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  • Probe into 1994 Rwanda president killing risks termination-source

    Probe into 1994 Rwanda president killing risks termination-source

    A French prosecutor has recommended dropping charges against eight senior Rwandan officials, including the defence minister, who were being investigated over the death of president Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994, a judicial source told Reuters.

  • Angola refutes allegations of killing Congolese migrants

    Angola refutes allegations of killing Congolese migrants

    Congolese migrants and officials said dozens of people were killed this month in neighbouring Angola in a crackdown on artisanal diamond mining, an accusation Angolan security forces strongly denied

  • Zambia central bank warns against use of cryptocurrencies

    Zambia central bank warns against use of cryptocurrencies

    Bank of Zambia (BoZ), the country’s central bank has cautioned members of the public against cryptocurrencies. BoZ says cryptos are not legal tender in the Republic of Zambia, local portal Mwebantu reports.

  • Ethiopia's ruling EPRDF re-elects PM Abiy Ahmed as leader

    Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF re-elects PM Abiy Ahmed as leader

    Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been retained as chairman of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF. His chief of staff, tweeted that the 42-year-old had been given a mandate to lead the coalition till the next congress. Today marks the final day of the EPRDF’s 11th Congress taking place in Hawassa. The congress [...]
  • Nigeria, Others Lose $80bn To Illicit Financial Outflows Annually

    Nigeria, Others Lose $80bn To Illicit Financial Outflows Annually

    Former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, yesterday disclosed that Nigeria, South Africa and other African countries lose an estimated amount of $80 billion to illicit capital outflows every year. Mbeki also called for urgent kick against the illicit financial loss and its resultant cut on public wealth by the global community. He made the [...]
  • Surgeon from DR Congo Denis Mukwege Wins 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

    Surgeon from DR Congo Denis Mukwege Wins 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

    The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Denis Mukwege has been named a joint winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. The man known as the rape surgeon was awarded along with Nadia Murad for their efforts to end sexual violence as weapon of war. “The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize [...]
  • Train collision in South Africa injures 320 people

    About 320 people were injured when a packed train travelling from South Africa’s business hub Johannesburg to the capital Pretoria crashed into the back of a stationary train, Metrorail authorities said on Friday.

  • Nigeria: Nickelodeon to hold family festival in Lagos September 29

    Nigeria: Nickelodeon to hold family festival in Lagos September 29

    Nickelodeon has announced that it will host its biggest family festival in Lagos on September 29 and 30. The two-day event tagged NickFest, according to a statement from the organisers, will deliver a fun-filled experience for families as it promises to be a captivating experience for various age groups.

  • Wizkid Unveils His New Capsule Fashion Collection

    Wizkid Unveils His New Capsule Fashion Collection in New York

    Nigerian Afro beat singer and award winner Wizkid has made another hallmark in his career. He is now a proud owner of a fashion brand called “Starboy” the name of the collection takes after his nickname.

  • Authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have cause to be returned some 27,000 livestock – sheep and goat – to Somalia. Local media reports indicate that the herds of sheep and goats arrived at the Bosaso port on Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the rejection was because of fear of Rift Valley fever.

    Saudi Arabia rejects 27,000 sheep and goats from Somalia

    Authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have cause to be returned some 27,000 livestock – sheep and goat – to Somalia. Local media reports indicate that the herds of sheep and goats arrived at the Bosaso port on Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the rejection was because of fear of Rift Valley fever.

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