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Chad police clash with opposition demonstrators in N'Djamena Issouf SANOGO / AFP

Fresh fighting between Chad rebels, government forces

Government troops and rebels clashed on Thursday in a region of western Chad where president Idriss Deby Itno was killed earlier this month, a spokesperson said.
Rebels in northern Chad are ready to observe a ceasefire and to discuss a political settlement after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby. (Photo by Abdoulaye Adoum Mahamat/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Chadian rebels, government forces clash in area where slain leader was shot

Government troops and rebels clashed on Thursday in a region of western Chad where president Idriss Deby Itno was killed earlier this month.
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Ned Nwoko tasks leaders to invest in malaria vaccine production

Politician and philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko, has tasked Nigerian leaders to put in more efforts in order to discover a vaccine to tackle the deadly scourge of malaria, which he described as ‘African pandemic’.

Zimbabwe Air Force helicopter crashes into house

An Air Force of Zimbabwe helicopter crashed on Friday, killing three crew members and a child on the ground as it came down on a house, the Air Force said in a statement.
FILE PHOTO: Anti-government protesters hold placards to show their support and welcome the new National Unity Government found by ousted NLD legislators and call to continue strike from traditional new year in Myanmar, in Yangon, Myanmar, April 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/

Myanmar unity government says it must be part of any ASEAN bid to end...

Myanmar’s neighbours have to negotiate with a newly formed government of national unity if they want to help resolve the turmoil triggered a by a Feb. 1 military coup and they should not recognise the junta, a unity government official said.
FILE PHOTO - Anti-coup protesters burn a Chinese flag in Yangon, Myanmar April 5, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

China in touch with ‘all parties’ in Myanmar – embassy

China’s embassy in Yangon said on Friday it had been in touch with “all parties” in military-ruled Myanmar, when asked about a report that a diplomat had spoken to a parallel government representing Aung San Suu Kyi’s ousted administration.
Villagers attend a protest against the military coup, in Launglon township, Myanmar April 4, 2021 in this picture obtained from social media. Dawei Watch-via REUTERS

Five killed in Myanmar as troops open fire on protesters

Myanmar troops fired at anti-coup protesters on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding several, media said, as activists defied a bloody crackdown and internet blockade by the ruling junta.
Villagers attend a protest against the military coup, in Launglon township, Myanmar April 4, 2021 in this picture obtained from social media. Dawei Watch-via REUTERS

Bloodshed in Myanmar as troops open fire on protesters

Myanmar troops stormed an anti-coup protest camp on Wednesday, a resident said, in a pre-dawn operation that local media said killed and wounded several demonstrators, as activists defied a bloody crackdown and internet blockade by the ruling junta.
Villagers attend a protest against the military coup, in Launglon township, Myanmar April 4, 2021 in this picture obtained from social media. Dawei Watch/via REUTERS

Russia says Myanmar sanctions could lead to civil war, but EU plans more

Russia said on Tuesday the West risked triggering civil war in Myanmar by imposing sanctions on the military junta that has seized power in a coup, but France said the European Union will step up restrictions on the generals
FILE PHOTO - National flags of Ukraine and the U.S. fly at a compound of a police training base outside Kiev, Ukraine, May 6, 2016. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

US offers Ukraine ‘unwavering support’ in faceoff with Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden used a first official phone call with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday to offer staunch support in Ukraine’s standoff over Russian troops near its border.
A man flashes the three-finger salute as he passes burning tires during a protest against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar April 1, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar protesters vow to keep up action as internet blackout widens

People in Myanmar opposed to the military junta marched, observed strikes and scrambled to overcome a shutdown of the internet on Friday, undaunted by the generals’ bloody suppression of protests during the past two months.
At the meeting held at the EU compound in Abuja Thursday were Governors Aminu Bello Masari, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Bello Muhammad Mutawalle of Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states respectively.

North-west governor seek EU assistance on insecurity

In their collective bid to halt banditry, kidnappings and violence in the North-West geo-political zone, three governors from the region Thursday met and sought the assistance of the European Union and some Western countries, including: the United States of America, UK and Canada.
Environmental scientist Shanna Swan in a new book ‘Count Down,’ has warned that human penises are shrinking due to pollution.

