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Bauchi government releases N20 million for Quranic recitation competition

Bauchi State Government has released N20 million for the conduct of the 2018 State’s Annual Qur’Anic Recitation competition.

Burundi, Lesotho eye first AFCON appearances

Lowly ranked Burundi and Lesotho are among 23 countries chasing 11 places at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament during the final qualifying round in March.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference after a meeting to decide whether DR Congo's Ebola epidemic is a 'public health emergency of international concern' on October 17, 2018 in Geneva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

WHO says fight against malaria is off target, with infections increasing

Malaria infections rose for the second year in a row in 2017, following half a decade of decreases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Monday.
Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has said his new team Tanzania are in high spirits ahead of Saturday’s 2019 AFCON qualifier against Uganda in Kampala.

Emmanuel Amuneke walks tight rope with Tanzania

Coach Emmanuel Amuneke and Tanzania will now have to beat regional rivals Uganda in March next year to qualify for the 2019 AFCON after they lost 1-0 in Lesotho yesterday.
Emmanuel Amuneke has revealed he had a hard time battling age cheats when he was in charge of the Golden Eaglets.

Emmanuel Amunike’s Tanzania delay 2019 AFCON hope with Lesotho loss

Emmanuel Amuneke’s Tanzania dream of reaching AFCON for the first time since 1980 suffered a set back as Nkau Lerotholi scored the only goal of the game to help Lesotho to a 1-0 win in Maseru.
Emmanuel Amuneke has revealed he had a hard time battling age cheats when he was in charge of the Golden Eaglets.

Emmanuel Amuneke’s Tanzania target AFCON return, face Lesotho in Maseru

Tanzania head coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, will be desperate to see his side secure a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when they take on their hosts, Lesotho in a Group L encouter at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, today (Sunday).
Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre

Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre revels in AFCON qualification after Cape Verde win

Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre feels they have proven critics wrong by booking a second consecutive berth to the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Morocco qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria, Uganda, Mali and Morocco qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday while Libya scored eight goals to keep alive their hopes of also featuring at the finals.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania launches 300-man force to fight poaching, trafficking

Tanzanian Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Saturday presided over the inauguration of the paramilitary group tasked with combating poaching and illegal trafficking of wildlife organs and products.
Farmers in Tanzania say they believe that government will eventually pay them for their cashew nut harvests. Government opted to buy all harvests after private buyers failed to up their prices at the request of the president.

Tanzania farmers believe cashew payment after army collects nuts

Farmers in Tanzania say they believe that government will eventually pay them for their cashew nut harvests. Government opted to buy all harvests after private buyers failed to up their prices at the request of the president.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Bukola Saraki seeks greater commitment to eradicating corruption

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday, said that Nigeria can only grow and achieve its true destiny if the present system of governance is rid of corruption.
Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa

Tanzania’s Benjamin Mkapa tasks African leaders on corruption

Former President Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania has called for more efforts by African countries in the fight against corruption and other vices that retarded development.
Hafez Ghanem

World Bank grants Tanzania $300 million to support education sector

The World Bank on Friday said that it had granted $300 million to Tanzania to support its education sector, a statement from the country’s Directorate of Presidential Communication said.

1 Tanzanian, 7 Malawian soldiers killed in eastern DR Congo

Eight United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an operation against a rebel militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN Security Council said on Thursday.

Denmark, World Bank withdraw aid from Tanzania over rights concerns

Tanzania’s second-biggest donor Denmark said it would withhold 10 million dollars worth of aid funds, citing concerns over human rights abuses and “unacceptable homophobic comments’’ made by a government official.
The Flying Eagles are billed to feature in this year’s U20 WAFU Cup in Togo, which kicks off on December 6, officials

Flying Eagles to play Ghana, Benin in WAFU tourney

Nigeria’s Under-20 boys, Flying Eagles, will sweat it out with their counterparts from Ghana, Niger Republic and Benin Republic in Group B of the WAFU U20 Cup Tournament holding in Lome, capital of Togo between December 6th and 16th.
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Tanzania’s John Magufuli deploys military amid cashew nut crisis

Tanzanian authorities have deployed the military to buy cashew nuts from farmers to solve a row over prices.

Rebels kill six, kidnap five in east DR Congo

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed six people, hacking one woman to death, and kidnapped five others - mostly children - in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, officials said on Sunday.

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INEC removes names of 1,931 dead persons from Kaduna voters’ register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.

Shehu Sani: I represented Kaduna Central to the best of my ability

The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has represented the Kaduna central to the best of his ability.
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.

Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills 53 in fresh attacks

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.