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The Blue Nile River is seen as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam reservoir fills near the Ethiopia-Sudan border, in this broad spectral image taken November 6, 2020. NASA-METI-AIST-Japan Space Systems, and U.S.-Japan ASTER Science Team-REUTERS

Sudanese officials meet with U.S. envoy over stalled dam talks

Sudanese officials held talks with a new U.S. envoy to the Horn of Africa on Saturday aimed at resolving a dispute over Ethiopia’s giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Ghana takes delivery of 350,000 coronavirus vaccines from DRC

Ghana has been sent 350,000 more AstraZeneca vaccines to help in the fight against the deadly coronavirus disease.
Two years after his death in Belgium, a state funeral has been held for veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1

DR Congo announces ‘state of siege’ in two provinces

The Democratic Republic of Congo announced a "state of siege" late Friday in two provinces in the east of the country wracked by violence from armed groups and civilian massacres.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria priortising innovation, technology investments in agriculture

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is prioritising innovation and technology investments in agriculture in order to transform the sector by attracting young people and also scaling up productivity.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Minister: Nigeria needs N352 billion to tackle malaria

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says the country needs N352 billion to implement its strategic plan to tackle malaria in 2021.

At least one killed in anti-U.N. protest in eastern Congo

At least one person was killed by security forces on Thursday during protests against United Nations peacekeepers in Oicha, a town in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the town’s mayor said.

Ten killed in inter-communal violence amid protests in eastern Congo

Ten people have been killed and 34 injured in fighting between rival ethnic communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Goma, a spokesman for the provincial government said on Tuesday.

Uganda, Tanzania, oil firms sign accords to build $3.5 billion pipeline

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC on Sunday signed agreements that will kickstart the construction of a $3.5 billion crude pipeline to help ship crude from fields in western Uganda to international markets

Two killed during anti-U.N. protests in eastern Congo protests – officials

At least two people were killed during violent protests on Friday against the United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said

Dozens burned alive in Congo bus crash

About 40 passengers were burned alive when a bus overturned and caught fire in western Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, an official said.
Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia agreed on Sunday to hold further talks this month to resolve their long-running dispute over the Addis Ababa’s huge dam on the Blue Nile, Sudan’s water ministry said.

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan launch new Nile dam talks in DRC

A new round of African Union-mediated talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan has begun aimed at resolving a years-long dispute over a massive dam built by Addis Ababa on the Blue Nile, a main tributary of the Nile river.
FILE PHOTO: A motorcycle convoy carrying vials of measles vaccine and other supplies for medial NGO Doctors Without Borders (MSF) crosses a log bridge on a road between Lisala and Boso-Manzi in Mongala province in the Democratic Republic of Congo February 27, 2020. Picture taken February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Hereward Holland

Measles resurgent in Congo eight months after epidemic declared over

A new measles outbreak has flared up in the Democratic Republic of Congo just eight months after authorities declared an end to the worst known outbreak in the country’s history, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said.
Smile Nigeria, an internet service provider, has asked anyone who visited its Abuja regional office in the last five days to self-isolate themselves.

Internet provider reschedules debt repayment; injects $51 million

Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd., a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, announced Wednesday, that its debt restructuring plan has been approved and agreed with the lenders.
FILE PHOTO - Vials labelled Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Survey: 2 in 3 Africans want coronavirus vaccine

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that two-thirds of Africans said they will accept COVID-19 vaccines.
Washington – The United States on Monday reimposed curbs on an Israeli billionaire accused of corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reversing a move by Donald Trump during his last days in office.

US cracks down on Israeli billionaire over DRC corruption, revoking Trump-granted licence

The United States on Monday reimposed curbs on an Israeli billionaire accused of corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reversing a move by Donald Trump during his last days in office.
Child soldiers and other victims of convicted Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda should get a total of $30 million compensation, International Criminal Court judges ruled on Monday, in their highest ever reparation order.

