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The International Criminal Court found former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty Monday of all 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

ICC convicts former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda on war crimes

The International Criminal Court found former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty Monday of all 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB hosts experts on food transformation

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has hosted a group of experts to discuss how technology can be deployed to transform food systems in West Africa.
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NACA: HIV/AIDS anti-discrimination act needed for 2030 elimination target

The struggle to meet the HIV/AIDS year 2030 elimination target in Nigeria has been of serious source of concern to the Federal Government and stakeholders in the nation’s health sector.
Seni Sulyman, VP Global Operations, Andela

Seni Sulyman: Education in Africa in a state of emergency

Mr Seni Sulyman, Vice President, Global Operations, Andela, says education in Africa is in a statement of emergency.

Experts advocate urgent constitutional review in Nigeria

Experts drawn from across the globe during Humboldt Kolleg conference held at University of Nigeria Nsukka, weekend advocated urgent constitutional review in Nigeria to end resource control conflicts.
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NYPF advocate measures to combat illegal migration

The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum, NYPF, has stated that it will lead a global intervention to stem the ugly tide of illegal migration and trafficking in person in Nigeria.

Mixed reactions trail delay in release of UTME results

Some experts in the education sector on Monday in Ibadan expressed divergent opinions on the continued delay in the release of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results.

Thabo Mbeki to lead Commonwealth observer group for Malawi elections

A Commonwealth group has been appointed to observe the 2019 Malawi Tripartite elections. It will be led by Thabo Mbeki, the second post-Apartheid South African President.
A study last year by researchers from the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences said 259 people across the world had died while taking selfies between 2011 and 2017. EPA

Three selfie-crazy Indian teens crushed by train

Three teenagers were killed while taking selfies on a railway track in India, the country which researchers say has the worst record for selfie-related deaths.
A sign that was damaged by fire is seen in a burnt forest near Boadella, at Emporda area in the Spanish province of Girona, July 24, 2012. Two big forest fires raging in the border area between France and northern Catalonia in Spain since Sunday have killed a fourth person, local authorities said on Monday, as strong winds hindered efforts to control the blaze. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Forest fires blight Europe amid drought fears

Weather experts warn of drought in Europe over its summer as firefighters tackled forest fires on Thursday, and farmers fretted over wilting crops and a repeat of 2018’s arid conditions.
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President Buhari in Dubai for investment meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Amman Jordan for Dubai, to begin the second leg of his Middle East visit.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 1

President Buhari leaves for UAE to attend investment meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Amman, on Sunday for Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in the ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting, April 8-10, 2019.
A warplane carries out a bombing run above Syria near the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Syrian military: Israeli air strikes targeted Aleppo

The Syrian military said Israel on Wednesday launched raids on an industrial zone in the northern city of Aleppo, causing damage only to materials, while opposition sources said the strikes hit Iranian ammunitions stores and a military airport used by Tehran's forces.

Governor Dickson sets up panel of inquiry on environmental degradation

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, Wednesday inaugurated a 10-member state Commission of Inquiry on Environmental Degradation to be chaired by the Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu.
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UN‘s conditions for Africa’s transformation

The United Nations (UN) has said that promising Africa’s potential, growing working-age population, abundant arable land and other resources are what the African continent needs to attain rapid transformation.
China's President Xi Jinping

China: US hyping threat to justify own rising defence spending

China’s Defence Ministry on Friday accused its U.S. counterpart of deliberately seeking to hype up the threat from China and other nations to justify its own military expenditure.

Industrialists, experts react to planned VAT hike

Industrialists and experts have opposed the idea of increase in the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) in Nigeria.
Avocado Pears

Experts: Eating Avocado pears can lower cholesterol

Experts have continued to encourage people on the health benefits of the Avocado pear, stressing that it could help to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, among others.

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Southwest governors flay calls on Fulani residents to leave for north

Governors in the Southwest states on Friday reacted to a statement credited to the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), asking persons of Fulani extraction resident in Southern parts to return to the north.
The coffins of Anthony Harvey’s three children – Beatrix, Alice and Charlotte – who he murdered in their Bedford home, along with their mother and grandmother. He has been sentenced to life in jail, never to be released. Richard Wainwright-AAP

Man gets life sentence for killing three daughters, wife, grandmother

An Australian Supreme Court on Friday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Anthony Harvey, who admitted to killing his three young daughters, twin, two-year-old and three-year-old with their mother and grandmother to life imprisonment.

Hajj: Nigerian pilgrims urged to be security conscious

Nigerian pilgrims to the 2019 Hajj have been advised to be security conscious as their movement from Madinah to Makkah entered second day on Friday.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU earmarks £250 million to empower women in Africa

European Union (EU) Programme Manager to Nigeria, Laolu Olawumi, said 250 million Euros had been earmarked to empower women in line with the 2030 agenda in Africa.

Death toll in Ondo communal clash rises, residents flee

Residents of Ago Alaye town in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, where a clash broke out over land on Tuesday, have deserted the town as death toll rose to four on Thursday.