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Malawian Pastor Bushiri freed on bail in South Africa

Flamboyant self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, who have been charged with fraud and money-laundering, have been granted bail of 100,000 rand each ($7,400; £5,000) by a court in South Africa's capital, Pretoria.
Professor Aize Obayan

Former Covenant University vice-chancellor passes on at 59

A Professor of Guidance and Counselling and former Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Aize Obayan, has passed on. She was 59.

Uganda deploys additional troops along border with DR Congo

The Ugandan military has deployed additional troops along its common border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prepare for possible infiltration and attacks from the rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

1 Tanzanian, 7 Malawian soldiers killed in eastern DR Congo

Eight United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an operation against a rebel militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN Security Council said on Thursday.

Four Malawian UN soldiers killed in DR Congo – Malawi army

Four Malawian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been killed, the Malawian military said on Thursday.

UN: 35,000 refugees will soon run out of food in Malawi

More than 35,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Malawi will run out of food in less than two months, the UN warned on Friday.
[FILES] Campaigners in Malawi won an injunction on Wednesday to temporarily halt work on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the commercial capital as part of a $10 million construction deal with Delhi.

Malawi court halts ‘racist’ Mahatma Gandhi statue plan

Campaigners in Malawi won an injunction on Wednesday to temporarily halt work on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the commercial capital as part of a $10 million construction deal with Delhi.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino (C-L) and Fouzi Lekjaa (C-R), 3rd Vice President of CAF, speak to the press during the 12th CAF Extraordinary General Assembly meeting in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh on September 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED

CAF endorses FIFA’s Gianni Infantino for second term

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) yesterday endorsed FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, whose current tenure end in June next year, for a second term in office.
Vice President Saulos Chilima

Malawi VP vows to probe current government if voted to power

Malawian Vice-President Saulos Chilima, who has quit the ruling party and plans to run for president, has said that his administration would investigate alleged corruption among officials of the current government and anyone at fault “will not be spared”.
Arthur Peter Mutharika is a Malawian politician, educator and lawyer who has been President of Malawi since 31 May 2014

Malawi’s Peter Mutharika says corruption reports “fake news”

President Peter Mutharika of Malawi says reports accusing him of fraudulently benefiting from a 3.9 million dollars government contact were “fake news” as part of a ploy to smear him ahead of a national election in 2019.

Malawi can eradicate HIV, says doctor who discovered AIDS virus

Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of the deadly HIV and AIDS infections, is on course to eradicate the virus, Jay Levy who co-discovered the AIDS virus 35 years ago said.

Botswana shuts controversial pastor’s church over ‘miracle money’

Botswana has shut down the church of a controversial Malawian self-styled prophet, who claimed to walk on air.

Police arrest 200 Malawi vigilante in vampire mob killing

Police in Malawi have arrested 200 suspected members of vigilante mobs that have been killing people they believe are vampires.

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Rwanda seizes skin bleaching products worth $46,000

Rwandan authorities have seized skin bleaching products and other illegal products worth $46,000 in a joint operation conducted in different parts of the country, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau said on Friday.

Election: INEC concludes distribution of sensitive materials in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission office in Lokoja, Kogi State, says it has concluded the distribution of sensitive materials for the Presidential and National Assembly elections to all the 21 local government areas of the state.

FIRS lifts restrictions on bank accounts of alleged tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has written to banks, directing them to lift the lien on tax defaulters’ bank accounts for 30 days.
Luigi Ventura

France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican’s envoy to Paris in more unwelcome news for the Catholic church as it looks to turn the page on years of scandal.
[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Israel denies Benjamin Netanyahu’s Holocaust comment in Poland

Israel has denied reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated Poles in the Holocaust during World War II, in an incident that threatened to spark another major spat between the two countries.