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Gabon’s Ali Bongo recovering in Saudi Arabia

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba is recovering from an undisclosed illness in Saudi Arabia and still performing his duties, according to a statement released on Sunday amid mounting speculation about his health.

France: Russia not helping to stabilise CAR

Russia is not helping to stabilise the Central African Republic (CAR), a French Defence Minister Florence Parly told weekly Jeune Afrique.
Cameroonians began voting in crunch presidential polls on Sunday, with octogenarian leader Paul Biya seeking a seventh term against a backdrop of unprecedented violence in the country's English-speaking regions.

Cameroon polls close, vote counting begins in key election

Polls closed in Cameroon on Sunday evening and vote counting began in an election that will likely see Africa's oldest leader win another term amid fighting and threats from separatists that prevented residents in English-speaking regions from voting.

Brazilian authorities $16 million cash, luxury watches from Equatorial Guinea leader’s son Teodorin Obiang

Authorities in Brazil have seized more than $16m (£12m) worth of cash and luxury watches from a delegation accompanying Teodorin Nguema Obiang, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, local media report.
Olabanji Oladapo

ATTF elects Nigeria’s Olabanji Oladapo as deputy president

The African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) Council Board has elected Nigeria’s Olabanji Oladapo as its Deputy President.

DR Congo: Four more experimental Ebola treatments approved

Democratic Republic of Congo has approved four more experimental treatments against the deadly Ebola virus, the health ministry said as it raced to contain an outbreak in its violence-torn east.
The United Nations Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan, almost five years after a ruinous civil war in the country started - Reuters

UN Security Council condemns Boko Haram attacks

The UN Security Council said it remained concerned at the security and humanitarian situation caused by the Boko Haram terrorists and other armed groups in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.

HRW decries “short” sentences for 3 Congo peacekeepers guilty of murder

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday decried the “short” sentences for three Congo Republic peacekeepers who murdered 11 civilians.

WHO: ‘Unsafe burial’ of woman triggered new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The death and unsafe burial of a 65-year-old woman in Mangina in Democratic Republic of Congo was the critical event that set alarm bells ringing in the latest Ebola outbreak in late July, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

WHO: Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk

The World Health Organization has warned that an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely spread over tens of km and poses a high regional risk given its proximity to borders,.
4 President Buhari participates at the Joint ECOWAS-ECCAS Heads of State and Government Summit on Peace, Security, Stability and Fight against Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Lome, Togo on 30th July 2018

ECOWAS, ECCAS vow to check insecurity in sub-region

ECOWAS and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) have pledged to sign an agreement before the end of 2018 to effectively check all forms of insecurity in both regions.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari lauds French commitment to regional cooperation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja lauded the Republic of France for its commitment to strong regional cooperation in the fight against cross-border crime and terrorism.

Cameroon military, separatists blamed for ‘grave abuses’

Violent tensions between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists have forced more than 180 000 people from their homes since December, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in a new report that blames both sides for "grave abuses" against civilians.

Boxer collapses, dies during training session

Uganda’s professional boxer, Mustafa Katende, collapsed and died during a training session in the capital Kampala.
President Buhari receives in audience President of Togo H.E. Mr Faure Gnassingbe in Katsina State on 29th June 2018. President Buhari with President of Togo H.E. Mr Faure Gnassingbe, Governor of Katsina Aminu Bello Masari and his deputy Alhaji Mannir Yakubu as he receives in audience President of Togo in Katsina State on 29th June 2018

Faure Gnassingbe: Herders-farmers clashes a problem in West Africa

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema says West African leaders will soon deliberate on the persistent outbreak of clashes between farmers and herdsmen in some countries in the region.
President Buhari receives in audience President of Togo H.E. Mr Faure Gnassingbe in Katsina State on 29th June 2018. President Buhari with President of Togo H.E. Mr Faure Gnassingbe, Governor of Katsina Aminu Bello Masari and his deputy Alhaji Mannir Yakubu as he receives in audience President of Togo in Katsina State on 29th June 2018

ECOWAS: Farmers, herders conflict, a West African problem

The Chairman of ECOWAS Authority and Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema, has said that leaders of the region will soon deliberate on the persistent outbreak of farmers/herdsmen clashes in some countries in the region, including Nigeria where scores have died.

WHO sees Ebola outbreak under control in Congo

The spread of Ebola seems to have been stopped in Congo, less than three months after the outbreak of the deadly disease was declared, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Tuesday.

DRCs Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bushmeat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family.

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Former Dream Team VI goalkeeper Yusuf Mohammed has completed his move to Kwara United ahead of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

Yusuf Muhammed vows to impress Kwara United fans

Former Kano Pillars first choice goal-keeper Yusuf Muhammed has vowed to prove his worth to Kwara United fans after joining the club in this current transfer window.

OAU donates 25 hectares of land for agriculture

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has donated 25 hectares of land to the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), for agricultural development.
Kelechi Iheanacho (middle) against South Africa in June 2017.

Super Eagles fly out to South Africa Thursday on chartered flight

The Super Eagles will fly out for an important 2019 AFCON qualifier against South Africa Thursday evening from Asaba, according to officials.
Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.

Gernot Rohr under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo

Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr, is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.

Three killed in attack on UN contractor in Mali

At least three Malian civilians were killed and four foreigners working for a UN-contracted mine-clearing operation wounded in a suicide attack Monday in the country’s violence-hit north, the security ministry and other official sources said.