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Jailed Cameroon writer Patrice Nganang to be expelled – lawyer

A prize-winning New York-based Cameroonian novelist will be freed from jail and expelled from his native country after being held for nearly three weeks on charges of insulting and threatening the president, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Cameroonian journalist to be freed after terrorism charges dropped

A Cameroonian journalist jailed for over two years for contact with Islamist militant group Boko Haram is set to be freed after a court on Thursday shortened his sentence, his lawyer said.

UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism

International and local journalists from renowned media outlets have completed a media-training workshop in Kasane, Botswana, to enhance their knowledge on sustainable tourism and wildlife and analyze the impact of their work and their contribution to the topic.

Togo opposition leader calls on France for help

French President Emmanuel Macron was on Friday urged to step in to help find a solution to an increasingly violent power struggle between Togo's opposition and the government.

Niger buries soldiers killed in ‘terrorist’ attack

Niger on Saturday buried soldiers killed in an ambush this week on the Niger-Mali border, which also claimed the lives of US special forces troops in the country to provide anti-terror support.

Cameroon using ‘anti-terror’ law to silence media – CPJ

Cameroon's anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, creating a climate fear among political reporters, according to an international media watchdog.

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Alexis Sanchez’s Manchester United decision driven by money – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez’s reported decision to join Manchester United ahead of Premier league leaders Manchester City is being dictated by money.

Governor Obaseki wants Peace Corps’ partnership on Libya returnees’ re-integration

As Nigerians await the assent of the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill currently before President Muhammad Buhari, the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has expressed his administration’s readiness to partner the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) on the reintegration programme for Libya returnees.

Nigerian institute develops herbal drugs for Ebola treatment

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), said it has successfully researched and developed six traditional herbal products for the treatment of Ebola, malaria and other diseases.

CAR agitated after France dismisses sex abuse case against its troops

A French court’s decision to dismiss a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic in 2013-2014, has sparked anger in the country.

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IPOB warn against Benue recurrence in Abia

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State to take decisive action against the rampaging Fulani herdsmen before they wreak any havoc in the state.

Benue killings: President Buhari lacks power to remove Governor Ortom – Sebastine Hon

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and legal books author, Mr. Sebastine Hon, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari lacks constitutional power remove the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

Jigawa govt employs 330 teachers

The Jigawa Government has presented letters of appointment to 330 newly-recruited Senior Secondary School teachers in the state.

The Economist disowns article on President Buhari

The Economist, a London-based magazine, has disowned a publication which claimed that Nigerians have shown unprecedented level of patience with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Facebook expands probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit referendum

Facebook said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership.