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Libyan port city mayor abducted and killed

Mohamad Eshtewi's body was found dumped in the street after he was abducted by unidentified gunmen...

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South Africa:10 Knockout Quotes From Zuma's Last Speech As Party President

[News24Wire] Outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma used his swansong at the party's 54th elective conference in Johannesburg on Saturday to attack the media, business...

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TV star's selfie warning to girls

TV personality Scarlett Moffatt posts selfies with a warning about filtered images on social media...

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Shinee singer Jonghyun: K-pop boy band superstar dies

Jonghyun was a member of Shinee, who have had a string of number one hits in South Korea...

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Shinee singer Kim Jong-hyun: K-pop boy band superstar dies

Kim Jong-hyun was a member of Shinee, who have had a string of number one hits in South Korea...

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Zimbabwe:Armed Fake Agent Breaches Mnangagwa Security - Reports

[News24Wire] An armed fake state security agent, who reportedly breached President Emmerson Mnangagwa's close security on two occasions last week with a fake Cent...

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Zimbabwe:Grace Mugabe Ally Sekeramayi Out of Politburo

[New Zimbabwe] Zanu-PF President Emmerson Mnangagwa further side-lined former defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi Friday after dropping him from the party's politb...

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Nigeria:'66% of Nigerian Prisons Inmates Are Awaiting Trial'

[This Day] The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has confirmed that majority (66 per cent) of inmates in Nigerian prisons are awaiting trial as at December 15, 2017...

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Gabon arrests dozens in knife attack that wounded two Danes

Police in Gabon arrested dozens of people Sunday over a knife attack that wounded two Danish nationals working for National Geographic, apparently in retribution for &...

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Chris Froome is not getting special treatment - Martin

Four-time world champion Tony Martin explains comments about Chris Froome's 'adverse' drugs test and says he did not get "s...

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Trump says he won't fire Russia meddling probe chief

President Donald Trump insisted Sunday he has no plans to fire special counsel Mueller, despite his team's recent attacks on the credibility of the probe into Rus...

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Ashes: Trevor Bayliss says he is right man for England despite loss to Australia

Trevor Bayliss says "it is for people above my pay grade" to decide his future after England's emphatic Ashes defeat in Australia...

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Kenya:Triumphant Harambee Stars Reap Big Cash Reward

[Nairobi News] Harambee Stars were on Sunday evening basking in the glory of lifting the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup after a four-year hiatus that came with a huge financial w...

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China listens to US contingencies on North Korea

It was the kind of sitdown that China had long resisted: Top US officials telling Chinese counterparts how American troops would enter North Korea if the hermit regime collaps...

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Ikea's tax affairs to be investigated by the EU

The Commission said Ikea may have been given an unfair tax advantage in the Netherlands...

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Pint-sized Ashes: The best TMS moments as Australia regain the urn

Listen to the best moments from Test Match Special as Australia regain the Ashes after storming to a massive win over England in the third Test in Perth and an unassailable 3-...

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South Africa's ANC votes on new leader in tense ballot

Thousands of delegates from South Africa's ruling ANC party cast secret ballots Monday to choose their next leader after repeated delays to a vote seen as a decis...

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Zimbabwe:Higher Education Boss Faces 15 Years Imprisonment

[New Zimbabwe] Higher education permanent secretary Prof Francis Gudyanga, 69, spent the weekend in jail after his bail hearing was postponed to this Monday by a Harare magist...

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Bangladesh funeral stampede leaves several dead

At least 10 people die during a feast to commemorate Chittagong mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury...

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At least eight killed in Indonesia landslide

Eight miners were killed and at least three more were missing following a landslide Monday on the slopes of a volcano on the Indonesian island of Java, officials said...

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China hails 'first Antarctica flight' for its tourists

Reports of a tourist flight over Antarctica highlight China's growing interest in the poles...

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Flight highlights Chinese tourist interest in Antarctica

Reports of a tourist flight over Antarctica highlight China's growing interest in the poles...

