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Nigeria: Several university students kidnapped in fresh attack

– Advertisement – Several university students have been kidnapped in the south-eastern Nigerian state of Abia. Reports say the students of the Abia State University Uturu were moving in a minivan when they ran into the armed gang. According to the authorities in Umuahia, they were kidnapped alongside other travellers. Their kidnapping coincides with the release of some 29 students seized last month in the north-western state of Kaduna, reportedly after the payment of a ransom. A statement by the Information Commissioner John Kalu said two of the students escaped from…

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Morocco recalls ambassador to Germany over territorial dispute

– Advertisement – Morocco has recalled its ambassador in Berlin over the disputed Western Sahara territory. The North African country is accusing Germany of being involved in hostile actions that would harm the interests of the country. In a statement, Morocco cited Germany’s “destructive attitude” and “antagonistic activism” regarding its actions that followed the US decision to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. Last year, Germany called a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the issue after former US President Donald Trump said Washington recognised Moroccan control on the disputed territory. Morocco…

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27 kidnapped Nigerian students freed

– – 27 students abducted from a forestry college in the Nigerian state of Kaduna have been freed. They were among 39 students abducted from their dormitories by armed criminal gangs in March. Some of them have already been released by the criminal gangs. The release of the remaining captives follows a protest by their distraught families outside the Nigerian parliament in the capital Abuja demanding more action from the authorities to rescue them. The college students were held for nearly two months by the gunmen and their release will be a…

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Betting and porn websites are the most visited by Ghanaians

– – The number of people using the internet continues to grow every year in Ghana. The 2021 digital report of Datareportal revealed that there were 70 million internet users in Ghana as at January 2021. The number of internet users in the country has also increased by 943 thousand (+6.4%) between 2020 and 2021. For many the internet is where they live most parts of their lives, transacting business, linking up with family and friends and accessing information. In Ghana however there is an emerging trend of Ghanaians mostly…

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25-year-old Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

– – Malians have been thrown into a state of shock following news of a woman giving birth to nine babies at a go. The rare case of Halima Cisse, 25, giving birth to five girls and four boys has surprised many and attracted attention. Mali’s health minister said in a statement that the woman gave birth to the babies in a Moroccan hospital where she was admitted. Health Minister Fanta Siby said in a statement that the deliveries were done through Caesarean section. She congratulated the medical teams in Mali…

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Ghana: Angry citizens urge their government to #FixTheCountry

– – Ghanaians have been loud on social media demanding improved governance from their political leaders. Many of them who are angry with their standard of living have been tweeting with the hashtag #FixTheCountry. They want the government to fix the economy and provide basic essential social amenities which have been lacking across the country. The hashtag #FixTheCountry has been trending since the start of the week after new taxes were announced resulting in increased fuel prices. You’ll pay more for data to help fund NHIS. But while hospitals struggled…

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Gambia: Ex-president Jammeh vows to return from exile

Former President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh who has been in exile since 2017 in the Equatorial Guinea has vowed to return to the country. He is heard in a latest audio telling a member of his Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party of his intention to come back from exile. In February this year there was tension in the Gambia among citizens over Yahya Jammeh‘s reported return from exile. Several media reports suggested at the time that Jammeh has been spotted in Guinea heading to The Gambia. The…

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New government named by Chad’s military leaders

– – A new transitional government has been named by Military leaders in Chad led by Mahamat Idriss Déby Kaka, the son of long-time ruler Idriss Déby. President Déby died last month from injuries he sustained on the battle front with rebels. According to the army 40 ministers and their deputies have been appointed with former rebel chief, Acheick Ibn Oumar as head of the new national reconciliation ministry. Several other long-time opponents of the former president were given portfolios in the new transitional government. The military made the announcement…

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16 Soldiers killed militant attack in Niger

– – At least 16 soldiers have been killed in a militant attack in the western Tahoua Region in Niger. The area has recorded the death of more than 200 civilians who were killed in an unclaimed attack in March. Reports say the soldiers were ambushed by armed individuals near Agando area in the region. Six more soldiers were injured in the attack and one is still missing. The wounded soldiers were taken to the Tahoua regional hospital and the dead were buried in the presence of regional authorities and defence and…

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Chad: Anti-government protests turn violent resulting in deaths

– – Protests against the military council in Chad have turned violent with reports of at least two people dying. A man was shot dead in Moundou, in southern Chad while another person was killed when protesters attacked a bus in the capital N’Djamena. The protests were called by the opposition coalition defying a ban placed on demonstrations. Police had earlier on Tuesday broken up several demonstrations in the capital, N’Djamena. They also fired tear gas at the demonstrators burn tyres in several neighbourhoods of the city. – – Footage…

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