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Nigeria’s Economy To Grow By 2.1% In 2018: IMF

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The growth of Nigeria is projected to grow by 2.1 percent in FY18, an up from October month’s projection of 1.9 percent by International Monetary Fund (IMF), reveals its World Economic Outlook Update release. The Fund upgraded the global forecast in its January 2018 release and said the growth may be 3.9 percent in 2018. However, the economic growth has ...

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Ration Cuts For East African Refugees May Increase Crime

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United Nations official cites crime, malnutrition and school dropouts could increase in east Africa following funding shortages to support the 1.5 million refugees. The World Food Programme (WFP)’s east Africa spokesman said the foot rations and other aids have been lately in high demand and donors are seen lately prioritizing crisis in Yemen, Bangladesh and Syria. Peter Smerdon added there’s ...

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UN To Investigate Attacks On Peacekeeping In Congo

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An investigation will soon be launched to know how the attacks on peacekeepers was possible last month in a part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said United Nations. Announcing the appointment of longtime UN peacekeeping official Dmitry Titov to head the special investigation team the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday it will evaluate the preparedness and response to such ...

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Uganda Votes Bill To End Presidential Age-Limit

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In Uganda there will be no age limit for the president. 317 members of parliament voted in favor of related draft bill to scrap age-limit while 97 voted against it. The bill finally has reached at the table of President Yoweri Museveni for his consent and to become law thereafter. The country will be heading towards general elections in three ...

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DRC President’s Property Torched; Kabila Not At Home

It was a escape for the Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila as he was away overnight of Sunday and Monday when his home was attacked and torched by armed group, believed to be an act of the so-called Mai-Mai organization, who tried stealing goods from the property. Kabila’s building is near to the village of Musienene in North ...

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Uganda Army Attacks Rebel In Eastern DRC

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Uganda army used long-range artillery to attack a shadowy rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday in the border region. Army spokesman Richard Karemire said they had intelligence report the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Muslim rebel group, could conduct hostile activities against Uganda. The ADF rebel group was behind the Tanzanian peacekeepers attack ...

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Libya – Gaddafi’s Son To Run For Presidential Elections

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Son of former Libyan leader Muhammar Gaddafi will be contesting for next year’s presidential elections, said family spokesperson Basem al-Hashimi al-Soul on Wednesday. The Libyan Tribal Chief further added Saif al-Islam has both the credentials as well as support to end the chaos in the country since 2011 when his father was overthrown. Al-Soul mentioned Gaddafi’s son has support of ...

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