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Nigeria court acquits 80 Zakzaky supporters.

Nigeria court acquits 80 Zakzaky supporters.

A top Nigerian court has cleared dozens of the followers of prominent cleric Ibrahim al-Zakzaky of criminal charges, raising hopes for the release of the cleric himself, who has been held captive for almost three years by the Abuja government. Justice David Shiri Wyom of the Kaduna State High Court cleared 80 detainees of the [&hellip

Former VP Jean Pierre Bemba expected in DR Congo Wednesday morning.

Former DR Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, acquitted last month of war crimes, is set to return to the country today (Wednesday) morning ahead of end-year elections. The president of the Mouvement de Libération du Congo (MLC) left Brussels (Belgium) on Tuesday evening 31 July for Kinshasa by a direct flight Brussels-Kinshasa, reported local news [&hellip

Palestine to Lead G77, UN’s Largest Group of Developing Nations.

Palestine to Lead G77, UN’s Largest Group of Developing Nations.

United Nation: The Group of 77 (G77) – the largest single coalition of developing countries at the UN – is to be chaired by Palestine, come January. “It’s a historical first, both for Palestine and the G77,” an Asian diplomat told IPS, pointing out that Palestine will be politically empowered to collectively represent 134 UN [&hellip

South Africa: Putin, Ramaphosa hold talks at BRICS summit.

South Africa: Putin, Ramaphosa hold talks at BRICS summit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa met on the sidelines of the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg. The leaders signed a joint declaration of strategic cooperation between Russia and South Africa on Thursday. They also signed an agreement relating to the agricultural sector and a memorandum of understanding on water [&hellip

New Ebola Virus Found In Sierra Leone.

New Ebola Virus Found In Sierra Leone.

Freetown, Sierra Leone – A new Ebola virus has been found in bats in Sierra Leone, two years after the end of an outbreak that killed over 11,000 across West Africa, the government said on Thursday. It is not yet known whether the new Bombali species of the virus — which researchers say could be [&hellip

Police Hunting For Head Teacher Alleged To Have ‘Spoiled’ Pupil.

Police Hunting For Head Teacher Alleged To Have ‘Spoiled’ Pupil.

Police in Nkasi District have mounted a manhunt for the head teacher of Kilambo Cha Mkolechi Primary School, Eradi Kapyela, for allegedly impregnating a fourteen-year-old Standard Seven pupil. Impeccable sources say Kapyela went into hiding over fears of arrest and prosecution. The school in question is in Kala Ward in Nkasi District, along the Lake [&hellip

Israel targets Gaza Strip with artillery fire, killing three.

Israel targets Gaza Strip with artillery fire, killing three.

At least three people have been killed in Israel’s latest series of attacks that targeted multiple locations throughout the Gaza Strip. Gaza’s Health Ministry on Wednesday announced that another Gazan was also critically injured while Israeli forces hit the town of Beit Lahia and other locations with artillery fire. Israel claims that the attacks were [&hellip

South Sudan rivals ink preliminary power-sharing agreement.

South Sudan rivals ink preliminary power-sharing agreement.

South Sudan’s government and the main rebel group have inked a preliminary power-sharing agreement that reinstates rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, in an attempt to end a five-year civil war. “The power-sharing document has been signed and it addresses all pending issues during the transitional term,” Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dierdiry Ahmed said at [&hellip

13 Terrorists killed In Egypt.

13 Terrorists killed In Egypt.

The Egyptian police have killed at least 13 terrorists during a shootout in Arish city in the restive North Sinai province, officials said. Informed sources told Xinhua that police on Tuesday raided an under-construction house in a village in Arish where the 13 militants were holed up and eventually, the exchange of fire took place. [&hellip

Another Quake As NSSF Board Axed.

Another Quake As NSSF Board Axed.

Barely ten days after President John Magufuli dropped the Director General of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Professor Godius Kahyarara, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliament, Labour, Youth, Employment and the Disabled} Ms Jenista Mhagama, has disbanded the NSSF board with immediate effect, placing the entity under the charge [&hellip