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Zimbabwean activist pastor arrested in church over video post

Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire was on Sunday arrested during a church service after he posted a video bemoaning the country’s worsening economic troubles, his lawyer said.

Egypt jails 14 over deadly stadium stampede

An Egyptian court jailed two people for life on Sunday and 12 to between two and 10 years over violence that led to a deadly football stadium stampede in Cairo.

Kenyan chief prosecutor orders inquiry into electoral commission

Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered an investigation into the electoral commission over possible misconduct in last month's annulled vote.

Court sentences student to death for killing policeman

A court in Sudan on Sunday sentenced a university student to death after convicting him of killing a policeman during protests in the capital last year, a defence lawyer said.

South Sudan official expresses optimism at UN

South Sudan's first vice president says the government is confident that peace will soon return to the world's newest nation after nearly four years of civil war.

Eritrean minister slams leaders over talks on Africa’s ‘rebirth’

Eritrea contradicted the "Africa Rising" narrative in a United Nations address on Saturday, with the Horn of Africa nation cautioning that talk of an African Renaissance, of fastest growing economies, is misplaced and premature.

Kenya police ordered to investigate election officials

Kenya’s chief prosecutor has ordered the police and anti-corruption agency to investigate the country’s election commission for alleged “irregularities and illegalities” in the conduct of August’s annulled presidential poll.

Congo president says whoever killed UN experts will be punished

Congolese President Joseph Kabila told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of America on Saturday that he would ensure those responsible for killing two UN investigators earlier this year would be punished.

Street children offered job to clean up Kenya’s capital for rent allowance

The Governor of Kenya’s capital Nairobi has offered to pay a month’s rent for street children if they join an operation to clean up the city.

Refugees reaching Zambia accuse DRC troops of killing civilians – UN

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government forces have been killing civilians in an insurgency-hit region, prompting the latest influx of refugees into northern Zambia, a senior UN official said, citing accounts of asylum seekers.

Maritime court backs Ghana in offshore dispute with Ivory Coast

An international maritime tribunal Saturday backed Ghana in a dispute with Ivory Coast over a contested boundary that cuts through lucrative offshore oil fields.

Malawi leader Mutharika praises ‘last man standing’ Mugabe

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has reportedly showered President Robert Mugabe with praises, describing the nonagenarian as the "last man standing".

Spain saves 64 migrants from 2 boats crossing Mediterranean

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 64 migrants from two small boats trying to make a perilous sea crossing from Africa to Europe.

Ugandan court official suspended for wearing ‘a very short, tight dress’

A Ugandan court official has reportedly been suspended for wearing "a very short and tight dress" to work, breaching the country's strict dress code for public sector workers.

Uganda to charge 48 over presidential age limit protests

Police in Uganda have said the 48 suspects arrested protests against plot to scrap presidential age limit will be taken to court next week.

Togo: How long can the grassroots pressure last?

Togo’s government was surprised by how many people took to the streets earlier this month to demand the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Tsvangirai ‘very stable’ after S’Africa treatment – MDC

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is "very stable" after receiving cancer treatment in South Africa but will take several days of rest before going back to work, his spokesperson claimed on Friday.

Darfur clashes kill 3 as Bashir urges reconciliation

Clashes between Sudanese forces and residents of a Darfur camp for the displaced killed three people on Friday, the UN said, as President Omar al-Bashir urged reconciliation in the war-torn region.

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An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC nabs gang for impersonating anti-graft agencies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Office, has arrested three men in Uyo for impersonating the staff of the Commission.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun: I almost gave up on public office

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, said on Tuesday, he almost gave up the idea of contesting for public office after his attempts to become governor and Senator in 2003 and 2015 failed .
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Presidency: VP Osinbajo followed due process in supervision of agencies

The Presidency last night said that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, followed due process in his supervision of agencies under him.

NECO to release results of 30,000 students as Niger government pays N200 million exam...

The Niger government says it has paid N200 million to National Examination Council (NECO), to ensure the release of results of 30,000 students being withheld by the examination body.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has pledged that his administration would be fair, just and equal to all religions in the state, noting that the prayers of Muslim clerics contributed to his election victory.

Oyo governor pledges fairness to all religions

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has pledged that his administration would be fair, just and equal to all religions in the state, noting that the prayers of Muslim clerics contributed to his election victory.