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Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF calls for extra-ordinary congress

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party has called for an extra-ordinary congress in December to deal with internal divisions threatening to destroy it ahead of next year's general elections.

Grace Mugabe hits back at ‘poison ice cream’ claims by VP Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe, has hit back at claims by the vice president, her main rival to succeed ageing leader Robert Mugabe, that his ice cream was poisoned at a ruling party event.

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ActionAid calls for adequate funding of agric extension services

The Programme Coordinator, ActionAid Nigeria, Mr Azubike Nwokoye, on Thursday called on the Federal Government to strengthen agricultural extension services in the country.

Okezie Ikpeazu sets up community development initiative

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says his administration had evolved a new strategy for rapid community development in the state known as Direct Touch Initiative.
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Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy sidelined after knee surgery

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy is set for a spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee.

SARS personnel allegedly shoot vigilante in Lagos

A 50-year-old vigilante, Agbodemu Ishola, on Wednesday told the Presidential Panel on Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) Reform that some members of SARS directly shot at him.
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Death toll from DRC cholera outbreak at 857

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 857 lives since the start of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Wednesday.