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10 killed in stampede at Bangladeshi politician's funeral

Ten people were killed and dozens injured in a stampede Monday after tens of thousands of people gathered for a funeral feast in Bangladesh's southern city of Chi...

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South Africa:Shock as Zuma Says Late Struggle Stalwart Kathrada's Letter Fake

[News24Wire] Former ANC NEC member Barbara Hogan has rejected suggestions by President Jacob Zuma that her late husband Ahmed Kathrada's final letter to him had b...

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South Africa's ANC party leadership vote: Counting under way

Delegates are selecting a replacement for Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa's ruling party...

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Ashes: Steve Smith says he would 'love' to whitewash England

Steve Smith says he would "love" to whitewash England 5-0 in the Ashes series, after the hosts reclaimed the urn with victory in Perth...

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Africa:Africa's Top 10 Most Food-Secure Countries ... Ghana Ranked 8th

[Business Day] FINDING enough to eat has been an ages-old challenge for Africans. Against a physical environment often hostile to agricultural and pastoral activity - deserts,...

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Zimbabwe:Grace Mugabe Will Get Justice - Cleric

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabweans will do justice to Grace Mugabe when her husband dies, a Catholic cleric and confidant of former President Robert Mugabe has ominously indicated...

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The billionaire returned to power in Chile

Chile's president, Harvard-trained economist and billionaire Sebastian Piñera returns to power...

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Harvey Weinstein: BBC Two plans 'definitive' documentary on sex scandal

The "definitive" feature-length film will include interviews with actresses and Hollywood insiders...

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Cameroon:Speech, Rights, and Aging Autocracy

[AfricaFocus] Cameroonian-American writer Patrice Nganang, an acclaimed novelist who writes in French and teaches at the State University of New York, Stonybrook, remains in p...

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Sierra Leone:Ebola Survivors Sue Sierra Leone Government

[East African] Two Ebola survivors have filed a suit at the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) court against the Sierra Leonean government's handl...

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Somalia:Political Uncertainty As Protests Spread in Ethiopia

[Shabelle] At least 15 people were killed on December 11, 2017, when members of the Ethiopian Defense Force fired on peaceful protesters...

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Jay-Z brings cancer survivor on stage

The rapper halts his show in California after spotting a fan's sign in the audience...

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Kenya:Man Fulfils 40-Year-Old Promise to Wed His Wife

[Nation] A few steps from the church entrance, Henry Kariuki, 95, stops limping, stares hard at Alice Wanjiku, 70, straightens up and with a bright smile hugs and pecks her sa...

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Ashes: Australia thrash England in Perth to regain urn

Australia regain the Ashes with an innings-and-41-run win over England in the third Test in Perth...

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South Africa:Swimmers Qualifying Times Flood In for Commonwealth Games

[Sascoc] Commonwealth Games qualifying times continued to tumble on the second day of the KZN Aquatics Premier Championships at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban on Sun...

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South Africa:Swimmers Deliver as Commonwealth Games Qualifying Times Flood In

[Sascoc] Commonwealth Games qualifying times continued to tumble on the second day of the KZN Aquatics Premier Championships at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban on Sun...

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Nigeria:UK Agrees to Return Nigeria's $85 Million Malabu Oil Loot

[Vanguard] Abuja -After many years of legal fireworks, the United Kingdom has given the final clearance for Nigeria to draw down a whopping $85 million seized from entities em...

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Nigeria:Four Killed As Boko Haram Ambushes UN Workers

[Premium Times] Four aid workers with the World Food Programme, WFP, have been kidnapped in Borno State...

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East Africa:Kenya Are 2017 Cecafa Champions!

[New Times] Sunday...

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Nigeria:'Abuja Light Rail December Deadline Not Feasible'

[Daily Trust] The December deadline given by the Ministry of Transportation before the commissioning of the Abuja light rail project appears no longer possible due to the late...

