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ECOWAS leaders lift sanctions on Mali, Burkina Faso

LEADERS of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have lifted economic and financial sanctions placed on Mali after the country's military rulers...

Africa records 21 coup attempts in eight years

THE AFRICAN continent has recorded 21 coup attempts by the military to overthrow incumbent governments in eight years. According to data sourced from the Global...

Return to constitutional order is promised by coup leader in Burkina Faso

By Lisa VIVES IN his first speech to the nation since the overthrow of President Roch Kabore, the new military leader of Burkina Faso promised...
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Kabore wins Burkina Faso’s presidential election for second term

BURKINA FASO’S President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has been declared the winner of Sunday's presidential election with 57.9 per cent of the majority votes,...

Al-Qaeda growing influence in Borno, North-West may extend to Southern Nigeria, US warns

AL-QAEDA insurgent group is making some inroads in Borno State, North-Western and Southern parts of Nigeria, the United States of America has revealed. Dagvin Anderson,...

Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters

By Jose Maria BARRERO, CSIRO and TJ HIGGINS, CSIRO LATE last year the world’s first genetically modified (GM) cowpea was registered and approved for release...
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Buhari to Akufo-Addo: We shut our borders to check small arms, hard drugs

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Monday told his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Akufo-Addo that the Nigeria's policy on partial border closure will remain until the committee...

REA says fact-check on BUK hybrid solar plant is ‘incorrect’—so we took a closer look

THE Rural Electrification Agency, REA, has reacted to fact-check published by The ICIR on Monday, which debunked the claim that it has commissioned  Africa's...

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Kenya: William Ruto wins presidential election amid controversy

KENYA'S Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has declared candidate of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Deputy President William...

Pro-Health policy journalism fellowship offers reporting grants

GATEFIELD Impact is accepting applications for its inaugural Pro-Health Policy Journalism Fellowship.  The program will provide participants with the skills necessary to...

Cost of lending to rise as inflation surges to 19.64% in July

CONSUMERS in Nigeria would likely be paying more for goods as inflation surges to 19.64 per cent in July,...

Osun fixes local council elections for October 15

THE Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) has fixed October 15 for local government elections in across the state. The...

Kidnap kingpin, Wadume sentenced to seven years imprisonment

A KIDNAP kingpin, Hamisu Bala, also known as Wadume, has been convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment without...
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