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Sunday, October 21, 2018

West African News

New technology in rice farming changing lives in Mali

When rice farmers started producing yields nine times larger than normal in...

Beninese politician handed 20 years jail term for drug trafficking

Prominent Benin businessman and former presidential candidate Sebastien Ajavon has been sentenced...

As Atiku momentum builds, Campaign says Nigerian youths not Lazy

The acting National Coordinator of The Atiku Advancement Project, Barr. Soalabo West...

Father of health worker killed by Boko Haram hails her humanitarian work

The father of a young midwife executed by Boko Haram has blasted...

Ibori loses appeal against UK graft conviction

A Nigerian politician who was jailed in Britain for laundering tens of...

Southern African News

Court rejects all petitions calling for re-run of Cameroon elections

Cameroon’s Constitutional Council on Friday rejected the last of 18 petitions calling for a re-run of an Oct. 7 election that...

North & East African News

Tribe of slain Libya rebel chief protest appointment of key suspect...

Libyan tribesmen staged a demonstration at the eastern oil port of Hariga on Thursday in protest against the appointment of a...

Sports

Guinea and Liverpool’s Keita fine after back injury

Guinea international and Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is fine after being taken to hospital with a back injury suffered in the 1-0...

Business & Finance

Africa’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji, kidnapped

East Africa’s richest man, said to be Africa’s youngest billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, 43, has been kidnapped in Dar es Salaam, police...

Lifestyle, Health & Entertaiment

Kanye West hands out sneakers to kids in Uganda

Children can be heard chanting "Kanye" and "Welcome Kanye West" as the US rapper is seen handing out pairs of his branded...

Nigeria missing as 6 African films enter Oscars race

Africa's film star continues to rise as more countries from the continent continue to submit entries in the foreign language category...

Divine Nduwimana, Burundi budding pen portraitist

Divine Nduwimana is the first woman in Burundi to organise a solo art exhibition, which opens next weekend in the capital, Bujumbura.

Congo deploys experimental ebola treatment as cases rise

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus,...