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Mugabe dies aged 95

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. Mr Mugabe was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. Mr Mugabe’s early years …

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Nigeria Football Federation facing another corruption probe

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the EFCC, is conducting a new investigation into the country’s Football Federation (NFF), it has revealed. The latest investigation comes on the back of a separate case brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and one by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP). The latest …

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MTN shuts down facilities in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has shut all its stores and service centres in the country until further notice after its facilities in three cities were attacked. The attacks on the MTN facilities were in response to days of riots in South Africa chiefly targeting foreign-owned, including Nigerian, businesses. The Nigerian division of …

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Relocate Pan-African Parliament from xenophobic South Africa – Ablakwa

The Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Ghana’s Parliament, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has charged the African Union to consider relocating its Pan-African Parliament from Midrand, South Africa as part of measures to sanction the country for recurrent violent attacks on foreign nationals. According to Mr Ablakwa, South African …

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Outrage on Twitter over SA Xenophobic attacks

Social media users have reacted in disgust and horror following reports of fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Several videos capturing harrowing scenes have emerged of South Africans subjecting other African nationals to beatings and other forms torture. Nigerians, who claim they’ve been the targeted group in the recent attacks …

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Pope freed by firefighters after being stuck in Vatican lift

Pope Francis has apologised for arriving late for his weekly prayer in St Peter’s Square, saying he was stuck in a lift in the Vatican. The 82-year-old pontiff said he had been trapped in the lift for 25 minutes because of a power outage before he was freed by firefighters. …

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Stakeholders review Beijing Declaration

Stakeholders, including civil society groups, women and gender rights activists, have expressed their worry about the increasing spate violence against women, and dwindling resources hindering the empowerment of women globally. They said despite the progress made towards gender equality over the years, women and girls still face widespread poverty, abuses, …

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