fight corruption and related transnational crimes that…
16 Mar 2015
Somalia's Shebab militants have killed one man and wounded three others in a shooting in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera, officials said Monday.
16 Mar 2015
A THREE-DAY capacity building workshop for African journalists opened yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya, towards building their capacity in reporting the continent’s relationship with the emerging powers from the Global South, particularly China.

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A Federal High Court in Kano, presided over by Justice Abdullahi Liman, on Friday restrained the Kano State Government from borrowing N10 billion for the installation of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras. A coalition of NGOs, the Kano First Forum (KFF) filed a motion exparte dated June 27, sworn by the Director-General of the Association Dr…
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Lekki Adult Literacy And Vocational Centre (LALVC) has graduated its first set of students.
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President Xi Jinping hailed China's rule over Hong Kong on Friday as he led 25th anniversary celebrations of the city's handover from Britain, insisting that democracy was flourishing despite a years-long political crackdown that has silenced dissent.
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Sri Lanka's inflation hit a ninth consecutive record in June, official data showed Friday, rising to 54.6 percent a day after the IMF asked the bankrupt nation to rein in galloping prices and corruption.
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The Kaduna State Government on Thursday launched an E-learning portal known as ’’Nigeria Learning Passport’’ to make learning affordable and easy to access for both primary, secondary and the general public. During the portal launch in Kaduna, the State Commissioner for Education Hajiya Halima Lawal, said the gesture was in line with global best practices…