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Papua New Guinea looks to ban Facebook for a month, considers launching replacement

Papua New Guinea could ban access to Facebook for a month, time that officials say would provide an opportunity to study its effects on the population, according to a local news report.

Tanzanian musician Diamond Platinumz arrested over social media video

A famed Tanzanian musician has been arrested by authorities over a social media post deemed to be in breach of cultural norms of the East African nation.

Prince Salman: Israelis have right to their own land

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohamad bin Salman has declared that Israel has the right to its own land alongside Palestinians.

Cameroon troops rescue Tunisian but compatriot killed by abductors

The Cameroonian army on Tuesday rescued a Tunisian and three other local hostages in a special operation but the other Tunisian was killed by his abductors, the government said.

Budget: Senators beg ministry to fund Senate project

The Senate Monday begged the Ministry of Communication to provide funds for its annual conference on cyber space security.

President Buhari not thinking about next election – VP Osinbajo

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is focused on delivering on promises made for his current term rather than thinking about the next election, his vice president said on Thursday.

Four policemen killed by separatists in Cameroon

Four police officers were killed in an attack by suspected separatists in Cameroon’s English-speaking region on Monday, a government minister said, the latest violence to strike the country’s troubled west.

Venezuela, in ‘selective default’, signs debt deal with Russia

Venezuela signed a debt restructuring deal with major creditor Russia on Wednesday, as ratings agencies declared Caracas in partial default.

Anglophone Cameroon’s campaign turns bloody

Separatists from restive Anglophone Cameroon region have killed four security forces in several attacks over the past few days, the government said on Saturday.

Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street ‘coup d’etat’

Thousands thronged the streets of Togo's seaside capital Wednesday after the ruling party asked supporters to march at the same time as planned opposition protests demanding the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.

Cameroon bans ‘opposition’ English-language TV channel

Cameroon has banned people from watching a popular television station that says it represents the interests of the English-speaking population.

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Gunmen abduct Bayelsa PDP chieftain on eve of planned defection to APC

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and Vice Chairman, Bayelsa State Peace and Reconciliation committee, Bibi Oweifa, has been abducted by unknown gunmen at the state secretariat annex, Yenagoa.
National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus (R), Atiku Abubakar and behind him Otunba Gbenga Daniel, DG, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, at the declaration rally of Atiku for the 2019 presidential election, at Ribadu Square, Yola, Adamawa State, yesterday.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: APC turning Nigeria into another Afghanistan

Former Vice President and frontline Presidential aspirant on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said his interest in the 2019 presidential contest is not to achieve personal political ambition, but informed by need to help address the suffering and killings across the country.

Ethiopia intercepts about $10 million in joint security operation

Ethiopia police have in the past week seized huge cash sums and arms in different parts of the country, state affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate have reported.
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Neymar says he is victim of ‘double standards’ for club and country

Neymar has claimed that he is the subject of double standards when he plays for Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I could have been US President

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he would be President of the United States of America if he had arrived 10 years earlier.