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Niger: Funds slow to come to anti-jihadist Sahel force

A joint military force to fight jihadists and organised crime in the Sahel has chalked up successes but promised funding is slow to materialise, the foreign minister of Niger said on Monday.

DRCs Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bushmeat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family.

Donald Trump’s pick for Top Africa post denounces ‘corrupt dinosaurs’

President Donald Trump's nominee to head the State Department's Africa Bureau told US senators on Thursday that leaders who extend their terms in office should be viewed as “corrupt dinosaurs.”

2026 FIFA World Cup: 11 CAF members vote against Morocco

Eleven CAF member associations were among the countries which did not support Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup during the voting process on Wednesday in Moscow.

Libyan coastguard rescues 180 migrants east of Tripoli

Libya’s coastguard rescued 180 migrants, including 12 children, who were on board a rubber boat in the Mediterranean, according to a navy statement released, on Monday.

Nigeria-Denmark move to curb insecurity, corruption in the maritime sector

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has disclosed the readiness of Denmark to collaborate with Nigeria in stemming the tide of insecurity and corruption in the Gulf of Guinea, particularly, Nigeria.

Calamity Karius shows work still to be done at Liverpool

A thrilling run to a first Champions League final for 11 years put Liverpool back among the European elite, but a painful 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev exposed frailties that still need eradicating — and top of the list in a new goalkeeper.

WHO: Unlicensed Ebola drugs could soon be used in DR Congo

The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was awaiting formal approval from the Democratic Republic of Congo to send in unlicenced Ebola medication to help rein in an outbreak of the deadly virus.

Guinea’s Conde reshuffles government as political tensions rise

Guinea's President Alpha Conde launched a reshuffle of his government - appointing new finance, budget and security ministers - as the West African country's leader faces civil unrest and strikes in the crucial mining sector.

Flying Eagles resume training camp June 20 for final U20 AFCON playoff

Top officials have said that the U20s, the Flying Eagles, will resume training camp on June 20 but a training site has yet to be decided on.

WHO gets kudos for fast Ebola action in Congo

The World Health Organization has received widespread praise for its quick response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, although observers warn prevention and information to affected communities remain insufficient.

Bushmeat loses its appeal as Congo city fights Ebola

In the city of Mbandaka, “bushmeat” is a cheap, time-honoured form of food — monkeys, bats, antelopes, crocodiles and other species caught in the wild.

MSF: 2 out of 3 patients who escaped quarantine in Congo die

Two of three Ebola patients who escaped quarantine in the Congo river port city of Mbandaka have died, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) mission in the city said on Wednesday.

Three Ebola patients escape Congo quarantine as control of outbreak reaches ‘critical point’

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus escaped from a hospital holding them in quarantine in the Congo city of Mbandaka, an aid group said, as medics raced to stop the disease spreading in the teeming river port, Reuters has reported.

Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo as vaccinations start

The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose to 26 on Monday after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the government said, as it began vaccinating first responders against the dreaded disease.

Flying Eagles battle Mauritania in U20 AFCON playoff after edging past Guinea Bissau

The Flying Eagles will now battle shock troopers Mauritania in the final playoff for a place at the 2019 AFCON in Niger after they edged past Guinea Bissau today in Calabar.

Guinea opposition suspends street protests to allow mediation

Opposition parties in Guinea have suspended street protests against the official outcome of local elections, announcing that the international community has offered to mediate.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

The Ebola outbreak in Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly difficult to control.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

President Buhari appoints four non-executive directors for central bank

Those appointed to the CBN for an initial period of four years are Adeola Adetunji, Prof. Mike I. Obadan, Prof. Justitia Odinakachukwu Nnabuko and Prof. Ummu Ahmed Jalingo.

June 12: President Buhari only selected Muslims for honours – Christian elders

The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) yesterday accused the federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari of selecting only Muslims for the National Merit Awards as June 12 heros.
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Ahmed Musa: It will be fire-for-fire against Argentina

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles two goals hero in Nigeria’s defeat of Iceland at Volgograd, on Friday said the game against Argentina will be a tough one for the opponents.

Nigeria’s destiny in your hands – Ex-President Obasanjo tells youths

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday challenged Nigerian youths to brace up to the present day challenges in Nigeria, reminding them that the country’s “destiny is now more than ever before in your hands either to make or mar.”
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Oil rallies to $74.84 per barrel as OPEC agrees to increase output

Oil price rose sharply yesterday after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed a modest increase in oil production from next July.