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Mali appoints new premier days after government resigns

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appointed a new prime minister, days after the government resigned amid a spike in violence in the restive West African country.

Suspected jihadists kill 10 Mali soldiers

At least 10 Malian soldiers died Sunday in an attack by suspected jihadists in the centre of the African country, a security source told AFP.

Mali sacks senior army officers, dissolves militia after massacre

Mali’s government on Sunday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of a militia, a day after the massacre of more than 130 Muslims, including women and children.

French troops kill senior Islamist militant in Mali – minister

France’s Defence Minister Florence Parly on Friday said French troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali have killed one of the Sahel region’s leading jihadists.

Mali to send reinforcements to Timbuktu

Mali on Sunday announced it will be sending reinforcements to the northern city of Timbuktu amid growing concerns about security in the region.

Nasir El-Rufai seeks broader jurisdiction for states to fight fake news

Gov. Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has advocated broader jurisdiction for States legislature and judiciary to legislate and adjudicate on strict laws to tackle the menace of fake news and hate speech.
Pastor Paul Enenche

Nasir El-Rufai accuses Dunamis’ Paul Enenche of incitement, vows to sue him

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he will sue Paul Enenche, senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), over an alleged incitement.

Three killed in attack on UN contractor in Mali

At least three Malian civilians were killed and four foreigners working for a UN-contracted mine-clearing operation wounded in a suicide attack Monday in the country’s violence-hit north, the security ministry and other official sources said.

Zenith Bank splashes N24.6 million on basketball league

Zenith Bank on Wednesday doled out N24.6 million for the sponsorship of 2018 women’s basketball season.
Mohamed Magassouba

AFCON: Mali name squad for games against Burundi

Mali coach Mohammed Magassouba has given first call-ups to 18-year old Cheick Oumar Doucouré and France-born striker Alimani Gory ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group C qualifiers against Burundi later this month.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Mali’s Ibrahim Keita tales oath of office for 2nd term

Keita took his oath before Supreme Court judge Nouhoum Tapily during a small ceremony held at the cultural palace in the capital Bamako.

UN extends sanctions regime in Mali

The UN Security Council extended for a year on Thursday a general sanctions regime against Mali, but stopped short of imposing individual sanctions against leaders of armed groups accused of violating a 2015 peace accord.

CAFCC: NFF supremo commends Enyimba, charges team to go all the way

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has praised the never-say-die spirit of Enyimba FC of Aba in getting a last-gasp winner against Congolese side, CARA Brazaville, on Wednesday that shot them into the quarterfinals of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup.
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Late goal fires Enyimba to CAF Confed Cup quarter-finals

Two-time African champions Enyimba on Wednesday qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup after beating CARA Brazzaville 1-0 in an explosive tie at the new Enyimba Stadium, Aba.
Enyimba International Stadium, Aba

CAF confirms Aba stadium for Enyimba, CARA clash

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the newly renovated Enyimba International Stadium, Aba for tomorrow’s Confederation Cup Group C encounter between Enyimba and CARA Brazzaville of Congo.
A supporter of Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse

Mali opposition supporters protest against poll result

Thousands of supporters of Mali's defeated opposition election candidate took to the streets in Bamako Saturday to protest the poll result, organisers said.
Enyimba players warm up before the match with Djoliba

CAFCC: Enyimba pip Djoliba of Mali, go top of table

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba are now joint leaders with CARA Brazzaville of Congo in Group C after pipping Djoliba Athletic Club of Mali 1-0 in a CAF Confederation Cup, Matchday 5 encounter in Bamako.
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Theophilus Afelokhai: Enyimba aim to win CAF Confederation Cup

Enyimba hope to make another history as the first Nigerian club to win the elusive CAF Confederation Cup, according to Man of the Match in a 1-0 win at Djoliba, Theophilus Afelokhai.

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Men wearing Jewish kippa skullcaps attend a November ceremony at the Synagogue Rykestrasse in Berlin to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht Nazi pogrom. Tobias Schwarz-AFP

Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany

Germany’s government commissioner on anti-Semitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap in the face of rising anti-Jewish attacks.

Minister: Federal government to deepen efforts toward commercialisation of research findings

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja said it would intensify efforts toward ensuring research findings in the country were commercialised.

Police rescue man abducted by fake soldiers

Anambra State Police command said it has rescued one Emmanuel Loco abducted in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government area of the state.

Governor Ishaku declares asset ahead of May 29 inauguration

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has declared his assets ahead of his second term inauguration slated for May 29.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) delivers an address after the Ramadan prayers and Iftar organized by Sultan of Darfur Ahmed Hussain in Khartoum

Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran ‘threats’

A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against "all threats and attacks" from Iran during talks with the kingdom's crown prince, Sudan's military council said Friday.