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U-20 WWC: Nigeria In Decisive Clash With China

Nigeria’s Falconets need just a draw against China this afternoon to progress to the quarter-final stage of the on-going 9th FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France. The match is not going to be an easy one for the Christopher Danjuma wards who are as ambitious as the class of  2010 and 2014 who played in the finals of those two editions. ...

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Uber rival Taxify bets on motorcycles and rickshaws in East Africa

Taxify, an Estonian ride-hailing company aiming to take on Uber in emerging markets, will invest millions of euros in East Africa in the next five years with a strategy focused on motorised rickshaws and motorcycles, it said on Thursday. The company, which already operates in five cities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and will continue to offer regular car rides, ...

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Zimbabwe’s Chamisa challenges election result

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, filed a court challenge on Friday against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory, halting Mnangagwa’s planned Sunday inauguration. The first election since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign after a coup in November had been expected to end Zimbabwe’s pariah status and launch an economic recovery but post-election unrest has reminded the ...

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U.S. welcomes Kabila’s decision to quit, calls for credible polls

The United States has reacted to political developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after president Kabila finally indicated that he will be leaving office after upcoming polls. The U.S. through its Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Nicki Haley, said it will continue to support Congolese people. It also tasked the elections body to ensure credible polls during ...

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Zimbabwe: Victims of post-election violence recount horror

Several opposition supporters in Zimbabwe and other apolitical citizens claim to have been abducted and beaten by the military during the post-election opposition demonstrations of August, 1. “Jules,” says he was beaten up in a township bar on the weekend that followed. Like him “Winston”, tells the horror he experienced that day. The military clampdown of protesters on August 1st ...

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Zambia deports ex-Zimbabwe minister wanted for poll offence

Barely twenty-four hours after refusing him asylum, Zambian authorities have deported former Zimbabwean minister of finance Tendai Biti, his lawyer has confirmed. Zambia took the action despite a High Court order against the move. Zambia’s Foreign Minister on Wednesday told the BBC that they had refused to offer asylum to the opposition leader and former Finance Minister. Joe Malanji said Biti had ...

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Kabila to quit as DRC president, party names new candidate

HIS STORY IS BREAKING, PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES Democratic of Congo’s ruling party on Wednesday named a candidate for long delayed elections due to hold in December this year. Today was the deadline slated by the elections body, CENI, for submission of candidature. The candidate is in the person of Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, a former minister of interior. His ...

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Shell sees gas as answer in Nigeria after decades of oil strife

After decades of difficulties in Nigeria over crude theft, pollution and oil-related corruption, Royal Dutch Shell Plc still feels optimistic a fossil fuel can improve life in the country. The Anglo-Dutch oil major is seeking to develop Nigeria’s domestic energy market around natural gas. It’s plentiful, harder to steal, better for the environment and can underpin a robust industrial sector ...

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Nigeria Parliament ‘Reopens After Blockade By Gunmen’

Nigerian lawmakers were temporarily blocked from entering parliament in Abuja by armed men, some of whom were masked, reports Reuters news agency. Witnesses told Reuters that the security agents, wearing the black uniform of the Department of State Security, allowed lawmakers to enter an hour or so later, but continued to bar government agents and journalists. Video tweeted from the ...

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Infantino Congratulates Pinnick On CAF Appointment

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has congratulated the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick on his ascension to the position of the second most important personality in African football. Pinnick, who is also Vice President of Africa’s Zone West B and Member of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions, was nominated for the exalted position during the ...

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