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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

How Boko Haram ruined Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission

The demarcation of the Cameroon-Nigeria border and the pillar construction continued to face challenges due to insecurity in areas affected by the presence of Boko Haram, the United Nations (UN) has said.

Jean-Pierre Bemba named as DRC presidential candidate

Jean-Pierre Bemba has been declared an opposition party candidate for the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) upcoming presidential election following his recent being acquittal of war crimes charges in an appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Faustin-Archange Touadéra

CAR rejects Russia mediation bid with rebels

The government of the Central African Republic has rejected an offer from Russia to mediate talks with armed rebels, a spokesperson told AFP on Thursday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN chief: Wind blowing in the direction of peace in Africa

UN Secretary General, António Guterres, concluded the second annual UN-African Union conference in Addis Ababa, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the relationship between the two organizations.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN chief tasks international community to stop money laundering in Africa

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appealed to the international community to take action against the flow of illegal funds, money-laundering and tax evasion, which cost Africa 50 billion dollars every year.

ECOWAS to enhance sustainable electricity access

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to enhance sustainable electricity access through solar in 19 West African countries and the Sahel region to promote development in the region.
Algeria coach Rabah Madjer

Minister: Algeria dismiss coach Rabah Madjer

Algeria's Minister of Youth and Sports, Mohamed Hattab, has confirmed that the Algerian Football Federation have parted ways with head coach Rabah Madjer after just five matches.

DRC’s Jean-Pierre Bemba leaves ICC detention centre in The Hague

Democratic Republic of Congo's former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has left the detention centre of the International Criminal Court following his acquittal of war crimes after a decade behind bars, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

ICC court launches fund for CAR victims of Jean-Pierre Bemba militia

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched a $1.18m fund for victims of a militia once run by former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, it said on Wednesday.

ICC judges order ex-DRC VP Jean-Pierre Bemba’s interim release

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered the interim release "under specific conditions" of Jean-Pierre Bemba, the ex-vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following his acquittal last week on war crimes charges.

ICC: Decision by Wednesday on future of DR Congo’s Jean-Pierre Bemba

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba will know on Wednesday "by the latest" whether he will be freed following his acquittal last week on warcrimes charges, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday.

Acquitted DRC leader Jean-Pierre Bemba edges closer to freedom

Jean-Pierre Bemba's lawyers are set to argue Tuesday for his immediate release after international judges acquitted him of war crimes, as the former Congolese vice president edged closer towards freedom following a decade behind bars.

United Nations peacekeeper killed in CAR

A Burundian soldier in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) was killed late Sunday in a clash in the center of the country, UN sources said.

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.

ICC overturns ex-DRC VP Bemba’s war crime convictions

In a blow to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and to victims of rape and murder in a conflict-ravaged African nation, appeals judges on Friday overturned the convictions of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his forces in Central African Republic.

WHO: ‘Strong progress’ in calming DRC Ebola outbreak

"Strong progress" has been made in calming Democratic Republic of Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth."

ICC to rule in war crimes appeal by ex-Congolese VP

International judges will on Friday hand down a verdict in the appeal of disgraced former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, fighting his conviction for war crimes and an 18-year jail term.

Uganda plans museum on Idi Amin’s atrocities to attract tourists

In its plan to attract tourists, the Uganda government is building a war museum to showcase the darkest moments from its history, including the atrocities of former President, late Idi Amin.

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Kwara government decries vandalism, theft of streetlights

Kwara State government has warned against vandalism and theft of streetlight cables and bulbs and other components of solar farm tunnels currently being built in Ilorin under the Light-Up Kwara (LUK) project.
Park Geun Hye

South Korea’s ex-president gets another 8 years in prison

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced impeached former President Park Geun Hye to a total of eight years in prison on top of the 24 years she already faces, in a verdict that found her guilty of accepting slush funds from the nation’s intelligence agency and interfering in an election.
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Study: CT scan increases risk of brain tumour

Computed tomography (CT) or computerised axial tomography (CAT) scan may increase the risk of brain tumour, a research has found.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

FAAC: Governors give conditions for resumption of revenue sharing

Governors of the 36 states have said the resumption of the sharing of revenue by the Federal, States and Local Governments by the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee meetings will only resume when the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation remits what is due to government coffers.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari uged to probe alleged monetary inducement in Ekiti election

Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) in Anambra State has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the alleged massive monetary inducement of voters by political parties, especially the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the last Saturday’s Ekiti State governorship election.