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1.1 billion people lack official identity – World Bank

Over 1.1 billion people mainly in Asia and Africa lack official proof of identity that would get them access to public health care, education and finance, according to the World Bank.

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24-year-old man bag death sentence for killing stepmother

A Plateau High Court sitting in Jos on Thursday sentenced 24-year-old man, Binfa Lamde, to death-by-hanging for hacking his stepmother to death.

Ike Ekweremadu, Ahmed Lawan disagree over Senate membership composition

The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday disagreed with the Majority Leader, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, over the composition of the membership of the upper legislative chamber.

Several dozen killed near Mali’s border with Niger

Several dozen civilians have been shot dead by gunmen who raided an area in northeastern Mali near the border with Niger, local officials and a Touareg self-defence group told AFP Thursday.

Nearly 80% of DRC vote material destroyed in fire

Nearly 80% of the materials for staging the December 23 election in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa, were destroyed when an election warehouse was torched overnight, officials said Thursday.
Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansour

Somali ex-militant running for regional presidency ‘arrested, beaten’

A former Islamist militant in Somalia now running for a regional presidency, Sheikh Mukhtar (Robow), has been arrested and beaten, precipitating street clashes, his spokesman said on Thursday.