Africa

Chibok girls: Cameroon yet to release self-confessed suicide bomber, partner

Barely three weeks after their arrest, the self-confessed Chibok suicide bomber, Aissatou Musa, and her partner, Mamma Sali, are yet to be released to the Federal Government. The two girls were said to be undergoing what a security source described as “bonafide” investigation in Yaounde. According to The Nation, Some Nigerian security agents are in the […]

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Boy tests positive for Ebola in latest Liberia flare-up

[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap] five-year-old boy tested positive for Ebola in Liberia just days after his mother died of the virus in the second flare-up to hit West Africa in recent weeks, the health ministry said on Sunday, Reuters report. A 30-year-old woman died of Ebola in Monrovia last week, months after Liberia was declared free of the […]

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Would-be suicide bomber says she’s one of the missing Chibok girl

[su_dropcap]N[/su_dropcap]igerian authorities are investigating a statement by a would-be suicide bomber who said she is one of 219 missing schoolgirls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram in 2014. According to UPI, The girl, who said she is 15, was arrested Friday night after military forces in northern Cameroon stopped her from detonating a bomb […]

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Ebola Virus: Fourth person dies in latest flare up

IN the latest flare up of Ebola virus that has killed more than 11,300 people in Sierra Leone and Liberia since 2013, a fourth person has died as the WHO declared a flare-up of the virus in neighbouring Sierra Leone over “The young girl who was hospitalized at the Ebola treatment center in Nzerekore is […]

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Africa’s Richest; Aliko Dangote bids for Automaker Peugeot Nigeria

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has made a bid for a majority stake in automaker Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited, NewStage report. Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Nigeria’s Kaduna state, told journalists on Thursday that Dangote is a key member of a consortium that has applied to acquire the majority stake in the company which […]

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Ebola: 2 died in Guinea as three suspected cases revealed

TWO people from the same family have died from Ebola in Guinea, the government said Thursday, as the WHO declared a flare-up of the virus in neighbouring Sierra Leone over. Test samples from the two patients “revealed the presence of the Ebola haemorrhagic fever virus”, the government said in a statement, while officials feared further suspected […]

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Photo: Nigeria Buhari receives highest honour in Equatorial Guinea

THE Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night received in Malabo Equatorial Guinea’s highest national honour, the Grand Collar of the Order of the Independence. He has dedicated it to the people of Nigeria, who, he said, have worked tirelessly for peace in the country and Africa. Buhari in a statement by the Special Adviser on […]

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S. Africa, Nigeria: African giants battle for economic supremacy

When South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma visited Nigeria last week he was on a delicate mission to mend rifts between the continent’s two economic powerhouses. From economic rivalry to political friction, relations between South Africa and Nigeria have been strained in recent years. The election of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari into office last May did not […]

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Nigeria, others Oil are been threatens by US crude export

NIGERIA and the other West African countries crude oil are being threaten by United States’ crudes, Light Louisiana Sweet and MEH, which represents WTI Midland crude at the Magellan East Houston Terminal. LLS and MEH were assessed at parity Monday, for the first time in almost a month, as MEH displaces comparable West Africa crudes in Europe, […]

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US considers support in Nigeria fight against Boko Haram

U.S. Africa Command has asked Washington to send a small group of military advisers to Nigeria to assist its military’s fight against the Islamic insurgency Boko Haram, it said in a statement Friday. At the request of the Nigerian government, the U.S. Africa Command’s Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc sent staff in recent months to conduct […]

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South Africa faces budget crunch as downgrade looms

South Africa’s finance minister walks a tightrope on Wednesday as he presents a budget watched closely by ratings agencies that are on the verge of downgrading the country’s debt to junk status, AFP report. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank predict South Africa’s growth this year will slide to less than one percent […]

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Ghana bus crash leave at least 53 dead

At least 53 people died in Ghana when a bus hit a truck head-on some 420 km (260 miles) north of the capital Accra overnight, witnesses and police said on Thursday, in the country’s deadliest road crash in years. The Metro Mass Transit coach was heading to the northern town of Tamale from the second-largest […]

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