ICC orders record $30 million compensation for Congo war crime victims

Child soldiers and other victims of convicted Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda should get a total of $30 million compensation, International Criminal Court judges ruled on Monday, in their highest ever reparation order.
10. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

NCDC: What Nigeria needs to overcome coronavirus

Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said this on Saturday in a statement signed by Ms. Omobolaji Oduwole, the Centre’s Head of Communications, to mark one year of COVID-19 response in Nigeria.
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WHO welcomes rotavirus vaccines for use in humanitarian crises

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the opportunity to make rotavirus vaccine available to more children living in humanitarian crises, saying thanks to a landmark pricing agreement with the manufacturer, GSK.
An Italian military plane carrying the bodies of the slain Italian ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo Luca Attanasio and his Italian security Vittorio Iacovacci, who were both killed in an attempted kidnapping when their convoy was attacked in Ruhimba village, is seen at the Goma International Airport, in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Hereward Holland

Italy repatriates ambassador, bodyguard killed in Congo

A military plane left eastern Congo for Italy on Tuesday loaded with the bodies of Italy’s ambassador and his bodyguard in coffins draped in Italian flags, a day after they were shot dead in an ambush on a United Nations convoy.
Luca Attanasio had been Italy’s head of mission in Kinshasa since 2017 and was made ambassador in 2019. Italian foreign ministry-AFP-Getty Images

DR Congo identifies rebels responsible for Italian ambassador’s death

Authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday evening identified rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) movement as being responsible for an ambush that killed Italian Ambassador to the country Luca Attanasio.
A girl gets inoculated with an Ebola vaccine in Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Delayed Ebola vaccination drive to begin in Guinea

Guinea will launch an Ebola vaccination drive Tuesday after a flight delayed by a Saharan dust storm arrived carrying thousands of jabs, as the West African country fights to stamp out a resurgence of the deadly virus.
Luca Attanasio had been Italy’s head of mission in Kinshasa since 2017 and was made ambassador in 2019. Italian foreign ministry-AFP-Getty Images

Italian ambassador killed in DR Congo attack

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an attack in the east of the country, its foreign ministry has said.

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VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Ugandan presidential inauguration

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Lagos recovers N50 million over fraudulent real estate activities

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had recovered more than N50 million from parties involved in illegal real estate transaction activities.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, stated this when the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) rose from its meeting on Wednesday at the NGF Secretariat in Abuja.

Gombe eyes World Bank loan to address erosion at Federal College

The state’s Deputy Governor, Manassah Jatau, made the declaration in Gombe on Tuesday when a Presidential Visitation Panel, led by Prof. Kenneth Okiongbo, visited the school.
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Bauchi traffic agency to enforce ban on commercial motorcyclists – chairman

The Bauchi State Road Traffic Agency (BAROTA), on Tuesday, reiterated that activities of commercial motorcycle riders, popularly known as ‘Okada’ or ‘Achaba’, remained banned in the state.

South Sudan faces its worst food security crisis as humanitarian aid dwindles

An African regional organisation said about 60 per cent of people from South Sudan are facing “their worst food security” and nutrition crisis since the country became independent a decade ago.

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President Buhari suspends NPA chief

Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi’s two-year plot to shove aside Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman, materialised last night as President Muhammadu Buhari approved his request to suspend her with immediate effect, according to a national daily.
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David Luiz ready to quit Arsenal

David Luiz’s entourage are reportedly scoping out possible destinations for the Arsenal man amid uncertainty surrounding his Emirates Stadium future.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports minister hails Supreme Court judgement on Oyo councils

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has hailed the judgment by the Supreme Court declaring the sack of elected local government executives in Oyo State by Governor ‘Seyi Makinde as “null and void. ”

Kano chief judge releases 58 inmates from correctional centre

The Kano State Chief Judge, Justice Nura Sagir-Umar, on Monday, released 58 inmates awaiting trial from the state Central Correctional Centre.
Registrar:Chief Executive of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Professor Ifeoma Mercy Isuigo-Abanihe

NABTEB wants emphasis on technical, vocational education

Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) has called for increased emphasis on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nigeria.