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Saturday, November 17, 2018

West African News

Boko Haram sack Mamanti village in Borno, burn 200 houses

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly attacked another community in Borno state, north-east...

General Electric pulls out of Nigeria rail concession

General Electric Co (GE.N) has pulled out of a long-term concession deal...

Ghana born ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli deported from UK

Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, has been deported...

2 killed as unrest over disputed guinea election grows

Two young men were fatally shot amid continuing political unrest following the...

Activists hail US decision to end trade with Mauritania over slavery

Mauritanian activists on Tuesday praised the United States’ decision to end trade...

Southern African News

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader calls MDC protesters ‘stupid’

Zimbabwe's opposition leader has apologised after appearing to insult people who protested over allegations of fraud in July's election.

North & East African News

Italy hosted Libya talks highlights deep divisions

Italy's Libya talks this week laid bare deep divisions between the key power brokers, threatening attempts to resolve the country's ongoing...

Sports

Ethiopian runner who made Rio Olympics protest returns

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile...

Business & Finance

US firm CTI to assemble phones in Uganda

U.S. firm CTI Africa plans to invest $10 million in Uganda to build a plant to assemble low-end smart mobile phones...

Lifestyle, Health & Entertaiment

AP investigation shows how hospitals imprison patients in Kenya

The Kenyatta National Hospital is east Africa’s biggest medical institution, home to more...

Deadly armed attack stalls containment of Ebola outbreak

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola...

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...