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Protest greets arrival of French President in Burkina Faso

President Emmanuel Macron of France told African youths on Tuesday that he belonged to a new generation of French leaders who would build partnerships with the continent rather than tell it what to do.

France pledges to increase aid to Sahel by one third

France said on Wednesday it will increase its development aid to the troubled Sahel by more than a third, linking the extra funds to the fight against jihadist groups in the vast African region.

France seeks UN funding to fight terror, smuggling in Africa’s Sahel

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will lead a UN Security Council meeting on Monday that will look at ways of shoring up the G5 Sahel force set up by Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

ISIS suspected in Niger attack that killed 3 US forces

Islamic State-linked militants may have been responsible for the ambush in southwestern Niger that killed three US Army special operations commandos and several local Niger forces, US officials said Thursday.

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CHAN: Libya and Super Eagles reach quarter-finals

Libya scored three minutes into stoppage time to edge Rwanda 1-0 Tuesday and snatch an African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals place behind Group C winners Nigeria.

Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal spree despite revenue rise

Arsene Wenger insisted Tuesday there was no chance he would jeopardise Arsenal's financial stability with lavish spending on new players during the rest of the January transfer window.

Kaduna requires 45,000 qualified primary school teachers – official

No fewer than 45, 000 qualified teachers are required in Kaduna State to adequately provide quality teaching in public primary schools across the state.

We didn’t arrest, detain Oby Ezekwesili – Police

The FCT Police Command has denied arresting and detaining the leader of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, and some of its members.

Federal govt warns workers against lock-out, picketing

The Federal Government has warned workers against locking out of duly appointed officers and picketing as a resolve to industrial disputes in the country.

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Spain rescues 56 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 56 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa to European shores.

UAE military ordered not to escalate Qatar crisis

A military official in the United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday its forces had instructions not to escalate an ongoing diplomatic crisis with Qatar.

SERAP seeks justice, reparation for victims of herdsmen attacks

The National Assembly yesterday condemned the killings in Benue and other parts of the country, and called on the Federal Government to take decisive action against those behind the killings.

Anambra govt seeks quicker resolution of border dispute with Kogi

The Anambra Government has appealed to the National Boundary Commission to quicken the demarcation exercise of the boundary between the state and Kogi.

Ex-President Obasanjo rejects Buhari’s re-election bid

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against participating in the 2019 election.