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At least 10 civilians killed in armed attacks in DR Congo

At least 10 civilians have been killed in two armed attacks by militants of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), media reported on Monday.

WFP links record hunger levels to pandemic, conflict, climate change

The World Food Program (WFP) says many countries affected by conflict, COVID-19 and climate change are experiencing record levels of hunger, threatening the lives of thousands of people.
Congolese miners work at an artisanal gold mine near Kamituga in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, May 22, 2019. REUTERS-Djaffar Al Katanty

Congo gold miners scour rubble for bodies after cave-in

Informal gold miners in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo scoured rubble on Saturday for more than 50 colleagues presumed dead after a mine collapsed under the weight of heavy rain.
San Diego State University halts in-person classes, Sept. 2, 2020, for a month after dozens of students were infected with the coronavirus.

India sets world record with new number of virus cases

India’s Health Ministry reported Sunday that it had recorded 90,632 new COVID-19 infections in the previous 24-hour period, setting a world record for a one-day tally of new cases.

IPMAN calls for local refining to fix petroleum sector

Alhaji Popoola Ogundoyin, an Executive Member of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), says that unless Nigeria produces petroleum products through its refineries, the problems in the petroleum sector will persist. Ogundoyin stated this...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends an interview with Reuters, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain December 11, 2019. REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

UN: Four countries risk famine

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that there is a risk of famine and widespread food insecurity in four countries affected by conflict — Congo, Yemen, northeast Nigeria, and South Sudan.
English side, Leicester City, have demanded €55m from French team, Paris Saint-Germain to secure the services of Nigeria’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.

Timothy Castagne: Wilfred Ndidi will help me adapt quickly at Leicester City

Leicester City's new signing Timothy Castagne is looking forward to reuniting with his former teammate Wilfred Ndidi and hopes the midfielder will help him to adapt quickly at the club.

Congo army says Islamist militia kills 20 in east

Islamist militants killed at least 20 people during attacks on three villages in eastern Congo, the army and a local administrator said.

Suspected Islamist militants kill 13 in eastern Congo villages

Suspected Islamist militants killed 13 people during raids on two villages in eastern Congo, the army and a village chief said, the latest in a spate of attacks the United Nations says may constitute war crimes.
A plane carrying four passengers crashed late on Thursday in dense forest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said.

Plane carrying four passengers crashes in DR Congo

A plane carrying four passengers crashed late on Thursday in dense forest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) international Chancel Mbemba scored twice as FC Porto defeated old rivals Benfica 2-1 on Saturday to win the Portuguese Cup for the 17th time.

Porto defeat Benfica to win 17th Portuguese Cup

Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) international Chancel Mbemba scored twice as FC Porto defeated old rivals Benfica 2-1 on Saturday to win the Portuguese Cup for the 17th time.

Congo soldier shoots dead 12 in drunken rampage

A soldier shot dead 12 people and injured nine others during a drunken rampage in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday evening, regional authorities said.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigerian government donates N67 million PPEs, medical supplies to Sao Tome and Principe

The Federal Government of Nigeria had donated protective equipment and other medical supplies worth N67 million to the government and people of Sao Tome and Principe.
But nearly 18 months on, former president Joseph Kabila remains a powerful figure, wielding influence in the murky politics of the Democratic Republic of Congo through a network of followers and a forced coalition with his successor.

DR Congo’s Joseph Kabila prowls the political sidelines

Officially, he stepped down in January 2019, retiring after 18 years at the helm of the biggest country in sub-Saharan Africa.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

Reps member to re-present bill seeking 50% derivation fund

A member representing Andoni/Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency from Rivers State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Awaji-Inombei Abiante, has vowed to re-present a bill that seeks to alter the Constitution by increasing the derivation fund from 13 per cent to 50 per cent in order to ensure the development of all the States and regions where mineral resources are being extracted.
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WHO expresses concern over impact of coronavirus on indigenous people

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is deeply concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous people in the Americas, the current epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic.
Both Numbi and his designated successor, General Gabriel Amisi Kumba, are under U.S. and European Union sanctions for repression and abuses directed against opposition figures and protesters under former president Joseph Kabila.

Congo replaces sanctioned army chief with deputy also sanctioned for rights abuses

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has appointed a new head of the army to replace General John Numbi, state television said on Friday.
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WHO: 19 potential coronavirus vaccines currently in clinical trials

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are 19 potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials globally.

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Four die, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

Four persons on Monday died, while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus around Isara bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders in Ghana attempting suicide over maltreatment

Some Nigerian traders in Ghana are considering suicide as option, following rising cases of frustrations, biting hunger and sad feelings of grave abandonment occasioned by the recent actions taken by Ghanaian government against the traders, Progressives Ambassadors of Nigeria has said.
Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.

Frank Lampard casts doubt over Victor Moses future at Chelsea

Frank Lampard insists Victor Moses will not be part of his squad for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspurs.
Sadiq Umar was on target for Partizan Belgrade in their 2 – 1 victory over Backa Backa Palanka in Monday’s Serbian pro league game.

Partizan Belgrade’s Sadiq Umar bags sixth goal of the season

Sadiq Umar was on target for Partizan Belgrade in their 2 – 1 victory over Backa Backa Palanka in Monday’s Serbian pro league game.
Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.

Thiago Silva not at Chelsea to ‘visit tourist sites’

Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.