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Niger to reinstate tax on international calls

Niger is to reintroduce a tax on international calls in 2019, accusing telecom companies of failing to honour commitments to improve services, a parliamentary source said.
Samuel Eto'o donates money to ex-Cameroon captain Norbert Owona

Samuel Eto’o promises house to former Cameroon captain who is homeless

Ex-Cameroon, Barcelona and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o has said he will buy a house for former national team captain Norbert Owona, who is homeless and whose plight has been highlighted in a documentary.
Alain-Richard Donwahi

Ivory Coast to invest 1 billion euros to replenish forest cover

The world's top cocoa producer Ivory Coast said Monday it would invest nearly one billion euros over 10 years to replace forests that were razed to grow the bean.
José Mário Vaz

Guinea-Bissau civil servants strike as first post-crisis budget approved

Civil servants in Guinea-Bissau went on strike on Tuesday, days after the country passed its first budget following a three-year political crisis, their union told AFP.

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Police vows to track down killers of DELSU student

The Police in Delta State has vowed to track down killers of the Delta State University (DELSU) student, Elizino Joshualia Ogege who was gruesomely murdered by persons suspected to be ritual killers.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.

Yahaya Bello promises N100 million reward for information on aide’s killers

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a N100 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those that killed Malam Yusuf Adabenege, his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial chairmen meeting at the party headquarters in Ankara on March 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan takes aim at George Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking the overthrow of the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous Hungarian Jew".