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25 Jul 2015
Even before the bulldozers arrived life was tough for John Muyiisa, scratching a living from a rented farm on Lake Victoria's Kalangala island. Now he has almost nothing and is seeking compensation in Ugandan courts from the palm oil plantations he blames for seizing the land and destroying his livelihood. As land grabs by local…
25 Jul 2015
King Salman of Saudi Arabia is expected to arrive in France yesterday for a Riviera beach holiday, bringing with him no fewer than 1,000 people from his entourage.
18 Jul 2015
Three Egyptian soldiers were killed in a rocket attack on a checkpoint by Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, the military said in a statement.
18 Jul 2015
Niger's army killed at least 30 suspected Boko Haram fighters as it searched for militants in villages just over the border with Nigeria, security sources said. The army launched the operation on Thursday, a day after gunmen thought to be from Boko Haram crossed over from Nigeria and killed at least a dozen villagers on…
13 Jul 2015
SOME of Libya’s warring factions have agreed on a framework for a peace deal following months of talks in Morocco, the United Nations (UN) have said.
13 Jul 2015
AS presidential elections experience a week-long delay, residents of some townships in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, complain of increased surveillance and intimidation from government forces.
10 Jul 2015
Boko Haram militants slit the throats of five civilians in southeast Niger during a targeted attack by the Islamist group wreaking havoc in the region, according to local authorities. "Five employees of a Nigerien company had their throats slit yesterday (Thursday) evening in Dagaya, a village near Bosso," Mayor of Bosso Bako Mamadou told AFP.…
10 Jul 2015
South African experts have urged government to strengthen standardisation of circumcision procedures as the act claimed a total of 24 lives since June. According to local custom, circumcisions are normally viewed as traditional passage for young boys to enter manhood. Dr Van Merwe, a Surgeon who had perfumed successful operation on some boys said on…
7 Jul 2015
Two women have gone on trial in Morocco on charges of "gross indecency" for wearing skirts. The two were arrested in Inezgane last month, after a market trader drew attention to what they were wearing and a crowd gathered round, reports say. An internet petition calling the arrest an attack on personal freedom has attracted…
7 Jul 2015
BURUNDI’S embattled president skipped key regional talks yesterday, staying at home to campaign for a controversial third term as a rebel general threatened to step up attacks.
5 Jul 2015
Mr Protogene Nsengumuremyi, the Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, has restated Rwanda’s commitment in the prevention and fight against genocide and other mass atrocities.
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4 Jul 2015
Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo has described the ECOWAS Court of Justice as a landmark achievement in the history of the sub-regional body. Okorocha made the remark in Owerri on Friday when a delegation of ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, led by its President, Justice Maria Do Ceu Sylva Monteiro, paid him a visit. He…

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The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Most Rev. Dr. Callistus  Onaga, has expressed gratitude to God for the cooperation that exists between the Church and the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in Enugu State, describing it as “wonderful.” Bishop Onaga, who spoke at this year’s Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, held at the…
54 mins ago
The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it is binding on Federal Government to pay its members for the eight months they were on strike, despite its ‘no work, no pay’ policy. ASUU’s National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, made this known…
1 day ago
Medview Airline has condemned yesterday's early morning invasion and sealing of its properties located at Olowu, Ikeja and Lekki Lagos State by a team of policemen under the guise of executing a court order to take possession of the properties. The Managing Director of the airline, Mr. Muneer Bankole, stated that the company is currently…
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•Says Delta stands to benefit more from Tinubu presidency •Asks Ndokwa nation to deny Gov Okowa a ‘third term’ through Oborevwori Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has, campaign stop after campaign stop, canvassed votes for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and all candidates of the party…
1 day ago
*Vows to set aside $10b for youth and women empowerment Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has warned the people of Lagos against returning the All Progressives Congress (APC) to power at both the state and federal levels in next February's general elections. The former Nigerians vice president, who spoke…