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Two boys ride their bikes past taxis parked roadside during a strike against the online ride-hailing services in downtown Lisbon on September 26, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Francisco LEONG

Portuguese taxis stiffen anti-Uber strike with protests

Striking taxi drivers blocked traffic in major Portuguese cities Wednesday and converged on parliament to protest a law that sets working conditions for rival app-based ride-sharing companies such as Uber.

Singapore fines Uber and Grab $9.5 million over merger

Singapore slapped ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber with fines and finalized restrictions to open up the market to competitors after concluding that their merger in March has driven up prices.
Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga

Report: Man who crashed into Zimbabwean VP’s motorcade ‘may face assassination attempt charge’

A 30-year-old unlicenced taxi driver who allegedly crashed into Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s motorcade over the weekend is reportedly likely going to face a serious charge of attempted assassination.

Keke, taxi operators hail Governor Ugwuanyi’s policies

Operators of tricycles (Keke) and taxis in Enugu State have hailed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his administration’s people-oriented programmes and friendly policies that have made it possible for them to operate favourably in the state.
Oly Ilunga Kalenga is a Belgian–Congolese medical doctor who has been the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Minister of Public Health since 2016

Official: Congo battles to contain ebola outbreak in conflict zone

Authorities in troubled eastern Congo are battling against multiple militia groups and a deteriorating security situation in their efforts to respond to an Ebola outbreak that has killed 55 people in the region.
Protesters put set a bonfire on a street to demand the release of the Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi known as Bobi Wine who was recently arrested for treason and possession of firearms in Kampala, Uganda, on August 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

One killed, five injured as police disperse protesters in Uganda

One person died and five others were wounded in Uganda on Sunday, police said, as security forces used tear gas and live bullets to disperse a demonstration against the beating of arrested lawmakers in response to the stoning of a presidential convoy.

Uber returns to Finland after transport law reform

Uber will re-start its ride-hailing business in Finland on Wednesday after a one-year pause, it said, seeking to benefit from the country’s transport law reform.
African Migrants

Spain: Almost 800 refugees rescued off southern coast

Spanish rescue boats have saved more than 700 refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe.

Eight people injured after taxi hits crowds in Moscow

Eight people have been injured after a taxi drove into a crowd of people including Mexico World Cup supporters in central Moscow.

Barred Cannes director desperate to show his film at home in Iran

The female cast and crew of the new film by Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who is banned from leaving the country, said Sunday he was crushed he could not attend the Cannes premiere but that his "most ardent hope" was to show the movie at home.

Tricycle ban will affect workers productivity – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Imo State Council, has warned that the ban on commercial tricycles may affect workers productivity.

Uber loses UK appeal on workers’ rights

Taxi app Uber lost a bid on Friday to overturn a decision by a tribunal which had said its drivers deserved workers’ rights such as the minimum wage, in a blow to the company as it also battles to keep its license in London.

Policemen assault lady for having tattoos on her body

A woman, Chioma Pius, has accused men of the Rivers State Police Command of assaulting her for having tattoos on her body.

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Nigerian Army denies restricting movement in Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday dismissed as ‘false’, social media reports that it had imposed a restriction of movement in Maiduguri.

Man in court over alleged theft of batteries

The Police in Lagos on Wednesday, arraigned 30-year-old Sode Elogy, at a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court over the alleged theft of 127 pieces of 100 amps motor batteries valued at N3,683,000.
Kano Pillars interim technical adviser Kabiru Baleria believes he is the right person to lead Sai Masu Gida to the glory.

Kabiru Baleria: I’m ready for Kano Pillars challenge

Kano Pillars interim technical adviser Kabiru Baleria believes he is the right person to lead Sai Masu Gida to the glory.

NNPC: Oil output to hit 1.8 million bpd in 2019

Nigeria will increase its oil production to 1.8 million barrels per day next year, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, has declared.

Man docked for allegedly collecting N141,000 under false pretence

A 33-year-old man, Abolaji Abiodun, was on Wednesday arraigned in an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly collecting N141,000 under false pretence to supply building materials to one Tunde Emmanuel.