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Burundi court sentences Iwacu journalists to 2.5 years in prison

Nairobi, January 30, 2020 Burundi authorities should not contest the appeal of four journalists from Iwacu convicted Thursday and should stop filing state security charges against reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists has said. A court in Burundi, Thursday, convicted the four Iwacu journalists of attempting to undermine state security, fined them each $530, …

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African Strategic Leadership Prayer Network holds 24 hours Praise & Worship in Washington DC

The 2020 Edition of the annual 24 hours Praise and Worship program over America from Washington DC holds from 6pm tonight, Friday January 31, 2020 till 6pm tomorrow, Saturday February 1, 2020. Organised by the African Strategic Leadership Prayer Network (ASLPN), the program holds at the  American Center for Prayer and …

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Somaliland court sentences journalist Abdirahman Mohamed Hiddig to 21 months in prison

Nairobi, January 28, 2020 Authorities in Somaliland should immediately release journalist Abdirahman Mohamed Hiddig from prison and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, said Tuesday. On January 15, authorities in the town of Erigavo, in the eastern Sanaag region, detained Abdirahman, a reporter with the …

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We’ll provide enabling environment for business to thrive, President Buhari assures MTN delegation

The Federal Government is committed to providing an enabling envir   onment for businesses to succeed, as partnerships between the public and private sectors remain the most viable means of bringing prosperity to the masses. President Muhammadu Buhari, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President …

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Sanwo-Olu calls for equal trade partnership between UK and Africa  … Attends Investment Summit in London

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called for equal partnership between United Kingdom and African countries if it hoped to have genuine global development. Speaking to journalists at the sideline of the UK-Africa Investment Summit that opened in London on Monday, the Governor, according to a statement by  Gboyega Akosile, …

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President Buhari at opening plenary of UK-Africa Summit; Holds bi-lateral meeting with Boris Johnson, Akufo-Addo

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday participated at the program of Opening Plenary of the UK-Africa Investment Summit with other leaders, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain,  President Paul Kagame of Rwanda,  President El-Sisi Abdelfattah of Egypt, President Macky Sall of Senegal. On the sidelines of the Summit, President Buhari held bi-lateral …

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President Buhari departs Abuja for London to attend UK-Africa Investment Summit  

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja Friday for London to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit holding on Monday, January 20, 2020. Hosted by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the event, according to the organisers, is expected to bring together African leaders, international business chief executives and heads …

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Buhari receives Guinea Bissau President-elect, Embalo, affirms stance on stability

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, Jan. 5, 2020(NAN)President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday received President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Muhktar Embalo, and reiterated his desire for stability, peace, progress and prosperity in the West African sub-region. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement in …

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One of Africa’s biggest bloggers, Linda Ikeji, 4 others, make Rave list of most beautiful women in Africa

Priscilla Osaje Abuja, Jan. 3, 2020 Africa’s biggest blogger, Linda Ikeji, Nigerian screen diva Omotola Jalade- Ekeinde , Stephanie Okereke Linus, Yvonne Okoro and Osas Ighodaro were recognised by Style Rave, as the most beautiful women in Africa. Style Rave is a leading fashion and lifestyles platform, where fashion trends …

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ISWAP executions: Don’t let terrorists divide us, Buhari appeals to Nigerians 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians not to let terrorists divide the country along religious lines, following execution of some Christians and Muslims by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). President Buhari said, in a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity),: …

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African Development Bank approves $5 million grant to scale up Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, December 16, 2019/ The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a grant of $5 million to enable the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme to scale up its outreach and impact to 1,000 select youth entrepreneurs. The grant follows the signing of a …

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Nestlé scales up action against child labor and expands cocoa sustainability program

nes2 nes3 nes5 Nestlé has Tuesday reported significant progress in its efforts to tackle the issue of child labor in the cocoa communities of West Africa. Its latest ‘Tackling Child Labor’ report shows that it is possible to have a positive impact at scale. Providing education — for both children …

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