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Somali forces have brought to an end an all-night siege on a hotel in which at least 26 people were killed.

26 killed in deadly Kismayo hotel siege

At least 26 people, including several foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a top regional official said Saturday.
Somali forces have brought to an end an all-night siege on a hotel in which at least 26 people were killed.

Somali forces end hotel siege that left at least 26 dead

At least four al-Shabab extremists attacked the Asasey Hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo on Friday evening.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

President Magufuli urges Tanzania’s women to ‘set ovaries free’, have more babies to boost...

President John Magufuli urged Tanzania’s women to “set your ovaries free” and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a regional powerhouse, a step critics said would instead worsen inequality and poverty.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania’s Magufuli dismisses concerns over dam in nature park

Tanzanian President John Magufuli downplayed fears Tuesday that a hydro-electric dam planned for a fabled nature reserve would affect the environment, despite Unesco expressing "grave concern" over the scheme.
Charles Njagua Kanyi

Kenyan MP threaten foreigners, arrested

A Kenyan MP has been arrested after saying he would beat up foreign traders if they did not leave the country.
Mohamed Salah’s introduction played a major role in Egypt defeating Guinea 3-1 in Alexandria in their final friendly before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Sunday.

Mo Salah, Egypt set for AFCON bow in stifling heat

All eyes will be on Mohamed Salah on Friday as the Egypt star looks to help the Africa Cup of Nations hosts launch their bid for a record-extending eighth title in style against Zimbabwe in the opening match of a tournament expanded to 24 teams for the first time.
Nigeria under 17 Coach Manu Garba has warned his side against momentary loss of concentration as they file out against hosts Tanzania in the opening match of the 2019 U17 Nations cup Sunday in. Dar es Salaam.

Golden Eaglets begin quest for third Africa U -17 title

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will begin quest for a third Africa U-17 title when they take on hosts Tanzania in the opening game of the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam today (Sunday).

Supersand Eagles just one victory away from World Cup ticket

Nigeria’s beach soccer national team, Supersand Eagles, is again on the threshold of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, after a 4-2 defeat of debutants Tanzania yesterday at the on-going CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania says anti-gay squads are not government policy

Tanzania's government has said that a call by a local official to create a surveillance squad to track down homosexuals "does not represent" official policy.
Paul Makonda

Tanzania: No plan to hunt down and arrest homosexuals

Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing itself from a citywide crackdown slammed by rights groups.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Amnesty slams Tanzania’s ‘dangerous’ anti-gay clampdown

Amnesty International said Thursday that plans by Tanzania's economic capital to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals were leading it down a "dangerous path".
Mohammed Dewji

Mohammed Dewji: Divine intervention saved my life

In his first personal tweet since his release from the hands of abductors, Mohammed Dewji, reputed as Africa’s youngest millionaire, said it took divine intervention to save his life.
MV Nyerere

More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania’s John Magufuli accuses oil firms of profiteering

President John Magufuli of Tanzania has accused the international oil and gas companies of seeking huge profits at the expense of the country’s development.

Delta government insists hosting of athletics championship not waste of fund

The Delta State Government, on Wednesday, described the contents of an article ‘The Asaba Disgrace, What a big disgrace’ written by Dr. Rueben Abati, former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, as absolute falsehood heavily supported with unconfirmed reports.

Police: Suspected jihadists kill five in north Mozambique

Suspected jihadists killed five people using knives and machetes in an area of Mozambique that has been rocked by a spate of attacks blamed on radical Islamists, police said Thursday.

Suspected jihadists hack seven to death in Mozambique

Suspected jihadists hacked seven people to death with machetes and torched dozens of homes early on Tuesday in northern Mozambique, a region that has suffered a recent spate of similar attacks, police said.

EU warns violent attacks threaten Tanzania’s democracy

A recent spate of violent attacks in Tanzania threaten the country's democracy, the European Union has said.

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Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor signs 400 certificates of occupancy in three months

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has signed about four hundred Certificates of Occupancy since assumption of office on May 29th.
The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.

Kogi guber: US-based doctor emerges AA candidate

The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.

Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump break the ice with surprise pre-G7 lunch

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.
At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.

New cabinet and imperative of delivering on mandates

At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.
Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.

Vincent Kompany injured as Anderlecht lose again

Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.