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Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo ‘devastated’ over gas explosion

Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government is determined to ensure that incidents of gas explosion do not occur again.

Nigerian national shot dead in South Africa over N7,500 debt

A Nigerian national has been shot dead in South Africa over an alleged 300 Rand (about N7,500) parking lot debt.

Mozambique deports Malawians seeking to enter South Africa

Mozambican authorities have deported 88 Malawi nationals suspected of attempting to sneak into South Africa, local media reported.

Anger in Ghana after four die in fuel station fire, blasts

Ghanaians on Sunday pushed the government to improve safety at fuel stations after four people were killed when a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in the nation’s capital, triggering explosions.

Niger buries soldiers killed in ‘terrorist’ attack

Niger on Saturday buried soldiers killed in an ambush this week on the Niger-Mali border, which also claimed the lives of US special forces troops in the country to provide anti-terror support.

Liberians choose new president as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf steps aside

Liberians head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, with hopes for a leader who will kickstart the economy and safeguard a fragile peace.

Libya fires on oil tanker suspected of smuggling

The Libyan coastguard has opened fire on an oil tanker carrying contraband fuel, a spokesperson for the navy told AFP on Saturday.

Three dead in Ghana as gas truck fire causes explosions

At least three people were killed and dozens injured after a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in Ghana’s capital, Accra, triggering explosions at two fuel stations, emergency services said on Sunday.

South African families battle to uncover apartheid truth

For 40 years he has waited to discover the truth of how his son died at the hands of police during South Africa’s apartheid era.

Zanu-PF crisis: Insulting each other is a shame – Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Saturday warned some ministers will be axed in a shake-up of his cabinet amid deepening infighting in his Zanu-PF party over who succeeds him.

Five things to know about Liberia’s election

Liberians go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president after 12 years under Africa's first elected female leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Gas explosions, fire rock Ghana’s capital Accra

A tanker delivering natural gas caught fire in Ghana's capital Accra on Saturday, triggering two explosions that were heard across the city causing fires that forced local residents to flee.

Cameroon army denies shooting at protesters from attack helicopters

Witnesses and rights groups said troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters at the height of separatist rallies in English-speaking areas of Cameroon over the weekend, killing and wounding people.

Time not yet ‘right’ for Sudan talks on terror blacklist – US envoy

The top US envoy in Sudan said on Saturday that conditions have to be "right" for holding talks with Khartoum on removing it from Washington's blacklist of state sponsors of "terrorism".

Egypt welcomes lifting of US sanctions on Sudan

Egypt has welcomed a U.S. decision to lift sanctions on Sudan despite Cairo's tense ties with Khartoum over a border dispute.

Madagascar receives almost 1.2 million doses of antibiotics to fight plague

Madagascar has taken delivery of nearly 1.2 million doses of antibiotics and some US $1.5 million dollars in emergency funds from the WHO to fight plague in Madagascar, the global health organization said.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf touts legacy as she prepares to step down

Havard-trained economist Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first democratically elected woman president in Africa when she won the Liberian elections in 2005, and the second to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

Tunisia’s tourism rebounds despite high terror alert

Holiday-makers lie on sun loungers at a Tunisian luxury hotel where everything from the swimming pool to the wall paint, furniture at the shiny reception hall, police post at its gate and even its name is new.

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Police: Gunmen attack mourners in Benue, kill four

The Benue Police Command has confirmed the killing of four persons in the early hours of Saturday at a burial in Tongov district of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed the winner as Arsenal overcame a stubborn Burnley to maintain their winning start in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
The National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, has released the 2019 May-June NBC-NTC examinations

NABTEB releases 2019 May/June results

The National Business and Technical Examinations Board, has released the 2019 May/June NBC/NTC examinations
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Ebonyi government commences construction work on Redeem Church road

Ebonyi State government has commenced construction work on a 150-metre road leading to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Gate of Heaven Parish, at the Nkaliki area of Abakaliki, the state capital.

Pipeline surveillance: Ex-agitators urges federal government to fulfil promise to engage them

Ex-agitators in the Niger Delta region are calling on the federal government to fulfill its promise to engage them with pipeline surveillance jobs.