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World Cup: Carl Ikeme rues missing out Super Eagles’ squad

Nigeria goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has expressed disappointment that he will not be part of the Super Eagles’ squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Ezekiel Bassey, Chima Akas, Paul Onobi share in Super Eagles $2.8 million World Cup...

Ezekiel Bassey, Chima Akas and Paul Onobi will also share in the Super Eagles largesse of $2.8 million for qualifying for the World Cup in Russia.

Burkina Faso resumes ties with China after Taiwan break

The west African Nation of Burkina Faso formally resumed diplomatic ties with China on Saturday after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies.

Tottenham deny Kenya request for Victor Wanyama

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama will not be part of the Kenya team when they play two international friendlies against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea, as his club feels he needs to rest.

US agency to help end AIDS, cervical cancer in Africa

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the George W. Bush Institute, and the UNAIDS have announced The Partnership to End AIDS and Cervical Cancer among HIV-positive women in Africa.

Mega match-ups as CAF Champions League groups kick off

The 2018 CAF Champions League group phase kicks off this weekend with mega matches in Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa among the eight fixtures.

Port Harcourt to host Super Eagles’ friendly game against DR Congo

Nigeria are now scheduled to play their send forth international friendly against DR Congo ahead of the FIFA World Cup, at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium Port Harcourt on May 28.

GlobalData: Malaria eradication is realistic within 15 years

The World Health Organisation leads in the celebration of World Malaria Day on Wednesday, April 25th, with the theme, ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’.

WHO: Nigeria far from eliminating malaria

Nigeria is yet to be listed among African countries who have made significant progress in eliminating malaria, a statement by the World Health Organisations (WHO) says.

WHO urges more political commitment to reduce malaria burden in Africa

The World Health Organisation has urged global leaders to renew their political commitment and continue investing in malaria prevention and control in order to successfully reduce the burden on the killer disease in Nigeria by 2030.

Changing Swaziland’s name ‘won’t happen overnight and won’t be costly’ – ministry

Swaziland's ministry of home affairs has reportedly said that the changing of the country’s name to the Kingdom of eSwatini "won't happen overnight".

Malawi U20 striker dies of suspected malaria

Malawi under-20 striker Abel Mwakilama died on Friday of suspected cerebral malaria in Portugal, where he had only recently joined a lower-division team. He was 18.

Nigeria to secure $300 million loan to finance national malaria strategy

As part of efforts to eliminate malaria in Nigeria, the Federal Government will be securing $300 million in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank.

Surprise and concern as king changes Swaziland’s name

Residents of the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland on Friday weighed up their country's new official name after the king unexpectedly announced it would now be known as "eSwatini".

King Mswati III renames Swaziland as eSwatini

The King of Swaziland, one of the world's few absolute monarchs, announced on Thursday that his country had changed its name to eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule.

Malawi can eradicate HIV, says doctor who discovered AIDS virus

Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of the deadly HIV and AIDS infections, is on course to eradicate the virus, Jay Levy who co-discovered the AIDS virus 35 years ago said.

Taiwan’s leader visits rare African ally Swaziland

Taiwan is emphasizing its ties with one of the few countries that grant it diplomatic recognition as President Tsai Ing-wen visits the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland.

Global partners to announce new commitments towards ending malaria

Heads of States, global business leaders, philanthropists, scientists and civil society are convening in London, United Kingdom, to announce new and expanded commitments towards ending malaria.

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