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    Cameroon defence forces join Nigerian army’s counter-insurgency operation

Cameroon defence forces join Nigerian army’s counter-insurgency operation

The Nigerian army says it has inducted a unit of Cameroon defence forces into the Lafiya Dole operation to fast-track the campaign against Boko Haram insurgents.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, army public relations, operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri.Nwachukwu said the Cameroonian forces were inducted on Sunday at Gwoza by Rogers Nicholas, a major general and [...]

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    Stranded in UK, Nigerian detained over £500,000 bill loses two of four children

Stranded in UK, Nigerian detained over £500,000 bill loses two of four children

A Nigerian mother delivered of quadruplets prematurely in Britain and who has racked up a bill of £500,000 in one of the largest hospitals has lost two of the children.The 43-year-old, named only as Priscilla, went into labour three months early shortly after landing at Heathrow airport in November.She had intended to give birth to the babies in Chicago, in the [...]

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    Two Nigerians shot in attack on African migrants in Italy

Two Nigerians shot in attack on African migrants in Italy

Two Nigerians, a man and a woman were among the six African victims of the lone gunman, who went on shooting spree in the central Italian city of Macerata on Saturday.Italian newspaper Le Stampa, identified the two Nigerians, with their first names, Jennifer and Gideon.Gideon is 25 years old, while Jennifer is 29. Both are now receiving treatment at a [...]

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    US backs Kenyatta as Kenya’s president, rejects Odinga

US backs Kenyatta as Kenya’s president, rejects Odinga

The US government has declared its support for Uhuru Kenyatta as the president of Kenya.It said Kenyatta was validly elected in accordance with the country's constitution.Raila Odinga, the opposition leader, had on Tuesday sworn himself in as president after the country's apex court had upheld Kenyatta's victory in the November re-run election.The first election, held in September 2017, was annulled [...]

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    900 workers trapped in South African goldmine

900 workers trapped in South African goldmine

At least 900 miners have been trapped down a goldmine in South Africa’s Free State province, a union said on Thursday.The miners got stuck on Wednesday night due to a power outage, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said, calling on the company involved, Sibanye-Stillwater, to step up rescue efforts.Forty miners have since been rescued, but 900 remain [...]

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    Corruption charge: Zuma seeks escape route

Corruption charge: Zuma seeks escape route

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Thursday it had received arguments from President Jacob Zuma on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption.The NPA said it received the documents on Wednesday night, after extending a deadline for Zuma to provide reasons why 783 counts of corruption relating to a 30 billion rand (2.20 billion dollars) arms deal [...]

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    Namibian president bans overseas trip for officials

Namibian president bans overseas trip for officials

President Hage Geingob of Namibia has suspended foreign travels of all ministers, deputy ministers and political office bearers with immediate effect.This was announced in a statement issued on Wednesday.The measure, which will remain in effect till February, is in line with Geingob’s call to rein in official travel expenses.On January 25, Geingob, attended the 30th ordinary session of the African [...]

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    Kenyan opposition leader swears himself in as ‘president’

Kenyan opposition leader swears himself in as ‘president’

Ralia Odinga, Kenyan opposition leader, has sworn himself in as an alternative president.Odinga supporters attended the ceremony which held in Nairobi, the country’s capital.Security was tight in Nairobi as government shut down independent TV stations to prevent the programme from being aired.On Monday, Linus Kaikai, chairman of the Kenya Editors Guild, said senior editors had been summoned by the authorities and warned not [...]

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    Kenya’s opposition supporters converge to swear in ‘president’ Odinga

Kenya’s opposition supporters converge to swear in ‘president’ Odinga

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga gathered on Tuesday morning at a park in Nairobi to "swear in as president" their leader who boycotted a re-run election in 2017.By 6am, about 400 people were gathered in Uhuru Park, near Nairobi’s main business district.Though the police had said they would prohibit any illegal assemblies on Tuesday, there were no uniformed [...]

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    Oxford, Cambridge… 61 UK varsities to go on 2-week strike

Oxford, Cambridge… 61 UK varsities to go on 2-week strike

About 61 top universities in the United Kingdom will be going on an industrial strike action for two weeks over planned changes to staff pensions. According to BBC, University of Oxford, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, University College London (UCL), University of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and York are among the universities affected.A week ago, members of the University and College Union [...]

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