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WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to be installed on smartphones

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has confirmed a vulnerability that allowed hackers to install spyware on smartphones.

Self testing: Expert counsels youths to know HIV status

A Public Health Specialist, Dr Oliver Ezechi, has encouraged Nigerian youths to know their HIV status through self-testing to help in eliminating the scourge.

African Union urges DR Congo to suspend final election results

The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing "serious doubts".
Security forces help civilians flee the scene of a terror attack in Nairobi.

American national killed in Kenya attack was 9/11 survivor

The American man who was among the 14 people killed in an attack on a luxury hotel complex in the Kenyan capital Nairobi was a consultant who survived the 9/11 attacks, and specialised in emerging economies.
Polling stations in the Democratic Republic of Congo's long-delayed election have opened, two years after they were first scheduled to be held.

DR Congo awaits result after volatile presidential elections

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday began a tense wait for the results of a volatile presidential election which could see the first peaceful transfer of power in decades.
Joseph Kabila

DR Congo set to vote after troubled odyssey

Millions of voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo prepared to cast their ballots on Sunday in elections that will shape the future of their vast, troubled country.
Martin Fayulu, the joint opposition presidential candidate in Democratic Republic of Congo, speaks during an interview with Reuters in the capital Kinshasa, December 20, 2018.REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

Congo opposition leader Martin Fayulu takes clear lead for Sunday election

Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu is the clear favourite to win Democratic Republic of Congo’s long-delayed election on Sunday, a poll showed on Friday, though the outcome remains uncertain after voting was cancelled in several opposition strongholds.
L-R- DR MARYAM MASHA, DR YEMI DIPEOLU, PROF. TIJJANI BANDE AND MR OLUSEGUN OGUNSANYA AT A NIGERIAN SIDE EVENT ON- ‘IDPs- BUILDING RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES’ IN NEW YORK

Nigeria seeks UN resolution on 1st-ever International Day of Education

Nigeria’s decision seeking a UN resolution to promote January 24 every year as the International Day of Education has been greeted with overwhelming support from all stakeholders at the UN headquarters in New York.
Andrej Babis

Czech premier survives no-confidence vote amid corruption allegations

The Czech Republic's coalition government has survived a vote of no-confidence over a fraud scandal implicating embattled Prime Minister Andrej Babis.
Felix Tshisekedi

DR Congo opposition leaders in Geneva for unity talks

Seven opposition leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in Geneva Friday for talks to agree on a single candidate for next month's presidential election.

UN: DR Congo soldiers, militias ‘executed’ at least 92 in September

A UN rights group said on Wednesday that armed groups and security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo carried out at least 92 "extra-judicial executions" in September.
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European Union to renew sanctions on Congolese officials

The European Union is set to renew sanctions in December on senior officials in Democratic Republic of Congo, including presidential candidate Emmanuel Shadary, four Western diplomats told Reuters.

Killing small businesses softly

Some years ago, I was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, for a public lecture. An obviously popular lecturer was invited to the podium to make his contributions. Students went gaga, screaming his nickname and giving him a standing ovation. In
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University makes tuition free for all medical students

The announcement was made Thursday at the end of the annual ‘White Coat Ceremony’ where new medical students are given white lab coats to mark the start of their degree program.

Fourteen found dead in DR Congo’s restive east

Ten men and four women kidnapped by suspected Ugandan rebels were found dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive east, military sources said Tuesday.

American varsities award $5.3m scholarships to 110 Nigerian students

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja says over 110 Nigerian students have been awarded scholarships worth $5.3m (about N2bn) by more than 15 leading American universities, starting in Fall 2018 Academic Calendar.

When individuals are stronger than state institutions

According to him, states with poor institutions have negative effects on growth and public policy implementation.

DR Congo opposition party set to choose its champion

The Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition party met on Friday for a two-day congress to choose a new leader who is also likely to be its candidate in upcoming presidential elections.

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Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run her last 800-metres today before the International Association of Athletics Federations imposes hugely controversial new rules limiting testosterone in female athletes.

Caster Semenya to return to track in 2,000 metres race in France

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run in the 2,000 metres in a meeting held in the Paris suburbs on June 11, the organisers said on Friday.
Lagos State Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu was at a special reception organised by Kings’s Court Chapel for the Ogun State Govenor-elect Prince Dapo Abiodun on Sunday. 1

Babajide Sanwo-Olu: My administration will be hardworking

The Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday said he would work assiduously to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has praised Ajax's Andre Onana for his impressive displays between the sticks this season.

Manuel Neuer: Ajax’s Andre Onana deserved to be in Champions League final

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has praised Ajax's Andre Onana for his impressive displays between the sticks this season.

Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers, civilians in an ambush in Borno

Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources said, the second deadly attack on the army this week.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP congratulates Zamfara governor-elect, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday congratulated the Zamfara State governor-elect, Bello Matawalle, and all federal and state legislators-elect on their victory in the 2019 general elections.