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Thursday, October 17, 2019

West African News

Guinea opposition trial moved to Friday as 3 more are killed

Guinea opposition trial moved to Friday as 3 more are killed

The trial of the leaders of the coalition group that called for ant-government demonstration in...
Guinea arraigns detained protest organizers in court

Guinea arraigns detained protest organizers in court

Trial of the main organizers of ongoing nationwide protests against President Alpha Condé's move to...
Liberia oppositions gears talks tough over Roots FM closure

Liberia oppositions groups talks tough over Roots FM closure

Trouble is brewing in Liberia following recent closure of Roots FM, a radio station deemed...
More death recorded in Guinea political crisis - toll now 6

More death recorded in Guinea political crisis – toll now 6

A 25-year old protester was killed on Tuesday in Conakry by security forces during clashes...
Sankara supporters in Burkina call for national tribute day

Sankara supporters in Burkina call for national tribute day

Supporters of former Burkina Faso President Thomas Sankara on Tuesday called for "institutionalizing" of October...

South and Central African News

Mozambique ruling party Frelimo on course for tainted victory

Mozambique ruling party Frelimo on course for tainted victory

Mozambican ruling party Frelimo and its presidential candidate Filipe Nyusi appear to be on course for a tainted victory in the just concluded general...

North & East African News

UNHCR says; African refugees bribe to get into Libyan jails

UNHCR says; African refugees bribe to get into Libyan jails

African refugees in Libya are so desperate that some are bribing their way into detention centers in the hope of eventually being resettled out...

Sports

Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge, breaks two-hour barrier

Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge, breaks two-hour barrier

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first ever man to break the two-hour barrier in a marathon after finishing with a time of 1:59:40 in...

Business & Finance

World Bank says; Broadband for all in Africa will cost $100B

World Bank says; Broadband for all in Africa will cost $100B

World Bank says that to achieve full broadband access for all in Africa, where currently, less than a third of the population has access...

Lifestyle, Health & Entertaiment

Ugandan siblings win 1st edition of East Africa’s Got Talent

Ugandan siblings win 1st edition of East Africa’s Got Talent

Two Ugandan siblings Esther and Ezekiel Mutesasira were over the weekend crowned winners of the first edition of East Africa's Got Talent show, a...
Liberian health workers begin a nationwide strike over pay

Liberian health workers begin a nationwide strike over pay

More than 11,000 health workers in Liberia have begun a nationwide strike over pay and lack of equipment. Some people have not been paid for...
A 21-year old British-Nigerian rapper and school drop out, David Orobosa Omoregie, has won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his first album Psychodrama.

British-Nigerian rapper Dave Omoregie wins UK mercury prize

A 21-year old British-Nigerian rapper and school dropout, David Orobosa Omoregie, has won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his first album Psychodrama. Psychodrama was released...
Senegalese government to offer free breast cancer treatment

Senegalese government to offer free breast cancer treatment

Senegal's government says that women suffering from breast or cervical cancer will be offered free chemotherapy in public hospitals from the beginning of October. “We...