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Royal baby Archie awaited in South Africa for first official trip

Britain's Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and baby Archie are expected in South Africa on Monday to begin their first official tour as a family since their son's birth in May.

Namibia mobilises funds for repatriated refugees

Namibia is mobilising financial resources to reintegrate 3,000 of its citizens, who were last week repatriated by neighbouring Botswana, a senior government official said Friday.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

Xenophobia: South Africa dispatches envoy to Nigeria

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched a peace envoy to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks in his country against foreigners, especially Nigerians.

South Africa, Uganda, others to participate at AKWAABA 2019 in Lagos

Mr Ikechi Uko, Organiser of AKWAABA African Travel and Tourism Market, on Saturday said no fewer than 25 countries would grace the 2019 edition of the event slated to hold in Lagos from Sept. 22 to Sept.24
The President of the World Karate Federation (WKF), Antonio Espinós, says the involvement of more female referees and judges grew the game in Africa.

WKF: Female referees, judges grew Karate in Africa

The President of the World Karate Federation (WKF), Antonio Espinós, says the involvement of more female referees and judges grew the game in Africa.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons who beat Algeria home and away to zoom into the next round of the 2020 Olympic qualifiers were each paid N65, 000.

Tokyo Olympics: Falcons get N65, 000 for Algeria victory in Lagos

It was gathered that for the home victory against Algeria at the Agege Township Stadium last Tuesday, the players received N50, 000 and N15, 000 for their transport which excludes the return flight tickets paid for the six foreign-based players invited.
Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980, died Friday at age 95, two years after the army brought an ignominious end to almost four decades of his iron-fisted rule.

Reaction to the death of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980, died Friday at age 95, two years after the army brought an ignominious end to almost four decades of his iron-fisted rule.
The South African Football Association (Safa) has taken a decision to release the players who had been in camp whole week to go back to their clubs after the withdrawal of Madagascar team from the friendly match against Bafana Bafana which was scheduled for Orlando Stadium on Saturday, 7 September 2019.

Bafana Bafana players released from camp after Madagascar’s decision to withdraw from friendly

The South African Football Association (Safa) has taken a decision to release the players who had been in camp whole week to go back to their clubs after the withdrawal of Madagascar team from the friendly match against Bafana Bafana which was scheduled for Orlando Stadium on Saturday, 7 September 2019.
Joy Nkoro scored a hat-trick on Thursday in Abuja to help Vera Gold Amazons Football Club to a 3-0 defeat of defending champions Blessed Unity Angels FC at the ongoing 2019 FCT Women’s FA Cup.

How African footballers in Europe spend their money

African footballers – like other players from developing countries – invariably earn sums of money far greater than their contemporaries back home.

Southern African nations threaten to quit wildlife trade monitor

Southern African nations are threatening to quit the global wildlife trade regulator after it refused to relax restrictions on trade in ivory and rhino horn and imposed a near total ban on zoos taking African elephants captured in the wild.
Nigeria emerged the overall winner in Athletics event at the 2019 Africa Games with a total of 23 medals (10 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze) after winning gold in Women’s 4x400m, Women’s Shot Put; silver in Men’s 200m on the final day of the Track and Field event on Friday.

African Games: Nigeria top in athletics, win gold in 4x400m

Nigeria emerged the overall winner in Athletics event at the 2019 Africa Games with a total of 23 medals (10 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze) after winning gold in Women’s 4x400m, Women’s Shot Put; silver in Men’s 200m on the final day of the Track and Field event on Friday.
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Botswana to hold elections on October 23

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi has ordered general elections on October 23, as tensions rise with his estranged predecessor, Ian Khama, the man who put him in the top job.

African Games: Team Nigeria overtakes Morocco on medals table

Team Nigeria has moved up to the third spot on the overall medals’ table at the ongoing African Games in Morocco after adding more medals to its total haul on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe leader blasts conservation watchdog over ivory trade

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has lambasted the regulator of global wildlife trade CITES over the continued ban in international ivory trade.
Simba SC goalkeeper Aishi Manula is among the eleven players axed from the Tanzania squad set to face Botswana in a World Cup qualifier.

WCQ: Tanzania drop keeper Aishi Manula for Botswana match

Simba SC goalkeeper Aishi Manula is among the eleven players axed from the Tanzania squad set to face Botswana in a World Cup qualifier.
The 24-year-old Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, late on Friday in Manila in the Philippines won five talent awards in the just concluded Mr World pageant.

Mr Nigeria bags five awards at the grand finale of Mr World

The 24-year-old Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, late on Friday in Manila in the Philippines won five talent awards in the just concluded Mr World pageant.
Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, departed the country on Monday for the 2019 Mr World Pageant in the Philippines, with an appeal for votes by his countrymen.

Mr Nigeria: I can’t fail my country, I’ll fight on

Nelson Enwerem, the current Mr Nigeria, representing the country at the ongoing Mr World in the Philippines, says he will not disappoint his nation with support from citizens.
A leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, Daily Trust, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2019.

Daily Trust invites nomination for African of the Year 2019 Award

A leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, Daily Trust, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2019.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.