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Leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Riek Machar shakes hands with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir after a tripartite summit at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda, Nov. 7, 2019.

South Sudan president offers key compromise for peace

South Sudan's president said on Saturday he would return to a system of 10 states, a key opposition demand, paving the way for a unity government and an end to the country's civil war.
Commission chairman Pierre Claver Ndayicariye told journalists on Friday that the remains of 6,032 victims, as well as thousands of bullets, were recovered. Clothes, glasses, and rosaries were used to identify some of the victims.

At least 6,032 bodies found in Burundi mass graves

Commission chairman Pierre Claver Ndayicariye told journalists on Friday that the remains of 6,032 victims, as well as thousands of bullets, were recovered. Clothes, glasses, and rosaries were used to identify some of the victims.
The Ethiopian House of Peoples Representative (HoPR), the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament, on Thursday ratified a new law that criminalised hate speech and disinformation.

Ethiopian MPs ratify law criminalising hate speech

The Ethiopian House of Peoples Representative (HoPR), the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament, on Thursday ratified a new law that criminalised hate speech and disinformation.
FILE PHOTO - South Sudan President Salva Kiir attends talks in Khartoum on an end to his country's civil war, June 25, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

S. Sudan ‘unity’ army not ready for peace as deadline looms

At a remote and spartan bush barracks in South Sudan, a motley collection of government soldiers and their rebel enemies chanted in unison, raising their mock wooden guns to the sky.

‘Overlooked’ African Union leadership vow Libya, Sudan support

African Union leaders on Monday vowed to push peace efforts in Libya, a sign of the bloc's desire to play a bigger role in resolving the continent's conflicts.
Athletes at the 2020 Lagos Marathon have commenced the race at the Onikan National Stadium, Surulere.

Lagos City Marathon: Athletes take off at National Stadium, Surulere

The 42km race commenced from National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, while the 10km race will start from Ikoyi link bridge by 10 am. Both races will finish at Eko Atlantic.
Former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, has died aged 95, a relative and government source said on Tuesday.

Ex-President Obasanjo reacts to death of Kenya’s Arap Moi

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has revealed how the late former President of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi, educated him on the Sudan crisis.
Former President of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi

President Buhari: Daniel Arap Moi left his footprints in the sands of time

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late former President of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi, as “a frontline nationalist who gave his best for the development of his country and was a key factor in the stability of the East African region and Africa in general.”
Former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, has died aged 95, a relative and government source said on Tuesday.

World leaders mourn former Kenyan leader Daniel Moi

Many world leaders including African heads of state have commiserated with the Kenyan people following the death of its longest-serving President Daniel Moi, who passed on at a Nairobi Hospital.
Paul Makonda

Tanzania’s Paul Makonda barred from US for rights ‘violations’

In a statement dated Friday, the US said the sanctions on Paul Christian Makonda, the Regional Commissioner of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital, come amid Washington's growing concerns about basic freedoms in the East African nation.

What does the surprise exit of Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza mean?

President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision not to run in Burundi's elections in May has come as a surprise.
29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.

Full list of Nigerian words in Oxford dictionary latest update

29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.
Dr Herbert Wigwe, Managing Director of Access Bank Plc

Access Bank gets final nod to acquire Kenyan Transnational Bank

Access Bank Plc says it has secured final approvals of all relevant regulatory authorities in Kenya for the acquisition of Kenya-based Transnational Bank Plc (TNB).
The University of Dodoma, Tanzania's biggest public learning institution, on Thursday conferred an honorary doctorate degree to President John Magufuli in recognition of his outstanding leadership.

Tanzania’s John Magufuli gets honorary PhD for outstanding leadership

The University of Dodoma, Tanzania's biggest public learning institution, on Thursday conferred an honorary doctorate degree to President John Magufuli in recognition of his outstanding leadership.
Nigerian U23 striker Taiwo Awoniyi has assured victory over Sudan ahead of the U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday evening.

U23 AFCON: Boost for Nigeria as Taiwo Awoniyi, Okechukwu Azubuike arrive for Zambia game

Istanbul Basaksehir midfielder Okechukwu Azubuike and Mainz striker Taiwo Awoniyi have joined Nigeria at the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, ahead of their game against Zambia.
The returnees were welcomed at Bole International Airport, in the capital Addis Ababa, by an official from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ethiopia returns home 840 nationals from Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia has in recent days returned home 840 nationals who had been serving prison sentences in Saudi Arabia, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday.

12 people feared dead as boat capsizes in Uganda

The boat, overloaded with fish and timber, was carrying 18 people when it overturned Monday morning on Lake Albert in the country’s north-west due to strong winds, police spokesman Julius Hakiiza told dpa.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

Senator Ekweremadu raises issue of xenophobia at international parliament

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace holding in Ethiopia, to pay special attention to the xenophobic attacks on the African continent.

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Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.

Neymar criticises PSG injury handling after Borussia Dortmund defeat

Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: New research places Nigeria among high risk African countries

The study suggested other countries – among them Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya – would all need support with detecting and handling imported cases of the coronavirus.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook sued by US for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

That lawsuit went to trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, and the crux of the case is a 2010 deal between Facebook and an Irish subsidiary it uses to shuffle money around internationally. The IRS alleges Facebook undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary, thereby dodging billions in taxes.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Lionel Messi speaks out after Barcelona social media scandal

Lionel Messi, in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, has spoken publicly for the first time since reports emerged that Barcelona hired PR firm I3 Ventures for their social media channels which were aimed at tarnishing the images of Gerard Piqué, Messi himself and others associated with the club.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

BMO: President Buhari fully in-charge of critical affairs of government

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), says President Muhammadu Buhari is “fully in charge of critical affairs of government” in the country