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An LGBT activists holds a rainbow flag as he attends a court hearing in the Milimani high Court in Nairobi on February 20, 2019. – Kenya’s High Court on February 22, 2019, postponed a much-anticipated ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, citing a heavy case load. The delay was met with dismay by Kenya’s LGBT community and their allies, who have been anxiously awaiting a ruling on the petition, which was filed three years ago. (Photo by SIMON MAINA / AFP)

Kenya court postpones decision on homosexuality laws

Kenya’s High Court on Friday postponed a much-anticipated ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, citing a heavy case load.
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Late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld leaves $200 million fortune to cat

Late German fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, is reportedly set to inherit some of 200 million dollars fortune after he named her ‘in his will’.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will finally meet with a representative of the UK government after a UK parliamentary report this week excoriated the social media site for behaving like “digital gangsters.”

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to meet UK minister after damning ‘digital gangsters’ report

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will finally meet with a representative of the UK government after a UK parliamentary report this week excoriated the social media site for behaving like “digital gangsters.”

Jackie Chan to shoot new film in Dubai

Asian action superstar Jackie Chan will return to Dubai to film one of his latest movies with director Stanley Tong this month, the Dubai Film and TV Commission said.
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Fashion world mourns death of ‘Kaiser’ Karl Lagerfeld

The fashion world has been plunged into mourning by the death of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, the rapier-witted dandy who ruled over the industry for half a century.
Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan taking the oath as a Member of Parliament. AFP

Imran Khan: India’s allegations against Pakistan ‘without any evidence’

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday India "leveled allegations against Pakistan without any evidence" after New Delhi accused Pakistani spy agency of involvement in last week's deadly attack on security forces in the disputed region of Kashmir.
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EA Sports drops Cristiano Ronaldo as FIFA 19 cover star

Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped as the face of EA Sports’ FIFA 19 game.

Lagos RRS arrests seven suspected ‘Wazobia’ robbers

The Rapid Response Squad in the Lagos State Police Command has arrested seven suspected robbers, who belong to a group called the “Wazobia gang”.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian honour a day after signing $20bn in investment deals with the South Asian country.

Saudi crown prince orders 2,100 Pakistani prisoners released

More than 2,000 Pakistani workers languishing in Saudi jails will be released, Pakistan information minister announced on Monday during Saudi Arabian Crown Prince's high-profile visit to Islamabad.
Hoda Muthana is the only US citizen among an estimated 1,500 foreign women and children at the al-Hawl refugee camp [Fadel Senna-AFP]

US woman ‘deeply regrets’ joining ISIS, wants to return home

A US woman who ran away from home at the age of 20 to live in ISIL's so-called 'caliphate' says she "deeply regrets" her decision, and has pleaded with US authorities to allow her to return home.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

UK teen who joined IS has given birth in Syria

A runaway teenager who has divided British opinion after joining the Islamic State group in Syria but now wants to return home, has given birth, her family said on Sunday.
Miners at work in a mine shaft. AFP

Report: 24 bodies retrieved from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine

Rescue workers retrieved 24 bodies and eight survivors on Saturday from two flooded gold mines in Zimbabwe where officials fear dozens more illegal miners are still trapped, state television reported.
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Election: Babajide Sanwo-Olu urges Lagosians to remain calm, ignore rumors

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has urged Lagos residents to carry on their activities without fear, following this morning’s rescheduling of the presidential and national assembly polls.
A Spanish priest and four customs officers were killed during attacks by alleged jihadists in Burkina Faso, which is struggling with a bloody Islamist insurgency, local sources said.

Spanish priest, customs officers die in Burkina attack

A Spanish priest and four customs officers were killed during attacks by alleged jihadists in Burkina Faso, which is struggling with a bloody Islamist insurgency, local sources said.

Police: Security arrangement intact in Enugu despite polls shift

The Police Command in Enugu State says that election security arrangement still remained intact in the state in spite of postponement.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

APC presidential campaign council condemns postponement of elections

Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, has condemned the postponement of the general elections, but urged its supporters to remain resolute, patient and determined.
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Key issues Nigerians set to consider in elections

In Nigeria, it is often said that no figure is verifiable unless it is the price of a barrel of crude oil.
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CDD launches election analysis centre

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Thursday launched its election analysis centre.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.