UN to help 40,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

The United Nations on Tuesday said it will help about 40,000 refugees who fled Cameroon’s violence-hit regions into Nigeria. The UN refugee agency and Nigerian authorities have so far registered some 2,000 Cameroonians who have fled into southeastern Nigeria since ...

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Atiku conspicuously absent as APC holds caucus meeting

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar was conspicuously absent at the All Progressives Congress’ caucus meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the new Banquet Hall, Aso Rock, Abuja. It was however, gathered that the Turakin Adamawa might have ...

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Trump campaign aide, Paul Manafort, turns self in to FBI

A political associate of President Donald Trump turned himself in at the field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Washington, D.C. Mr. Manafort is Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman. He was shown on CNN as he turned ...

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Amnesty slams Police ‘brutality’ as Kenya awaits result of re-run

Police in Kenya have been using “unlawful force’’ against protesters after chaotic elections last week, Amnesty International said in a strongly worded statement on Monday. The London-based rights watchdog detailed excessive police violence in parts of Nairobi and the western ...

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Catalonia declares independence

Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region. Although the declaration was in effect a symbolic gesture as it will not be ...

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Court mandates three months “cool off” period for divorcing couples

A Chinese court on Wednesday ruled that couples must undergo a compulsory three month “cool off” period before being allowed to divorce. The People’s Court of Shizhong District in Jinan, the provincial capital, ordered that all divorcing couples must take ...

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Morocco’s King fires ministers for slow progress

Morocco’s king has dismissed several ministers and top officials “for failing to improve the economic situation in a region” amid protests. Morocco’s King Mohammed IV dismissed the ministers of education, planning and housing and health, as well as other officials, ...

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Buhari wants ECOWAS to slow down on single currency move

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against rushing into currency integration. The regional body is targetting 2020 for the achievement of this goal. But in his speech at the fourth meeting of the presidential ...

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EU did not favour Buhari above others during 2015 election

The European Union (EU) has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 presidential election. Santiago Fisas, the former chief observer of the 2015 EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), and member of the European Parliament, said ...

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16 Egyptian policemen killed in shootout with militants

Sixteen Egyptian policemen were killed in a shootout with militants on the road between Cairo and the Bahariya oasis in the Western Desert, the interior ministry said Saturday, in a rare flare-up outside the Sinai Peninsula. Funerals were held in ...

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