Nigeria: Fire razes three-storey building in Kano

Nigeria: Fire razes three-storey building in Kano

The Kano State Fire Service said on Tuesday evening that fire had razed the entire last floor of a three-storey building at No.1 Warri Road in Sabon Gari, Kano. Spokesman of the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, who confirmed the incident

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Nigerien stranded at Ethiopian airport since November 2018

Nigerien stranded at Ethiopian airport since November 2018

A Nigerien national expelled from Israel has been stranded at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport, in the Ethiopian capital, since November 2018, after his home country refused him entry. Eissa Muhamad dreamed of a better life in Israel, but that

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Suspected Thief Returns Stolen Items After Bees Were Used To Nab Him

Suspected Thief Returns Stolen Items After Bees Were Used To Nab Him

Residents of Masindi town in Uganda were shocked after a suspected thief returned stolen items he had stolen from a resident of Kijura cell which is in the Masindi town of Uganda. In what looked like a witchcraft manifestation for

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Buhari “deeply disappointed” by Nigeria poll postponement

Buhari “deeply disappointed” by Nigeria poll postponement

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections billed for Saturday, 16 February 2019, saying he was “deeply disappointed” by the move. The Independent National Electoral Commission announced the shocking decision early Saturday,

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Nigeria postpones elections

Nigeria postpones elections

Nigeria’s presidential and parliamentary elections have been delayed for a week. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the announcement just five hours before the polls were due to open on Saturday. “Proceeding with the election as scheduled is no

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Kenyan policeman sentenced to death in rare officer conviction

Kenyan policeman sentenced to death in rare officer conviction

Kenya’s High Court has sentenced a senior policeman to death for the murder of a detainee – one of two cases resulting in rare officer convictions. In a separate case, five senior police officers were found responsible for the death

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283 deaths from 59 terrorist attacks recorded across Africa in last 15 days of January 2019 – Report

283 deaths from 59 terrorist attacks recorded across Africa in last 15 days of January 2019 – Report

The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) in its bi-weekly “Africa Terrorism Bulletin” has recorded a total of 283 deaths resulting from 59 terrorist attacks across Africa between the periods of 16-31 January 2019. In all,

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BBC reports: The life and death of Ahmed Hussein-Suale

BBC reports: The life and death of Ahmed Hussein-Suale

On 18 January, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a Ghanaian investigative journalist who had collaborated with the BBC, was shot dead near his family home in Accra. Ghanaian police believe he was assassinated because of his work. At first the gunshots sounded like

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Nigerian chief justice’s suspension raises international concerns

Nigerian chief justice’s suspension raises international concerns

nternational observers have expressed concern about the suspension of Nigeria’s chief justice – just three weeks before a general election. Judge Walter Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. He is facing charges for allegedly failing to declare

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8 killed in attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

8 killed in attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in Aguelhoc in northern Mali’s Kidal region, killing at least eight peacekeepers, the U.N. mission in Mali said Sunday. “The current toll is 8 blue helmets killed and several injured. The peacekeepers

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