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Despite claiming a 4-0 win over Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri in the third round of the men’s singles at the 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, world number one – China’s Fan Zhendong has said that the African star forehand cannot be underestimated as he gave a good fight in the encounter.

Fan Zhendong: You can’t underestimate Aruna Quadri’s forehand

Despite claiming a 4-0 win over Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri in the third round of the men’s singles at the 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, world number one – China’s Fan Zhendong has said that the African star forehand cannot be underestimated as he gave a good fight in the encounter.
During the panel discussion moderated by Paradigm Initiative executive director Gbenga Sesan, the panellists and participants cited different examples of digital rights marginalisation in Africa.

Paradigm Initiative makes case for digital rights inclusion in Africa

Panellists, participants at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2019 Wednesday decried at the growing marginalisation of Africans in information accessibility in the digital space.

NMA fumes as Minister Ngige says Nigeria has surplus doctors

Reactions have continued to trail comments by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, that he is not bothered about medical doctors leaving Nigeria because the country has surplus.
Sudanese protesters from the city of Atbara, sitting atop a train, arrive at the Bahari station in Khartoum on April 23, 2019. – The passengers, who had travelled from the town of Atbara where the first protest against ousted president Omar al-Bashir erupted on December 19, chanted “freedom, peace, justice”. Many protesters perched on the roof of the train, waving Sudanese flags as it chugged through north Khartoum’s Bahari railway station before winding its way to the protest site, an AFP photographer said. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Sudan protesters vow more action in demand for civilian government

Sudanese protest leaders raised the pressure on the country’s army rulers on Wednesday, threatening a general strike and calling for a million-strong march to demand a civilian government.
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WWC: Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby dreams of final between Nigeria and France

Coach Thomas Dennerby wants Nigeria to improve on their defensive and attacking play to challenge the best teams at the 2019 Women's World Cup.
Sudanese protesters from the city of Atbara, sitting atop a train, arrive at the Bahari station in Khartoum on April 23, 2019. – The passengers, who had travelled from the town of Atbara where the first protest against ousted president Omar al-Bashir erupted on December 19, chanted “freedom, peace, justice”. Many protesters perched on the roof of the train, waving Sudanese flags as it chugged through north Khartoum’s Bahari railway station before winding its way to the protest site, an AFP photographer said. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Sudan protesters pledge ‘million march’ for civil rule

Sudanese protest leaders Wednesday mounted pressure on the country’s military council by calling for a million people to march to demand power be handed over to a civilian administration.

WHO: Malaria related deaths drop in Africa

The African Regional Office of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that malaria-related deaths in the region have dropped from 555,000 to 403,000 between year 2010 and 2017.
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Tanzania warns residents of destructive cyclone

Authorities in Tanzania have advised people in southern coastal regions to move to safer ground ahead of the expected arrival of a cyclone.

Expert: Educational, cultural reforms will combat terrorism in Africa

Dr Anwar Moghith, Director, National Center for Translation, Egypt, has called for reforms in educational and cultural sectors in Africa to boost efforts aimed at combating terrorism in the continent.

U17 AFCON: Emmanuel Babayaro reminds Nigeria U17 to improve conversion rate

Former Nigeria youth international Emmanuel Babayaro has cautioned the Golden Eaglets over complacency ahead of their semi-final clash against Guinea at the Africa U17 Cup of Nations.
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ITTF: Africa still has chance to bid for World Championships

After Morocco lost the bid to host the 2021 ITTF World Championships to United States, President of ITTF, Thomas Weikert believes can still bid in future for the biggest table tennis tournament in the world.
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Algeria’s richest man held in jail in graft probe

Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor's orders, state media reported Tuesday, a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.
Two-time champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria finished as winners of Group A of the ongoing Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania after forcing Uganda to a 1-1 draw at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

U17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets tackle Guinea in fierce semifinal duel

Two-time champions Nigeria and West African rivals Guinea will clash at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam this afternoon in what is a much-anticipated first semi final of the ongoing Africa U17 Cup of Nations.
President Buhari today received Akin Adesina, President, African Development Bank at the State House - 23rd April 2019 4

AfDB attracts $38.7 billion investment to Africa

Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, the President of Africa Development Bank (AfDB), has revealed that the African Investment Forum facilitated by the bank in 2018 succeeded in mobilizing $38.7 billion of investments for Africa.
A woman walks through a camp for displaced people in Nhamatanda district on April 15, 2019 where 8465 people have been displaced. – Cyclone Idai devastated much infrastructure and agricultural land as it made landfall on March 14, ripping roofs off buildings, pulling down electricity pylons, uprooting trees, and bringing heavy rains and floods that swamped an area larger than Luxembourg. (Photo by ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP)

Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique threatened by new tropical storm

A tropical system off Mozambique threatens to unleash a cyclone on the northern Cabo Delgado province just weeks after the country’s central parts were ravaged by a powerful storm, meteorologists warned Tuesday.

African leaders give Sudan military more time for reforms

African leaders meeting in Cairo agreed to give Sudan’s ruling military council more time to implement democratic reforms, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday said.
Malawi is rolling out a malaria vaccine pilot programme for children on Tuesday in a bid to prevent the disease which kills hundreds of thousands across Africa each year.

Pioneering malaria vaccine for children to be tested in Malawi

Malawi is rolling out a malaria vaccine pilot programme for children on Tuesday in a bid to prevent the disease which kills hundreds of thousands across Africa each year.

Egypt hosts African leaders discussing Sudan protests, Libya crisis

African leaders are meeting in Egypt on Tuesday where they will address developments in Sudan and Libya, in the first emergency summits since the two nations were rocked by popular protests and an invasion on the capital respectively.

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