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Boko Haram

Boko Haram razes over 100 houses, shops in Nigeria raid

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At least 101 houses and shops were razed following a raid by terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, an official...
Real Estate Valuation

Nigeria plans to build 1 million houses every year to address housing deficit

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The Nigerian government said on Saturday that as a way of addressing the housing deficit in the country, it is determined to deliver 1...
banks

Tanzania’s central bank directs commercial banks to establish data centers

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Tanzania's central bank on Saturday directed all commercial banks and financial institutions to put in place a primary or secondary data center in the...
A view of the 26th AU summit is seen in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016. The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

AU welcomes latest developments in Rwanda, Uganda ties

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The African Union (AU) has commended the signing of a memorandum of understanding to improve the political and economic relations between the governments of...
Kidnap

Catholic Bishop kidnapped in Cameroon’s restive region

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Armed separatists kidnapped a prominent Catholic Bishop early Saturday in Bui, a division in Cameroon's restive region of Northwest, according to officials of the...
Togoless in Ghana Demonstrate

CPP Asks Ghana’s President to Mediate in Togolese Crisis

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The Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) has appealed to the International Community to pay attention to recent developments in Togo...“It could have been worse and...

MGCubed Project Makes Remarkable Impact

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The use of interactive distance learning technology to deliver Maths and English lessons daily to more than 10,000 girls and boys in 72 government...
Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia state (middle) flanked by the > Trade Investment Delegation from China and Board of Nigeria/China > Business Council during their visit on the governor in Umuahia.

China, Nigeria hold discussion on strengthening consular cooperation

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China and Nigeria held a strategic discussion in Nigeria's Abuja on Thursday to strengthen consular cooperation. The Abuja forum provided the platform for stakeholders and...
Education

140 Kenyan students to leave for China for higher education

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A ceremony was held at the Chinese Embassy in Kenya on Thursday to bid farewell to 140 Kenyan students who have received scholarships to...
20th Rwanda International Trade Fair

Rwanda’s international trade fair opens

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The 20th Rwanda International Trade Fair on Thursday officially opened in the Rwandan capital Kigali. The two-week annual show is aimed at promoting locally manufactured...
coffee beans

Prices decline at Kenya’s coffee auction

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Kenya's coffee auction prices have started declining following a similar trend at the international market. Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) said in a statement released Thursday...
plastic waste

Ghana consults with investors in recycling waste

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Ghana's Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources Kofi Adda on Thursday said the government was consulting with investors to convert waste into value-added products...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzanian leader concerns over slow pace of corruption conviction

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Thursday expressed concerns over the slow pace of investigations and conviction of corruption cases, the Directorate of Presidential Communications...
gunfire

Disgruntled employee shoots one, holds hostages in U.S. restaurant

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A disgruntled employee shot one person and is holding several other hostages in a restaurant in downtown Charleston, U.S. state of South Carolina, authorities...
People gather to pray in baggage claim during a protest against the travel ban imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order, at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas, Texas, U.S. January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Laura Buckman

Human smuggling poses a big problem in Texas

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Earlier this month, American police in Texas found 17 undocumented immigrants locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a gas station about 32 km from...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria approves extradition treaty with UAE

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday approved nine agreements including a Extradition Treaty between Nigeria and United Arab Emirates (UAE) toward strengthening the country's anti-corruption...
Group of People Waving Flag of Nigeria in Back Lit

Nigeria to improve ranking on ease of doing business

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The Nigerian government Thursday said proactive measures have been put in place to improve the country's 2018 ranking on the Ease of Doing Business. Addressing...
albino

Tanzanian police arrest two for kidnapping child with albinism

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Tanzanian police on Thursday arrested a Tanzanian citizen and a Kenyan national for abducting a five-year old child with albinism. Hamis Issah, Kilimanjaro Regional Police...
Lai-Mohammed

Nigeria to clamp down media spreading hate speech

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The Nigerian government will clamp down on any radio or television station that broadcasts hate speech, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said...
Electoral campaign

Preliminary results suggest Angola’s ruling party in winning position

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Preliminary results of Angola's election issued Thursday by the National Electoral Commission (CNE) placed the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)...
Mental Health

Namibia lagging on mental health promotion

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Namibia is lagging far behind in the promotion of mental health and the provision of services compared to other health care delivery, an official...
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2016 shows rescuers and a sniffer dog working after the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, Italian authorities confirmed early on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

Italy begins criminal investigation starts into earthquake

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At least 290 people died in the 6.2 magnitude quake, which centered on the town of Amatice. In addition to the deaths, thousands more...
GJA

More Donations Comes in For GJA Awards

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The United States Embassy presented GH¢10,000 for the Best Reporter on Anti-Corruption, World Vision presented a sponsorship package of GH¢30,000 including cash and...
Wpid Tullow Oil

British firm to start oil production in Kenya in 2017

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Tullow Oil Chief Operating Officer, Paul McDade, said Wednesday that Kenya will be an oil exporting nation mid next year. He said...
climate change

Namibian expert calls for shift in climate change crisis management

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"We should see drought as a risk that needs to be managed. This requires all parties to be proactive rather than reactive. Namibia should...
Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority

Tanzania loses US$500k yearly for not managing Eastern Triangle Airspace

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Gideon Misheri, Acting Chief of Air Traffic Management at the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), revealed this when speaking to members of the Tanzania's...
cooking oil

Burkina Faso confiscates 24,000 liters of spoiled cooking oil

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Pascal Zaida from the federation, said the spoiled products which were seized on Monday in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso's commercial capital, will be burnt soon. ...
Benin

Benin government promises to boost security

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Benin government has vowed to boost public security and defense in its new five-year action plan (2016-2021), according to a government statement. ...
GIFEC supports Birth and Death

Birth and Death registry gets support from GIFEC

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The beneficiaries are the Birth and Death Registry in Accra, which received 100 desktop computers, 20 laptops, six scanners, 10 severs, 10 printers and...
AGM PBC

PBC records mild profits for with no dividend for shareholders

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The Board of PBC, however, could not recommend the payment of any dividend as was the case in the 2013/2014 financial year. At the 15th...