Tag Archives: Africa

Biafra sit-at-home protest is hurting the Igbos themselves

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See Ten most read topics in the news The so-called Biafra sit-at-home protest in Nigeria is hurting the Igbos/Ibos because the protest has led to a shut down of shops, schools, etc in the south eastern part of the country. Biafra operates under the name “Indigenous People of Biafra” (IPOB). The Ibos who participate in […]

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President Buhari fires back at Nigerian youths

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See Ten most read topics in the news Nigerian youths have often accused their president of being responsible for the bad economic situation in the country. Now, the president has fired back at the youths in the country. While speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, President Muhammadu Buhari popularly known as PMB, said […]

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Israel begins distributing deportation notices to Africans

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See Ten most read topics in the news Last month, Israel gave about 40,000 Africans just 90 days to leave the country or face imprisonment. Now, Israeli authorities have begun distributing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants who are still living in the country. The government reiterated in the letters distributed that the migrants […]

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Biafra is now a banned terrorist organization in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news The proscription of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been confirmed by a Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria. Justice Abdu Kafarati also affirmed that the group is a terrorist group. Therefore, IPOB became a banned terrorist organization with effect from ‎19.01.‎2018. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, IPOB’s lawyer argued […]

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Two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news Mukhtar Aliyu, a spokesperson for the Kaduna State Police command in Nigeria has said that two Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria. Nigerian police have swung into action and the case is being investigated. The kidnapped foreign nationals were […]

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I.G of Police arrives Benue prior to President’s order

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See Ten most read topics in the news The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on New Year day, gunmen attacked and killed 50 persons in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue.The Nigerian Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday arrived Makurdi as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in order […]

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Ethiopia to release all political prisoners

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See Ten most read topics in the news In a very surprising move, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia announced today that his administration plans to drop charges against political prisoners. It means the prisoners would be released and the notorious prison camp in Addis Ababa, the capital and largest city of Ethiopia, would be closed. The […]

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40,000 African migrants given 90 days to leave Israel

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See Ten most read topics in the news Israel has given about 40,000 Africans just 90 days to leave the country or face imprisonment. Most of the Africans living in Israel are from Eritrea and Sudan. Some of them are also from Uganda and Rwanda. Those ready to leave willingly would be awarded $3,500 in […]

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Secret human trafficking uncovered in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news Nigeria which became the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup still has some major internal problems within the country, which includes Boko Haram, lack of enough good roads, no constant electricity supply, bribes and embezzlement of public funds, etc. Today, BBC reports that […]

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Female teacher deemed too attractive for wearing tight skirt

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See Ten most read topics in the news Im Zimbabwe, a female teacher was deemed too attractive for wearing tight skirt to school despite the fact that the skirt was long to her knees. It is believed that the students could not concentrate on what she is teaching them because their attention would be distracted […]

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Nigeria forfeit Algeria match for featuring ineligible player

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See Ten most read topics in the news According to FIFA, “The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Algeria and Nigeria on 10 November 2017.” The Committee added that “The sanction relates to the player, Abdullahi Shehu, failing to serve the automatic one-match suspension imposed […]

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New Zimbabwean leader returns land to white farmer

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See Ten most read topics in the news Upon taking office as the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to compensate the white farmers whose lands were seized by ex President, Robert Mugabe. It was not clear what the compensation would be. Mnangagwa who is trying to revive agriculture in Zimbabwe, has now ordered an end […]

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Nigerian migrants returned from Libya looking very exhausted

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See Ten most read topics in the news 250 Nigerian migrants were returned back to Nigeria from Libya and they look very exhausted. They all had horrifying stories of abuse to tell. According to some of them, they were locked up in rooms where they hardly get something to eat and they had no access […]

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Switzerland to return $321 million stolen by Abacha

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See Ten most read topics in the news In a deal between Nigeria and Abba Abacha (the son of ex-ruler Sani Abacha) which was signed in 2014, Nigeria agreed to drop a complaint against Abacha and Nigeria in return will get $321 million refunded. The money which has long been frozen is part of the […]

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What the fall of Robert Mugabe means for white farmers

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See Ten most read topics in the news After the fall of ex-President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, the new government promised to compensate the white farmers whose lands were taken by force and given to black farmers. However, the white farmers involved do not hope to get back their lands. Deon Theron, a 63-yr-old white […]

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New Zimbabwe president to compensate white farmers

