Africa

First Lady To Promote Girls Education In Her Africa Visit

United States first lady Michelle Obama has stepped forward to promote education of girl child. She will be traveling to Africa on Sunday with her two daughters Sashsa and Malia. The six-day trip including Morocco and Liberia in the continent will highlight the work of “Let Girls Learn,” which was launched last year by the US President Barack Obama and ...

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Fuel Tanker Collided On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway In Nigeria; 8 Dead

At least eight people have been feared dead and several others wounded after a fuel tanker exploded at Ibafo in Nigeria on Tuesday night. Sources and eyewitness differ in how the truck loaded with 33,000 litres of petroleum product and belonging to Total Oil Nigeria Limited exploded. One witness said the truck collided with a heavy log on the Lagos-Ibadan ...

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Boko Haram Kills 24 In Nigeria’s Kuda Village During Funeral

At least 24 have been killed by Boko Haram and mostly women in in Kuda village in Adamawa state in northern Nigeria while people mourned at a funeral. The Islamic militant looted and burned the houses on on late Thursday. On Friday, suspected armed men of the group killed seven people in Niger during a visit of delegation of ministers. ...

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Kenya Bans CORD Protests Citing Unconstitutional

Nairobi – Kenyan government has bannd Monday all types of protests by Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) citing properties have been destroyed, dozens of people were injured and two lives have been claimed. According to Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, the consequences could be grave if the protests were allowed to continue. He said the demonstrators were armed with ...

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Somali Refugees Need To Leave Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta

Nairobi – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta stamped Friday the Somali refugees need to leave the country as the issue has resulted in making the natural resources scarce in the areas they have inhibited and threat of conflict has also been accelerated. Kenyatta was speaking on the occassion when delegates from across the world for the United Nationals Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) ...

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Malawi Arrests 13 Tanzanians For Illegal Transport Of Goods

Sixteen people have been arrested and a 40 horse power Tanzanian engine boat too has been confiscated by Malawi Police in Karonga alleged illegal transportation of goods from the country. According to Karonga Police Station Officer Roderick Mpeta the arrests and confiscation happened in the early hours of Friday at Mufwa Lodge. Thirteen of the arrested are Tanzanian nationals and ...

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Rwanda Opts Tanzania For Kenya In Developing Rail Links

Rwanda Finance Minister Claver Gatete said developing of proposed rail links through Tanzania to ports on the Indian Ocean would be cheaper and shorter compared to the Kenya route. According to studies the Tanzania option to cost somewhere between $800 million and $900 million where as the Kenyan route to cost $1 billion. Gatete said, “We are working on the ...

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