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Smuggler drowns 50 African teen migrants

Roughly 50 teenage Somali and Ethiopian migrants were “deliberately drowned’’ on Wednesday by a smuggler.

Six Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic

Aid officials say six Red Cross volunteers have been killed in Central African Republic, the third deadly attack on the group in the country this year.

Most African migrants in Libya prey to abuse, torture, rape – Oxfam

Most African migrants suffer abuse, torture and rape as they cross lawless Libya in pursuit of a new life in Europe, Oxfam said on Wednesday as it urged Europe to offer safer routes.

Female aspirants get Sirleaf’s backing to win Liberia election

Liberia’s outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has pledged to fully support and campaign for all the female aspirants in the October 10 general elections.

Jerry Rawlings warns Nigerians on ethnicity

Former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, has warned Nigerians to stop ate speeches, threatening each other on tribal grounds, emphasizing that such development is not good for the country.

Tanzania’s central bank slashes interest rate to 9 per cent

In Tanzania, loans takers and debtors, will now take some measure of relief as the Central Bank announces huge drop in interest rate.

Pope Francis slams anti-Christian attacks in Nigeria, Central Africa

Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced "shameful" attacks on Christians in Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR), calling for an end to "all hate and violence".

Election commission assures Kenyans ‘all is well’

The head of Kenya’s election commission assured Kenyans on Wednesday that “all is well”, countering claims by opposition leader Raila Odinga of “massive” vote fraud due to an overnight hack of the commission’s computer systems and databases.

Kenyan govt threaten to take action against social media agitators

Kenya’s acting interior minister threatened to take action on Wednesday against social media users spreading information that might endanger national security while the election commission collates the results of the elections.

Kenya rights commission questions some provisional vote tallies

The Kenya Human Rights Commission said on Wednesday that it had discovered some discrepancies in an initial comparison between provisional results announced by the election commission and paper forms signed at polling stations by party agents.

SA’s Zuma counts cost after surviving vote

South African opposition leaders piled pressure on President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday after a parliamentary vote of no confidence exposed deep rifts in his ANC party as it readies for a leadership battle.

Kenyans in Nigeria satisfied over smooth electoral process

Some Kenyans living in Nigeria on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over the smooth electoral process and urged their countrymen and women to accept the result of the election.

Police tear-gas chanting Odinga supporters

Kenyan police fired tear-gas on Wednesday at a group of 100 chanting supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, shortly after their political leader claimed “massive” fraud in this week’s elections, a Reuters witness said.

Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

An Israeli official said Israel’s air force struck Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, injuring three Palestinians.

Kenyatta surges ahead, Kenya opposition claims polls ‘hacked’

President Uhuru Kenyatta appeared headed for re-election Wednesday but his rival Raila Odinga claimed a massive hacking attack had manipulated results, ratcheting up tensions in east Africa's richest economy.

Murdered official’s identity used to hack Kenya election – opposition

Hackers used the identity of a murdered official to rig the results of the Kenyan election, an opposition leader has claimed.

Kenya’s Odinga slams results as sham, fraud

Kenya’s National Super Alliance, NASA and its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, have slammed the results being declared by the country’s electoral commission as illegal and fraudulent.

DR Congo opposition mounts ‘dead city’ protest against Kabila

Opposition campaigners launched a two-day general strike on Tuesday to pressure Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to set an election date - a day after 12 people were shot dead in an anti-government rampage in the capital.

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House of Reps moves to separate attorney-general from minister of justice

The House of Representatives is seeking to separate the office of the Attorney General of the Federation from that of the Minister of Justice, saying the separation will remove political interference in the operations of the Attorney General.
The number of Justices at the Supreme Court’s Bench has been reduced by one with the retirement of Justice Kumai Bayang Aka’ahs.

Justice Kumai Aka’ahs retires from Supreme Court

The number of Justices at the Supreme Court’s Bench has been reduced by one with the retirement of Justice Kumai Bayang Aka’ahs.

Rivers governor dares opponents, donates N20 million at book launch

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in Abuja on Tuesday dared his political opponents to do their worst as he donated N20m at the launch of a book titled, ‘The Big Interviews’, authored by Eric Osagie, a former Managing Director of The SUN.
There was wild jubilation in Sagamu on Saturday night after Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua replies Deontay Wilder, says tactics against Andy Ruiz deliberate

Anthony Joshua has defended his measured and tactful display against Andy Ruiz Jr, which saw him become a two-time heavyweight world champion.

Central bank expects 2.38% GDP growth by Q4

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) expects to achieve 2.38 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in the fourth quarter of this year.