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NCF: Nigeria in danger of losing flora, wildlife to poaching, illegal lumbering

Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, the Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, says the activities of forest poachers and illegal lumbers can make the country lose its unique flora and wildlife if left unchecked.

Key things to know about Gabon

Gabon, where the army on Monday called for an uprising, is one of Africa’s top oil producers and has been ruled for more than 50 years by the Bongo family.

Two killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with Burundi

At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official.
Diego Maradona

Maradona’s new club owned by powerful clan with shady ties

The latest chapter in Argentine football legend Diego Maradona's colorful career will be coaching Mexican second-division club Dorados, a team owned by a powerful family that has faced accusations of ties to drug trafficking.

DR Congo: New Ebola deaths confirmed, dozens believed infected

Ebola is suspected to have caused as many as 33 deaths during the latest outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry said.

West Africa gorillas more numerous than thought, but still endangered

Gorillas and chimpanzees may be twice as numerous in West Africa as previously thought, but the apes are still endangered, declining fast and in dire need of protection, an international study found Wednesday.

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Despite failing to feature for Ivory Coast in their defeat to Morocco, head coach Ibrahim Kamara is adamant Wilfried Zaha still has a role to play for his national team.

Arsenal ‘rebuffed’ by Crystal Palace following improved Wilfried Zaha bid

Arsenal have seen an improved offer for Wilfried Zaha ‘rebuffed’ by Crystal Palace, but the player has told the club he wants a move.
An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Air Peace aircraft makes hard landing at MMIA, loses nose wheel

An Air Peace aircraft on Tuesday made a hard landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Xavi Simons

Barcelona wonderkid Xavi Simons joins Paris Saint-Germain

One of the hottest prospects of Barcelona’s La Masia academy has moved to Paris Saint-Germain.
Filipe Luis confirmed he is joining Brazilian side Flamengo after the full-back bid farewell to Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

Filipe Luis seals Flamengo move

The left-back was part of the Atletico team that won the 2013-2014 LaLiga title, as well as the Europa League twice during two stints in the Spanish capital.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Security: VP Osinbajo consults Osun monarchs, stakeholders

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Osogbo had a closed door meeting with traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the state.