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Ghana denies reports of Ebola outbreak

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday refuted reports of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. The denial followed social media reports that claimed an Ebola outbreak in Ghana and that the health authority was trying to suppress the information. “We want to state emphatically that the report is false

Death Of Nigerian Diplomat In Sudan, ‘Criminal Act’ – Police

The police authorities in Sudan have described the death of a Nigerian diplomat found dead at his home in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital as  a “criminal act.” “An employee in the consular section of the Nigerian embassy was found dead at his home in Khartoum,” Sudanese police said in a statement. “Preliminary investigation shows that the

17 Nigerian migrants sue Italy for returning them to Libya

Seventeen Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea crossing last year have filed a lawsuit against Italy for violating their rights by supporting Libya’s efforts to return them to North Africa, their lawyers said on Tuesday. The plaintiffs, two of whom have returned to Nigeria, petitioned the European Court of Human Rights last week, Violeta

165 Nigerians Make Voluntary Return From Libya

A total of 165 Nigerians in Libya on Thursday made a voluntary return to the country.   The returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos Cargo area at 9:45 p.m with the assistance of the International Organisation for migration.   The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) zonal coordinator, Yakubu Suleiman received the returnees

Burundi To Suspend BBC, VOA Radio Broadcasts

Burundi’s press regulator on Friday said it was suspending broadcasts by the BBC and Voice of America (VOA) by local radio stations ahead of a constitutional referendum on May 17.   The head of Burundi’s National Communication Council told journalists in Bujumbura that a six-month ban would come into force on Monday.   Karenga Ramadhani

Miguna Miguna: Kenya opposition figure deported again

Kenyan opposition figure Miguna Miguna says he was beaten and drugged before being forcibly removed from the country for a second time. The deportation came hours after a court held top officials in contempt for failing to release him from the airport where he was being held. Kenyan officials have argued the lawyer – who

BREAKING: Nelson Mandela’s Ex-wife, Winnie, Is Dead

Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of South African anti-apartheid fighter and former president Nelson Mandela, died on Monday at the age of 81, her spokesman said. She died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, spokesman Victor Dlamini said in a statement. Winnie Mandela, who was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, played a

Botswana president steps down

President Ian Khama of Botswana this week wrapped up a national “farewell tour” before he stands down on Saturday in a power transfer designed to stress his statesmanship and the country’s stability. Khama has visited all of Botswana’s 57 constituencies since December, bidding a long goodbye to a population of just 2.2 million after serving