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Ethiopia released a jailed opposition leader and journalist on Wednesday and dropped charges against a group of bloggers in a wave of prisoner releases and pardons.
Democratic Republic of Congo's former military chief, who has been accused by Kinshasa of an attempted coup against President Joseph Kabila in 2011, has been arrested in Gabon, sources told AFP.
Prosecutors say a Dutch man who was convicted earlier this year of weapons smuggling and complicity in war crimes in Liberia and Guinea has been detained in South Africa.
Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq, who narrowly lost a 2012 election to a since ousted Islamist president, will challenge leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at a poll next year, two aides told AFP Wednesday.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris on Saturday directed a 24-hour police surveillance to provide security in schools across Yobe.
Zimbabwe has launched an investigation into the country's former first lady, Grace Mugabe, over her alleged involvement in an ivory smuggling ring.
The Nigerian military is reopening the Maiduguri-Bama-Banki road, Borno State’s major highway three years after it was closed due to incessant attacks by Boko Haram.
The President of the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Chief Idowu Sofola, is dead.
Turkey has condemned a statement by leaders of the European Union that criticised Ankara for "continued illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea", increasing tensions between Ankara and Brussels just days before a key summit.
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, was in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Monday on a membership drive and declared that the July 14 governorship election in the state was “a must win” for the APC.
The federal government has now confirmed that 105 girls have been released from among 110 kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe State.
Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has confirmed Sergio Aguero will not be fit enough to face Italy at the Etihad on Friday.
A businesswoman, Morenike Ajani, on Monday, urged an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve her 23-year old marriage to her husband, Wasiu Ajani for lack of care.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, clinched victory at the Federal High Court, sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, capital following the striking out of the suit brought before it by an Abakaliki-based legal practitioner, Chief Onu John Onwe.