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The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Stony silence from Eritrea as Ethiopia basks in Nobel glow

While Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was praised for efforts to end years of bitter tension with Eritrea in his Nobel Peace Prize award last week, his Eritrean partner in the peace-making has conspicuously failed to offer his congratulations.

Report: Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic outlook uncertain as global growth teeters

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy will accelerate going into next year but could be derailed as the world moves onto an uncertain path that could bring an end to the recent synchronized uptrend, a Reuters poll showed yesterday.
The UNFPA Executive Director, Dr Natalia Kanem, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen by UNFPA Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

Girl child: Our agenda for Nairobi summit – UNFPA chief

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has restated its commitment toward ensuring that girls get information and support they need to make safe, healthy transition to adulthood.g
Victor Wanyama is among the players who have been shortlisted by Tottenham Hotspur for a transfer exit in the January window.

Celtic expected to look at Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama in January

Victor Wanyama is among the players who have been shortlisted by Tottenham Hotspur for a transfer exit in the January window.
Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres warns UN may not have enough money to pay staff next month

The United Nations may not have enough money for staff salaries next month if member states don’t pay what they owe, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday.
The Sengwer, an indigenous hunter-gatherer community in western Kenya, presented a petition Monday morning to the government in Nairobi demanding the return and protection of what they call their ancestral lands.

Kenya’s Sengwer people demand recognition of ‘ancestral land’

The Sengwer, an indigenous hunter-gatherer community in western Kenya, presented a petition Monday morning to the government in Nairobi demanding the return and protection of what they call their ancestral lands. The community says it faces threats of eviction as Kenya's government takes over conservation of the country's forests and water supplies.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

Somalia files complaint to UN against Kenya over airspace violation

Somalia has protested what it said is the violation of its airspace by Kenya after an aircraft flew from Nairobi directly to Kismayu instead of first landing in the capital Mogadishu.
An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

Boeing crash victims’ lawyer to seek testimony from 737 MAX whistleblower

An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

Nigeria is second in maiden Africa Deaf Athletics Championships in Kenya

The Nigeria Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) took second after winning eight medals for the country in the maiden Africa Deaf Athletics Championships (ADAC) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mohamed Farmaajo of Somalia say they have agreed to normalise relations between the two sides, but fell short of a deal on the simmering maritime dispute.

Kenya, Somalia take first step to normalise relations

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mohamed Farmaajo of Somalia say they have agreed to normalise relations between the two sides, but fell short of a deal on the simmering maritime dispute.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor appoints Ibadan university economist as economic adviser

Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Dr. Musibau Adetunji Babatunde, an economist from the University of Ibadan, as his Chief Economic Adviser.
Residents of Nairobi’s Dagoretti constituency hold up a tattered chalkboard recovered from the debris of a collapsed classroom block on September 23, 2019 at Precious Talents primary school. Seven children died and scores injured early on September 23, 2019 when a school building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi in an accident blamed on shoddy construction.TONY KARUMBA / AFP

Seven children killed, scores hurt in Kenya school collapse

Seven children died and scores were injured early Monday when a school building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, in an accident blamed on shoddy construction.

Somali pirates release Iranian held captive since 2015

An Iranian held for more than four years by Somali pirates has been released, a humanitarian organisation that helps hostages said on Saturday.
Former Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne says he wants to relocate and settle permanently in Kenya.

Former Kenya coach Harambee Migne to relocate, settle permanently after wife falls in love

Former Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne says he wants to relocate and settle permanently in Kenya.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday night returned to Abuja after attending the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) in Yokohama, Japan.

President Buhari returns to Abuja — videos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday night returned to Abuja after attending the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) in Yokohama, Japan.
Uganda’s national carrier, Uganda Airlines, says it has commenced commercial flight operations with the first one heading to Nairobi, Kenya.

Uganda inaugurates commercial flight operations for national carrier

Uganda’s national carrier, Uganda Airlines, says it has commenced commercial flight operations with the first one heading to Nairobi, Kenya.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Buhari travels to Japan Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Japan on Sunday to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, the Presidency has said.

Somali state braces for election with risks to regional stability

Somalia's southern state of Jubaland is under lockdown ahead of a tense election on Thursday which has pitted regional authorities against Mogadishu and sparked tensions with neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’