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Ugandan’s Harriet Anena, Nigeria’s Tanure Ojaide win 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

Uganda’s Harriet Anena and Nigeria’s Professor Tanure Ojaide emerge joint winners of the 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa

17 civilians killed in DR Congo attacks

Seventeen people have been killed in two attacks by the ADF militant group in the troubled Benin region of eastern DR Congo, a local mayor said Friday.
Lake Victoria boat tragedy

Over 40 bodies disappear in Lake Victoria after boat tragedy

At least 40 passengers who were aboard the ill-fated Ugandan boat that sank in Lake Victoria on Sunday are unaccounted for.
Lake Victoria boat tragedy

Uganda boat accident death toll hits 33

The death toll from a boat accident on Lake Victoria over the weekend rose to 33 on Monday, Ugandan police said, as survivors described moments of heavy drinking and raucous fun before the vessel, slammed by powerful waves, tilted and sank.
At least 29 people died when a boat capsized in poor weather in Lake Victoria near the Ugandan capital, Kampala, the country's deputy police spokesman has said.

At least 29 dead after boat capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 29 people died when a boat capsized in poor weather in Lake Victoria near the Ugandan capital, Kampala, the country's deputy police spokesman has said.

Ben Murray-Bruce to deliver keynote speech at AUN’s Founder’s Day

The Senator representing Bayelsa East constituency and chairman of the Senate Committee on Privatization, Ben Murray-Bruce, will deliver the keynote speech at the 13th Founder’s Day ceremony of the American University of Nigeria.
Super Eagles’ Ahmed Musa has criticised the criteria used in the selection of the BBC African Player of the Year nominees and has termed it all politics.

Super Eagles held goalless by Cranes of Uganda

The Cranes of Uganda on Tuesday forced the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a goalless draw in an international friendly football match at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

Uganda deploys additional troops along border with DR Congo

The Ugandan military has deployed additional troops along its common border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prepare for possible infiltration and attacks from the rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a spokesperson said on Tuesday.
Lake Albert

Seven Ugandan fishermen shot dead by Congolese militia

Suspected Congolese militiamen shot dead seven Ugandan fishermen and wounded another on Lake Albert, which straddles the two countries' border, police said on Sunday.
Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11-14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa-5

Super Eagles arrive Asaba from South Africa

Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11:14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

UN troops hurt in offensive against militia in east DR Congo

UN peacekeepers and Congolese troops have been wounded in an offensive against a militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations' mission to the country said on Thursday.

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.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

UN: Ebola outbreak in DRC conflict zone ‘remains dangerous, unpredictable’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) say the Ebola outbreak in DRC remains dangerous and unpredictable.
Stella Nyanzi

Uganda activist back in jail for insulting president

A prominent Ugandan activist is back in jail, accused of making "obscene comments" on her Facebook page about President Yoweri Museveni and his late mother.
Stella Nyanzi

Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi charged for insulting Yoweri Museveni’s mother

A Ugandan court has charged a controversial university lecturer for abusing President Yoweri Museveni and his late mother.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni under fire for saying men shouldn’t cook

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni came under fire Monday for saying he had not stepped into the kitchen since he got married, and that it was not a man’s role to cook.

At least seven civilians killed in DR Congo

Rebels killed at least seven civilians and abducted 15 others, including children, in fresh overnight raids in the far eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civilian and military sources said Sunday.

Uganda to vaccinate health workers against Ebola

Uganda will begin vaccinating frontline health workers against Ebola next week as the threat increases of the deadly virus spreading from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the health minister said.

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2019: APC warns against violent campaigns in Bayelsa

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has warned against violent campaigns ahead the 2019 general elections in Bayelsa State.

Sambo Dasuki asks court to adjourn trial indefinitely

Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), on Tuesday asked the Abuja division of the Federal High Court to suspend his trial indefinitely until the Federal Government obeys orders of Court of competent jurisdiction which granted him bail.
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China sends 100 peacekeepers to Sudan

A group of 100 Chinese peacekeepers departed from Beijing Capital International Airport to Darfur, Sudan on Tuesday for a one-year peacekeeping mission.
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Larry Ekundayo to defend European welterweight title

England-based Nigerian boxer Larry Ekundayo will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) European welterweight title against Louis Greene of the United Kingdom on Friday evening.
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Ayodele Fayose’s former appointees dump PDP, join APC

No fewer than 500 political appointees and elected officials under the first and second term of the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado Ekiti.