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Lebanon murder inquiry arrest after UK woman's death

Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut, had been strangled, police sources say...

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Lebanon murder probe arrest over British woman's death

Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut, had been strangled, police sources say...

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Uganda:MPs Approve U.S.$364 Million Loan for Hoima Airport

[Observer] Members of parliament have approved government's request to borrow Shs 1.3 trillion from two separate financial institutions in the United Kingdom for...

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Congo-Kinshasa:Reactions From People in an Ituri Village On the Lubanga Reparations

[Lubanga Trial Website] This article was prepared by our partner Radio Canal Révélation, a radio station based in Bunia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as part...

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Uganda:Chinese to Construct 'Oil Roads' At Their Own Cost

[Observer] Chinese firms will meet their own costs for the construction of 'oil roads' as government continues to engage China's Exim ba...

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Uganda:Tourists Warned Against Selfies With Wild Animals

[Observer] Officials from World Animal Protection (WAP) have warned tourists against using wild animals for selfies and entertainment because this act can turn deadly if the a...

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Kenya:KCB to Secure Accounts With Fingerprint, Voice Identity

[Nation] KCB Group #ticker:KCB is set to introduce a biometric access system that will allow customers to use their fingerprints and voice to securely log into their accounts,...

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Uganda:Why Central Bank Infighting Isn't Helpful

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Bank of Uganda (BoU) is under fire as its top managers; Governor Tumusiime Mutebile, the Deputy Governor Louis Kasekende, and the Director Sup...

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Niger:Former Boko Haram Fighters Wait for Rehabilitation Facility

[VOA] The multinational joint task force fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria says it will hold some 200 former terrorists until Cameroon can const...

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Nigeria:Dangote, Bua Feud Over Mining Site Worsens

[Daily Trust] There is no end in sight in the feud between Dangote Group and Bua Group over ownership of Mining Lease No. 2541, located in a boundary town of Oguda/Ubo in Oken...

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Somalia:PM Says His Government Demanded U.S. Aid Cut

[VOA] Somalia's prime minister, Hassan ali-Khaire, said his government had demanded the U.S. briefly suspend aid to much of Somalia's armed forces in...

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Kenya:Odinga Vows to Take Oath As 'People's President'

[Nairobi News] National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga on Sunday vowed he will soon be sworn in as the 'people's president' and scof...

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Senegal:Air Traffic Controllers on Strike Days After New Airport Opens

[VOA] Air traffic controllers at Senegal's new international airport have gone on strike just days after the facility opened. Flights to and from Dakar&#0...

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Kenya:Flat Exports As Trade Deficit Hits Sh946bn

[Nation] Kenya's trade deficit widened to a record Sh946.8 billion in the 10 months to October driven by the doubling of food imports and purchase of machinery fr...

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Kenya:Envoys Pick Four-Point Agenda As They Prepare for Talks

[Nation] Four key agenda items for Kenya's national dialogue have been proposed ahead of talks facilitated by diplomats, the clergy, business and trade union lead...

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Kenya:Secession Talk Major Headache for Kenyatta's Second Term

[Nation] As the political tussle between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga fades, the talk of secession appears to be the next headache for the country...

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Tanzania:Arusha-Musoma Highway Construction Kicks Off

[Daily News] THE work for the proposed Arusha- Musoma Highway which will pass through Loliondo, has started with the Mto-wa- Mbu to Sale section on the Arusha side...

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Kenya:Agony of Nairobi Women Detained in Hospitals Over Bills

[Nairobi News] Hundreds of women are detained in Kenyan hospitals for failing to pay medical bills, a report published early this month has shown...

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Africa:Africa the Poorer As Innovation Icon, Calestous Juma, Passes On

[Nation] The diversity of people paying tribute to Calestous Juma, the Kenyan Harvard scholar who died on Friday, on social media is remarkable...

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Gujarat vote: BJP on course to hold India PM's home state

Indian PM Narendra Modi's ruling BJP consolidates its lead as votes are counted in Gujarat state...

