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Nigeria to play Tanzania in ICC U-19 cricket World Cup qualifier

The ICC U-19 World Cup Africa Division 2 qualifiers semi-finals in Potchefstroom, South Africa, are well underway with a lot at stake as the winners will automatically qualify for Division 1 and join Namibia, Uganda and Kenya.
Election officials tally presidential candidates ballots during counting operations for Zimbabwe's general election at the David Livingston Primary school in central Harare on July 30, 2018. Voting closed in Zimbabwe's first election since the former president was ousted after 37 years in power as observers warned of possible shortcomings in July 30's landmark poll. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Regional leaders call for calm ahead of Zimbabwe poll ruling

Southern African leaders on Saturday called for calm in Zimbabwe as the country awaits a Constitutional Court hearing on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s disputed election victory.

Namibian president slams critics of African leaders

Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is hosting a summit of southern African leaders, on Saturday strongly rejected criticism of Africa by the West saying there was undue pressure on the continent.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa: I was elected cleanly

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly told the Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders that he was "elected cleanly" in the recently ended elections.

African Union, AFRIMA release fifth awards nominees list

The globally-anticipated Nominees List for the 5th All Africa Music Awards has been unveiled by the African Union Commission and the International Jury of AFRIMA during a World Media announcement held on August 14, 2018, at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Official: 90% of global malaria cases in sub-Saharan Africa

Nearly 90 per cent of all malaria cases in the world occur in sub-Saharan Africa, former Namibian Minister of Health and Social Services, Richard Kamwi, said.
AFRIMMA

AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival releases nominees list

The 5th edition of the Biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora, AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival is fast approaching and the announcement of the nominees list is set to crank up the anticipation.

Runtown to appear at Abuja court on August 8 for disobeying court injunction

An Abuja High Court has fixed August 8, 2018 for Runtown to appear and give reasons why he should not be sent to prison for disobeying the Court Injunction made on 10th May, 2018.

Narendra Modi: India’s historical struggle closely linked to Africa

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has said that India’s historical struggle is closely linked to Africa.

Governor Ganduje: Three million children out of school in Kano alone

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says three million children are out of school in his state alone, stating the need to curb Africa’s population explosion.
Tom Saintfiet

Gambia appoint Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet as new national team manager

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has appointed the nomadic Tom Saintfiet as the senior national team coach on a nine-month contract.

General Gowon defends Udoji award, lauds Adedeji’s service

Forty-six years after, Yakubu Gowon, former military Head of State, has again defended the Udoji award to civil servants after the Nigerian civil war.
Windhoek

Namibia to exit recession this year

The Bank of Namibia said on Friday in Windhoek that its gross domestic product (GDP) would be supported by a recovery across most sectors, particularly in manufacturing and mining.
Sven Vandenbroeck

Zambia name Belgian Sven Vandenbroeck as new coach

"We have confidence that he should be able to deliver to the expectations of Faz, the team and people of Zambia," the association's acting general secretary Adrian Kashala said.
President Buhari signs 2018 Appropriation Bill into Law in State House on 19th June 2018 | State House

President Buhari signs executive order on ‘preservation of suspicious assets’

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday signed an Executive Order on the Preservation of Suspicious Assets Connected with Corruption.

President Buhari holds bilateral talks with Namibia’s Hage Geingob at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held bilateral talks with the President of Namibia, Mr Hage Geingob, at the presidential villa, Abuja.
AU Summit - President Buhari with Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemarian Desalegn and President of Niger H.E. Mahammoud Issoufou ahead of the Closed session of the 31st AU Summit on 1st July 2018

Nigeria abstains as 49 AU members sign free trade pact

Forty-nine out of the 55 members of the African Union have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, said AU chairperson Paul Kagame.

African Union leaders set to meet to review free trade, crises

African Union (AU) leaders are set to meet in Mauritania for a two-day summit focusing on free trade, tackling corruption and dealing with the continent's humanitarian and security crises.

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Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Richard Akinjide buried in line with coronavirus protocol – family

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Richard Akinjide, who died on April 22, was buried on Thursday in Ibadan, his family said.
Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

Apple removes Fornite from App Store

Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

NBS, IOM to conduct study on dangers of irregular migration

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration is conducting a pilot survey on the above named subject matter in Edo, Delta, Lagos and Imo states.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN announces intercessory prayer session over insecurity in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared August 23 a day of collective intercessory prayer for Nigeria over insecurity situation in the country.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

President Buhari’s chief of staff receives suspended Anambra monarchs

The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, on Thursday, received some traditional rulers from Anambra State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.