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Goodluck Jonathan Delivers Preliminary Report On AU’s Election Monitoring In Zambia

Goodluck Jonathan Delivers Preliminary Report On AU’s Election Monitoring In Zambia

🕔05:50, 14.Aug 2016

Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who is now widely known as Africa’s symbol of free and fair elections has submitted his team’s preliminary reports on the Zambian elections. It will be recalled that Dr. Jonathan is head

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U.N. rights commissioner voices fear of Burundi violence turning ethnic — Stephanie Nebehay

🕔15:24, 29.Jun 2016

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday he feared increased violence and incitement in Burundi’s crisis could turn ethnic in nature, but the government rebuffed his comments. U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein also

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Michelle Obama to visit Africa to highlight girls’ education — Isma’il Kushkush

Michelle Obama to visit Africa to highlight girls’ education — Isma’il Kushkush

🕔04:53, 25.Jun 2016

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will travel to Africa on Sunday with daughters Sasha and Malia and her mother as part of an effort to promote girls’ education, her office said. The upcoming, six-day trip will include visits to Morocco

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Two shot dead by police in South African capital as looters ransack shops — Dinky Mkhize

Two shot dead by police in South African capital as looters ransack shops — Dinky Mkhize

🕔15:33, 22.Jun 2016

South African police said on Wednesday they had shot dead two people suspected of looting shops in South Africa’s capital in continued violence triggered by the ruling party’s choice of a mayoral candidate for local polls. Police said they also

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Ivory Coast ex-first lady goes on trial for war crimes — Ange Aboa

Ivory Coast ex-first lady goes on trial for war crimes — Ange Aboa

🕔16:39, 31.May 2016

Ivory Coast’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, went on trial on Tuesday, accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes for her alleged role in the civil war that followed a 2010 presidential election and killed around 3,000 people. The

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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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