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Iran blocks Instagram, Telegram after protests

Iran has restricted access to the Instagram and Telegram social media apps as a security measure during rare anti-government protests, according to state TV.

Gunman kills 9 in attack on Egypt church

A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least nine people in the latest apparent jihadist attack on the country's Christian minority.

Robert Mugabe to live in opulence as retirement benefits unveiled

The panoply of generous benefits that Zimbabwe’s former leader, Robert Mugabe, will enjoy in retirement has been published by his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a gazette.

Migrants seek refuge in small French port

A year after France dismantled the notorious "Jungle" migrant camp at Calais, nearly 100 Africans can be found living out in the cold in the northern port of Ouistreham.

Cellphone radiation may cause male infertility – expert

A Chemical Pathologist, Prof. Ganiyu Arinola, has advised men against putting cellphone in their trouser pockets, saying it may cause male infertility.

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Zimbabwe presidential vote could enter a runoff – poll

Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential election will provide no clear winner, with 40 percent of voters choosing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and 37 percent his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, according to an Afrobarometer poll released on Friday.

President Buhari: Ex-IGP Ibrahim Coomassie brought honour to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday offered condolences to the family and relatives of the late Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, describing him as a valiant officer who brought honour to the nation.

Human trafficking: NAPTIP advises parents against undue pressure on children

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday urged parents to stop putting undue pressure on their children to prevent them from falling victims to human traffickers.

Federal government to engage media to promote exclusive breastfeeding

Federal Ministry of Health on Friday said it would engage stakeholders, individuals and media organisations to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding in health facilities, communities and workplaces.

Governor Ortom: APC demonizing me

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of “demonizing him for obvious selfish reasons.”