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Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the youth and the Synod Fathers at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tiziana FABI

Pope prays for victims of Central Africa massacre

Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for peace in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where two priests were killed in ethnic unrest last week.
Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre

Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre revels in AFCON qualification after Cape Verde win

Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre feels they have proven critics wrong by booking a second consecutive berth to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Camille Lepage

Film tribute to French photographer killed in CAR

A gang of men rampage through a burning village in Central African Republic, rifles and machetes swinging, the bodies of their victims slain on the ground.
Alfred Yekatom

CAR ex-militia leader Alfred Yekatom extradited to ICC

Central African Republic (CAR) lawmaker and former militia leader Alfred Yekatom was extradited to The Hague Saturday to stand trial in the International Criminal Court probing war crimes and crimes against humanity, a government source said.

Catholic priest, peacekeeper killed in CAR attack

A peacekeeper died after an attack on a UN base in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR) and a priest was burnt to death, the UN and Catholic Church said Saturday after sectarian clashes claimed nearly 40 lives.
Dmitry Polyanski

Russia warns France over CAR peace role

Russia warned France on Thursday that it must put aside "parochial national interests" and recognise its peace efforts in the Central African Republic as negotiations continued on a contentious UN Security Council resolution.
Russia's UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia

Russia, China abstain on UN vote to punish Libya rapists

Russia and China on Monday refused to back a UN resolution that will allow the Security Council to slap sanctions on perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in Libya.

Equatorial Guinea expels ruling party members it links to coup bid

Equatorial Guinea's ruling party has expelled 42 of its members for their alleged role in a coup bid late last year, party sources told AFP on Sunday.
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UN to carry out human rights review of Nigeria, others

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on human rights is to be carried out by UN’s Human Rights Council (HRC) to track records of 13 countries, including Nigeria.

Six Sudanese die in clash over food at refugee camp

Six refugees from Sudan’s strife-scarred Darfur region were killed and 10 others wounded in a brawl at the Bredjing camp in eastern Chad, a relief worker said Friday.

Al-Farouq Aminu: D’Tigers gunning for perfection ahead of FIBA Basketball World Cup

Portland Trail Blazers guard Al-Farouq Aminu has admitted that the D’Tigers are still chasing perfection despite qualifying for next year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

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.

António Guterres: Africa is ‘on the rise’

Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said.

Ethiopian premier slashes cabinet, hands half of members to women

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed yesterday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said.
Nicolas Tie Chelsea

Chelsea’s keeper Nicolas Tie out of Ivory Coast squad

Chelsea academy goalkeeper Nicolas Tie has been forced to withdraw from Ivory Coast's squad for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Central African Republic (CAR).

Africa Nations Cup offers Mo Salah chance to regain scoring touch

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah gets a chance to rediscover his scoring touch when he plays for Egypt against eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) in the Africa Cup of Nations this week.
Napoli's Amadou Diawara

Amadou Diawara: It was always Guinea, not Italy

The 21-year old was talking ahead of his first appearance for Guinea in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda in Conakry on Friday.
Adama Traoré

Ivory Coast’s Adama Traore ruled out for rest of the season

Elephants coach Ibrahim Kamara has called up Angers' Abdoulaye Bamba as a replacement for the back-to-back 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Central African Republic.

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AFCON: Riyad Mahrez brace helps Algeria qualify for Nations Cup

Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria won 4-1 away to Togo on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from Group D.
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Uk-Aid DFID tasks South-East governors on ease of doing business

The UK-Aid Department for International Development (DFID) has urged governors of the five states in the South-East to increase the Ease of Doing Business in the Region.

APDA chieftain calls for responsive use of social media

The Chairman of the All Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Alhaji Shitu Mohammed, has urged the Federal Government to intensify education of Nigerians on social media use.

Farmers want federal government to ban maize importation

Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) has called on the Federal Government to ban the importation of maize into the country to encourage local production.
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Gary Neville: Getting carried away with England ‘no bad thing’ after Nations League win

Getting carried away with England is "not such a bad thing" after the Three Lions beat Croatia to progress to the Nations League semi-final, according to Gary Neville.