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Breaking News: EgyptAir Flight Carrying 69 Goes Missing — Hudson Hongo

Breaking News: EgyptAir Flight Carrying 69 Goes Missing — Hudson Hongo

🕔03:40, 19.May 2016

EgyptAir has confirmed that Flight 804, traveling from Paris to Cairo, has disappeared. 59 passengers and 10 crew members were reportedly on board. An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804,which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST),heading to Cairo

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Benin Suspended From Global Football By Fifa

Benin Suspended From Global Football By Fifa

🕔02:44, 12.May 2016

Fifa has suspended the Benin Football Federation (FBF) from global football after a court ruling in the country blocked upcoming elections. A statement from football’s world governing body said: “The Benin Football Association (FBF) was suspended with immediate effect due

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3 Nigerians Among The 10 nominees announced for AIF’s Innovation Prize for Africa 2016

3 Nigerians Among The 10 nominees announced for AIF’s Innovation Prize for Africa 2016

🕔09:18, 9.May 2016

GABORONE, Botswana,  — The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) today announced the top 10 nominees for its landmark programme, the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). Now celebrating its 5th year under the theme “Made in Africa”, IPA is the premier innovation

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Zambia president says ‘ashamed’ by anti-migrant riots

Zambia president says ‘ashamed’ by anti-migrant riots

🕔19:48, 21.Apr 2016

— APF Zambian President Edgar Lungu said Thursday he was ashamed by violence that erupted this week targeting foreign nationals, urging those affected to return to their homes. Hundreds of mainly Rwandan immigrants who own shops in the slums around

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Global Technology Professionals To Gather in Egypt to Show Case Latest Innovations

Global Technology Professionals To Gather in Egypt to Show Case Latest Innovations

🕔11:01, 21.Apr 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, April 21, 2016 — Techne Summit , the renowned international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform by including the main global players in the technology industry, will launch this year once again in the Mediterranean city

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Another 41 Allegations Of Peacekeeper Sex Abuse Undisclosed By The UN

Another 41 Allegations Of Peacekeeper Sex Abuse Undisclosed By The UN

🕔13:45, 19.Apr 2016

* UN headquarters learned on April 7th about 41 new allegations of peacekeeper sexual abuse of women and girls NEW YORK — AIDS-Free World (www.AidsFreeWorld.org) has received leaked information that 41 additional cases of sexual violence by peacekeepers have been

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Kofi Annan to African leaders: Leave When Your Time Is Up

Kofi Annan to African leaders: Leave When Your Time Is Up

🕔13:23, 19.Apr 2016

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 19, 2016 — Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged African leaders to leave when their mandated time is up and to avoid excluding opposing voices if elections are to cease contributing to conflicts on the

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Ghanaian President Says Nigerians, Others Must Obtain Visa to Enter Ghana From July

Ghanaian President Says Nigerians, Others Must Obtain Visa to Enter Ghana From July

🕔02:19, 1.Apr 2016

— Chris PEMU Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama has said that citizens from Nigeria and other African countries must apply for visas before allowed entry into Ghana. Mahama made this statement during his State of the Nation address earlier this

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Museveni Returns In Landslide Victory

Museveni Returns In Landslide Victory

🕔07:07, 21.Feb 2016

    Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected as the president of the country for a fifth term. 71-year old Museveni won over 60% of the votes further underlining the dominance of the National Resistance Movement in Uganda. Yoweri

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