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US calls for immediate resumption of Libya oil operations

The United States on Tuesday called for an immediate resumption of Libya’s lifeline oil exports that have been blocked by forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar since last week.

Egypt extends state of emergency to three years

Egypt’s state of emergency is set to reach the three-year mark by April after the government announced it would extend it by another three months from Monday next week.
Fighters of a battalion loyal to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar pictured in the eastern city of Benghazi in December 2019. Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire, January 1, 2020. AFP

Libyan sides agree ceasefire after nine months of fighting

Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting, following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.
Tunisian giants Esperance de Tunis still reign supreme ahead of continental rivals Al Ahly and TP Mazembe.

Esperance lead in latest CAF club top 10 rankings

The most recent update of Africa’s top 10 greatest clubs has been revealed – and North African heavyweights keep a steady grip at the summit.
Tunisia will not participate in the 2020 African Nations Championship billed for Cameroon owing to their crowded domestic fixture schedule.

Tunisia withdraw from 2020 CHAN in Cameroon

Tunisia will not participate in the 2020 African Nations Championship billed for Cameroon owing to their crowded domestic fixture schedule.
Enyimba have been dumped out of CAF Champions League by Sudan’s Al–Hilal after a 1-0 victory in Omdurman on Sunday.

Rangers, Enyimba lose CAF Cup group openers

Nigerian contenders Enugu Rangers and Enyimba were both beaten by north African clubs on Sunday as the CAF Confederation Cup group phase kicked off.
Enyimba coach Usman Abdallah has stated confidently that the People’s Elephant are in Sudan to pick qualification to the group stage of the CAF champions league ahead of the away tie to Sudanese Al-hilal despite a goalless first leg fortnight ago.

Usman Abdallah: Enyimba have valuable information about Hassania Agadir

Enyimba coach Usman Abdallah has stated that the People’s Elephant have gotten valuable information ahead of the team’s trip to face Moroccan league side Hassania Agadir this Sunday in group D opening group stage match.
A migrant reacts upon arrival at the harbour of Tarifa on July 24, 2018, after an inflatable boat carrying 135 migrants was rescued by the Spanish coast guard in the Mediterranean. / AFP PHOTO / JORGE GUERRERO

Four migrants die trying to reach Spain, several missing

Four migrants died and more than a dozen were missing after a packed dinghy ran into trouble while trying to reach Spain, coastguard officials said Wednesday.
Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday booked a spot in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 2-1 away win against South African side TS Galaxy.

CAFCC: Enyimba, Rangers get group stage opponents

Enyimba and Rangers will come up against North African oppositions in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Enugu Rangers player Tope Olusesi has stated that the Flying Antelopes fear no foe ahead of today’s draws into the group stage of the 2019-2020 CAF Confederation cup in Cairo.

Tope Olusesi: Rangers fear no foe ahead CAF Confederation Cup group draws

Enugu Rangers player Tope Olusesi has stated that the Flying Antelopes fear no foe ahead of today’s draws into the group stage of the 2019/2020 CAF Confederation Cup in Cairo.
Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio told parliament on Wednesday that the deal with Libya would be automatically extended for another three years from November.

Italy to renew deal with Libya to block migrants

Italy has renewed a controversial agreement signed in 2017 with the Libyan coastguard to block illegal migrants trying to leave from the North African country’s coast, the government has said.
Algerian authorities should re-open recently shuttered Protestant churches, Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said, describing the closures as the latest example of repression of the religious minority.

Rights group criticises Algeria’s closure of churches, crackdown

Algerian authorities should re-open recently shuttered Protestant churches, Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said, describing the closures as the latest example of repression of the religious minority.
Tunisian presidential candidate and law professor Kais Saied speaks to the reporters and supporters, October 13, 2019 in Tunis. (AP Photo-Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Kais Saied wins Tunisia’s presidential election

Conservative political outsider Kais Saied has won Tunisia’s presidential election by a landslide taking 72.71 per cent of the votes, the North African country’s electoral commission said on Monday.
Tunisians ink their fingers after voting in parliamentary elections, October 6, 2019. FETHI BELAID - AFP

Media magnate, law master face off in Tunisia presidential vote

Almost a month since the launch of Tunisia's presidential vote and whittled down from more than 20 candidates, conservative law professor Kais Saied and media magnate Nabil Karoui face off on Sunday before the country's electorate of seven million.
Moroccan authorities arrested on Friday a Libyan national for alleged links to international drug trafficking network at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.

Morocco arrests Libyan national over alleged links with drug trafficking

Moroccan authorities arrested on Friday a Libyan national for alleged links to international drug trafficking network at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.

Another batch of 161 Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday received another batch of 161 Nigerians from Libya barely 72 hours after a similar number came back from the volatile North African country.
Enyimba coach Usman Abd’Allah was disappointed with his team’s 1-0 loss to Rahimo FC in the first leg of their Caf Champions League preliminary round tie on Saturday.

Enyimba coach takes lessons after CAF Champions League exit

The People’s Elephant were sent packing from the continental’s foremost club competition by Al Hilal of Sudan 1-0 on aggregate after they played a barren draw with the North African side in Aba a fortnight earlier.
Algerian Riyad Mahrez was the top-performing African in major European club action on Saturday, as he starred in Manchester City’s 8-0 destruction of Watford at the Etihad Stadium.

Riyad Mahrez stars in Manchester City’s destruction of Watford

Algerian Riyad Mahrez was the top-performing African in major European club action on Saturday, as he starred in Manchester City’s 8-0 destruction of Watford at the Etihad Stadium.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.