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IMF disburses $245 million loan tranche to Tunisia

The International Monetary Fund on Friday approved the payment of a $245 million loan tranche to Tunisia, the fifth under its loan programme with the North African country, an official source told Reuters.
Sami Idoudi

Tunisia confiscates passport of ex-Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard

Tunisia has confiscated the passport of a man suspected of being an Islamist militant who once served as Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard to prevent him returning to Germany, a judiciary official said on Friday.

Tunisian government announce reforms after unrest

The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, following days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters.

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Election: Ohanaeze insists on Atiku Abubakar, restructuring

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo in collaboration with Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) on Thursday insisted on its preference for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

Elections: I’m not under any pressure to resign – INEC chairman

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, says he is not under any pressure and has not considered resigning even though there have been calls in some quarters seeking his resignation.
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Five killed, several kidnapped in Boko Haram attacks in Chad

Boko Haram jihadists killed five people, wounded five others, and kidnapped nine — including six women — in attacks on two villages in western Chad, an official source told AFP Thursday.
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Jose Mourinho to analyse El Clasico for beIN Sports

Jose Mourinho will feature on beIN SPORTS' coverage of El Clasico when Real Madrid and Barcelona go head to head in LaLiga on March 2.
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Police: Jussie Smollett staged hoax attack as ‘publicity stunt…to promote his career’

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted Jussie Smollett in an emotional press conference on Thursday in which he said that Smollett's alleged staging of a hoax attack was a "publicity stunt...to promote his career."