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Asa to headline 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival

Nigerian-French musician, Asa Elemide, will headline the 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival, according to organisers.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya takes gender rule challenge to sports court

Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya of South Africa went to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday to challenge proposed rules that could force her to lower her testosterone levels.

Kenya shops for $1 billion loan to pay debt

Kenya has begun shopping for $1 billion loan through a syndicated outlets – three commercial lenders – being arranged by the Trade and Development Bank and Standard Bank.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 30, 2018 South Africa’s Caster Semenya reacts after winning the women’s 800 metres during the IAAF Diamond League “Weltklasse” athletics meeting at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich. – The South African government on February 15, 2019 threw its weight behind Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya ahead of next week’s landmark hearing against proposed rules that aim to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

South African government rally behind Caster Semenya on IAAF’s new gender rules

The South African government on Friday threw its weight behind Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya ahead of next week’s landmark hearing against proposed rules that aim to restrict testosterone levels in female runners.
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Caster Semenya: I’m unquestionably a woman

South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya on Thursday said she was “unquestionably a woman”, after the IAAF denied reports that it would argue that she should be classified as a biological male.

Court sentences police officer to death for killing detainee

A Kenyan court on Thursday sentenced a former senior police officer to death for killing a detainee in his custody, one of the harshest punishments over widespread police brutality in the East African country.

Facebook promises to fight fake election news in Africa

With elections scheduled to be held in various African countries this year, Facebook has devised mechanisms to reduce the spread of fake news, the social media giant said on Wednesday.

Police: Pilot, four foreigners killed in plane crash

A Kenyan pilot and four foreigners have died after a small plane carrying them from Kenya’s Maasai Mara nature reserve crashed in the west of the country, police said Wednesday.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame (L) and Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde (R) attend the “Africa leadership meeting, investing in health”, ahead of an African Union summit in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on February 9, 2019. SIMON MAINA / AFP

As Paul Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.
Barambu and other neighbouring communities in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, near the border with Gombe State, came into the limelight when President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the Kolmani River II well.

Cheers, fears as oil search resumes in the North

Barambu and other neighbouring communities in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, near the border with Gombe State, came into the limelight when President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the Kolmani River II well.

Nigeria re-elected into AU peace, security council

Nigeria, alongside Burundi, Algeria, Lesotho and Kenya, has been elected into the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC).
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Official: How RCCG will mark Pastor Adeboye’s 77th birthday

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) plans 77 hours of praise to celebrate the 77th birthday of its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, according to its National Music Director, Pastor Kunle Ajayi.

15 al-Shabaab extremists killed in US airstrikes in Somalia

The United States military says targeted airstrikes against suspected extremists in Somalia have killed 15 fighters.
Both the US and UK warned their citizens against travel to some part of the coastal region of Kenya [Goran Tomasevic-Reuters]

US warns citizens of possible attack in Kenya

The United States warned its citizens in Kenya on Monday that "credible information indicates Westerners may be targeted by extremists".
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Tanzanian police arrest 10 businessmen over killing of children

The speaker of the Tanzanian National Assembly, Job Ndugai, on Monday said that Tanzanian police had arrested 10 businessmen in connection with the recent killing of 10 children in the country.

US warns of possible terror attacks targeting westerners in Kenya

The United States on Monday issued a security alert for Kenya, citing credible information that Westerners may be targeted by extremists in three Kenyan towns.

Julian Okoro: I want to rule the world

Julian Okoro, the winner of the female category of wheelchair race, 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, says her target is the number one spot in the global wheelchair race.
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Ex-Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete leads Commonwealth observers for Nigeria election

The Commonwealth has deployed a 20-member Observer Group, led by former President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, for the February 16 Nigerian presidential election.

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INEC: Ex-Governor Uduaghan not disqualified from Delta South senatorial elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has broken its silence over a purported judgement by an Abuja High Court nullifying the candidature of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Delta South Senatorial candidate, Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan.
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Timi Alaibe: Postponement of elections blessing in disguise

The former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on the Niger Delta, Mr. Timi Alaibe, has urged Nigerians to go out and vote on Saturday massively for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), despite the inconvenience arising from the postponement of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Group demands release of detained Abia N-Power coordinator

Coordinators of the Federal Government’s N-Power programme in the 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Abia have decried the continued detention of the state N-Power Coordinator, Mr Felix Obisike, allegedly by the Department of State Service (DSS) in the state.

Court adjourns Raymond Dokpesi’s N2.1 billion fraud trial to May 9

Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned the trial of the pioneer Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, to May 9 and 10, 2019 following the absence of his lead counsel, Kanu Agabi, SAN.

PDP accuses APC over alleged plot to use security personnel to rig elections in...

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, has alleged plot by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, with some unscrupulous security personnel, whom it claimed, were in the payroll of the party (APC) to harass and arrest members of PDP in the State.