EIGHT MIGRANTS FOUND DEAD IN CONTAINER IN LIBYA

Eight migrants including six children were found dead on Monday after suffocating from petrol fumes while packed into a lorry container on the west Libyan coast, authorities said. Another 90 migrants recovered from the container were in critical condition and had been taken to a local hospital for treatment, the security directorate in the town […]

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SOUTH SUDAN PRESIDENT’S TERM EXTENDED

South Sudan’s parliament has voted to extend President Salva Kiir’s term in office until 2021 amid failure to hold elections this year. Mr Kiir has been in power since South Sudan’s independence in 2011 and elections in 2015 were also postponed. The move could undermine ongoing peace talks aimed at ending almost five years of […]

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KENYA OUTRAGE AT MP’S 2018 WORLD CUP TRIP

Kenyans have reacted furiously to news that 20 MPs have travelled to watch the World Cup at the taxpayers’ expense. They are watching four games, including the final, in a two-week trip to Russia estimated to be costing hundreds of thousands of US dollars. The MPs caught the attention of Kenyans when they posted selfies […]

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AT LEAST 21 MISSING AS BOAT CAPSIZES IN NIGERIA

Twenty-one people are missing, feared dead, after their boat capsized in northern Nigeria, emergency services and rescue workers said on Tuesday. The vessel, carrying 30 traders and their wares, overturned in high winds on a river in the Isa district of northwestern Sokoto state during a heavy downpour on Saturday. Eight passengers were rescued and […]

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ANTI-BUHARI COALITION FORMED ‘TO RESCUE NIGERIA’

Almost 40 Nigerian opposition parties have agreed to field a joint candidate to prevent the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari next year. The alliance includes the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and a splinter group that broke away from Mr Buhari’s governing All Progressives Congress (APC) last week. President Buhari, who came […]

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TWO DIE AFTER ZIMBABWE CAMPAIGN BLAST

Two people injured in Saturday’s explosion at a campaign rally in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo have died, a medical official has said. Solwayo Ngwenya, clinical director of the city’s Mpilo hospital in the city, told AFP other victims had life-threatening injuries. At least 49 people, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s two deputies, were injured in […]

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