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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.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said. In a statement on Saturday, the national police said Oly Ilunga Kalenga was detained because they believed he planned to evade legal proceedings by leaving the country.

DR Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced Friday that the three-member board, which will start work on September 30, will be led by Lt. Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor and include Janet Lim of Singapore and Maria Santos Pais of Portugal.

UN chief selects Nigerian general to lead Syria inquiry

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected a Nigerian general to lead a U.N. Board of Inquiry to investigate a series of attacks on hospitals in Syria’s last opposition stronghold in the northwest.
Alphaxard Kangi Ndege Lugola

Tanzania to send back Burundi refugees from October 1

Tanzania on Tuesday announced it would send back all Burundian refugees on its soil from October 1, saying it was working with the UN to secure their return.
Uganda’s national carrier, Uganda Airlines, says it has commenced commercial flight operations with the first one heading to Nairobi, Kenya.

Uganda inaugurates commercial flight operations for national carrier

Uganda’s national carrier, Uganda Airlines, says it has commenced commercial flight operations with the first one heading to Nairobi, Kenya.

UN: 1 800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi

Malaria has killed more than 1 800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rwandan dismisses reports of closing border with DR Congo

Rwandan Health Minister, Diane Gashumba, on Thursday dismissed reports saying Rwanda has closed its border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over fears of Ebola outbreak.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Third Ebola case confirmed in DR Congo’s Goma

A year after the start of a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a third case has been confirmed on Thursday in the major border city of Goma, just as neighbouring Rwanda announced the closure of the border between the two countries.
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African qualifying draw for 2022 World Cup

The African preliminary qualifying round draw for the 2022 World Cup was made in Cairo Monday.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

Ebola deaths in Congo surpass 1,700 after global emergency declared

The death toll from Ebola in Congo has surpassed 1,700, the Ministry of Health said on Friday.
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo celebrated his goalscoring feat in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with his teammates ahead of their friendly game against Egypt.

Why Odion Ighalo quit Super Eagles after Afcon

Constant abuse and undue criticism of Odion Ighalo and his family members forced the Shanghai Shenhua forward to retire from international football, the player has reiterated.
Odion Ighalo’s third minute goal gave Nigeria a 1-0 win over Tunisia in their third-place playoff at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Wednesday in Cairo.

Afcon: Third place finish, great achievement for young Super Eagles – Alex Iwobi

Super Eagles’ midfielder Alex Iwobi has hailed the Super Eagles’ third place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), saying it was a great achievement for a young team.Guinea, Burundi

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