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    Trump is ‘worst US president’ in history

Trump is ‘worst US president’ in history

Donald Trump has been ranked as the worst US President in history in a Presidents’ Day poll conducted by political scientists.The poll ranked all 44 persons who have served as US presidentAbraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Teddy Roosevelt respectively took the top four spots in the Boise State University 'Presidential Greatness Survey'.While Trump is the 45th President, [...]

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    Libya blocks Nigerian migrants crossing to Europe

Libya blocks Nigerian migrants crossing to Europe

Despite accusations of slavery in Libya, Nigerian migrants are still flocking the North African country in order to reach Europe.The Libyan coastguard reportedly blocked 324 migrants, among them Nigerians, who were trying to reach Europe, using the Mediterranean Sea.They were picked up on Monday trying to leave on board two rubber boats.The migrants intercepted about seven miles off the western [...]

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    Iran mourns as 66 die in plane crash

Iran mourns as 66 die in plane crash

Aseman Airlines, an Iranian passenger aircraft, crashed on Sunday, leading to the deaths of all 66 persons on board.The plane crashed in a mountainous area 5o minutes after taking off from the capital city of Tehran, news agency ISNA quoted Mojtaba Khaledi, emergency services spokesman, as saying.State television quoted the airline’s spokesman as confirming the deaths.“Aseman Airlines public relations head [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ poison lions, vultures — but not in Nigeria

‘Herdsmen’ poison lions, vultures — but not in Nigeria

As Nigeria tries to work out a way to solve the herdsmen-farmers conflict, Tanzania is facing a different dimension of the problem.Herdsmen have been involved in clashes with operators of wildlife parks in the East African country.During the week, six lions and 74 vultures were found dead near a national park, south of the country.Gaudence Milanzi, permanent secretary for natural [...]

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    State of emergency declared in Ethiopia

State of emergency declared in Ethiopia

Exactly 24 hours after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned, Ethiopia has announced state of emergency.The ruling EPRDF coalition’s council met and decided to impose emergency rule in the Horn of Africa country.The announcement made by the state public broadcaster has not indicated for how long the state of emergency will last, but details are expected on Saturday.However, the opposition has [...]

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    Hackers steal $6m from Russian banks

Hackers steal $6m from Russian banks

Unidentified hackers stole 339.5 million rubles ($6 million) in an attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging system in Russia last year, the Russian central bank said on Friday.The disclosure, buried at the bottom of a central bank report on digital thefts at Russian banks, is the latest in a string of attempted and successful cyber heists using fraudulent wire-transfer [...]

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    Buhari ‘ready’ to work with South Africa’s new president

Buhari ‘ready’ to work with South Africa’s new president

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is ready to work with Cyril Ramaphosa following his election as the president of the South Africa on Thursday. In a statement issued by his media office, Buhari felicitated with the African National Congress (ANC) on the "peaceful transfer of power" that ousted Jacob Zuma. He saluted the leadership and statesmanship of the former president and wished [...]

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    Like Zuma, Ethiopian prime minister steps down

Like Zuma, Ethiopian prime minister steps down

Hailemariam Desalegn, prime minister of Ethiopia, has resigned amid deadly anti-government protests.Desalagen, who has led the country since 2012, also stepped down as chairman of the ruling coalition.His departure follows a national state of emergency that ended last year.In a televised address, Desalagen he will stay on as a caretaker prime minister until Ethiopia's parliament and ruling coalition accept his [...]

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    ‘Great negotiator’ Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South Africa’s president

‘Great negotiator’ Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South Africa’s president

After weeks of tortuous discussions to convince scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state, South Africa’s great negotiator, Cyril Ramaphosa, has fulfilled his long-held ambition to lead the country. Reuters reports that Ramaphosa, deputy president since 2014, has been the country’s dominant politician since he replaced Zuma as leader of the ruling African National Congress in December.But he had [...]

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    Nigerians killed in S’Africa were not victims of xenophobia, says foreign ministry

Nigerians killed in S’Africa were not victims of xenophobia, says foreign ministry

The ministry of foreign affairs says most violent conflicts and killings of Nigerians in South Africa were more of criminal activities than xenophobic attack.Tope Elias-Fatile, the ministry’s spokesperson, said this while briefing journalists on Wednesday on a wide range of issues and activities of the ministry.Elias-Fatile said the ministry was in constant touch with the Nigerian mission in South Africa [...]

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