Expert: Environmental pollution responsible for shrinking human penis

Environmental scientist Shanna Swan in a new book ‘Count Down,’ has warned that human penises are shrinking due to pollution.
Protesters take cover behind barricades during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar March 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar activists honk car horns in new protests; neighbours plan diplomacy drive

Motorists honked car horns in Myanmar biggest city on Monday and planted posters in an empty field in fresh protests against last month’s military coup that ended a decade of tentative democratic reform.
FILE PHOTO- Protesters run away from live rounds in Naypyitaw, Myanmar March 20, 2021, in this still image from a social media video obtained by Reuters.

Myanmar protesters voice defiance as junta reminds of ‘external threats’

Demonstrators in Myanmar maintained their unflinching opposition to military rule on Sunday despite a rising death toll at the hands of security forces as the junta appeared equally determined to resist growing outside pressure to compromise
Riot police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 19, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar security forces kill eight as Indonesia calls for end to violence

Myanmar security forces shot dead at least one opponent of military rule on Friday, a witness said, as ousted lawmakers explored whether the International Criminal Court can investigate crimes against humanity since a Feb. 1 coup.
FILE PHOTO - A screen grab from Myanmar state television broadcast from February 3, 2021 shows General Min Aung Hlaing speaking during a meeting. MRTV-Handout via REUTERS

Myanmar faces growing isolation as military tightens grip

Myanmar on Thursday faced growing isolation with increasingly limited internet services and its last private newspaper ceasing publication as the military built its case against ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout via REUTERS

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he is at strict prison camp outside Moscow

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is being held in a prison camp in Russia’s Vladimir region northeast of Moscow known for its strict control of inmates, a message posted on the opposition politician’s Instagram account confirmed on Monday.
A man uses a slingshot during the security force crack down on anti-coup protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

At least 14 Myanmar protesters killed in Yangon suburb – local media

Security forces killed at least 14 protesters in a poor, industrial suburb of Myanmar’s main city on Sunday and at least three people in other parts of the country, according to local
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania denies President Magufuli sick with coronavirus

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is in good health and working normally, two officials said on Friday, after reports that he had been flown to Kenya and then India in a critical condition with COVID-19.
The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, October 4, 2018. NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev executed a fly around of the orbiting laboratory to take pictures of the station before returning home after spending 197 days in space. Picture taken October 4, 2018. NASA/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Myanmar’s first satellite held by Japan on space station after coup

Myanmar’s first satellite is being held on board the International Space Station following the Myanmar coup, while Japan’s space agency and a Japanese university decide what to do with it, two Japanese university officials said
FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout via REUTERS

Western countries call on Russia at UN rights body to release Navalny

Dozens of countries including the United States called on Russia on Friday to release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny saying his imprisonment was unlawful and demanding an investigation into his poisoning last year.

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Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Israel in Nigeria, Mr Yotam Kreiman, who presented the equipment in Abuja, said the donation was timely, in view of ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Ramadan: Israel donates food items to support Nigerian Muslim families

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Monday donated some food items to support some Muslim families in the on-going Ramadan fasting in the country.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to demolish shanties, takeover abandoned buildings

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the government would continue to demolish shanties across the state.
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Police: 21 officers killed by gunmen in Akwa Ibom

The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor donates N60 million to families of slain policemen

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has donated N60 million to families of slain policemen by unknown gunmen in the state.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Stray bullet kills NSCDC officer in Imo

A stray bullet has killed a female officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Imo State, Mrs Glory Nkwocha, according to...
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo gives drivers three-month ultimatum to register

Ondo State Government has given taxi drivers operating in the state, three months within which to register with the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), where their biodata would be captured.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Katsina: 30 persons rescued as bandits kidnap 40 worshipers

Thirty persons out of 40 worshippers kidnapped from Kwata village in Katsina State in the wee hours of Monday, have been rescued from their abductors by security operatives.

UNIJOS absolves professor of examination malpractice after five years

After five years, the Management of the University of Jos has absolved Professor Benedicta Daudu of the institution’s Faculty of Law from wrongdoing saying the allegation of examination malpractice leveled against her was unfounded.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has appealed to the Federal Government to stay action on the implementation of the new ex-depot price.

IPMAN arrests four trucks with ‘stolen’ petroleum products

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has arrested four trucks laden with stolen Automotive Gas Oil, AGO.