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Fikadu Dawit

Bahraini wins 2019 Okpekpe 10km road race

In what points to a departure from East African domination of the annual Okpekpe 10km Road Race in Benin City, this year’s edition saw a Bahraini, Fikadu Dawit, winning the male category with a time of 29.03 minutes.
Police on Monday said that 17 people are feared dead after heavy winds overturned a boat carrying local football players and their fans on a lake in Uganda, police said on Monday.

17 football players, fans feared dead in Uganda boat accident

Police on Monday said that 17 people are feared dead after heavy winds overturned a boat carrying local football players and their fans on a lake in Uganda, police said on Monday.

MultiChoice Talent Factory announces 2019 call to entry for MTF Academy

MultiChoice has announced the call to entry for the second edition of the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy programme.
FILE PHOTO- South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar (L) and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir sign a cease-fire and power-sharing agreement in Khartoum, Sudan August 5, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

South Sudan adversaries meet in bid to save peace deal

South Sudan’s rival parties began two days of talks in Addis Ababa on Thursday in a bid to salvage a peace deal, with just days left before a unity government is meant to be formed.
Bobi Wine

Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine freed on bail

The Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine has been freed on bail after spending three nights in a maximum-security prison.
Reginald Mengi

Tanzania media mogul Reginald Mengi dies in Dubai

Tanzanian self-made media magnate and philanthropist Reginald Mengi has died in Dubai at the age of 75.
South Sudan's civil war broke out two years after its independence from Sudan [Jason Patinkin-AP]

South Sudan rivals to hold talks to salvage stalled peace deal

South Sudan's warring parties are set to hold talks in Addis Ababa on Thursday in a bid to salvage a stalled peace deal, with just days to go until a unity government is meant to be formed.

Ghana eyes world record in medical drone service

Ghana launched a fleet of drones Wednesday to carry medical supplies to remote areas, with President Nana Akufo-Addo declaring it would become the "world's largest drone delivery service."
Subira Mgalu

Tanzania eyes 10,000 MW power generation capacity by 2025

Tanzania aims to have six times its current power generation capacity by 2025 through investment in thermal and renewable energy, deputy energy Minister Subira Mgalu told parliament on Tuesday.
Two-time champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria finished as winners of Group A of the ongoing Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania after forcing Uganda to a 1-1 draw at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

U17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets top group despite 1-1 draw with Uganda

Two-time champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria finished as winners of Group A of the ongoing Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania after forcing Uganda to a 1-1 draw at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.
Nigeria’s U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets have qualified for the World Cup holding later in the year in Brazil.

U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets face tricky test against Uganda

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are looking to secure a place in the semi-final of the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania when they take on Uganda today (Saturday) in their final Group A game at the Chamazi Stadium, Mbagala.
Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has disclosed that his charges are not afraid of playing any team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Emmanuel Amuneke not afraid of Senegal, Algeria; confident Tanzania will shine in Egypt

Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amuneke remains upbeat about the chances of his side scaling through the Group C hurdles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations despite been pitted against former winners, Algeria, Senegal and East African rivals Kenya.
Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has disclosed that his charges are not afraid of playing any team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

AFCON: Emmanuel Amuneke bullish on Tanzania chances

Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has disclosed that his charges are not afraid of playing any team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Wallace Karia

Tanzania will host successful U-17 AFCON – TFF chief

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) president Wallace Karia has expressed optimism that the East African nation will host Africa well when eight nations gather for the 2019 AFCON U-17 tournament.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Yoweri Museveni vows ‘Uganda is safe’ after tourist kidnap

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday insisted his country was safe for travellers, after the kidnapping of a US tourist, but vowed to further strengthen security in national parks.
Nearly one in 10 Rwandans lost their lives in the 100 days of violence in 1994 [Jean Bizimana-Reuters]

Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years since genocide began

Rwanda on Sunday began 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: 25 years after genocide, Rwanda emerging like a colossus

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday reflected on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and declared that 25 years after the strife, the East African country is emerging like colossus.
Pope Francis waves as he attends a gathering with World Youth Day volunteers at the Rommel Fernandez Stadium, his last public event before leaving Panama City, on January 27, 2019. (Photo by JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP)

Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Pope Francis is to visit flood-ravaged Mozambique and Indian Ocean nations Madagascar and Mauritius in September, the Vatican announced on Wednesday.

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Katsina prays against banditry, kidnapping

Residents of Katsina state on Sunday thronged the ‘’Hajia Hindatu Abdullah’’, Multi-Purpose Women Center at ‘’Filin Sanji’’ in Katsina to pray against banditry attacks, which had threatened lives and properties in the state for quiet sometime now
Maurizio Sarri Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri set to quit Chelsea for Juventus

It is claimed by local pundit Tancredi Palmeri that the Italian tactician will leave Stamford Bridge after the Europa League final against Arsenal on Wednesday.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

Biodun Ogunyemi: Hold academics, not ASUU responsible for any electoral irregularities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has absolved itself from any electoral irregularities associated with academics involved in elections in Nigeria.
Ahmed Yusuf Fresh

Niger FA chief vows to improve youths football

Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation Technical and Development Committee, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh has been re-elected as the Chairman of Niger State FA.
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WHO: 24 million Nigerians at risk of mental disorder

The World Health Organisation yesterday warned that over 24 million Nigerians may suffer from various mental illnesses, a situation worsened by the dismal number of health institutions and professionals.