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Cameroon must transparently probe deadly hospital fire – U.S.

The United States embassy in Cameroon has asked the government to probe a deadly hospital arson that claimed four lives at the Kumba District hospital on Monday.The Embassy reacted to the attack on aFebruary 12 statement stressing that the government must probe, hold perpetrators accountable and also publicly publish results of the said probe.“We call […]

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EU blacklists Nigeria, Libya over money laundering, terrorism financing

The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. “The European Commission adopted today a list of 23 third countries with weak rules against money laundering and terrorism […]

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‘Election No Be War’: U.S. tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari’s party has issued a stern warning to the United States and other foreign allies for allegedly making “unguarded” public statements ahead of Nigeria’s presidential polls this weekend.The US, Britain and the European Union have in recent weeks publicly warned against vote-rigging and election violence, and also expressed concern over President Muhammadu Buhari’s […]

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Sudan protest hub: Khartoum varsity profs arrested for attempted rally

Security forces arrested 14 professors who were gathering to protest outside Khartoum University on Tuesday, witnesses said, as anti-government demonstrations neared the end of their eighth week. Doctors also rallied outside state and private hospitals in Sudan’s capital and other cities against the rule of President Omar al-Bashir, witnesses added. Union members, students, opposition activists […]

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Nigeria: EU observers to remain despite ‘body bags’ threat from Buhari’s ally

The European Union said on Thursday its observers would continue monitor the Nigeria general elections, one day after an ally of Buhari warned against foreign interference in the fiercely contested poll.Nasir El-Rufai, governor of the northern state of Kaduna, on Wednesday said people from overseas who sought to intervene in the country’s election would go […]

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AU happy with free trade deal (AfCFTA) ratification progress

African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has applauded the progress made towards ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), describing it as ‘particularly encouraging’.The Trade and Industry portfolio at the AU is working towards securing the 22 ratifications required to effectively bring the AfCFTA into force, before the Heads of State Summit […]

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Politicians now do executive rigging— Anglican Bishop,Nigeria

Nigerians voting on an election day ASABA— ANGLICAN Bishop of the Sapele Diocese, Delta State, Rt. Revd Blessing Erifeta has said politicians have left what he describes as ‘thuggery rigging’ and moved on to ‘executive rigging,’ co-opting prominent persons and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The cleric also advised Nigerians to vote […]

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BREAKING: 18 roads in Lagos-Nigeria to be shut down for Buhari Visit To Lagos

Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Lagos for his presidential campaign, the Lagos state government, has given a directive that would prevent road users from accessing eighteen different roads in the state.File: Lagos roadThe All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential campaign would hold at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Surulere on Saturday, February 9.Disclosing this […]

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Tunisian high school teachers strike over bonuses, improve working conditions

Tens of thousands of Teachers demonstrate in the Tunisian capital of Tunis on Wednesday to demand bonuses and improvements in working conditions.The teachers gathered in front of the education ministry and emphasized calls for the sector minister to resign.Lassaad Yacoubi is Secretary General of the Federation of Secondary Education affiliated to the UGTT .“ We […]

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Cameroon loses US military support over Anglophone crisis

The United States will withhold military assistance to Cameroon over allegations of gross human rights violations by its security forces in the northwest, southwest and far north regions, a state department official said on Wednesday.According to the official, the US had terminated a C-130 aircraft training program, and halted deliveries of four defender boats, nine […]

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Marine Police retrieve body of teenager

Seventeen-year-old Makayi Wabukulu from Mbale district allegedly died during a fishing mission with colleagues.The Uganda Police marines have retrieved the body of a teenager who drowned in Lake Victoria near Gaba Landing site.Seventeen-year-old Makayi Wabukulu from Mbale district allegedly died during a fishing mission with colleagues. The body, according to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick […]