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60 killed in Nigeria church building collapse

60 killed in Nigeria church building collapse

Rescue workers Saturday said over 60 casualties had been removed from the debris of a collapsed church building in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State in southern Nigeria. One of ...

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African leaders to fly to The Gambia – emerging political crisis

African leaders to fly to The Gambia – emerging political crisis

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and other West African leaders will travel to The Gambia on Tuesday in a bid to end the political crisis in the tiny West African nation. This ...

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Nana Akufo-Addo voted in as new Ghana president

Nana Akufo-Addo voted in as new Ghana president

Ghana’s opposition leader was declared the winner of presidential elections late Friday, securing the country’s highest office on his third attempt and helping to cement the West ...

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Thabo Mbeki named new UNISA Chancellor

Thabo Mbeki named new UNISA Chancellor

This is according to University of South Africa (UNISA) which announced on Thursday that the former statesman would lead the institution. Former president Thabo Mbeki’s “stature a ...

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AU chair candidates to engage in historic debate in Addis Ababa

AU chair candidates to engage in historic debate in Addis Ababa

Five candidates competing to succeed the outgoing African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, will today engage in a historic town hall debate to present t ...

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The USA passes Boko Haram bill

The USA passes Boko Haram bill

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would lead to a five-year strategy to help Nigeria in the war against the Boko Haram militant group. The bill would require ...

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Catholic Church arbitrates in DR Congo crisis

Catholic Church arbitrates in DR Congo crisis

The influential Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has held talks with the ruling party and the opposition in an attempt to cool down the crisis following the pos ...

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China sends 120 soldiers to South Sudan

China sends 120 soldiers to South Sudan

China has sent 120 troops to South Sudan as part of a 700-member UN peacekeeping force, deepening its commitment to the troubled East African nation. Once the entire battalion is ...

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Ghana votes for president and 275 lawmakers

Ghana votes for president and 275 lawmakers

Ghanaians began voting Wednesday in an unpredictable presidential election that is being seen as a litmus test of stability in Africa's most secure democracy. Some 15 million peop ...

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Ghana votes on Wednesday, December 7

Ghana votes on Wednesday, December 7

Ghana’s incumbent president, John Dramani Mahama is seeking re-election after winning the last elections in 2012. He will come up against six other candidates in the race to secur ...

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