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Day: May 6, 2019

Human Rights Watch condemns Cameroon abuses in crackdown on separatists.

YAOUNDE – Cameroon authorities have regularly tortured and held incommunicado detainees arrested in the government’s crackdown on an English-speaking armed separatist movement, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday. The New York-based rights group in a report urged the United Nations…

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Being a prostitute is not a crime, says Nigerian actress

Ahead of the cinema release of the new movie which she stars in, ‘Heaven’s Hell’, on May 10, 2019, Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim has condemned the alleged sexual harassment of women labelled a prostitutes by police officers after a raid…

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Sudan sends troops to forcefully evict Turkish soldiers in Port Suakin

Nyamilepedia – The ruling Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC) said on Saturday that it is sending troops to Port Suakin in preparation for forceful eviction of Turkish troops stationed in the tiny island for almost two years. In December 2017, then…

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Nigeria: Kwara Utd coach resigns

Kwara United FC of Ilorin coach Abubakar Bala, says he has resigned his position with immediate effect. Bala told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ilorin that he took the decision for personal reasons and not because…

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Nigeria: Buhari approves appointment of former minister he once accused of corruption

The appoinment of Bello Maitama-Yusuf as one of the directors of Nigerian Railway Corporation has been approved by President Buhari. Yusuf was once accused of corruption by the military in the early 1980s when Buhari was the head of state…

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Tony Elumelu Foundation hosts Africa’s largest gathering of African entrepreneurs

News Reporter ABUJA – The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship, will in July host the fifth edition of its Annual Forum — the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs. The two-day event, slated for July 26 –…

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Massmart CEO Guy Hayward to step down

Walmart-owned retailer Massmart, whose brands include Makro and Game, said on Monday its CEO of five years, Guy Hayward, would step down from his role before the end of 2019. Last week, the group said Mohammed Abdool-Samad would take over…

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SA, South Sudan sign six-year oil production sharing agreement

Minister of energy Jeff Radebe says the country has committed $1bn to the project South Sudan and SA on Monday signed a six-year production-sharing agreement for an untapped exploration block in the East African country, where production has been hit…

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SA Elections: Why ANC could get below 55% of votes

The latest poll by the Institute for Race Relations says the party could lose its majority in Gauteng and also, surprisingly, in KwaZulu-Natal The final election poll conducted by the Institute for Race Relations (IRR) indicates that the ANC could…

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Six months on, ADF scores historic feats, spreads its wings beyond Gauteng

News Reporter JOHANNESBURG – South African-headquartered migrants’ rights organisation, the African Diaspora Forum, has scored arguably more tangible feats during the past six months than it did during its first decade. Presenting a report in review of his leadership’s first…

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