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Rwanda closes thousands of churches, mosques in bid for more control

Rwanda's government has closed thousands of churches and dozens of mosques as it seeks to assert more control over a vibrant religious community whose sometimes makeshift operations, authorities say, have threatened the lives of followers.

Rwanda arrests six for ‘planning to defy’ church ban

Rwanda police said on Tuesday they had arrested six "masterminds" planning to defy a government order shutting down over 700 sub-standard religious buildings.

Rwanda to shut 700 churches over safety, hygiene

Rwandan authorities said on Wednesday that 714 churches and one mosque would be shut in Kigali for allegedly failing to meet safety and hygiene standards.

International observers declare Rwanda’s election as valid

International observers have declared the August 4 presidential elections held in Rwanda as valid.

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Scorer of the winning goal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Vincent Aboubakar, has been left out of Cameroon's final squad for the upcoming tournament in Egypt.

AFCON: Vincent Aboubakar dropped from Cameroon’s final squad

Scorer of the winning goal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Vincent Aboubakar, has been left out of Cameroon's final squad for the upcoming tournament in Egypt.

17-year-old girl commits suicide in Kano over mother’s divorce

A 17-year-old girl, Sadiya Shehu of Tudun Murtala quarters, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State has committed suicide on Monday over a misunderstanding between her parents that led to divorce of her mother.

Group calls for actualization of Jigawa multi-billion naira Sugar factory

A group of business associations from Kano, Jigawa and other states under the auspices of Society of Commodity Dealers, has called on Jigawa state government and Lee Group of Companies to, as a matter of urgency, speed up the actualization process of the multi-billion naira Sugar Factory located in Gagarawa Local Government Area, Jigawa state.

AFCON: Kenneth Omeruo warns Eagles to be wary of opponents

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has stated that Nigeria senior national team will face teams that have the same tenacity as the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the 2019 AFCON and thus they must be ready in all ramifications.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB: Nigeria is greatest contributor to wealth in West Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says Nigeria is the greatest contributor to wealth creation in West Africa, contributing about 75 per cent of regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP).