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Tony Elumelu, UNDP to support 100,000 entrepreneurs in 10 years

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global development network of the United Nations, has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa over 10 years towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. The announcement was made […]

Libya: Airstrike kills 44 in migrant detention center

At least 44 people were killed and more than 130 wounded in an air strike on a migrant detention center in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN mission to the country said. According to UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame, the strike “clearly amounts to the level of a war crime”. The Tripoli-based government GNA blamed […]

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Nigeria: At least 45 people killed in fuel tanker blast

As many as 45 Nigerians lost their life in the explosion of a fuel tanker in the village of of Ahumbe in Benue state on Monday, after the trailer crashed. Benue state Federal Road Safety Commission Sector Commander Aliyu Baba told media that his forces recovered at least 45 corpses and that 101 sustained serious […]

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Tunisia: US Embassy closed over security concerns

The US embassy in Tunisia Monday shut doors over security concerns, in the wake of two terror attacks that rocked Tunis few days earlier. “Due to security concerns, the US Embassy will be closed to the public on Monday, July 1st, except for emergency services,” the embassy said in a statement. Sources told Huffpost Tunisie […]

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Cameroon: Gunmen kidnap Cameroon opposition leader

In Cameroon, unidentified gunmen have kidnapped, the leader of one of the country’s leading opposition parties. It was the second kidnapping of the Social Democratic Front’s (SDF) chairman in two months. John Fru Ndi, 77, was abducted from his home in the city of Bamenda by gunmen who wounded his bodyguard, an SDF statement said. […]

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Morocco’s King pledges support to Tunisia in fight against terrorism

King Mohammed VI of Morocco Thursday condemned the twin terror attacks in capital Tunis and vowed Morocco’s assistance to sisterly Tunisia in the fight against terrorism. The Tunisian capital was hit Thursday by two coordinated attacks that targeted a security vehicle and a police building. One officer was killed in the attacks and eight persons […]

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Algeria: Air Algerie to buy six new aircraft for $2 billion

The Algerian government Wednesday announced it would allocate $2 billion for the national carrier, Air Algérie, for the acquisition of six new aircraft in a move to revamp existing aging planes. Transport minister Mustapha Kouraba speaking before the Senate received the go-ahead from the State Participation Committee (CPE). Kouraba did not say what type of […]

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AFCON: Egypt kicks Amr Warda out following alleged sexual harassment

Egypt have booted out midfielder Amr Ward embroiled in an alleged sexual scandal as the national squad qualify for the second round of the AFCON tournament. The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) in a statement said the 25-year-old player has been dismissed over indiscipline. “The head of the Egyptian Football Federation, Hani Abu Reda, has decided […]

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Stampede in Madagascar kills 15, wounds 75

Stampede in Madagascar kills 15, wounds 75

At least 15 people were killed and 75 wounded in a stampede Wednesday at a concert in Madagascar’s capital to mark the country’s Independence Day. Just before the start of an appearance of a popular singer in the city stadium, the crowds surged causing the deaths from trampling, said the national police. Defense Minister General […]

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Waste treatment: Ghana’s ambitious plan to tackle a shortfall of $300 million

Waste treatment: Ghana’s ambitious plan to tackle a shortfall of $300 million

In Ghana, Zoomlion, the country’s biggest company that manages waste in several cities is planning to set up a waste processing plant in each region of the West African nation. According to the company managers, about 12,710 tons of solid waste are generated daily in Ghana. As far as liquid waste is concerned, the city […]

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