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Northern Nigerian state reopens schools closed after abductions

North Nigeria state reopened schools shut after abductions, on Monday. A total of 115 schools were ordered to resume classes. Pupils are back to school in Zamfara state, Nigeria. On Monday, teachers happily welcomed their students after a four-month shutdown. The state’s education ministry ordered 115 schools to resume classes while 85 others designated as “red” were to remain closed “until when the security situation improves,” an official statement read. The abduction of 80 students from a secondary school in Kaya village last September motivated the closure. Now teachers try…

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SA: Growth expected in edible insect and mopane worms sector

A 2021 research by the University of KwaZulu-Natal indicates that the sale of mopane worms results in an income of more than 35 million US dollars per annum across South Africa. In South Africa, mopane worms are a staple part of the diet in rural areas and are considered a delicacy. A 2021 research on the role of edible insects in rural areas by the University of KwaZulu-Natal indicates that the sale of mopane worms results in an income of approximately 39 million US dollars to 59 million US dollars…

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Sudanese barricade streets as two-day civil disobedience starts

Sudanese shuttered shops and barricaded streets with burning tyres and rocks on Tuesday, staging angry rallies to protest against one of the bloodiest days since a coup derailed the country’s democratic transition. The civilian anti-coup mobilization might be taking a new turn in Sudan. Responding to the Forces for Freedom and Change, a influencial civilian bloc, call to start two days of civil disobedience on Tuesday protestor barricaded their streets. “Shop closed for mourning“, said a series of small signs posted on the closed outlets at the sprawling Sajane construction…

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Chad: rebels and political opponents granted amnesty freed

About twenty Chadian rebels and political opponents were freed from the Klessom prison, on Tuesday. 22 men who were condemned for treason benefited from an amnesty decreed last November. They represent a represent a fraction of the nearly 300 rebels and political dissidents that were granted amnesty last November. As they exited the Klessom penitentiary which is located south-east of Ndjamena, Mahamat Ahmat Alhabo, the Minister of Justice awaited. “Prior to the inclusive national dialogue that is currently in preparation, and in order to allow all the sons and daughters…

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More children show interest in AFCON

Like most schoolyards in England, it is common to hear debates about which Premier League football teams are better. Male students in the school usually dominate such debates. The ongoing African cup of nations in Cameroon has given many students a topic for a debate. For Nathan Williams, choosing Ghana as his favourite team amongst the 24 was not a difficult task. He is originally from Ghana and hopes to see the Black Stars win the tournament. “It’s just the same when everyone here was supporting England last summer,” said…

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Customs authorities in Senegal seize ammunition aboard a cargo ship

The customs authorities in Senegal have seized three containers of ammunition aboard a Guyana-flagged cargo ship, the Eolika. The authorities estimate that the three containers are worth an estimated 5.2 million US dollars. The discovery was made in the port of Dakar but the customs agency did not specify the date it happened. The ship had stopped to refuel after having made what the authorities describe as “inconsistent declarations”. Local reports suggest that the crew is Ukrainian. The authorities however have not confirmed this. According to specialist website Vesselfinder the…

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Group B preview: Senegal face Malawi as Guinea play Zimbabwe

The Lions of Teranga continued their preparation for the Tuesday Group B last game against Malawi that are third with three points. A win for either Senegal or Malawi will guarantee the winner qualifies for the next stage. Senegalese head coach Aliou Cisse said that the west African team will treat the next game as the final further admitting that the perspectives have changed in the competition. “We don’t lack ambition nowadays, and I can say with the experience as a former player and now coach that allows me to…

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AFCON 2021: Ghana, Gabon final tests on Tuesday

Andre and Jordan Ayew led Ghana training on Monday on the eve of their last, decisive match against Comoros in the Africa Cup of Nations Group C. Following a narrow (1-0) loss to Morocco and a 1-1 draw with Gabon, Milovan Rajevac’s side lie alone in third in the table with just one point heading into this, their final, group fixture. This will be the first encounter between Ghana and the Comoros at the Africa Cup of Nations. Ghana have only won one of their last eight Africa Cup of…

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Deposed Guinean President Condé flown abroad for medical care

Deposed Guinean president Alpha Condé left his country on Monday. The 83 year-old-man flew abroad for medical care, however, no details were disclosed on his diagnosis. Witnesses at the airport in Conakry confirm that the former president’s plane was en route to Abu Dhabi. The junta, which calls itself the National Rally Committee for Developmen, had announced earlier this month that the former president was not in good health and would be allowed to travel for treatment. Alpha Condé was overthrown in September 2021 by colonel Mamady Dumbuya. He then…

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AFCON: Malawi Flames hope to qualify, Gabon to play without Aubameyang

Group-stage matches come to an end on Tuesday January 18, for groups B and C. In group B, Senegal and Guinea will each have to win their final game in order to secure their places in the next round. The Teranga lions will meet Malawi in Bafoussam. If the Senegalese, Malawi still has a strong card to play. Guinea will face Zimbabwe in Yaoundé. Group C leader Morocco has so far put up a faultless performance and is already qualified for the knockout phase. The Atlas lions will play at…

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