Nigeria launches new banknotes to mop up counterfeits

Nigeria launches new banknotes to mop up counterfeits

New banknotes are being launched in Nigeria today in an effort to fight counterfeiting and the financing of Islamist groups and hostage takers. It’s hoped the introduction of the new 200, 500 and 1,000 naira notes will help mop up

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South Africa’s crime stats reveal rape at day care centres

South Africa’s crime stats reveal rape at day care centres

Eighty-three rape incidents were recorded at South Africa’s educational institutions, including day care centres, in the last three months, according to the latest crime records. The youngest victim was only six weeks old, the Minister of Police, Gen Bheki Cele

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Malawi ex-leader’s stepson held over mass graves of suspected migrants

Malawi ex-leader’s stepson held over mass graves of suspected migrants

By Peter Jegwa and Emmanuel Igunza Lilongwe, Malawi and Nairobi, Kenya The stepson of Malawi’s ex-President Peter Mutharika has been arrested after 30 bodies were found in graves in a forest in October, police have said. The corpses were of

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Man confesses to dressing as woman to get money from men

Man confesses to dressing as woman to get money from men

A man in Adamawa State, Muhammed Abubakar has owned up to dressing as a woman and making money from unsuspecting men. Muhammed, a holder of Diploma in Business Management from the Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, said he dresses like a

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Nigeria: I killed my friend, sold head, heart for N200,000 – Man confesses in Ogun

Nigeria: I killed my friend, sold head, heart for N200,000 – Man confesses in Ogun

A man identified as Idowu Abel had confessed to the police how he and his accomplice, Clement Adeniyi, killed his close friend, Adekunle Muyiwa, in cold blood. DAILY POST learnt that Abel had told the police in Ogun State that

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Join us to end terrorism in West Africa – Akufo-Addo to EU

Join us to end terrorism in West Africa – Akufo-Addo to EU

European Council President Charles Michel (L) and President Nana Akufo-Addo President Nana Akufo-Addo has said Ghana must find a way to end terrorism in the sub-region.  He has, thus, sought the collaboration of the European Union in achieving that objective. 

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Donald Trump says he’ll run for president again in 2024

Donald Trump says he’ll run for president again in 2024

Donald Trump Former US President Donald Trump has launched his third bid for the White House, declaring: “America’s comeback starts right now.” At his Florida estate, he said: “We have to save our country.” Mr Trump’s announcement comes as some

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Gang kidnaps Nigeria farmworkers

Gang kidnaps Nigeria farmworkers

Police in north-west Nigeria say a criminal gang has kidnapped 21 people – including teenagers – who were working on a farm. Other reports say many more were seized. A police spokesman said dozens of gunmen on motorcycles stormed the

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Kenya Airways pilot strike imminent – sources

Kenya Airways pilot strike imminent – sources

Charles Gitonga BBC Africa business reporter, Nairobi Sources in Kenya Airways say a strike by pilots is expected to start from midnight local time, grounding flights, especially at the main airport in the capital, Nairobi. The pilots are demanding that

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Congo peatlands dried out 5,000 years ago – researchers

Congo peatlands dried out 5,000 years ago – researchers

Daniel Beltrá/Greenpeace AfricaCopyright: Daniel Beltrá/Greenpeace Africa New research into the world’s largest tropical peatlands, in the Congo basin, has revealed that climate change 5,000 years ago led to them drying out, releasing damaging amounts of carbon dioxide, a phenomenon that

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