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Nigeria: Relief As UK Approves Work Permit for Nigerians

By This Day from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[This Day] The United Kingdom has announced approval for international students, including Nigerians, who want to work in England after a successful completion of a UK degree at bachelor's degree-level or above, or an eligible professional qualification.

Nigeria: 40 Years After, Legal Battle Stalls Mambilla Power Project

By Leadership from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[Leadership] Abuja -- Unresolved legal tussle may have further delayed the take-off of the 3,050MW Mambilla Hydroelectric Project in Taraba State conceived about 40 years ago, LEADERSHIP findings have revealed.

Kenya: Infections Rise as Experts Warn of Third Covid-19 Wave

By Nation from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[Nation] Experts have warned of a possible third wave of Covid-19 in the country due to the recent spike in new cases.

Kenya: Hope as New Road Takes Trucks Off Mombasa Road

By Nation from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[Nation] Beleaguered motorists on Mombasa Road can breathe a sigh of relief following the completion of a new road linking the Nairobi Inland Container Depot and the Southern bypass.

Nigeria: Shifted Leader El-Zakzaky's 'Secret Trial' Adjourned to March 31

By Vanguard from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[Vanguard] A Kaduna State High Court has adjourned the "secret trial" of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, until March 31.

Nigeria: 10 Million Additional Girls At Risk of Child Marriage Due to Covid-19 - UNICEF

By Leadership from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[Leadership] Abuja -- Ten million additional child marriages may occur before the end of the decade, threatening years of progress in reducing the practice, according to a new analysis released by UNICEF.

Nigeria: Hijab Controversy - Before Kwara Slides Into Religious Crisis

By This Day from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[This Day] There is no doubt that the current impasse in Kwara - with the sobriquet State of Harmony - over the order of the state government to all public schools, including schools founded by Christian missions in the state, to allow female Muslim students wear Hijab to school, has heightened tension among stakeholders in the two leading religions - Islam and Christianity.

Equatorial Guinea: Death Toll From Bata Explosion Rises to 98

By DW from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[DW] The number of people killed in the blasts in Bata more than tripled from the initial estimates. The president attributed the explosions to "negligence" and ordered a probe into the incident.

Nigeria: Army Denies Deploying Troops Based On Ethnicity, Religion

By Premium Times from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[Premium Times] Islamic scholar, Ahmed Gumi, had alleged that the army deploys troops based on ethnicity and religion hence bandits seek vengeance by killing residents.

Nigeria: Memory Practices Are Not Enough to Remedy Nigeria-Biafra War Injustices

By The Conversation Africa from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[The Conversation Africa] People return to the past for different reasons. For some, it is to recover an idea of a glorious past, a memory which may be pertinent for present and future reconstructive projects. For others, it is to seek the origins of a trauma in order to heal a wounded present.

Cote d'Ivoire: Tensions High As Voters Await Election Results

By RFI from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[RFI] Cote d'Ivoire is waiting for official results in Saturday's legislative election, with both the opposition and ruling party claiming victory.

Congo-Kinshasa: 'I Became a Fighter to Get Revenge' - A Guerrilla Tells Her Story

By DW from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[DW] In eastern Congo, militias killed more than 2,000 people in 2020. The many rebel groups in the volatile region have several women as members. DW met a female combatant who was a victim of violence before taking up arms.

Congo-Kinshasa: ICC Orders Record Compensation for Victims of Warlord

By DW from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[DW] Child soldiers and other victims of Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda are to be awarded millions of dollars by the International Criminal Court.

Senegal: Opposition Leader Freed Amid New Clashes

By DW from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

[DW] Government critic Ousmane Sonko was charged with rape but then freed from detention as police clashed with protesters in Senegal.

Nigeria kidnappings: The Chibok captive who defied Boko Haram

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 09, 2021.

Naomi Adamu was abducted by Islamist militants from Chibok, Nigeria, in 2014 and spent three years in captivity.

Bata explosion: Equatorial Guinea death toll rises to 98

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

Over 600 people were injured in the huge explosion at a military base in the city of Bata.

Senegal protests: Ousmane Sonko charged with rape

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

More protests are planned as the opposition leader calls the charges politically motivated.

Motsepe to become Caf president as Ahmad appeal fails

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

South Africa's Patrice Motsepe will become Caf president on Friday after Ahmad's Fifa ban is reduced, but not overturned, by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Meet Zinhle Ndawonde the rugby playing firefighter

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

South African Zinhle Ndawonde combines playing one of the world's toughest sports with one of the world's toughest jobs.

Yemen war: Many feared dead after fire at migrant detention centre

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

As many as 30 people may have died at the facility, which was holding migrants mostly from Ethiopia.

Uganda: Uganda Gets 100,000 More Covid Vaccines

By Monitor from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[Monitor] By Stephen Otage

East Africa: Egos, Unfair Trade Shake EAC As DR Congo Eyes Entry

By Monitor from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[Monitor] Once upon a time, the East African Community (EAC), a six-member regional bloc of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan - admitted in 2016 - was both vibrant and buoyant. Not just to keen observers, but anyone could tell it had a sense of purpose.

Africa: Total Number of Covid-19 Cases Across Continent Nears 4 Million

By allAfrica from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of March 8, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,964,055.

Zimbabwe: Anti-Graft Body Probes Grace Mugabe's Land Grab

By The Herald from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[The Herald] Former First Lady Grace Mugabe and a group of her associates are coming under investigation from anti-corruption authorities following complaints that they grabbed residential stands worth US$10 million without paying from an upmarket development on State land in Borrowdale.

