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Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.

Tunisia allows ex-dictator Ben Ali to be buried at home

The Tunisian government on Friday said it would allow the country’s late autocrat Zine-Abidine Ben-Ali to be buried in his homeland after his death in exile in Saudi Arabia.

Namibia mobilises funds for repatriated refugees

Namibia is mobilising financial resources to reintegrate 3,000 of its citizens, who were last week repatriated by neighbouring Botswana, a senior government official said Friday.

Ugandan Asians fear expulsion as MPs dig into assets mess

A section of Ugandans of Asian origin have expressed fears that the current parliamentary probe into the management and status of properties that were left behind in 1972 is likely to result into a second expulsion.
Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.

Tunisia’s ousted ex-president dies in exile aged 83

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.
Algerian authorities have arrested Fodil Boumala, a prominent opposition activist and anti-government protester, fellow activists and a lawyer said on Thursday.

Algeria detains opposition activist in new sign of clampdown

Algerian authorities have arrested Fodil Boumala, a prominent opposition activist and anti-government protester, fellow activists and a lawyer said on Thursday.

South Africa struggles with surge of sexist violence

Broken, cream-coloured tiles form a mosaic of a woman's face in the entrance hall of a South African shelter for abused women. Branches extending from her head are painted across the wall, decorated with colourful leaves.

26 pupils, two teachers killed in Liberia school fire

A huge fire at a Liberian Koranic school killed at least 26 pupils and two teachers on Wednesday when flames engulfed their dormitory, in one of the worst disasters of its kind for the West African nation.

Xenophobia: Displaced Malawian nationals leave South Africa

The Malawian Government announced that it had hired two buses to repatriate nationals, who were displaced, following xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa.
In his speech that was published by the Defense Ministry, Gaid Salah said that, for some people, coming into Algiers from other regions has become a ``pretext to justify dangerous behavior'' and a way to swell crowds.

Algeria army chief orders clampdown on protesters

In his speech that was published by the Defense Ministry, Gaid Salah said that, for some people, coming into Algiers from other regions has become a ``pretext to justify dangerous behavior'' and a way to swell crowds.

Zimbabwe deploys military doctors amid medical workers strike

Zimbabwe’s government has deployed military doctors to state hospitals after medical workers went on strike across the country, local media report.

Liberia school fire kills at least 26 children

A fire at a Koranic school near the Liberian capital Monrovia overnight killed at least 26 children and two teachers, the president’s office said Wednesday.

Thabo Mbeki: US, UK asked South Africa for help to oust Robert Mugabe

Former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, has said that the United Kingdom and the United States of America, had sought the help of his country to remove the late President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe from office.
An attendee at the memorial service held by South African political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in honour of the late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe takes pictures with a wax model of the former president in Soweto, Johannesburg on September 12, 2019. GULSHAN KHAN | AFP

Robert Mugabe’s funeral fuels tensions due to traditional beliefs, rituals

As public wakes for late Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe have drawn to a close, traditional chiefs are demanding the body be buried according to spiritual traditions.

Tourist boat capsizes in Senegal, killing four

Four people died after a boat carrying dozens of tourists capsized during heavy storms in Senegal, authorities and emergency services said Tuesday.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Ethiopia plane crash victims seek documents on 737 Max

A lawyer representing relatives of victims killed in an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash said Tuesday he is seeking documents from manufacturer Boeing and US regulators on the decision not to ground the aircraft after a previous deadly accident.
Tension heightened on Sunday in the Johannesburg Central Business District in South Africa following fresh protests by a group which has been demanding that foreigners leave the country.

Experts: Struggle for resources in poor areas fuels xenophobia

A political analyst with the University of South Africa, Somadoda Fikeni, said on Tuesday that the issue of limited resources in poor communities could not be ignored and the governments should be serious about getting to the bottom of this.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said. In a statement on Saturday, the national police said Oly Ilunga Kalenga was detained because they believed he planned to evade legal proceedings by leaving the country.

DR Congo ex-minister to be questioned for ’embezzling Ebola funds’

Former DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga was transferred to the public prosecutor's office on Tuesday, three days after being arrested over accusations he embezzled $4.3 million in Ebola funds, his lawyers said.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people.

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Ogun: I will not scrap polytechnic created in Ipokia – governor

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said the new Ogun State Polytechnic established in Ipokia by his predecessor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, would not be scrapped.
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Oyo APC slams governor over reconstitution of OYSIEC

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned Governor Seyi Makinde against the move to reconstitute the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC).

Ecobank Nigeria announces appointment of key officers

Ecobank Nigeria has announced the appointment of key Management Officers across various levels. Amongst those appointed are Kenneth Okere, who is now the Company Secretary & Chief Legal Counsel; Ibukunoluwa Oyedeji, Chief Financial Officer (CFO); Abiola Aderinola, Financial Controller; Adetokunbo Uko, Treasurer and Akintunde Dawodu, Chief Compliance Officer and Head, Compliance & Control.
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Gernot Rohr told which Super Eagles players to bench in friendly against Brazil

Former Nigeria international, Edema Fuludu, has expressed his reservations about home-based Super Eagles, playing against Brazil on October 13, at the Singapore National Stadium.
Brazil coach, Tite, has revealed the rationale behind his decision, to include Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, in his 23-man roster for the friendlies against Senegal and Nigeria next month.

Brazil coach Tite reveals why Neymar will play against Super Eagles

Brazil coach, Tite, has revealed the rationale behind his decision, to include Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, in his 23-man roster for the friendlies against Senegal and Nigeria next month.