Egypt arrests alleged serial sexual predator

Egyptian authorities on Saturday arrested a man who allegedly sexually abused dozens of girls and women, in a case that has sparked outrage online, a security source said. Allegations have been widely circulating on social media since Wednesday detailing horrific sexual abuse and related blackmail suffered by women at the hands of the same man. One allegation claimed that he …

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UN appoint Cobhams Asuquo as National Ambassador

Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo has been appointed by the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), as its National Ambassador. UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Peter Hawkins, announced this in a statement. Cobhams has become UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in the last 15 years. The musician would help raise awareness on concerns around children’s rights and solutions, including issues …

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Burundi holds presidential election amid COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, voters have turned out in numbers as Burundi holds its presidential election. Burundi decided to go on with the election, allowing political campaigns and gatherings even though it has recorded 42 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. After 15 years in power, President Pierre Nkurunziza will be stepping down. Seven candidates are in the running to …

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COVID-19: WHO give update on Africa cases

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 66,000 in the past 24 hours. 22,000 patients have recovered, whilst 2,300 people have died from the virus. The World Health Organization, (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official Twitter account. According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 2,300 people in …

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Coronavirus: Prepare for worst – WHO warns Africa

The World Health Organization, WHO, has warned African countries to prepare for the worst as coronavirus cases increase in the continent. So far 233 cases of the deadly virus had been registered in sub-Saharan Africa which makes it the least-affected region in a global pandemic. But, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, speaking to journalists in a virtual news conference on …

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Nigeria-bound ship with weapons detained in South Africa

South Africa yesterday detained a Russian ship laden with weapons and allegedly bound for Lagos, Nigeria. The vessel said to have left Madagascar was stopped near Port Elizabeth in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.“We are aware that she has dangerous cargoes – explosives and weapons – on board,” Olwethu Mdabula, spokeswoman for the Transnet state transport company told AFP, declining …

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Zimbabwe bails detained opposition supporters over allege clashes

Twenty-seven supporters of Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition party were released on bail Tuesday over alleged violence at last week’s post-election protests that triggered a security crackdown. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, declared winner of the historic first elections since the downfall of Robert Mugabe, has vowed to protect rights since his re-election but the opposition say their members have been targeted. “We are …

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Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni set for life presidency

A lawyer for a group of Ugandan opposition leaders has warned that President Yoweri Museveni, 73, is heading for a “life presidency” after a court upheld a constitutional amendment scrapping presidential age limits. Previously the law required presidential contenders to be under the age of 75 and would have blocked Museveni, president since 1986, from seeking re-election in polls due …

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Nigeria and Morocco sign agreements on regional gas pipeline, two others

The Federal Government and the Kingdom of Morocco have today in Rabat, Morocco, signed three agreements as part of activities marking President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day visit to the country. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu stated that the agreements included that of a regional gas pipeline that would see Nigeria providing gas to countries …

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