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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Nigeria listed among countries in need of external food assistance

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) says Nigeria and 40 other countries across the world are in need of external food assistance.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 29 million babies born into conflict in 2018

Globally, at least one in five infants start their lives in highly dangerous and stressful environments, including in countries such as Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen, according to the children’s rights organization.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said. In a statement on Saturday, the national police said Oly Ilunga Kalenga was detained because they believed he planned to evade legal proceedings by leaving the country.

DR Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok shake hands before meeting in the capital city of Juba, South Sudan, Sept. 12, 2019.

Sudan, South Sudan leaders agree to reopen borders

The agreement between new Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, reached late Thursday, is significant because several border areas remain closed, including Heglig in South Sudan’s former Unity State, Kafiakinji in Raja in South Sudan, and El-Khurasana in Sudan’s Western Kordofan state.
South Sudan’s ex-vice president and former rebel leader Riek Machar arrives to Juba to meet South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, at the Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, September 9, 2019.REUTERS-Samir Bol

South Sudan rebel leader in Juba in bid to salvage peace deal

South Sudan’s exiled rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for the first time in a year to meet his rival, President Salva Kiir, and try salvage a stalled peace agreement.
Joy Nkoro scored a hat-trick on Thursday in Abuja to help Vera Gold Amazons Football Club to a 3-0 defeat of defending champions Blessed Unity Angels FC at the ongoing 2019 FCT Women’s FA Cup.

How African footballers in Europe spend their money

African footballers – like other players from developing countries – invariably earn sums of money far greater than their contemporaries back home.
Uganda’s national carrier, Uganda Airlines, says it has commenced commercial flight operations with the first one heading to Nairobi, Kenya.

Uganda inaugurates commercial flight operations for national carrier

Uganda’s national carrier, Uganda Airlines, says it has commenced commercial flight operations with the first one heading to Nairobi, Kenya.
Economist Abdalla Hamdok

PM: Sudan needs $10 billion in foreign aid to rebuild economy

Sudan needs $8 billion in foreign aid over the next two years to cover its import bill and help rebuild its ravaged economy after months of political turmoil, its new prime minister said on Saturday, according to Reuters report.
The 24-year-old Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, late on Friday in Manila in the Philippines won five talent awards in the just concluded Mr World pageant.

Mr Nigeria bags five awards at the grand finale of Mr World

The 24-year-old Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, late on Friday in Manila in the Philippines won five talent awards in the just concluded Mr World pageant.
Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.

Toll from Tanzania truck blast reaches 100

The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania on August 10 hit 100 on Wednesday after several victims perished from severe burns.
Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, departed the country on Monday for the 2019 Mr World Pageant in the Philippines, with an appeal for votes by his countrymen.

Mr Nigeria: I can’t fail my country, I’ll fight on

Nelson Enwerem, the current Mr Nigeria, representing the country at the ongoing Mr World in the Philippines, says he will not disappoint his nation with support from citizens.
Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.

Former Sudan president charged with illicit possession of foreign currency

A police detective on Monday, at the start of a corruption trial, told the court that Sudan’s former president, Omar Al-Bashir, received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia.
Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.

Sudan docks ex-presidentfor corruption

Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.

US: Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, others not fiscally transparent

The classification, contained in a report released Thursday by the U.S Department Of State, means Nigeria’s budgeting process, including its contracting and licensing processes in the extractive industry, did not meet the standards required of the American government.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) delivers an address after the Ramadan prayers and Iftar organized by Sultan of Darfur Ahmed Hussain in Khartoum

Sudanese army, civilians seal power-sharing deal

Sudan’s ruling military council and civilian opposition alliance have signed a landmark power-sharing deal.
Tanzania on Sunday laid to rest most of the 71 people who died while trying to collect leaking petrol from an overturned fuel tanker that exploded.

Tanzania lays to rest dozens killed in fuel tanker blast

Tanzania on Sunday laid to rest most of the 71 people who died while trying to collect leaking petrol from an overturned fuel tanker that exploded.
Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, departed the country on Monday for the 2019 Mr World Pageant in the Philippines, with an appeal for votes by his countrymen.

Mr Nigeria: More votes, more chances of winning Mr World

The current Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, a seasoned model and fashion designer, has appealed to Nigerians to increase their votes and likes for him at the ongoing 2019 Mr World contest.
Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.

Tanzania mourns 64 killed in fuel tanker blast

Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.

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