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AfDB releases 2018 African Economic Outlook in Arabic, Hausa, Swahili

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has for the first time in 15 years released summaries of the African Economic Outlook (AEO), its flagship report in three African languages: Arabic, Hausa and Kiswahili.

Google Maps now available in 39 new languages

These languages — including Afrikaans, Danish, Filipino, Hebrew, Icelandic, Mongolian, Serbian, Slovak, Swahili, Turkish, and Vietnamese, to name a few — are spoken by around 1.25 billion people.

Tanzania’s ‘dictator’ president threatening national unity – Catholic bishops

The Catholic Church of Tanzania denounced the violations of democratic principles and freedom of expression by the government of President John Magufuli, accusing him of endangering “national unity” in a pastoral letter published on Sunday.

Tanzania police arrests ‘prophet’ who preaches with beer in hand

Police in the Tanzanian capital Dadoma on Tuesday arrested a preacher who reportedly roams the streets preaching with a bottle of beer, The Citizen news portal reports.

Rivers people will show Governor Wike red card at the right time – Rotimi...

Rotimi Amaechi, ex-governor of Rivers state, says the people of the state will show Nyesom Wike, his successor, “red card” at the appropriate time.

DR Congo child rapists allied to Djeshi ya Yesu handed life sentences

Eleven militiamen in eastern DR Congo were jailed for life Wednesday for raping about 40 children, including a baby, in what was judged a crime against humanity.

Nigerian Army orders personnel to learn Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

The Nigerian Army has ordered its personnel to learn the three basic Nigerian languages of Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba.

Two Kenyan journalists attacked while waiting for Raila Odinga’s speech

Two Kenyan journalists were attacked inside the headquarter of the Orange Democratic Movement while waiting for a speech by opposition leader Raila Odinga responding to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory.

Tanzanian government bans Tanzania Daima newspaper

The Tanzanian government has banned a Swahili tabloid, Tanzania Daima, for 90 days for allegedly publishing false information.

Electoral justice in Kenya and Nigeria

Both Nigeria and Kenya have been battling with electoral malpractice and political violence for over a decade. The 2007 general election in Nigeria was truly a “do or die” affair as declared by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Tanzania confiscates diamonds from British mining company

The Tanzanian government has announced the seizure of diamonds worth an estimated $29.5 million after accusing British company Petra Diamonds, of undervaluing the worth of the gems.

Politicians, judges slam Kenyatta over attacks on judiciary

The Kenyan sitting president Uhuru Kenyatta has been slammed for his latest remarks over the Supreme ruling.

Kenyan judges slam Kenyatta’s ‘veiled threats’ after poll win

Kenyan judges have slammed the "veiled threats" made by President Uhuru Kenyatta after the judiciary overturned his election on the ground that it was flawed.

Kenyan woman gives birth while waiting to vote

Some Kenyans braced long queues, others rain and chilly weather, but one woman gave birth on Tuesday while in line to vote in general elections and still made sure to vote.

Facebook offers tool to combat fake news in Kenya ahead of polls

Facebook on Friday rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival candidates trade bitter words online.

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Bayelsa Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson,

Bayelsa removes 28,000 ghost workers from payroll

The Bayelsa State Government has said its public service reform has reduced its workforce from 55,000 to 27,000, after it expunged 28,000 ghost workers from the payroll.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

2019: Ex-President Obasanjo hold talks with Afenifere, other Yoruba leaders in Lagos

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Saturday, held a closed door meeting with some Yoruba leaders including leaders of the socio-political organisation, Afenifere, to discuss ways of moving Yoruba land and the country forward.
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Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku first to score back-to-back World Cup braces since Diego Maradona

Romelu Lukaku became the first player to score multiple goals in consecutive World Cup finals matches in 32 years with his second strike for Belgium against Tunisia at the 2018 tournament on Saturday.
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Ahmed Musa dedicates Man of the Match award to wife

Super Eagles all time World Cup highest goal scorer with four goals, Ahmed Musa, has dedicated his Friday man of the match award to his wife.
EU deputy chief observer Mark Stevens says EU happy to observe Zimbabwe elections since 2002 and they will deploy about 140 people across the country

EU deploys first vote monitors in Zimbabwe since 2002

The European Union Saturday began deploying election observers in Zimbabwe for the first time in 16 years, ahead of next month’s vote.