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The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said. In a statement on Saturday, the national police said Oly Ilunga Kalenga was detained because they believed he planned to evade legal proceedings by leaving the country.

DR Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said.

US finds Nigeria, Niger improving anti-trafficking efforts

Niger and Nigeria have improved their efforts to fight human trafficking, but still do not meet the minimum standards required, the U.S. government said on Thursday in its closely watched annual assessment of how countries are performing.

Nigeria’s Pelfaco signs oil production sharing deal with Congo Republic

Nigerian private oil and gas company Pelfaco signed a production sharing deal with Congo Republic’s state energy firm on a 32-million barrel oil field on Tuesday, Congo’s oil ministry said.
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Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea plan bridge to link Campo and Bata

After the recent opening of a bridge linking The Gambia and Senegal, two other African countries have started plans to do same.

Ethiopian Airlines steps up hunt for African connections

Ethiopian Airlines is accelerating its strategy of weaving a patchwork of new African routes to soak up traffic on the continent and fly customers towards its more lucrative flights to rapidly expanding Asian markets.

France charges two men over alleged plot to kill Congo’s opposition figure

French prosecutors have charged two French men over a suspected plot to assassinate an opposition politician from the Congo Republic living in the Paris region, an official from the prosecutor’s office said on Friday.

HRW decries “short” sentences for 3 Congo peacekeepers guilty of murder

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday decried the “short” sentences for three Congo Republic peacekeepers who murdered 11 civilians.

Ebola: 17 people die in Congo – officials

Officials said 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola.

International monetary fund warns of rising African debt

The IMF on Tuesday warned that sub-Saharan African nations are at growing risk of debt distress because of heavy borrowing and gaping deficits, in spite of an overall uptick in economic growth.

Congo electoral commission registers 46m voters – chair

Corneille Nangaa, Chairman of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Electoral commission (CENI), on Thursday said 46 million voters have so far been registered by the umpire.

Joseph Kabila denies violence against protesters

Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Friday rejected charges that his forces had violently broken up pro-democracy protests, stirred by his refusal to step down at the end of his mandate.

CHAN: Nigeria to play Angola in quarter-final

The group stage of the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) ended yesterday after final matches in Group D were dispatched.

CHAN: Rwanda out as Libya, Nigeria await quarter-final opponents

Final games in Group C of the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) ended yesterday. Nigeria beat Equatorial Guinea to top the group whiles Libya sneaked through to the next round after beating Rwanda in a crunch tie.

IMF ends week-long mission to Congo Republic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) ended a week of negotiations aimed at hammering out a deal to bail out Congo Republic’s debt-plagued economy.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah aims to become Egypt’s greatest Pharaoh

Egyptian international Mohamed Salah says he does not want to be remembered as a national football great, he aims to be the greatest “Pharaoh” – alias of the Egyptian senior national team.

French court orders forfeiture of Equatorial Guinea’s Teodorin Obiang’s assets

A French court on Friday ordered forfeiture of assets worth millions belonging to the son of Equatorial Guinea.

Congo Republic pledges to reform state oil firm as seeks bailout

Congo Republic plans to replace the board of directors and appoint an audit committee at state oil company SNPC, as it strives to improve accountability and convince international lenders to bail out the country.

New rape claims against UN peacekeepers in Central Africa

Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic are accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl, the United Nations said Wednesday, the latest in a spate of rape claims that have hit the UN mission.

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Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
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Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

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Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’