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Tanzanian immigration authorities detained CPJ Sub-Saharan Africa Representative Muthoki Mumo, left, and Africa Program Coordinator Angela Quintal in Dar es Salaam on November 7. (CPJ)

Press freedom advocates released after detention in Tanzania

Two press freedom advocates taken from their hotel in Tanzania by security officers have been released, a South African government official said Thursday.
France's President Emmanuel Macron speaks during an event at the Philharmonie Luxembourg in Luxembourg on September 6, 2018, on the sidelines of a meeting on the future of the European Union. Ricardo, 53, has previously been Bordeaux's coach from 2005-2007 with a second place finish in the league and a League Cup win. / AFP PHOTO / ludovic MARIN

Emmanuel Macron tackles France’s poverty problem

Emmanuel Macron may have declared war on poverty, but in the poorest towns of France there is little love lost for the ex-banker slammed by critics as a "president of the rich".
A French gendarmes vehicle speeds on the tarmac of Lyon's Saint-Exupery airport. JEAN DECOTTE - AFP

French police’s attempt to arrest intruder shuts down airport runway

France’s Lyon Airport temporarily closed its runway on Monday as police chased an intruder who had rammed a car through a terminal building.

Angola’s Joao Lourenco vows to kill corruption

Since taking office four months ago, Angola’s new president has made some attention-grabbing moves that he says are part of his campaign promise to clean up the nation’s ailing, corruption-riddled economy.

Lisbon graft trial of senior Angolan official opens

The trial of Angolan former vice-president Manuel Vicente for alleged corruption opened on Monday in his absence in the Portuguese capital, raising tensions between the oil-rich African country and its former colonial ruler.

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Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor approves N624 million for students’ scholarship

As schools in Borno reopen today, Governor Babagana Zulum has approved the release of N624 million for the payment of scholarship to students in tertiary institutions.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,244 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 101,331.

Lagos records 901 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Lagos records 901 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest number of daily infections to be recorded by the State since the virus was first confirmed in the country on February 27.
A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.

Private, public schools reopen amid fear of coronavirus

The Federal Government, through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control, announced in December that schools should not reopen for the second term, following the second wave of Coronavirus.
The flags of Morocco, Israel, and the United States flutter from the cockpit of an El Al airplane that landed in Morocco's capital Rabat for the first Israel-Morocco direct commercial flight on December 22, 2020 - US EMBASSY IN MOROCCO-AFP-File

Moroccan Jews await commercial flights to Israel

"We Moroccan Jews, did not have this possibility in our minds to return, but now it exists. His Majesty paved the way. It is a true revolution but the impact will not be seen until much later when we come out of this pandemic," said Fanny Mergui, a saleswoman.
Chelsea outcast Fikayo Tomori is reportedly close to sealing a loan move to AC Milan.

Fikayo Tomori close to Chelsea exit

The 23-year-old has only made four appearances for the Blues this term after falling behind Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in the Stamford Bridge pecking order.