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Sierra Leonean children attend the first day of the new school year on September 17, 2018, at the Saint Joseph Convent primary school in Freetown, after the government launched a programme of free primary and secondary education. - AFP - Saidu BAH

Rocky start for Sierra Leone’s free school programme

Some two million children in Sierra Leone went back to school on Monday in a key test of the country's landmark free education programme for primary and high school students.

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Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a press conference after the International conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. Etienne Laurent-Pool via Reuters

Libyan premier accuses France of supporting ‘dictator’ Khalifa Haftar

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, accused France on Wednesday of supporting his rival Khalifa Haftar whom he described as a “dictator”.

Chris Ngige: Doctors are free to leave Nigeria

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said that medical doctors who want to leave Nigeria, are free to do so as the country has a lot of medical personnel.

Carpenter in court for setting neighbour’s car ablaze

A 21-year-old carpenter, Wasiu Nojeem, who allegedly set his neighbour’s car ablaze over his wife’s refusal to accept his sexual advances, on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’.
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Sri Lankan authorities confirm nine suicide bombers in Sunday attacks

Investigations by Sri Lankan Police have confirmed that nine suicide bombers were involved in Sunday’s attacks, eight of whom have been identified, State Defence Minister, Ruwan Wijewardene, said on Wednesday.

Paul Pogba has told teammates he wishes to leave for Real Madrid in record...

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has told teammates he wishes to leave Old Trafford for Real Madrid, according to reports by French publication L'Equipe.