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Botswana court grants transgender identity change

A court in Botswana on Friday ruled that a transgender man who has been identified as a woman since birth should be allowed to change gender on his identity document, his lawyers said.

Dalai Lama cancels Botswana trip due to ‘exhaustion’

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has canceled his planned trip to Botswana next week due to exhaustion.

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It’s evil to celebrate corruption – EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu

Mr Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has called for anti-corruption initiatives at the grassroots level.

Fraudsters using my name to blackmail governors, ministers – EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says fraudsters have been using his name to extort money from governors, ministers and national chairmen of leading political parties.

UNTH can’t run x-ray, blood count test – doctors

Resident doctors in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, have lamented that the hospital can no longer conduct basic healthcare procedures like x-rays and full blood count tests.

Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump’s dangerous war of words with North Korea

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump’s “dangerous and short-sighted” war of words with North Korea Wednesday, saying his Twitter tirades only benefitted Pyongyang’s attention-seeking ruler and hurt Washington’s credibility.

Kenya poll commissioner quits, says election cannot be credible

One of Kenya’s eight election commissioners quit Wednesday in a searing statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential election cannot be credible.

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DR Congo polls cannot hold till middle of 2019 – EC

A long-delayed election in Democratic Republic of Congo to replace President Joseph Kabila cannot take place until at least April 2019, the electoral commission said, a schedule certain to enrage opponents who say Kabila is clinging to power.

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho bringing fear factor back to Old Trafford – Mike Phelan

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is bringing the "fear" back to Old Trafford after making a "terrific start" to the season, according to Mike Phelan.

Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo hits brace in Changchun Yatai win

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo bagged a brace for Changchun Yatai in their 3-2 away win against Guizhou Hengfeng in the Chinese Super League on Saturday.

Liberia election “peaceful, well-conducted” – observers

International observers, under the aegis of the National Democratic Institute, NDI, have given thumbs up to the just conducted elections in Liberia.

Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda dies after collision with team-mate

A goalkeeper in Indonesia has died following a collision with a team-mate during a match.