A funeral ceremony for protesters killed during clashes at recent anti-government demonstrations in Guinea was held Friday. The victims were the latest of crackdown on anti-government protesters by law enforcement officials. “I am always saddened to find myself here at the morgue to see these bodies carried, those of young people who are cowardly murdered […]

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Nations around Africa’s Sahel region have been called upon to synergize and build military cooperation in other to defeat the emerging threats of terrorism and extremism in the region. This was the call when the Egypt’s Ambassador to Nigeria Assem Hanafi Elseify paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur […]

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Botswana’s status as a safe haven for wildlife is being extremely tested, after the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism said rhino poaching in Botswana’s Okavango Delta has risen at an unprecedented rate over the last 12 months. The ministry said 23 white rhinoceros and eight black rhinoceros were killed since October 2018. […]

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The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has restated its commitment to energy cooperation in the region.The President of the Commission H.E Jean-Claude Kassi Brou gave this commitment at the 14th Session of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) General Assembly on the 8th of November 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria. President […]

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Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of its neighbouring country. In a statement on Friday, the agriculture ministry called the move “a precautionary measure designed to prevent the spread of the infection into Zimbabwe”. In […]

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Francophone nations in West Africa want more control over the management of their currency and plan to move some reserves from France, said Beninese President Patrice Talon. The eight-member nations of the West African Monetary Union “unanimously agree” on ending a decade-old model whereby their foreign-exchange accumulation is kept at the French Treasury, Talon said […]

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Contrary to speculations on the social media, the Federal Government on Sunday dismissed the report of a purported attack on the Nigerian Embassy in Cotonou, Benin Republic. The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ferdinand Nwonye, stated this in a statement in Abuja. He said: “The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has […]

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Two South African Airways (SAA) flight attendants have been detained in Hong Kong on suspicion of drug trafficking.

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On the first day of the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit to South Africa, his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated his country’s deep regret for last month’s violence – some of which targeted Nigerian nationals and their businesses

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By Emmanuel Onwubiko There are two different issues that have just cropped up in the public domain and have constituted the discussion points for most commentators observing the trajectories of the Counter terror war being waged by the Armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I must say that everyone who is somebody in […]

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