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Nigeria, Gambia to set up technical committees on implementation of MoU

The MOU seeks to empower women, children, the disabled and the elderly in both countries.

Zumba makes waves in Afghanistan, where dance once forbidden

Taliban once banned music, television, sports and dancing.

Indonesia waives visa for 79 extra countries

Indonesia has expanded its list of visa-free nations to 169.

Eight persons attempt suicide, wants cow as India’s national animal

India’s Hindu majority regards cows as holy and their slaughter is banned in several regions.

Trump knocks Rubio out of Republican race

Trump’s wins in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina bring him closer to the 1,237 delegates he needs to win nomination.

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72 foreign journalists fined for entering Macedonia

Affected journalists are banned from reporting from Macedonia for six months.

Mauritius finance minister quits, PM says takes role

The minister had not returned to work for several weeks after a visit to the United States.

Morocco offers help in probe into Cote d’Ivoire deadly attacks

At least 14 people were killed in the attacks that targeted three beach resort hotels.

Editor on trial for exposing alleged corruption

The report alleged that a telecommunications regulatory official accepted kick-backs from mobile phone companies.

Convicted killer of South African anti-apartheid hero gets bail

Mr. Hani’s wife kicks against decision to free the convicted killer.

Buhari warns against collapse of South Sudan peace agreement

Mr. Buhari says Nigeria will work with the ​AU ​to ensure implementation of peace pact.​​

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe bolts out of festival in India over security fears

Mr. Mugabe is often criticised by the opposition for his numerous foreign trips.

Niger Republic heads to presidential run-off poll without opposition

Major opposition candidate​, ​Hama Amadou​,​ is detained ​on ​human trafficking charges​.​

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Journalist sentenced to 21 months in prison for insulting President Erdoğan

Turkish police have arrested at least seven Kurdish journalists since December 1, 2015,

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South Africa plans 9,600mw nuclear power

The project is expected to cost more than $100 billiion

Lesotho: Time for Visionary Leaders in Lesotho

By Tsoeu Petlane Almost a month after the release of the report of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) inquiry into political instability in Lesotho, many citizens remain in the dark over both its contents and their implications for the future. Led by Justice Mpaphi Phumaphi of the Botswana High Court, the 10-strong commission was […]

Iran President, Hassan Rowhani

Iranian billionaire bags death sentence for fraud

“Zanjani was also blacklisted in the U.S. after he breached international sanctions against Iran by selling oil.”

Benin holds 6th presidential election

The election was initially slated for February 28, but the polls were postponed.

South African President, Jacob Zuma, to visit Nigeria

Mr. Zuma is expected to visit Nigeria from March 8 to 9.

Nigerian military personnel among 99 United Nations officials accused of sex crimes in 2015

The majority of those allegations involved personnel in 10 peace keeping missions.

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Four ECOMOG field commanders, 2 journalists to receive posthumous awards

Other field commanders whose tenures during the ECOMOG operations were covered in the book would also be recognised by the organisers.

US spends N160bn on drought mitigation in Ethiopia

UN says $268million needed to immediately address the situation

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe won’t pick successor, wants to live to 100

“Where have you ever seen that, even in our own culture, where a wife inherits from her husband?”

Beheaded Russian child is revenge for Putin’s Syria strikes – suspect

Investigators say the suspect could be mentally ill.

South Africa’s President Zuma defeats no-confidence vote over economy

Mr. Zuma has been facing a tough challenge particularly after his firing of former finance minister.