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UN: Green revolution makes safe water accessible

Nature-based solutions can play an important role in improving the supply and quality of water and reducing the impact of natural disasters, according to the newly launched 2018 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report.

Brazil’s ex-president barred from travelling, passport seized

Brazilian court has ordered former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to hand over his passport and not to leave the country.

Nine killed, 14 injured in Brazil prison riot

Nine inmates were killed, 14 were injured, and dozens escaped in a prison riot on Monday, national news media reported, in the latest example of Brazil’s continuing difficulties maintaining control over its notoriously violent penal system.

Brazilian president’s pardons ignite corruption row

President Michel Temer was accused Saturday of handing Brazilians convicted of corruption a get out of jail card with changes to the traditional collective Christmas pardon.

Brazil’s President Michel Temer escapes corruption trial

Brazil's Congress rejected corruption charges against President Michel Temer on Wednesday, meaning he will not have to face trial and is free to pursue austerity reforms in Latin America's biggest economy.

Police shoot dead Spanish tourist in Brazil

Police in Rio de Janeiro said Monday they accidentally shot dead a Spanish tourist who was visiting a violent favela slum where earlier two officers had been wounded.

Over 100 arrested in huge anti-paedophile sting in Brazil

Brazilian police claim to have arrested more than 100 people who’re accused of being part of a massive paedophile ring.

Brazil’s Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never taken the easy path but Thursday the onetime shoeshine boy turned political giant embarks on his most audacious challenge yet: to recapture the presidency -- and avoid prison.


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The dollar extended losses in Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve stuck to its target for interest rate hikes this year, but fresh fears of a trade war hit equity markets as Donald Trump prepared new sanctions on China.

APC non-NWC NEC Forum reaffirm tenure extension for party executives

The forum of non-National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met in Abuja on Wednesday night reaffirming the position of the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to extend the tenure of all Party executives by one year.

West Ham give lifetime bans to pitch invaders

West Ham United have given lifetime bans to five supporters who invaded the pitch during the team's 3-0 defeat by Burnley at London Stadium.

Embassy: UK has no proof of Russia’s role in Skripal poisoning

The UK has no proof of Russia’s role in the ex-spy poisoning as evidenced by its reliance on allies for support, the Russian Embassy in Washington said.

Osun lawmaker lauds federal government on Dapchi schoolgirls’ release

Chairman of House Committee on Information, Osun House of Assembly, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has described the release of abducted Dapchi school girls by Boko Haram as cheering news.

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Minister suspended for slapping lawmaker during plenary

Zambia’s parliament suspended a cabinet minister on Tuesday from its proceedings for one month for slapping a fellow lawmaker within parliament grounds.

15 killed in Kenya floods, scores of families displaced

Kenyan officials said Friday that at least 15 people have drowned and scores of families have been displaced across the East African nation during two days of heavy rainfall that caused flooding in urban and rural areas.

Development bank signs MOU with NIRSAL on agric value chain financing

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) have entered into a partnership that will see more funds channeled into the agricultural value chain (AVC) in the country.

Federal government to deploy NAFDAC, NDLEA at airports, seaports

The federal government is to immediately deploy the National Agency for Food, Drugs and Administrative Control, NAFDAC, and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to all the nation’s airports, seaports, land ports to assist other border agencies in chemical anti-smuggling enforcement.

Copyright commission seizes N36.1 broadcast items, apprehends 2 suspects in Delta

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), said it had seized broadcast contrivance worth N36.1 million in Delta.