Nigeria: Accountability Project Asks Buhari For Spending Details of Overdrafts Since 1999

By Premium Times from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[Premium Times] The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to provide spending details of the overdrafts and loans obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by the federal government since May 2015.

Zimbabwe: MPs Demand Tobacco Producer Price As Selling Season Approaches

By New Zimbabwe from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[New Zimbabwe] With less than a month before tobacco auction floors open for 2021 selling season, legislators have demanded that government announces the producer price for the golden leaf.

Zimbabwe: Ruling Party MPs Want Chamisa, Biti Barred From Running for Public Office

By New Zimbabwe from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[New Zimbabwe] Some Zanu PF legislators say Zimbabwe's proposed Patriotic Bill should have clauses that impose a ban on local politicians who advocate sanctions against the country.

Zimbabwe: 'Covid-19 Increases Inequalities and Violence Against Women and Girls'

By New Zimbabwe from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[New Zimbabwe] The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened gender inequalities as women and girls continue to bear the brunt of unpaid labour, while being disproportionately at risk of violence compared to their male counterparts.

Zimbabwe: More Than 1 700 Marriages Before 18 'Worrying'

By New Zimbabwe from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[New Zimbabwe] AT LEAST 4 959 teenagers fell pregnant while there were 1 774 child marriages recorded between January and February this year.

Nigeria: Northern States Tighten Security to Curb Abduction of Schoolchildren

By This Day from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[This Day] No fewer than 11 Northern states have beefed up security around schools to prevent the abduction of pupils by bandits in their states, THISDAY's investigations have revealed.

Equatorial Guinea: At Least 20 Killed, Hundreds Wounded in Huge Blasts

By allAfrica from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- More than a dozen people have been killed and hundreds wounded in a series of powerful explosions at a military base in the Equatorial Guinea city of Bata, Al Jazeera is reporting.

Kenya: Kenya Bans Maize Imports From Tanzania and Uganda

By Citizen from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[Citizen] Kenya has with immediate effect banned the importation of maize from two neighbouring countries including Tanzania and Uganda

Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo Cheers On First Woman Coach of TP Mazembe Women's Team

By RFI from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[RFI] Players from one of the biggest football clubs in Africa, Tout Puissant Mazembe, are practicing on the field ahead of their next game. On the sidelines in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo is their coach Maguy Safi, the first female coach of their women's team.

South Africa: 'Rotten Eggs' Teach Pied Crows Not to Rob Nests

By RFI from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[RFI] Scientists in South Africa have managed to persuade pied crows that it's a bad idea to rob eggs from other birds' nests -- by tricking them into stealing eggs that taste nasty. It is hoped this could turn into a conservation tool for endangered shorebirds.

Nigeria: Why Buhari's Government Is Losing the Anti-Corruption War

By The Conversation Africa from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[The Conversation Africa] A major straw that broke the People's Democratic Party's 16-year rule in Nigeria was pervasive corruption. Nigerians voiced their frustrations by voting in the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, during the 2015 general election. Buhari promised to fight corruption, defeat terrorism and fix the economy.

Africa: The Commonwealth - Rediscovering Its Radical Voice Could Make It Relevant Again

By The Conversation Africa from AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on Mar 08, 2021.

[The Conversation Africa] The Commonwealth, an association of 54 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific, has always been a rather mysterious organisation. It evolved gradually over the course of the 20th Century, making it difficult to pinpoint a precise starting date.

Coming 2 America: 'The first black fairytale' revisited

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 07, 2021.

Actress Nomzamo Mbatha on the importance of Coming 2 America "celebrating blackness" on screen.

The women of Egypt's Arab Spring

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 07, 2021.

Ten years ago, Egyptians took to the streets calling for the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak

How Kenya's Malindi morphed into 'Little Italy'

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 06, 2021.

Italian is the lingua franca of Malindi, which can be a culture shock when walking its old Swahili streets.

'Gorilla Glue girl' Tesicca Brown will make a full recovery, surgeon says

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 05, 2021.

Dr Michael K Obeng, who operated on Tessica Brown, says she will make a full recovery.

Loveth Young: Meet Nigeria's fighting policewoman

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 05, 2021.

Loveth Young - the only female Nigerian competing in elite MMA - fights crime by day.

Senegal: Souadou Niang is a former cleaner who became a hotel owner

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 05, 2021.

Souadou Niang used to clean hotel rooms but she rose through the ranks and now owns her own hotel in Senegal.

Nigeria kidnapping: Freed Zamfara schoolgirl keen to return to school

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 04, 2021.

A girl who was kidnapped alongside 278 students speaks to the BBC about her ordeal.

Fisherman in Kenya swap petrol outboard motors for electric engines

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 04, 2021.

Fishermen on Lake Victoria in Kenya have begun using some of Africa’s first electric fishing boats.

Endangered vultures: A species on the 'brink of extinction' in Kenya

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 03, 2021.

Out of 11 vulture species found in Africa, 7 are on the verge of extinction.

Nigeria's school abductions: Why children are being targeted

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Mar 02, 2021.

Paying ransoms to kidnappers is fuelling the mass abduction of students in northern Nigeria, analysts say.

Grenoble: Seven immigrants who saved brothers from fire in La Villeneuve

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Feb 28, 2021.

Seven immigrants re-live the terrifying moment when they saved two boys from a burning flat in Grenoble.

Cryptocurrencies: Why Nigeria is a global leader in Bitcoin trade

From BBC News - Africa. Published on Feb 28, 2021.

A devaluing currency and hard economic conditions make cryptocurrencies attractive despite the risks.

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