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Zimbabwe:Bakers Hike the Price of Bread

[Zimbabwe Standard] The price of basic commodities, including bread and many other things, continues to go up despite spirited attempts by President Emmerson Mnangagwa&amp...

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017: Sir Mo Farah 'shocked' to win

Sir Mo Farah says he was shocked to be voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 and "never thought I would win having come so close before"...

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Zimbabwe:Mugabe Son-in-Law's Airline Plan Will Be Blocked - Report

[News24Wire] Plans by local investors and Robert Mugabe's son-in-law to set up a new airline in Zimbabwe appear to have suffered a set-back in the wake of last mo...

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Tanzania:Report Unravels Truth Over Seized 59 Containers

[Daily News] THE 31 containers laden with logs, impounded by the government in November 2015 from Zambia, were illegally shipped to Dar es Salaam on their way to China, a comp...

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Zimbabwe:A Cashless Solution for Zimbabwe's Crippling Cash-Crisis

[New Zimbabwe] THOUSANDS of Zimbabweans are celebrating the resignation of Mugabe and renewed hope can be seen everywhere. Unfortunately, the overnight departure of a dictator...

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Tanzania:Lukuvi Suspends NHC Director General

[Daily News] The Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development, Mr William Lukuvi has suspended the Director General of the National Housing Corporation (NHC),...

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Zimbabwe:A Faint Hope for Zimbabwe

[New Zimbabwe] Decades of Robert Mugabe's ruinous policies have driven his country to economic disaster. But will his successor and former ally be any improvement...

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Uganda:Age Limit Bill - Will MPs Follow Voters or Party?

[Monitor] The period that the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, gave to MPs to carry out public consultations following the tabling of the Private Members&#039...

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Tunisia:Seven Years After Arab Spring, Tunisia's Future Uncertain

[Deutsche Welle] The Tunisian revolution, considered the catalyst for the movement that became known as the Arab Spring, began seven years ago. Today, Tunisia is still struggl...

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South Africa:Jacob Zuma Makes Last Major Speech As ANC Party Head

[Deutsche Welle] In his last speech as head of the ANC, South African President Jacob Zuma has admitted people are not happy with the state of the party. The race to succeed h...

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Uganda:Age Limit Bill - Details of Legal Committee Report

[Monitor] Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs failed to reach consensus on the contentious proposal to amend Article 102(b) and remove age limits, prompting M...

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South Africa:Investigative Unit's McBride Due Back in Court

[News24Wire] Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday for allege...

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Kenya/Tanzania:Hosts Win Cecafa, Basena's Cranes Settle for Third Slot

[Monitor] Kampala -Kenya was determined to win the Cecafa tourney they hosted and thanks to their spot kick speciality, they overcame Zanzibar 3-2 after a 2-2 draw to win the...

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Kenya:Kenyan Film Mully Listed for Oscars

[Nation] One day, when he was five years old, Charles Mulli woke up to find that he had been abandoned by his family, with no means to survive, he became a beggar, a street bo...

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Kenya:Kati Kati, Sue and Jonnie Top 2017 Kalasha Awards

[Nation] It was glitz and glam at this year's Kalasha International Awards which was dominated by the film Kati Kati and television series Sue na Jonnie...

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Kenya:Film Mully Listed for Oscars

[Nation] One day, when he was five years old, Charles Mulli woke up to find that he had been abandoned by his family, with no means to survive, he became a beggar, a street bo...

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Nigeria:Fall of P-Square Empire - What Next?

[Leadership] In this report, SAMUEL ABULUDE writes on the post P Square era and how the twin brothers' solo career may fare and the lessons to be learnt...

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Nigeria:Fuel Scarcity - Fayose Alleges Plans to Hike Price to N185

[Premium Times] The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the federal government of deliberately causing the current scarcity of fuel in the country in a ploy to j...

