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Rangers monitor CAFCC opponent in AS Mania vs Pelicans clash

Nigeria’s second flag-bearers in the CAF Confederation Cup competition, Rangers International, say they are monitoring the Preliminary Round fixture between AS Mania Union of DR Congo and Pelicans of Gabon which winner will face the Flying Antelopes in next round.
Ngonda Muzinga has joined French Ligue 1 side Dijon on a two-year deal from AS Vita Club.

Dijon sign DR Congo defender Ngonda Muzinga

Ngonda Muzinga has joined French Ligue 1 side Dijon on a two-year deal from AS Vita Club.
María Fernanda Espinosa

UNGA president celebrates news of possible Ebola treatment, prevention

President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Ms Maria Espinosa, “is delighted” by news that Ebola may soon be a preventable and treatable disease.

Singapore to ban sale of elephant ivory from 2021

Singapore said Monday it will impose a blanket ban on the domestic sale of elephant ivory and products from 2021 as the government tightens its campaign against illegal wildlife trade.

Nine deadliest fuel tanker explosions in Africa

Here is a recap of the most deadly tanker blasts in Africa in the last decade, after at least 60 people died in Tanzania on Saturday when a fuel tanker exploded after overturning.
Former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie said coach Gernot Rohr lacks the talent to lead the Super Eagles and does not deserve an all-expenses paid refresher training programme in Europe.

Gernot Rohr denies holding negotiation talks with DR Congo

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has bluntly denied talking with the Democratic Republic of Congo as regards handling their senior national football team popularly known as Leopards.

UN: 1 800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi

Malaria has killed more than 1 800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mozambique sets up Ebola screening at Malawi border

Mozambique on Saturday set up disease checkpoints along its border with Malawi as a precaution against any spreading of a deadly Ebola outbreak, a senior health ministry official said.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 12, 2017 Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the main Democratic Republic of Congo opposition party, The Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), speaks during a press conference in his residence in Kinshasa. – The United States on January 23, 2019 recognized Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power. The United States joins the African Union and European Union in signaling they were ready to work with Tshisekedi, showing no appetite to prolong uncertainties in the violence-prone country despite rival Martin Fayulu’s allegations of widespread fraud. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)

Kinshasa: Rwanda reopens border with Ebola-hit DR Congo

Rwanda reopened its frontier with DR Congo on Thursday after closing it for eight hours following a new case of Ebola in the Congolese border city of Goma, Kinshasa said.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

Second Ebola death confirmed in DR Congo’s Goma

A second person has died of Ebola in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma, a major transport hub, the county’s point man for the epidemic told AFP on Wednesday.
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 rivals forge government pact 7 months after polls

The two rival political camps in DR Congo Friday forged a pact on forming a government, six months after President Felix Tshisekedi took power from veteran ruler Joseph Kabila, officials said.
Zimbabwe head coach Sunday Chidzambwa admitted his side has to do better in front of the goal to stand a chance of winning their final Africa Cup of Nations Group A game against Democratic Republic of Congo.

Afcon: Sunday Chidzambwa quits as Zimbabwe head coach

The 67-year-old was preparing his side for their 2019 Chan qualifier against Mauritius on Sunday, and even took training on Wednesday morning.
Ian Khama

Theatre of the absurd plays out in Botswana power feud

Just days before Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi left Gaborone for Nairobi, Kenya the military plane he was using for a local trip developed problems as it was taxing to fly out of Botswana’s second city, Francistown.
Alex Iwobi has dismissed reports linking him with an Arsenal exit by claiming he wants the Gunners to sign 'world-class' players.

Alex Iwobi focuses on Arsenal after Afcon bronze feat with Super Eagles

Alex Iwobi has already turned his attention to club matters after helping Nigeria to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
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 authorities ban Kinshasa rallies over tensions

DR Congo authorities have banned political rallies this week in the capital Kinshasa because of tensions between supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi and those of former leader Joseph Kabila, police said on Sunday.
Odion Ighalo’s third minute goal gave Nigeria a 1-0 win over Tunisia in their third-place playoff at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Wednesday in Cairo.

Super Eagles earn N715 million Afcon money for third-place finish

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will receive a $2m (N715m) reward from Confederation of African Football, CAF, for their third place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations that ended on Friday, July 19 in Cairo, Egypt.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

WHO sounds international Ebola alarm as risks intensify

The World Health Organisation (WHO) sounded a rare global alarm declaring the DR Congo's Ebola outbreak an international emergency.
Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.

AFCON 2021 draw: Nigeria leads top 12 seeded teams

Three time Nations cup winners Nigeria lead the list of top football nations seeded ahead of the draw for the 2021 Nations Cup to be hosted by Cameroon.

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Popular Lagos bus stop relocated over railway construction

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Bayelsa guber: We must adopt indirect primary – APC stalwart

A former State Security Adviser in Bayelsa State and chieftain of the All Progressives Party, APC, in the state, Chief Richard Kpodoh has called on leaders of the party to adopt the indirect primary method to choose its governorship candidate saying it remains the best method.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Joint security panel worried over Taraba kidnap kingpin’s video

The panel set up by the military high command to look into strained inter-agency relations between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police is worried over a trending video of the purported confession of the re-arrested notorious Kidnap kingpin Hamisu Wadume in police custody.