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Thousands rally in DR Congo against use of voting machines

Thousands of opposition supporters rallied Friday across DR Congo seeking the withdrawal of electronic voting machines in a long-delayed election due at the end of December, saying they would be misused to rig the results.

UN troops find 8 bodies after bloodshed in eastern DRC

UN peacekeepers have found eight decomposing bodies in a village in the volatile Ituri province of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the agency told AFP on Friday.

Ethnic violence in DR Congo’s northeast displaces at least 60 000

Officials say violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo between the Hema community and the Lendu ethnic group has now killed at least 150 people and has forced more than 32 000 people to flee to Bunia, where humanitarian assistance is strained and the suffering are eager for improved conditions.

UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

The Congolese orphan girl haunts the U.N.’s top human rights official, even though more than a decade has passed since he heard her story.

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Oye Ibidapo-Obe : Nigerians spend N1 trillion annually on foreign education

The Pro Chancellor, Crawford University, Igbesa, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, on Wednesday said that Nigerians were spending a whooping N1 trillion annually to pursue university education abroad.

Christmas: Prices of food items crash in Kaduna

As Christmas celebration draws nearer, prices of some food items have crashed while others were stable in the last one month in Kaduna metropolis.
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IATA: African airlines to lose $300 million in 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says African carriers are expected to report a $300 million net loss in 2019.
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Police arrest five abductors of Bauchi APC chieftains

Police have arrested five suspected kidnappers of 14-year-old son of Bauchi politician, Alhaji Bashir Bukar Rimin Zayam, and the daughter of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Toro Local Government Area, Alhaji Sha’aban.