US Somali air strike ‘kills 60 militants’

The US military says it believes some 60 al-Shabab militants were killed by one of its air strikes in central Somalia on Friday. The “precision” strike around Harardere did not injure or kill civilians, it added in a statement. The US said the attack was carried out as part of a joint effort with Somali forces to hit the al-Shabab […]

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‘Fake first lady’ arrested in Nigeria

A woman who used various false identities to gain access to Nigeria’s presidential complex to allegedly run business scams has been arrested. The secret service said Amina Mohammed initially posed as Kogi state’s first lady to gain entry to the presidential villa in the capital, Abuja. She then allegedly invited people to the villa making them believe it was at […]

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New Kids On The Block Kawangware Kings

Under the management of Damiano Lirechi, aka (damian_lion), the team has been able to record major tracks with one of the best producers like Motif and AJ. And their resent duet known as kawangware kings titled after their sizling music brand name. Trappin” n dabbin” is a masterpiece produced by AJ ft Motif,  the track proved that they had claimed […]

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Zimbabwe doctors strike demanding better pay and conditions

Majority of public sector doctors join strike, according to officials, as the country’s economy struggles. Zimbabwean doctors at public hospitals went on strike for the second time this year to demand better pay and conditions, a union official said, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government struggles with a deteriorating economy. The southern African nation is short of United States dollars, the currency […]

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Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari in profile

Nigeria’s former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, 72, is not a quitter. Defeated in the last three elections, he achieved a historic victory in the 28 March election, becoming the first opposition candidate to defeat an incumbent. Mr Buhari faced President Goodluck Jonathan, who is from the southern Niger Delta region, for a second time at the polls. This time, he […]

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President denies being a body double

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has denied a rumour claiming he had died and been replaced by a lookalike. Some people thought he had been “cloned”, but “it’s [the] real me, I assure you,” Mr Buhari said on Sunday. Rumours that he had been replaced with a body double called “Jubril” from Sudan had been widely shared online. Mr Buhari, who […]

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Nigeria's president forced to deny he is dead and replaced by impostor

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months. Buhari, who is running for re-election in February, spent five months in Britain last year being treated for an undisclosed illness. One theory widely aired on social […]

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Youth Create Businesses that Are Geared to Protecting the Environment

An organic pesticide safe for farmers and the environment, and carbonised fuel briquettes made from agricultural waste materials and organic waste are all business ideas that promote a green economy. The entrepreneurs who started these businesses are among the winners of this year’s ‘Greenprenuers’ Programme, which is designed by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to supercharge green growth start-ups. […]

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S Sudan region ‘sees huge rape increase’

Dozens of women and girls have been subjected to rape and other violence over the past 10 days in a northern region of South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders has said. A midwife at the charity said 125 women came to its clinic in Bentiu, more than in the whole of the previous 10 months. They included girls under 10, women […]

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