Africans must have a ‘can-do mindset’ – Bawumia

Africans must have a ‘can-do mindset’ – Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has rallied Africans to have a “can-do mindset” and work together to drive the continent’s economic transformation agenda. “The most important transformation is the transformation of our mindset. We have to believe that we can

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Sex-for-grades scandal: Nigerian professor sacked

Sex-for-grades scandal: Nigerian professor sacked

A Nigerian university has sacked a professor who was caught on tape allegedly demanding sex from a female student in exchange for upgrading marks. Accounting professor Richard Akindele was fired by Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in southwest Nigeria after an

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Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa queues for fried chicken in election stunt

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa queues for fried chicken in election stunt

Zimbabweans have largely dismissed a move by president Emmerson Mnangagwa to queue along with ordinary citizens to buy fried chicken over the weekend, with just a little over a month to the election. State media had sought to highlight the

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Ugandan wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test

Ugandan wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test

A Ugandan inventor has won a major prize for a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. Computer scientist Brian Gitta, 24, is the first Ugandan, and the youngest person, to win the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize.

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Togo unrest: Ghana, Guinea unite effort to bring peace

Togo unrest: Ghana, Guinea unite effort to bring peace

Guinean leader, Alpha Conde, has made a day’s visit to Ghana, to confer with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on the political situation in Togo. Their discussions were held behind closed doors but believed to have centred on speeding up

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Nigerian admits running illegal blood bank

Nigerian admits running illegal blood bank

Achegbulu Paul, 45, was running the operation out of his one-room apartment in Lagos. According to a police press release, he offered people 2,000 naira per pint ($5.50; £4), which he then sold for 7,000 naira. The racket was discovered,

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Kenya: Carpenter sues government over presidential chairs

Kenya: Carpenter sues government over presidential chairs

A Kenyan carpenter has sued the government for about $2m (£1.5m) for failing to pay him for two presidential chairs he had made 26 years ago for then-President Daniel arap Moi, Nairobi News reports on its website. Solomon Njoroge Kiore said

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Burundi’s leader vows to step down in 2020

Burundi’s leader vows to step down in 2020

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has said he will not seek another term in office after the end of his current mandate in 2020. He made the announcement in Bugendana, in Gitega province, where the country’s new constitution was signed into

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Ghana and Nigeria top abortion pill searches

Ghana and Nigeria top abortion pill searches

Ghana and Nigeria are the two countries with the highest search interest in abortion pills, according to data provided by Google. The data which has been analysed by the BBC indicates that global online searches for abortion pills have more

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