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Official: China’s funding is helping Africa to develop, not stack up debt

China is helping Africa develop, not pile up debt, a top Chinese official said on Tuesday, as the government pushes back against criticism it is loading the continent with an unsustainable burden during a major summit in Beijing.

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Members of an internally displaced Afghan family sit on a truck as they flee from Jaghori district to escape ongoing battles between Taliban and Afghan security forces, in Ghazni on November 15, 2018. - Escalating violence in Afghanistan's southeast has prompted thousands of people to abandon their villages in Hazara-dominated districts to reach the provincial capital Ghazni on November 15. (Photo by ZAKERIA HASHIMI / AFP)

Taliban confirms talks with US officials on Afghan conflict

The Taliban held talks with US officials in Qatar on ending the Afghan conflict last week, the militants confirmed Monday, but said no agreement was reached on "any issue".

DStv subscribers demand pay-as-you-view billing system

Digital Satellite Television service subscribers in Nigeria are grumbling over the continued payment for services not rendered by MultiChoice, the major distance-to-home service provider in Nigeria.
Niger State, the former breadbasket of Nigeria, is commonly known as a resource-rich territory and mining area. [Martin Zinggl|Al Jazeera]

Nigeria loses billions annually to foreigners due to illegal mining

The Presidential Committee on Special Mines Surveillance Task Force on illegal mining in Nigeria said the country loses billions of naira to foreigners annually due to illegal mining operations in the country.

Birthday party clash claims 3 lives, leaves 18 injured in Bauchi

The police in Bauchi State have confirmed that three persons were killed and eight others injured in a clash that erupted on Sunday night in Lushi Ward in Bauchi.

Akwa Ibom Assembly sacks four more lawmakers who defected from PDP to APC

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly on Monday sacked four more lawmakers who defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).