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The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a "monster". This suggests that Mugabe will be as divisive a figure in death as he was in life, writes Roger Southall.
Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil are looking to reenter the market in Somalia ahead of an oil block bid round taking place later this year, the country’s oil ministry said in a statement.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, says the utterances made by officials of the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union, show that there is a hidden agenda ahead of Saturday’s elections.
Officials on Thursday said gunmen from Somalia’s Al Shabaab group killed six people including at least four soldiers in the streets of the capital, a day after the Islamist movement kidnapped scores of elders in a central region.
Somalia’s Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.
Somali authorities imposed a daytime ban on Monday on the movement of large trucks and road tankers inside the capital Mogadishu in an attempt to improve security following a wave of devastating attacks by militants.
Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya after al-Shabab detonated a suicide car bomb and then stormed the military base there, the spokesman of the al-Qaeda-linked group told Reuters news agency.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Saturday implored Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel to maintain good civil-military relations in order not to put the Force in disrepute.
The Peoples Democratic Party Youth Network has called on Bayelsans to ignore a wild rumour being peddled by unscrupulous characters about a purported meeting between Governor Seriake Dickson and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.
A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on Nigerians to raise the bar of peace in all their endeavors.
Kogi Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Sanusi Yahaya, announced that over 150 communities have been submerged following floods in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State.
Tragedy struck the Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, community, Calabar, as a popular shop operator, Goody, died while jogging at the wee hours of Saturday.
The Police Command in Niger State has arrested five persons for alleged criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.g
Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia's divisive election claimed on Sunday to have won through to a runoff, hours after polling closed in the country's second free presidential poll since the 2011 Arab Spring.
Hundreds of members of the “Yellow Vest” protest movement demonstrated in Paris on Saturday, leading to the arrest of at least 90 people in the French capital, police said.
Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Tuesday nullified the purported creation of additional village and district areas in the state.
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched three special envoys to seven African countries to deliver messages of pan-African unity and solidarity following xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the Presidency said on Sunday.