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28 Jul 2015
Kenya's police chief on Tuesday admitted Tuesday that US President Barack Obama's weekend visit to Kenya was a security "nightmare", but said the incident-free trip to Nairobi had proved a major confidence booster for the country. "My nightmare was that someone might sneak in and do something nasty," police Inspector General Joseph Boinnet said, referring…
28 Jul 2015
A Zimbabwean professional hunter and a local landowner will appear in court on poaching charges for allegedly killing a much-loved lion called Cecil, officials said Tuesday, after the feline's death caused widespread outrage. A statement issued by the Zimbabwean Parks Authority made no reference to reports that it was a wealthy Spanish or American man…
28 Jul 2015
A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising. Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Kadhafi's last prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi were also among those sentenced to death. Seif al-Islam was not in court because he is held in…
26 Jul 2015
US President Barack Obama landed in Ethiopia on Sunday, beginning a two-day stay and becoming the first American leader to visit Africa's second most populous nation. Air Force One touched down at Addis Ababa's international airport after a short flight north from the Kenyan capital Nairobi, and the president was greeted on the tarmac by…
26 Jul 2015
At least 19 people were killed in a suicide bombing in the northern Cameroonian town of Maroua on Saturday, a local military commander said, just three days after twin bombings there suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram. Residents said the female bomber struck at a bar in the Pont Vert neighbourhood, close…
25 Jul 2015
A batch of Kenyan newborn babies have been named in honour of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country -- with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-flyers. Already there are numerous young Barack Obamas living in Kogelo, the president's ancestral village, but soon after Obama touched down on Friday night…
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.

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Poland will deliver an additional 60 tanks to Kyiv to help it fend off Russia's aggression, in a move hailed on Friday by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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The National Population Commission (NPC), has begun a 10-day training for 1505 state facilitators for the 2023 census in Plateau.
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Osun State governor Ademola Adeleke said he would appeal the judgment sacking him from office. The Osun State Election Petition Tribunal on Friday sacked Adeleke as the state governor and declared Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of the governorship election. The tribunal annulled the election of Adeleke, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and…
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The Managing Director, Dala Inland Dry Port , Ahmad Rabiu says President Muhammadu Buhari will commission the Dala International Inland Dry Port on Monday, Jan. 31.