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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.

Amnesty: Cameroon military and separatists fuel ‘cycle of violence’

Escalating violence in Cameroon has led to armed separatists and security forces attacking and torturing people in the country's Anglophone regions, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

Cameroon begins operations to clear boat wrecks off Doula port

The port of Douala, the largest in Central Africa, this week launched an operation to remove wrecks of old boats which hamper its functionality and competitiveness.

UNHCR, NCFRMI register 21,291 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) have so far registered 21,291 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria.

Congo begins Ebola vaccinations in northwest city

Congo has begun Ebola vaccinations of medical staff in the northwest city of Mbandaka, a Reuters witness said, the first in the Central African country to help stem an outbreak believed to have killed 25 people since early April.

Central African president lashes religious exploitation after bloodshed

The president of the Central African Republic on Wednesday accused militias of exploiting religious tensions a day after at least 24 people in the capital died in attacks that targeted a church and a mosque.

Gabonese government resigns over election delays

Gabonese Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet’s government has resigned after the constitutional court ordered it to step down over election delays, an official statement said.

Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea reopen border after four months

The Cameroon-Equatorial Guinea border has been officially re-opened, four months after it was closed following a foiled coup d’etat in the latter last December.

Cameroon handed 2019 AFCON logo

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has handed Cameroon the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2019 logo, ending the spectre of uncertainty that surrounded the tournament's hosting.

UN calls for global funding for people in DR Congo

The UN on Friday called for global funding for 13 million people facing hellish living conditions in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after years of factional bloodshed and lawlessness.

CAR demonstrators lay corpses in front of UN mission

Hundreds of angry demonstrators on Wednesday laid the corpses of at least nine people killed in recent clashes in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui in front of the headquarters of the UN’s mission, a Reuters witness said.

Ex-Cameroon govt officials held over corruption spend Easter in jail

Basile Atangana Kouna, Cameroon’s former water and energy minister and other top government officials held over an anti-corruption crackdown have been shown in a video commemorating Easter in prison.

President Biya: Cameroon security intact in restive regions

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya, on Thursday held his first cabinet meeting since 2015 and on the back of a recent reshuffle. The event took place at the Unity Palace (presidency) in the capital Yaounde.

NGO asks Canada to probe African leaders’ real estate purchases

The French NGO Sherpa on Thursday called for an investigation into the purchases of Canadian real estate by African leaders and their relatives using allegedly stolen riches.

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Akindele Owolabi: APC will provide good governance in Ekiti

One of the governorship aspirants under the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the just election in Ekiti State, Dr Makanjuola Akindele Owolabi (MAO), has assured the residents that the party will provide quality sustainable leadership in the state.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari declines assent to four bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to four bills sent to him by the National Assembly.

Governor Umahi denies dumping PDP for APC

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has denied decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Nigerian troops recapture Yobe town from Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army says its troops had re-occupied Jilli in Yobe and began to spread across the general area after the Boko Haram terrorists group attacked their location in the town on July 14.

Flood: House of Reps urge federal government to declare Auchi ecological disaster area

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, urged the Federal Government to take flooding and gully erosion problem in Auchi, Edo, with utmost seriousness and declare the environment ecological disaster area.
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Man allegedly kills bartender over bottle of beer

A Yaba Chief Magistrate Court, on Wednesday, directed that a 35-year-old man, Bakare Akeem, who allegedly killed a bartender over a bottle of beer, be remanded in Kirikiri maximum prison.