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Fuel tanker explosion kills 57 people in Tanzania

At least 57 people have died after a fuel tanker exploded in Tanzania, according to police. Witnesses in Morogoro, which is 120 miles from Tanzania’s economic city of Dar es...

Libyan government agrees to UN-backed Eid al-Adha ceasefire

The internationally recognised Libyan government (GNA) has accepted an offer by the United Nations for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday. The Libyan government has been fighting...

UN: More than 2 million Zimbabweans on the brink of starvation

Pure Cycles More than two million Zimbabweans are on the cusp of “starvation”, the United Nations food agency has said, launching a $331.5m aid appeal to help the southern...

Lagos governor reaffirms support for Nigeria Open

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reaffirmed the state’s commitment to the annual ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open a table tennis tournament that has drawn over 30 countries to...

Usman Abd’Allah: Enyimba still hungry for domestic, continental glories

Enyimba technical adviser, Usman Abd’Allah, says they are primed for more domestic and continental glories this term as they head into another campaign in the CAF Champions League. The...

Presidents Buhari, Ramaphosa to meet over xenophobic attacks

Presidents Muhammadu Buhari and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will meet on the sidelines of the ongoing African Export Import (Afrexim) bank Annual General Meeting in Abuja to...

Clemens Toennies: Schalke boss steps down for three months following ‘racist’ slur

Clemens Toennies has stepped down for three months as chairman of German Bundesliga club Schalke following widespread condemnation of alleged ‘racist’ comments he made last week. The club’s five-strong...

Lawmaker kicked out of chambers for coming with baby

A Kenyan lawmaker, Zulekha Hassan, was on Wednesday kicked out of parliament because she came with her baby. Hassan, who represents the Kwale constituency had brought in the third...

ECOWAS Commission calls for whistle blower protection laws

The ECOWAS Commission on Tuesday urged ECOWAS Parliamentarians to enact laws and take other appropriate measures to protect whistle blowers in the sub-region. Mr Eyesan Okorodudu, Head, Democracy and...

Sudanese celebrate as military, opposition reach agreement

Demonstrators cheered in the streets of Khartoum on Saturday to celebrate an agreement on a constitutional framework reached by Sudan’s military council and the civilian opposition. The Transitional Military...

Sudan generals, protest leaders agree on constitutional declaration

Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders reached a “full agreement” on the constitutional declaration, the African Union said on Saturday, paving the way for transitioning to civilian rule. The...

UN urges regional communities to tap into AfCFTA to boost intra-Africa trade

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Friday urged African regional economic communities to tap into the potential of the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) Agreement. It said...

Fourth Ebola case found in Congo, raising fears of rapidly spreading scourge

Reuters A fourth case of Ebola has been confirmed in the eastern Congo city of Goma, the government said late on Thursday, raising fears of an acceleration in infections...

Kinshasa: Rwanda shuts border with Ebola-hit DR Congo

Rwanda has shut its frontier with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo after a third case of the deadly virus was detected in the border city of Goma, the...

UNICEF converts plastics to bricks to build Ivory Coast schools

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced an innovative partnership to build a factory in Ivory Coast to convert plastic waste into bricks for school construction, a UN...

Five protesters shot dead in Sudan

Five protesters including four students were shot dead and several wounded at a rally in a town in central Sudan on Monday, a doctors committee linked to the...

AfDB woos Nigerian investors for DR Congo

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for the constriction of an economic bridge to link Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to unlock potentials in the...

DR Congo rivals forge government pact 7 months after polls

The two rival political camps in DR Congo Friday forged a pact on forming a government, six months after President Felix Tshisekedi took power from veteran ruler Joseph...

Tunisia’s president Beji Caid Essebsi passes on at 92

Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia’s first democratically elected president, has died aged 92, reviving fears of a power vacuum in the north African country before elections in November. Essebsi, who...

Tunisian president hospitalised

Tunisia’s 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, was taken to a military hospital on Wednesday, the son of the president said, the second health crisis for the leader in...

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Pastor petitions police over abduction of wife, children

An Abuja pastor, Isaac Pada, has petitioned the Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police over the alleged abduction of his wife, Precious, and...

Diogo Jota: Harry Maguire’s £80 million transfer fee is hard to explain

Wolves attacker Diogo Jota has claimed Harry Maguire’s £80 million ($97m) transfer to Manchester United is ‘hard to explain’. The defender completed his much-anticipated...

Police parade suspected 166 robbers, kidnappers, others in Kano

Kano State Police Command has paraded 116 suspected criminals accused of various crimes that include kidnapping, armed robbery and drug peddling along with arms...

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