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Governor Abdulrazaq appoints Chief of Staff, SSG, CPS

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on Friday announced the appointments of Chief of Staff (CoS), Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chief Press Secretary (CPS).
Malawians on Tuesday morning started casting their votes in the country’s sixth election since switching in 1993 from one party state to multiparty democracy.

Voting begins in Malawi general elections

Malawians on Tuesday morning started casting their votes in the country’s sixth election since switching in 1993 from one party state to multiparty democracy.
Fethullah Gulen has lived in self-imposed exile in the US since 1999 [Reuters]

Turkey orders detention of 100 soldiers over alleged Gulen links

Turkish prosecutors have ordered the detention of about 100 soldiers over suspected links to the network of a United States-based Muslim religious leader and businessman, Fethullah Gulen, who has been accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu Agency said.
Turkish-backed Syrian fighters dispatched fighters and armoured vehicles to the front line with Kurdish fighters on Monday [Anadolu]

Syrian government forces ‘enter’ Kurdish-controlled Manbij region

Syrian government forces have entered the country's northern border region of Manbij controlled by Kurdish fighters, local sources told Al Jazeera and Turkey's state-run Anadolu agency.
Israeli attacks hit the Gaza Strip, which only gets electricity a couple of hours a day [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa-Reuters]

Islamic Jihad group announces Gaza ceasefire with Israel

The Palestinian group Islamic Jihad says it has agreed to stop firing rockets towards Israel after talks with an Egyptian delegation.

Seven dead, 28 wounded in bus accident in Western Turkey

At least seven people were killed and 28 others injured on Tuesday when a bus overturned in Western Turkey, local media reported.

Turkey detains two more suspects over US embassy shooting

Turkish police have arrested two more people for their suspected links to Monday's drive-by shooting on the US embassy in capital Ankara, Anadolu Agency reports, in an attack coinciding with increased tensions between the NATO allies.

Turkey installs 764km security wall on Syria border

Turkey has completed the construction of a 764-kilometer (475-mile) concrete wall along its border with Syria, according to a Turkish official on Saturday

UN appoints Nigeria’s Chikadibia Obiakor to investigate Burundians’ killings

The United Nations has appointed retired Lt.-Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor of Nigeria to head a special investigation into the killing of some Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Turkish army to hire over 40,000 personnel – state media

The Turkish army will hire nearly 43,000 new personnel in 2018, according to state media, after thousands of staff were dismissed in purges following the July 2016 failed coup attempt.

Israel arrests, releases three Turkish men in Jerusalem

An Israeli court has released three Turkish men a day after they were arrested at the entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.

Turkey to airlift some wounded as Mogadishu toll tops 300

Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's health minister has arrived in Somalia to co-ordinate the evacuation of some of the wounded in the truck bombing in Mogadishu.

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Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.

Toll from Tanzania truck blast reaches 100

The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania on August 10 hit 100 on Wednesday after several victims perished from severe burns.
Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has appointed Vincent Mashami as their coach for the men's national football team.

Vincent Mashami named new Rwanda head coach

Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has appointed Vincent Mashami as their coach for the men's national football team.
Emeka Eze

Nigeria striker Emeka Eze joins Adanaspor on loan from Sturm Graz

Nigeria born Sturm Graz of Austria forward Emeka Eze, has completed a one-season loan move to Turkish League 1 side, Adanaspor.
Davido performing at BBC Radio 1Xtra Live at the O2 Arena in London.

Davido pulls stunning performance with 50 Cent

Afropop star, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke, stunned the crowd at the ‘Tycoon Party’ in New Jersey where he shared the stage with American superstar, 50 Cent.

Police ban activities of volunteer security outfits in Kaduna

The Police in Kaduna State has banned all activities of a volunteer security outfits in the state, popularly known as “Yan Sa Kai.’’