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Police say grenade blast kills 8 in Burundi

Police say grenade blast kills 8 in Burundi

Police said on Monday that eight people were killed in a grenade blast in one of the deadliest attacks in Burundi in recent months. Police...
Music: "Fakia Large" set to release new song in South Africa

Music: “Fakia Large” set to release new song in South Africa

South Africa-based Nigerian Hip Pop artiste, “Fakia Large”, says arrangements have been concluded to release his new single, entitled “Monalisa’’. The musician, born Ifeanyi Collins...
Nigerian students constitute largest group in Beninois University

Nigerian students constitute largest group in Beninois University

The President of the Houdegbe North American University jn the Republic of Benin, Prof. Dada Houdegbe, on Saturday announced that about 90 per cent...
Obasanjo blows hot, advises Buhari not to re-contest

Obasanjo seeks common currency to boost ECOWAS trade

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to agree on a common currency...
French, West African presidents launch Sahel force

French, West African presidents launch Sahel force

African powers launched a new multinational military force in the Sahel on Sunday, which France's President Emmanuel Macron told a regional summit should be...
Sudan extends ceasefire

Sudan extends ceasefire

Sudan will extend a unilateral ceasefire with rebels until the end of October, a decree by President Omar Hassan al-Bashir says. Al-Bashir’s decree is...
60 migrants missing after Mediterranean shipwreck

60 migrants missing after Mediterranean shipwreck

About 60 people are missing after the capsized migrant boat in the Mediterranean Sea, a spokesperson for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said...
IOM, EU Partner to Provide Returning Nigerian Migrants with Reintegration Assistance

IOM rescues 600 stranded migrants in Sahara Desert

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it rescued no fewer than 600 people since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation...
25.5 million unsafe abortions performed annually, mostly in poor regions – WHO

WHO lauds Africa’s progress in malaria, HIV control

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has commended the African region for making significant progress in malaria control in the last five years. Dr Matshidiso Moeti,...

Zaynab Alkali urges young writers to read, write more

Prof. Zaynab Alkali, renowned novelist, poet and short story writer, has advised young writers to read a lot and write more to be able...