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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has enlisted the support of other ex-presidents and Prime Ministers in West Africa to mitigate elections-related conflicts to promote peace in the region.
A pregnant woman and five other people died when an ambulance carrying them hit a land mine in northern Burkina Faso, in an area that has come under repeated militant attacks, the government said.
Seven election workers were killed during Niger’s presidential vote on Sunday when their vehicle struck a landmine, a local official said, marring a day meant to usher in the country’s first democratic transition of power.
The African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education (ARCSSTE-E) has revealed how floodwater could be used to resolve festering crises between Fulani herdsmen and farmers nationwide.
Unidentified gunmen killed nine people and wounded nine more in a road ambush in northern Burkina Faso on Thursday morning, security sources and local sources said.
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately proscribe the Miyetti Allah groups existing in the country as was done to IPOB as the first step to ending the raging herdsmen crisis in the country.
Chad will deploy some 1 000 troops to the tri-border region of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali to reinforce national armies that, backed by French and European allies, are battling Islamist insurgents, according to French and Chadian sources.
Ahmed Elmohamady praised his Aston Villa teammates after they secured a 1-0 win over Arsenal in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.
Since the beginning of 2021 and as a follow-up of the events of last year, the food security situation in Western Africa is a mixed picture. Although COVID-19 infection rates remained low compared to global figures, the impact of the pandemic led to reduced economic growth stemming from national restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the virus.
The troops were pursuing “terrorists” on Monday following an attack the previous day on a military position in Chetima Wangou in the Diffa region, the defence ministry said in a statement.
Cote d’Ivoire showed class again tonight to topple the Golden Eaglets as WAFU B champions in the final of the sub-regional U17 qualifiers in Lome, Togo.
Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday.
The Kaduna State Task Force enforcing COVID-19 related regulations have rescued 160 children from locations that were neither authorised nor licensed as schools or children’s homes, an official has said.
Michael Emmanuel Papo’s strike in the 77th minutes was enough to help Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets secure final tickets and qualifications for the 2021 U17 Afcon.
Super Eagles assistant captain, William Troost-Ekong has congratulated the Golden Eaglets for qualifying for the final of the 2021 WAFU B tournament.
Richard Madiebo, acting chief digital officer at Fidelity Bank, said this during the bank’s inaugural edition of its diaspora webinar series on Saturday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria recorded 195 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday — representing the lowest single-day count of 2021.
The Chinese government’s top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi on Sunday said the electoral system in Hong Kong must be improved for long-term stability, saying reform would bring about a “brighter future” for the city.
Questioned about recent U.S.-China frictions over Taiwan, Xinjiang and the South China Sea during his annual news conference, Wang said that Beijing “will never accept baseless accusations and smears”, and said the United States had used democracy and human rights as a basis for arbitrarily interfering with other countries’ affairs.
The Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen said on Sunday that it destroyed 10 armed drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement, including at least five fired towards Saudi Arabia, state television channels reported.
Oil prices slipped, on Tuesday, as expectations that top producers would agree to raise oil supply in a meeting this week weighed on sentiment, already hit by concerns over slowing Chinese demand.
The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, on Monday described Senator Smart Adeyemi as a mad man.
Residents of Nsukka town in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State have expressed worry over the recent hike in the price of cooking gas.
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has expressed concern over the financing and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for Africa noting that the process has been difficult to navigate.
A Bill to that effect titled, “a Bill for an Act to establish the Specialized National Dermatology Hospital at Garkida for the prevention, diagnostic, curative, promotive, rehabilitative, cosmetic, allergy of all condition and diseases affecting the skin and for other matters connected therewith,” sponsored by Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (APC, Adamawa Central), passed second reading on the floor yesterday.