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Ghana: Ghana to Sign 5-Yr Gas Deal With Equatorial Guinea

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The government of Ghana is expected to sign a government-to-government Heads of Agreement with Equatorial Guinea for the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas from that country to Ghana, for a period of 5 years.

Nigeria: Judiciary Rejects Report on Being Second Most Corrupt Institution

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Abuja -The National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday dismissed a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) in conjunction with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ranking the judiciary as the second highest…

South Africa: SAA Resumes Flights to Zimbabwe

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South African Airways (SAA) has resumed flights to Zimbabwe.

Nigeria: Four Saudi Customs Officers Arrested Over Torture of Nigerian Pilgrims

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Medina -Four officials of the Saudi Arabian Customs Service have been arrested over alleged torturing of two Nigerian pilgrims at the Medina International Airport last Thursday.

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South Africa: Hotel Worker Pushed by Mugabe's Son Loses Baby - Report

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Cape Town -A pregnant waitress lost her baby after she was pushed by Robert Mugabe jnr at a Sandton hotel, according to TimesLive.

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South Africa: Gupta Media Companies Sold to Former Govt Spokesperson

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The Gupta family's Oakbay Investments announced on Monday it had sold its media companies ANN7 and The New Age to their ally Mzwanele "Jimmy" Manyi. His history shows the outlets are likely to continue as mouthpieces for government…

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North Africa: Barcelona Investigators Focusing Increasingly on North African Links

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A year ago, analysts were expressing confidence during a major conference in London that southern Europe would avoid the kind of large-scale Islamic terror attacks seen in northern European cities like Paris and Brussels.

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Ethiopia: Progress With Meles' Legacy Five Years Since His Departure

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17 years of armed struggle and 21 years of political leadership make up a significant portion of the late former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's 57 years of stay on earth. The biography of Meles shows that he left his higher studies at the…

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Governor's Aide

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Makurdi -Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins yesterday shot and killed Governor Samuel Ortom's Principal Special Assistant on Knowledge Economy and Investments, Dr Tavershima Adyorough, at his residence in Makurdi.

Africa: The Role of African Think Tanks in a Post-Truth World

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"If you are not at the table, you are probably on the menu."

Sierra Leone: Lawmakers Put Moratorium On Nude Photos of Mudslide Victims

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While giving tribute to the memory of August 14th Flood and mudslide victims which left over 300 dead, Members of Parliament yesterday unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the Sierra Leone police to arrest and charge anyone who…

South Africa: Assault Accused Minister's Resignation 'Too Late' - Gender Commission

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The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) welcomed the resignation of Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, on Saturday but said it had come a little too late.

Tanzania: Govt Admits Plane Seized in Canada, Blames Opposition

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Dar es Salaam -The government yesterday admitted that its new commercial aircraft Bombardier Q400, which was expected to arrive in the country last month, has been seized in Canada but shifted the blame on the opposition accusing it of…

South Africa: Amaxhosa King Seeks to Halt Gay Initiation Film

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amaXhosa king Zwelonke Sigcawu is seeking to halt the distribution of a film depicting a homosexual relationship during the traditional amaXhosa manhood initiations, saying there are limits to the extent customs can be exposed, his lawyer…

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Nigeria: Deputy President Orders Commencement of Community Policing

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Abuja -Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the Nigeria Police to commence the implementation of community policing programme.

Uganda: 3 Nakumatt Stores Shut Down

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The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has added to the woes of struggling regional supermarket giant Nakumatt by shutting the chain's main store at Oasis Mall in the heart of Kampala and two others, claiming unpaid taxes.

Kenya: County to Sue Police Over Baby Pendo's Death

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The Kisumu County government will sue the National Police Service over the death of a six-month old baby.

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Nigeria: 'Nigeria's Unity Is Settled and Not Negotiable' - Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said the federal government would not tolerate separatist movements and inflammatory statements that threaten Nigeria unity and stability.

Africa: 'Never Betray Congo' - a Warning to the SADC Summit

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South Africa and Angola's leaders may be preoccupied with domestic events, but they ignore Congo at the region's peril.

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South Africa: Will Grace Mugabe Ever Return to South Africa?

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Cape Town -The scene has been set for a protracted legal battle between the South African Government and Gabriella Engels, the alleged victim of an assault by Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe.

Sunday, Aug 20

Nigeria: Strange Disease That Killed '62' in Kogi Identified

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The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Saka Audu, on Sunday said that the alleged unknown disease has been diagnosed to be gastroenteritis.

South Africa: Grace Mugabe Escapes Court Appearance

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Cape Town -Grace Mugabe returned home to Zimbabwe with her husband, President Robert Mugabe, on Sunday without having to appear in court on charges of assaulting a woman in a Johannesburg hotel room.

Zimbabwe: Chaos As Zim Bans SA, British Flights

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HUNDREDS of people were yesterday stranded after South Africa's decision to ban Air Zimbabwe flights due to non-payment of permit fees invited a retaliation by Harare, which ground planes operated by the neighbouring country's national…

Uganda: Cranes Qualify for 2018 Chan Despite 2-0 Loss

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Uganda Cranes have qualified for the 2018 Total Africa Nations Championship despite a 2-0 to neighbours Rwanda.

Saturday, Aug 19

Nigeria: Buhari Returns After More Than 100 Days in London

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Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country after more than 100 days in the United Kingdom, where he received treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

Kenya: Most Wanted 'Al-Shabaab' Leader Killed - Police

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Anti-terror police have shot dead wanted terrorist Hussein Said Omar in Bamburi, Mombasa. He was one of the Al Shabaab militantsbehind the Mpeketoni attack that claimed lives of more than 60 people in June 2014.

Friday, Aug 18

Kenya: 'Al-Shabaab' Beheads Three, Torches Houses in Witu, Lamu

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Suspected Al-Shabaab fighters have beheaded there people and torched houses in dawn attack on Maleli Village of Witu in Lamu.

Nigeria: Hate Speech Will No Longer Be Tolerated in Nigeria - Osinbajo

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The Nigerian government has drawn a line on hate speech in the country, equating it to terrorism.

Nigeria: Buhari's 'Health Has Improved Tremendously' - Dogara

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has spoken on his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in London.

Nigeria: Dangote Vows to Sack Wenger If He Buys Arsenal FC

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Nigerian businessman, Aliko Dangote has vowed to sack club manager, Arsene Wenger if he buys Arsenal Football Club.

Thursday, Aug 17

Southern Africa: Grace Mugabe Casts Shadow Over SADC Summit

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Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, who faces assault charges in South Africa, will cast a long shadow over the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Pretoria this weekend after wrong-footing South African police.

Nigeria: I'm Ready to Heal Buhari, Like I Healed Babangida - Sect Leader

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Satguru Maharaj Ji, the founder of the One Love Family, says he can heal ailing President Muhammadu Buhari if the president so wishes.

Nigeria: Chibok Girls Say Kidnap By Boko Haram Was Accidental

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Abuja -The mass abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok - the biggest publicity coup of Boko Haram's jihadist insurgency - was the accidental outcome of a botched robbery, say the girls who spent three years in their…

Nigeria: Release Buhari's Medical Details, Citizen Group Demands

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Lagos -The Concerned Citizens of Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari's media team to disclose the details of the ailment he is suffering from and the kind of treatment being given to him to end the growing anxiety over the…