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Bimbo Daramola: Society must take ownership of end xenophobia crusade

The convener of One United Africa Initiative, Hon. Bimbo Daramola, has warned that unless and until the society takes ownership of the end black on black violence campaign, the continent would not be safe for all. Daramola, a former...

NIHOTOUR: Nigeria stands to reap benefits from tourism with improved infrastructure

Dr Momoh Kabir, Director-General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, says Nigeria stands the chance to reap immense economic benefits from tourism with improved infrastructure in the sector. Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, Kabir stressed...

Seven migrants drown off Moroccan coast, 70 rescued

A Moroccan coastguard vessel on Monday retrieved seven bodies and rescued 70 migrants whose boat got into difficulty in the Mediterranean, a military source said. The survivors, including 10 women and a baby, were found in a “very poor state”...

US tech giants sued over cobalt mine child labour deaths

Five US tech giants including Apple, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet have been named in a lawsuit over the death of child labourers in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Impoverished but mineral-rich DR Congo is the...

Trapped gold miners found dead in South Africa

Four gold miners trapped underground after a tremor caused a rockfall in northeast South Africa have been found dead, their union said Sunday. A fifth miner was rescued with serious injuries on Friday after the accident at the Tau...

Militia beheads 16 people in new DR Congo massacre – civil society

Suspected militia fighters have decapitated 16 people in a new village massacre near Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civil society sources said on Friday. Three more civilians were wounded in Beni town by an explosive device on...

Zimbabwe ex-tourism minister facing graft charges freed on bail

A Zimbabwean former tourism minister was released on bail on Friday after spending two months in jail over the disappearance of $94m from the country’s pension fund, the state broadcaster reported. Prisca Mupfumira was the first sitting minister of...

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe to be buried in home district – government

Zimbabwe has announced that former president Robert Mugabe would be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family, after three weeks of public debates over his final resting place. The government on Thursday said the...

Gift Monday brace inspires Super Falcons friendly win over Confluence Queens

Gift Monday was on target twice as the Nigerian senior women’s side defeated Confluence Queens 3-0 in a friendly on Wednesday. The Super Falcons had failed to register a win in two test matches with Abuja-based male sides but...

Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday. Norway will provide Gabon, which is almost 90 percent covered by forest,...

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Cross River rerun: INEC confirms kidnap, release of presiding officer

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the abduction of the Supervisory Presiding Officer (SPO) in...

El Salvador general admits army carried out El Mozote massacre

A retired Salvadoran general on Friday acknowledged for the first time that the armed forces were responsible for a notorious 1981 massacre...

Imo guber ruling: We will push President Buhari, National Assembly to amend electoral law – APC

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has disclosed that the party will push President Muhammadu Buhari and...

Ogun government warns against farming in forest reserves

The Ogun government says it will no longer permit farming and erection of permanent structure in its forest reserves. The state Commissioner for...

2021: Governor Akeredolu dares APC to drop him and lose Ondo

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