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A leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, Daily Trust, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2019.

Daily Trust invites nomination for African of the Year 2019 Award

A leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, Daily Trust, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2019.
Nigeria men and women teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Beach Volleyball event at the ongoing African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

Beach Volleyball: Nigeria teams through to the quarterfinals

Nigeria men and women teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Beach Volleyball event at the ongoing African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

Kenyan players jailed 15 years for gang rape

A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced two rugby players to 15 years in prison for the gang rape of a female singer at a birthday party last year.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has confirmed Francis Kimanzi as the new coach for Harambee Stars.

Francis Kimanzi named new Kenya coach

"Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has confirmed the appointment of Francis Kimanzi and Zedekiah Otieno to head the Harambee Stars technical bench,” read a statement from FKF.

Kenya police arrests Chinese brewing illegal local brew

Kenya police officers arrested two Chinese nationals during a raid that led to the discovery of thousands of litres of illegal local brew chang’aa in Nairobi.
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Kenya approves issuance of first green bond

Kenya has approved its first ever issuance of green bond, which will raise five billion shillings ($48.45 million) for students’ accommodation, the capital markets regulator, CMA, said on Thursday.
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Logistics start-up Kobo360 secures $30 million funding

Kobo360, the digital technology platform disrupting African third-party logistics, has announced that it has secured a total of $30 million funding to expand its operations across Africa and other emerging markets.

80-year-old woman, raped, killed in her house

Daily Nation reports that Jedidiah Wanjiru was possibly strangled to death as she was found on Monday morning lying on the floor inside her house with her mouth stuffed with clothes with bruises around her neck.
Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, departed the country on Monday for the 2019 Mr World Pageant in the Philippines, with an appeal for votes by his countrymen.

Mr Nigeria: More votes, more chances of winning Mr World

The current Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, a seasoned model and fashion designer, has appealed to Nigerians to increase their votes and likes for him at the ongoing 2019 Mr World contest.
Two men carry the remains of a burnt out motorbike after a fuel tanker exploded on August 10, 2019, in Morogoro, 200 kilometres west of the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam. It was a scene of horror. PHOTO - STRINGER - AFP

Bodaboda riders bore the brunt of Tanzania fuel tanker fire

It was at around 8.30am on Saturday when hell broke loose in the busy Tanzanian town of Morogoro, about 200 metres from the municipality’s Msamvu bus station.

Nine deadliest fuel tanker explosions in Africa

Here is a recap of the most deadly tanker blasts in Africa in the last decade, after at least 60 people died in Tanzania on Saturday when a fuel tanker exploded after overturning.
A Kenyan lawmaker, Zulekha Hassan, was on Wednesday kicked out of parliament because she came with her baby.

Lawmaker kicked out of chambers for coming with baby

Hassan, who represents the Kwale constituency had brought in the third baby she had while in the parliament because she had an emergency and was unable to sort out babysitting arrangements.
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne insists Kenya cannot afford to fire him even if they wanted to.

Sebastien Migne: It will be expensive for Kenya to fire me as coach

The French coach was responding to questions by journalists after Kenya failed to progress to the next round of the African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers, falling to the Taifa Stars of Tanzania 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out.
Nigeria’s national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, on Wednesday in Spain escaped with the narrowest margin of one point to book their place in the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup.21

Aisha Mohammed: We want to retain Afrobasket title

D’Tigress center, Aisha Mohammed, has revealed that the team will consolidate their stellar World Cup performance by retaining the 2019 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket championship in Senegal.
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Tottenham defender undergoes hand surgery

Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier has undergone surgery on a hand injury suffered at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the club confirmed.
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African qualifying draw for 2022 World Cup

The African preliminary qualifying round draw for the 2022 World Cup was made in Cairo Monday.

Elton John raises $6m for Kenya AIDS/HIV testing

Elton John has raised more than $6 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya, thanks partly to auctions of a luxury car and an autographed piano used in the singer’s “Rocketman” movie musical.
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Theatre of the absurd plays out in Botswana power feud

Just days before Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi left Gaborone for Nairobi, Kenya the military plane he was using for a local trip developed problems as it was taxing to fly out of Botswana’s second city, Francistown.

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Lagos government scales up fish production

Lagos State Government says it is implementing programmes and projects that would upscale fish production and harness the enormous economic opportunities available in the agricultural value chains in the State.

Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence

Chad President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month.
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele, says the country is risking its chances of winning the forthcoming African Games following the choice of athletes by the federation to represent the country.

African Games: Organisers formally welcome Team Nigeria

Organisers of the 12th African Games on Sunday, officially welcomed Team Nigeria to “Rabat 2019”, with a flag-raising ceremony at the Games Village located at the International University of Rabat.

Police found decomposing body of farm worker on mango tree

The Police in Ogun State have discovered the decomposing remains of a farm worker, who was allegedly murdered by his boss, over allegation of stealing.

Pastor blames devil, poor tithes for stealing N1.2 million SUV

The Pastor of Jesus Miracle Church at No. 16, Ado-Odo Road, Afan, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Jeremiah Ehindero, has said he stole a N1.2million vehicle when his congregation’s tithes and offerings was not enough to pay off a N650,000 bank loan.