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US, EU slam DRC army for using ‘excessive force’

The United States and European Union on Wednesday urged Congolese security forces to refrain from using "excessive force" after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees last week, killing over 30.

UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

The Congolese orphan girl haunts the U.N.’s top human rights official, even though more than a decade has passed since he heard her story.

Trump praises Nigeria’s tackling of Ebola

US President Donald Trump has lauded Nigeria for its handling of the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease.

Iranian president: Trump’s UN comments ‘ignorant, absurd’

Iran's president warned the United States on Thursday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in Tehran's nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the United Nations.

CAR president calls on world leaders not to forget his country

The president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera, on Tuesday pleaded with the world to not forget his country and urged the U.N. to bolster its peace-keeping force amid growing violence that threatens to spin the country out of control.

I love Nigerian jollof rice, egusi, others – Zimbabwean restaurant operator

Miss Jane Mareya, a 31-year-old Zimbabwean restaurant operator in Pretoria, says she sells only Nigerian foods because of her love for them.

DR Congo forces kill at least 18 Burundi refugees

Congolese security forces have killed at least 18 Burundian refugees during clashes over plans to send some of them home.

Nigerian journalist, 3 others win Dag Hammarskjöld award

A Nigerian journalist, Mercy Abang, and three others have emerged recipients of the 2017 Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships.

Over 500 people die in Congo cholera epidemic

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday said more than 500 people have so far died in cholera epidemic sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHO sounds alarm over DRC cholera epidemic

The World Health Organization on Saturday sounded the alarm over a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has already claimed 528 lives and reached "worrying proportions".

Doctors in DRC suspend strike after deal with government

Congolese doctors suspended a two week strike over better pay in public hospitals on Wednesday (September 06), the main medical union has said.

African leaders to hold new Libya talks

African leaders are due to meet Libya's UN-backed prime minister on Saturday in a fresh bid to help resolve the political crisis in the conflict-ridden country.

More than 100 inmates escape in Congo prison break

More than 100 inmates escaped from a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo during heavy rains, the jail’s director, Mutanade Nyongoli, said on Tuesday.

Eight killed as lightning strikes goldmine in DR Congo

At least eight people have died after a bolt of lightning struck a small-scale goldmine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Monday.

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Fed govt installs lab to track crude oil theft

The Federal Government has installed a laboratory to track oil theft in the country, saying that crude oil theft would soon be a thing of the past.

UNIBEN fixes new date for post-UTME

The management of University of Benin, UNIBEN, said the 2017 Post-UTME admission screening earlier scheduled for Sept ember14 to 25 will now hold from September 28 to October 10.

Striking workers paralyse govt activities in Kogi

The ongoing indefinite strike by workers in Kogi has stopped all activities at government secretariat in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Troops kill one bandit, recover two AK-47 rifles in Zamfara

Troops of 1 Division killed a member of a group of bandits in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Thursday.

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