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Zambia blocks rhumba musician Koffi Olomide

Popular rhumba musician Koffi Olomide has been barred from entering Zambia because of the many criminal allegations against him in the southern African country, and France.

DRC President Kabila appoints army chief under US, EU sanctions

President Joseph Kabila has appointed a new army chief who is under international sanctions for the violent repression of dissent, raising fears of an imminent crackdown.
[file] DR Congo president Joseph Kabila attends a joint press conference during the closing session of the French-speaking nations 'Francophonie' summit in Kinshasa on October 14, 2012. 2012. PHOTO/ ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/GettyImages)

DR Congo universities urge President Kabila to step aside

Several universities in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday signed a petition against President Joseph Kabila running for a third term in office later this year.
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2019 U20 AFCON: Flying Eagles set for battle

Nigeria’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles yesterday arrived Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania ahead of today’s 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations final qualifying round, first leg battle against their Mauritanian counterparts.
Congolese Fisherman

Official: 92 Congolese fishermen ‘imprisoned’ in Uganda

Ninety-two Congolese fishermen arrested by the Ugandan navy on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, have been imprisoned, a Congolese official said on Thursday as tensions escalate between the two neighbours.
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.
Refugees flee Congo across Lake Albert in small, over-packed canoes and flimsy fishing boats. It takes up to 10 hours to make the perilous journey. Several refugees have already drowned attempting the crossing. INGEBJORG KARSTAD/NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL

12 fishermen killed in Uganda/Congo lake clashes: official

"The 12 bodies of our compatriots are still floating on Edward Lake" after violent exchanges between the Ugandan navy and DRC armed forces, said Muhindo Kyakwa, a senior official of the DRC province of North Kivu.
Uganda-Congo Lake

Sixteen fishermen missing after clashes on Uganda-Congo lake

Sixteen Congolese fishermen are missing on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, after deadly clashes between the Ugandan navy and DRC armed forces, a Congolese official said on Monday.
Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD)

West African states in joint fight against root crop ‘Ebola’

Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" - a viral disease that could wreck the region's staple food and condemn millions to hunger.
Ikouwem Udoh of Enyimba controls the ball against Djoliba of Mali in their opening Group C match - KABIRU ABUBAKAR

Enyimba relocate to Port Harcourt for CAF Confederation Cup clash

Enyimba have relocated to Omagwa, a suburb of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for concentration camping ahead of the visit of Williamsville AC of Cote d’Ivoire in a third match of the CAF Confederation Cup Group C.
[file] DR Congo president Joseph Kabila attends a joint press conference during the closing session of the French-speaking nations 'Francophonie' summit in Kinshasa on October 14, 2012. 2012. PHOTO/ ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/GettyImages)

11 killed, seven missing as tensions rise in DR Congo’s east

Ten people were burnt to death in ethnic attacks in DR Congo's volatile east and seven fishermen were missing Saturday in Lake Edward, where tensions have spiked with the Ugandan navy.

UN rights body decries DR Congo abuses, sends follow-up mission

The UN Human Rights Council voiced alarm on Friday at serious violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive Kasai region, and agreed to send experts to assess whether Kinshasa is making recommended changes.

Official: Congolese, Uganda forces clash near maritime border

Democratic Republic of Congo and Ugandan armed forces exchanged gunfire on a lake straddling their shared border, wounding at least two Congolese soldiers, a Congolese official said on Friday.
Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku reacts and speaks during a press conference at the Kazan arena, in Kazan, on July 5, 2018 on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter final football match between Belgium and Brazil. - AFP PHOTO - Benjamin CREMEL

Romelu Lukaku looking to silence detractors against Brazil

In-form Romelu Lukaku will be key to Belgium's plans to unlock Brazil's formidable defence in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.
AU Summit - President Buhari with Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemarian Desalegn and President of Niger H.E. Mahammoud Issoufou ahead of the Closed session of the 31st AU Summit on 1st July 2018

Nigeria abstains as 49 AU members sign free trade pact

Forty-nine out of the 55 members of the African Union have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, said AU chairperson Paul Kagame.

African Union leaders set to meet to review free trade, crises

African Union (AU) leaders are set to meet in Mauritania for a two-day summit focusing on free trade, tackling corruption and dealing with the continent's humanitarian and security crises.
Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba of Congo in New York in 1960. Allyn Baum-The New York Times

Belgium names square after Congo independence hero Patrice Lumumba

Brussels inaugurated a square named after assassinated Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba on Saturday in what campaigners called Belgium’s first major step towards tackling its dark colonial legacy.
Oly Ilunga Kalenga is a Belgian–Congolese medical doctor who has been the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Minister of Public Health since 2016

Minister: DR Congo’s Ebola outbreak coming to an end

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is just weeks away from being defeated, after claiming 29 lives, the country's health minister said Thursday.

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NIMASA donates relief materials to Bakassi IDPs

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Wednesday donated relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ekpiri Effiom/Obutong, Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River.

Armed robbers kill policeman in Nasarawa

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Ekiti agog for Governor-elect Fayemi as he gets INEC’s certificate of return

It was pomp on Wednesday as Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, received the certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) while a huge crowd of supporters rallied round him.

Man remanded for allegedly defiling 14-year-old boy

A 52- year-old trader, Emeka Nwobochi, who allegedly defiled a 14-year-old boy was on Wednesday remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

NSCDC to intensify fight against oil theft, pipeline vandalism in Bayelsa

Christiana Abiakam, the new Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bayelsa, on Wednesday pledged to intensify the fight against oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the area.