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See Ten most read topics in the news The new Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa (75 years old), who was sworn in on Friday, promised to compensate white farmers whose lands were seized by ex President, Robert Mugabe. Although, it is not yet clear if he wishes to compensate the white farmers in cash or kind. […]

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Egypt mosque bomb attack kills over 300 people

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See Ten most read topics in the news Egyptian security officials have said that Isis-affiliated militants are behind the Egypt bomb attack which took place in a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province. The bomb exploded during prayers on ‎Friday, ‎24 ‎November, ‎2017. Over 300 people were reportedly killed in the attack and many others […]

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Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe arrested

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See Ten most read topics in the news Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has been arrested and confined to his home as the army have seized control of the country overnight. Military tanks have been deployed to the capital. The army have taking control of the state-run broadcaster. However, they insist that it is not a […]

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Nigeria Police Force rejects being ranked last in the world

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See Ten most read topics in the news The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has been ranked last in the whole world. The ranking was done by International Police Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace. How policemen carried out their duties were looked into in 123 different countries. These includes: the capacity and result […]

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Crazy brawl in Ugandan parliament

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See Ten most read topics in the news There was an epic brawl in the Ugandan parliament over whether or not to change a law that would allow the current president to run again after the age of 75. During the brawl, one man jumped on the table and made a spin as if he […]

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106 Nigeria’s freed Chibok girls to return home

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See Ten most read topics in the news Late last year, 21 out of the 270 Chibok girls who were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 were released, bringing it to a total of 106 girls that have been released. In a news conference, the minister of women affairs, Aisha Jummai Alhassan, said: “All the […]

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Suicide bomber kills seven in Cameroon

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See Ten most read topics in the news In an attack that appears to have been carried out by Boko Haram, a suicide bomber has killed at least seven people in northern Cameroon which is close to the Nigerian border. According to the United Nations (UN), the Islamic militant group, Boko Haram which started in […]

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How good is ‘Israel and Africa’ alliance

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See Ten most read topics in the news While on a visit to Liberia in Africa, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, joined the African leaders in hailing the peacekeeping efforts in the region and he urged them to keep it up. Netanyahu maintained that Africa has no better partner than his country Israel. According […]

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Oba of Lagos refuses to shake hands with Ooni of Ife

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See Ten most read topics in the news Many Nigerians are wondering why the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu (74), refused shaking hands with the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi (42) at a public event in Nigeria. The Obas are people who are supposed to be role models for others in Nigeria. Oba of Lagos as […]

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Pro-Biafran leader, Nnamdi Kanu granted bail in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news The Federal High Court of Abuja has granted conditional bail to Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of a separatist group known as Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob). Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in Lagos on October 14, 2015 for organizing and mobilizing the Igbos to fight for […]

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Woman charged over Facebook slur against president Museveni

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See Ten most read topics in the news The Ugandan academic, Stella Nyanzi, has been charged for referring to President Yoweri Museveni as “a pair of buttocks” in her Facebook post. The Facebook comment allegedly contravened the 2011 Computer Misuse Act which is punishable in Uganda. Stella is also accused of engaging in offensive communication […]

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Explosions struck two Christian churches in Egypt

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See Ten most read topics in the news Explosions has struck two Christian churches in Egypt. This happened on a day that worshippers had gathered to celebrate Palm Sunday. The perpetrators are believed to be Muslims. There has been incessant violence against Christians in the country. The question is – Why are Muslims not ready […]

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Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking that killed 200

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See Ten most read topics in the news An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to prison over the capsizing of a migrant boat which killed more than 200 people in September. The boat was said to be overcrowded with people who are mostly Egyptian, Syrian, Sudanese, Eritrean and Somali migrants who want to make it […]

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Some Nigerians doubt if their president is still alive

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See Ten most read topics in the news President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly recently spoke with the king of Morocco and the president of African Union. But some Nigerians are doubting if their president is still alive. To this end, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked Buhari to speak with him. “If their problem is […]

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Robert Mugabe celebrates his 93rd birthday

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See Ten most read topics in the news Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, has celebrated his 93rd birthday at a school just outside Bulawayo, the country’s second biggest city. Mugabe is one of Africa’s oldest leader. He was born on 21 February, 1924 and he is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who has governed the Republic […]

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Nigerians respond to xenophobic attacks in South Africa

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See Ten most read topics in the news The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) ordered an attack on MTN facilities in Nigeria as response to the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. According to NANS president, Aruna Kadiri “We are not going to kill like them and that is why we have asked […]

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