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Militants present in rural parts of Tunisia occasionally target security forces, but Sunday's toll was the highest since 2015, a year in which Islamist militants carried out three major attacks. Fethi Belaid - AFP

Nine Tunisian police killed in attack near Algeria border

Nine members of Tunisia's security forces have been killed in an attack close to the border with Algeria, state news agency TAP has reported.
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Chinese billionaire Wang Jian dies in freak accident in France

Chinese tycoon Wang Jian, whose sprawling conglomerate HNA Group owns a host of foreign assets, has died after a falling off a wall while sightseeing in southern France, police and his company said Wednesday.

Tunisia set to pass law allowing women pass their family names to children

Women in Tunisia may be able to pass their family name on to their children and have equal inheritance with men if proposals, due to be finalised in February, are adopted in a country regarded as a leader for women’s rights in the Arab world.

Tunisian govt denounces unrest after protester dies

Tunisia's prime minister promised on Tuesday to crack down on rioters after violent protests over price hikes left one person dead and raised fears of broader unrest in the country that was the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Anti-austerity protests in Tunisia turn deadly

A 55-year-old man has died after a protest over government austerity measures in Tunisia, the country's state news agency Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) has reported.

Senegal opens new international airport with economic hopes

Senegal's new international airport was opening its runways Thursday as the West African country hopes to become a travel hub for the region.

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Olusegun Runsewe: NCAC determined to preserve, promote Nigerian arts

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) will continue to preserve and promote Nigerian arts and culture as part of world heritage.

Mike Tyson, Bahraini prince to hit Nigeria for African heavyweight fight

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Stray bullet kills 18-yr-old in Lagos

An 18-year-old girl, Hadiyat Sikiru, has been allegedly killed by a stray bullet during a crossfire between suspected cultists/kidnappers and Police officers in Adamo community, Ikorodu area of Lagos.

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria Baseball and Softball team storms Ghana for qualifier

A 23-man contingent (20 players and 3 officials) of the Nigeria Baseball and Softball team departed the shores of the country on Tuesday for the West Zone 1 Olympics qualifier billed for Labone Senior High School, Accra, Ghana from March 22 to 24, 2019.