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Moroccan King Applauds President Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Fight

Moroccan King Applauds President Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Fight

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption, commending him for performing his role as the African Union anti-corruption champion.   The North African leader also recognised President Buhari’s regional initiative against terrorism in the Lake Chad.   This was disclosed on Monday, in a joint communique, by both leaders

Prominent Ugandan Member Of Parliament Shot Dead

A leading politician from Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, Ibrahim Abiriga, was shot dead on Friday along with his bodyguard, police said. Abiriga, known for wearing all-yellow suits and driving around in a yellow VW Beetle – the colour of President Yoweri Museveni’s NRM party – was “assassinated this evening near his home in

President leaves for Morocco Sunday, June 10

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Morocco on Sunday, June 10, 2018, for a two-day official visit. This was made known in a statement issued on Twitter, by the President’s media aide, Garba Shehu. Shehu said that the visit is at the invitation of His Royal Majesty, King Mohammed VI. The presidential spokesman also revealed that the President will

Zuma makes second court appearance on corruption charges

Former South African President Jacob Zuma, who was ousted by his own party in February, arrived at the Durban High Court on Friday for his second appearance on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal in the late 1990s. Zuma faces 16 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to the deal

Zimbabwe to hold national election on July 30

Zimbabwe will hold nation-wide polls to elect the president and members of parliament’s lower house on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said in an official publication on Wednesday. The elections will be a major test for Mnangagwa who succeeded veteran former president Robert Mugabe as head of state following a brief military takeover in November

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