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3 May 2015
AFRICAN countries are the most affected by the growing global drug resistance to malaria and tuberculosis (TB), a situation, which is compounded by incomplete data due to lack of information and poor quality medicines. This is the verdict of a new World Health Organisation (WHO) survey published over the weekend. The new report is titled:…
3 May 2015
They were jailed "for torturing to death two criminals who were in their custody in 2006", the official said.
3 May 2015
Tunisians have unfurled a national flag the size of 19 football pitches in a bid to set a Guinness world record and promote patriotism in the face of Islamist extremism. Hundreds of people turned out for the event at Ong Jmel in the southern desert on Saturday, an AFP correspondent reported. An honour guard of…
2 May 2015
Congo-Brazzaville has banned Muslim women from wearing the full face-veil in public, citing security reasons, an Islamic association told AFP on Saturday.
30 Apr 2015
A court in South Africa granted a terminally-ill man the right to end his life in a landmark ruling that could pave the way for assisted suicide legislation
28 Apr 2015
A train guard was killed and 240 people injured Tuesday when two crowded commuter trains collided in Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Apr 2015
LIFE has never been easy in Moussa Majga’s corner of northern Mali, a desert region of leafless trees, mud huts, and roaming gunmen.
28 Apr 2015
TOGO’S incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe appeared set for a third term after a weekend election, with partial results issued yesterday giving him a strong lead.
28 Apr 2015
PROTESTERS have taken to the streets of Burundi for a second day after activists said that at least five people were killed during clashes with police a day earlier.
28 Apr 2015
SUDAN’S President Omar al-Bashir has been re-elected with 94% of the vote, according to official results.
27 Apr 2015
Togo's incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe appeared set for a third term Monday after a weekend election, with partial results giving him a strong lead.
27 Apr 2015
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected on Monday with 94.5 percent of the vote in polls he had been widely expected to win

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The maiden edition of an initiative tagged, ‘Book Reading & Good Vibes’ targeted at promoting book writing and reading took place on Thursday in Abuja. The event was organized by an Abuja-based publishing company, in partnership with other Bookstores – a leading book retail chain, and iCentra Learning – a top professional capacity development company…
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If the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) takes power next year, there will no longer be a hiding place for oil thieves and their accomplices, no matter how highly placed they are in the country. This was the pledge of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday in Lagos when he interacted with a broad…
6 hours ago
London's transport system is not allowing advertising that "portrays Qatar as a desirable destination" or encourages people to attend the World Cup, under a 2019 policy response to LGBTQ laws there. The stance by Transport for London (TfL) has reportedly angered Doha during its hosting of the football tournament, with the Financial Times reporting Saturday…
7 hours ago
Robert Lewandowski, one of the most prolific strikers in club football, finally got the first World Cup goal of his career when he netted against Saudi Arabia on Saturday.