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Nigeria:Why Fuji Can Never Produce Another Barrister - Odeyemi, Late Singer's Publicist

[Premium Times] Dayo Odeyemi is publicist to the late Fuji star, Sikiru Ayinde (Barrister or Barry Wonder), who died on December 16, 2010. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES...

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South Africa:Model Candice Swanepoel Pregnant With Her Second Child

[News24Wire] Christmas came early for Candice Swanepoel and her fiancé Hermann Nicoli - the couple are expecting their second child together...

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Mumbai sweet shop fire kills 12 in India

The victims were reported to be workers who were employed at the shop and were also living there...

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Nigeria:Tiwa Savage Vs Yemi Alade - Who Rules 2017?

[Vanguard] The music industry the world over is characterised by healthy competition which puts artistes on their toes to churn out good music for the listening pleasure of th...

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Nigeria:'Fela Would Have Expected Better From Disciples in Following His Radical Ideals'

[Guardian] 'LAITAN ADENIJI, also known musically as 'ADENIJI HEAVYWIN,' has the envious task of playing Fela in Bolanle Austin-Peters Pr...

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Rwanda:Is RnB Singer King James Venturing Into Gospel Music?

[New Times] James Ruhumuriza, better known by his stage name "King James" shot to fame in 2009, thanks to his 'Inzozi' song...

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Nigeria:Boko Haram Militants Attack Food Aid Convoy in Nigeria

[Deutsche Welle] Boko Haram militants have killed four people in an attack on a food convoy carrying aid to displaced civilians in Nigeria. Some 8.5 million people in the conf...

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Nigeria:I'm Happy With My Improved Health - President

[Vanguard] As President Muhammadu Buhari clocked 75 years Sunday, he expressed happiness that his health condition has recorded excellent improvement and thanked Nigerians for...

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Nigeria:Obaseki Describes Buhari As Exemplary Leader At 75

[Guardian] Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has described President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 75th birthday as an exemplary leader...

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Nigeria:Presidency Cancels Special Parade for Buhari

[Premium Times] The planned special birthday parade to be mounted by the Brigade of Guards as part of activities to mark President Muhammadu Buhari's 75th birthda...

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Gujarat: BJP crosses key 100 lead mark in India state polls

PM Narendra Modi's ruling BJP consolidates its lead as votes are counted in India's Gujarat state...

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Zimbabwe:Man in Court After Calling President Mnangagwa a 'Murderer'

[New Zimbabwe] A 45 YEAR old Harare man landed in the dock after he allegedly called President Emmerson Mnangagwa a "murderer" at the just ended Zanu...

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Libya:What Nigerian Govt Must Do to Stop Libya Migration - Former VP

[Premium Times] A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has advised governments at all levels to create the enabling environment that would attract and sustain investments th...

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Nigeria:Unlike Fayose, Wike Fails to Condemn $1 Billion ECA Fund to Fight Boko Haram

[Premium Times] The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has reacted to the recent decision to spend $1 billion of the funds in the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram...

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Nigeria:What Nigerian Govt Must Do to Stop Libya Migration - Former VP

[Premium Times] A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has advised governments at all levels to create the enabling environment that would attract and sustain investments th...

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Nigeria:Reactions Trail Law Graduate Denied Call to Bar Over Hijab

[Vanguard] A University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) graduate was recently denied being called to bar by the Council of Legal Education (CLE) for refusing to remove her '...

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Nigeria:Security Officials Doubt Alleged Burgle of Taxiing Aircraft

[This Day] Fixed Base Operators of the private terminals at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and Aviation Security officials of the Federal Airports Au...

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South Africa:Gauteng Police Placed On 'High Alert' Ahead of ANC Election Results

[News24Wire] The Gauteng police commissioner has announced that police will be placed on "high alert" pending the outcome of the ANC election results...

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South Africa:Mkhize Declines Deputy President Nomination 'For the Sake of Unity'

[News24Wire] Outgoing ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize delivered a shock announcement when he rejected a nomination for the position of ANC deputy president...

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