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The statement disclosed that the injectable Ebola vaccine, Ervebo, is manufactured by Merck.

WHO: Four African countries license Ebola vaccine

Three months after the World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualified the use of Ebola vaccines, four African countries have licensed the vaccine for use in their countries.
Commission chairman Pierre Claver Ndayicariye told journalists on Friday that the remains of 6,032 victims, as well as thousands of bullets, were recovered. Clothes, glasses, and rosaries were used to identify some of the victims.

At least 6,032 bodies found in Burundi mass graves

Commission chairman Pierre Claver Ndayicariye told journalists on Friday that the remains of 6,032 victims, as well as thousands of bullets, were recovered. Clothes, glasses, and rosaries were used to identify some of the victims.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s wealthiest person, Mike Adenuga, Abdulsamad Rabiu among top 20

For the ninth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria has been declared as the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of $10.1 billion.

AU assures Somalia of support amid ongoing drawdown of troops

The African Union (AU) has reiterated its resolve to support Somalia's peace and security sector efforts towards ensuring stability amid the ongoing drawdown of the AU troops in the troubled Horn of Africa country.

What does the surprise exit of Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza mean?

President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision not to run in Burundi's elections in May has come as a surprise.
Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.

Nigeria now fourth most corrupt country in West Africa

Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.
Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi shakes hands with his Zimbabwean counterpart Sibusiso Moyo after a joint press conference in the capital Harare during his visit to the country. (Jekesai Njikizana - AFP)

China set to strengthen cooperation with Zimbabwe

China's foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday pledged to strengthen cooperation with Zimbabwe despite a spat over bilateral aid figures in November.
Four journalists from Burundian news outlet Iwacu (from left) Agnes Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Terence Mpozenzi, and Egide Harerimana--and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza--appear at the High Court in Bubanza, western Burundi, on December 30, 2019, charged with undermining state security. (AFP/Tchandrou Nitanga)

Burundi prosecutor seeks 15-year prison term for Iwacu journalists

“The Iwacu staff should have never been arrested, and the prosecutor’s request for a 15-year prison term reveals just how hostile Burundi has become toward the independent press,” said CPJ sub-Saharan Africa Representative Muthoki Mumo. “We call on the Burundian authorities to unconditionally release Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Egide Harerimana, and Térence Mpozenzi and to drop all charges against Adolphe Masabarikiza.
“We have to wage war on Rwanda to restore peace in our country. Rwanda influences our politics. So does Uganda,” former premier Adolphe Muzito said at a press conference in Kinshasa.

Former DRC premier calls for war on Rwanda

A former DR Congo prime minister and opposition leader on Monday called for the government to wage war on neighbouring Rwanda as a way to end militia violence.
The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has confirmed the nation’s withdrawal from the imminent Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup which begins on Saturday, December 7.

Ethiopia announce withdrawal from Cecafa Cup

The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has confirmed the nation’s withdrawal from the imminent Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup which begins on Saturday, December 7.
The Bombardier Q400 plane is among new aircrafts procured by the government for the national carrier-Air Tanzania Corporation Limited.

Tanzanian plane impounded in Canada

A Tanzanian plane has been impounded in Canada, the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Palamagamba Kabudi has revealed.

Nigeria, South Africa operate difficult visa regimes – AfDB, AU

A report of the African Development Bank Group and the African Union has ranked Nigeria and South Africa as some of the nations that make it difficult for prospective African travellers to secure entry visas.
KINSHASA - Congo's National Ebola Response Committee says confirmed Ebola deaths in the east of the sprawling African nation are nearing 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus have exceeded 3,000.

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.
Nigeria’s aspiration at the 2019 Lagos Open International Tennis Championships suffered a major setback on Wednesday with Oyinlomo Quadre and Blessing Samuel the only players to qualify for the second round in the singles’ event.

Oyinlomo Quadre upsets Tamara Curovic to hit Lagos Open quarter

Oyinlomo Quadre became the first Nigeria female player to qualify for the quarter final of the Lagos Open International Tennis Championship in recent times, after tournament’s eight seed Tamara Curovic retired in their second round.
Eighteen-year-old Burundi’s Sada Nahimana has emerged the winner of the women’s singles of first leg of the 2019 Lagos Open International Tennis Championship.

Lagos Open: Burundian teenager wins women’s singles

Eighteen-year-old Burundi’s Sada Nahimana has emerged the winner of the women’s singles of first leg of the 2019 Lagos Open International Tennis Championship.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Saido Berahino after he failed to pay a £75,000 fine over a drink-driving incident in February, according to the Mirror.

Saido Berahino issued arrest warrant over drink-driving incident

"I have considered the application in relation to Saido Berahino and I'm satisfied that the process has been followed, warnings have been sent first class and the significant sum of £75,870 remains outstanding," deputy district judge Aneeta Borwick (Corr) said after Berahino failed to show up in court on Tuesday.
Former Nigeria Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi is expected in Austria to join Turkish club, Trabzonspor on a Pre Season tour ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign.

Report: Mikel Obi wanted Alex Iwobi dropped at 2019 Afcon

Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi reportedly make an attempt to get Everton winger Alex Iwobi get dropped from the starting line-up during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Nigeria listed among countries in need of external food assistance

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) says Nigeria and 40 other countries across the world are in need of external food assistance.

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TEHRAN, IRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid.

Hassan Rouhani: Donald Trump doesn’t want war ahead of 2020 election

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid.
Chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale (left) with Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti

Everton end shirt sponsorship deal with Kenyan betting firm SportPesa

The Kenyan gaming brand, which has been on the club's shirts since a five-year deal was struck in May 2017, has agreed to the termination of its contract at the end of the season.
People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales, as Storm Dennis sweeps across the country, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. AP

Man dies as Storm Dennis slams UK, power cuts hit France

A man died after falling into a river on Sunday as Storm Dennis swept across Britain with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds.
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, visited the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed in Abuja on Wednesday, declaring that his administration would not condone violence in Oyo.

Oyo governor threatens to jail union members who foment trouble

The Oyo State Government, on Sunday, warned some leaders of the suspended National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state to desist from carrying out the threats of violence issued in a video, which has gone viral in the last 24 hours.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab Aiye cult kingpin in Ikorodu

The Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, inaugurated by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has arrested the leader of Aiye Confraternity, Sikiru Samuel.