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The first batch of 5,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon has been handed over to Borno State Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum. The handover took place at a brief ceremony in Amchiide, a border community between Nigeria and Cameroon, close to Banki in the Bama Local Government Area of Borno Central. The returnees were part of […]

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko, who was seen as a possible successor to President Alassane Ouattara, has died in Freiburg in southwestern Germany, two days after his 56th birthday. A former media executive who turned to politics, Bakayoko acted as a negotiator and intermediary between warring factions during a prolonged civil conflict in Ivory […]

There are growing concerns over the health of Tanzanian President John Magufuli who has not been seen in public for 11 days. Magafuli who has been in power since 2015 and nicknamed “The Bulldozer,” was last seen on Feb. 27 looking his normal robust self during a ceremony at State House in Dar es Salaam. […]

In South Africa, a man tracking wildlife in a game reserve has been killed by two lions. The authorities said Malibongwe Mfila, who worked as a tracker at Marataba Safari Lodge in Marakele National Park, was scouting for animals in the park when the lions attacked him. Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said Mfila, a […]

Myanmar security forces have reportedly killed four people today during protests against the military coup. The victims were killed when the police opened fire on protesters, a day after a regional diplomatic push to end the month-long crisis made a little headway. Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in several places, […]

The U.S government says it acknowledges the threats that violent extremism poses to Nigeria and regional security in Africa This was part of a phone call discussion between the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyema.  A statement issued by the US spokesperson Ned Prince highlighted the importance the […]

Scientist from Brazil and the UK estimate the Brazilian P1 variant is more transmissible than previous versions of coronavirus found. The initial assessment of the Brazilian variant of COVID-19, newly identified in the UK, shows it may evade the immune system and spread more easily. It is estimated that the variant, known as P1, is […]

All the schoolgirls abducted from the Government Science Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara state, Nigeria, have been released. Governor Bello Mohammed confirmed that 279 schoolgirls were released without paying any ransom adding that their release was secured through dialogue with their abductors. Editor-Oloyede Oworu

The Roman Catholic head, Pope Francis has reacted to the abduction of schoolgirls in Zamfara State by bandits. The Pontiff in his weekly Sunday Angelus (The Angelus exemplifies a species of prayers called the prayer of the devotee) to the Catholic faithful on Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican, condemned the attack on innocent students, […]

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has been seen by her lawyers for the first time since she was detained during a military coup a month ago. Suu Kyi, who appeared in court via video link, appeared to be in “good health” and asked to see her legal team, her lawyers said. She has been held […]

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