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Nigeria gives married drop out girls another chance of education

The Nigerian government plans to introduce special schools for girls who dropped out of school for marriage. According to the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, this is an opportunity for the women to continue their education from their marital homes, News Agency of Nigeria reports. “All women that married at an early age will have the opportunity to continue …

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French soldiers wounded in attack on Timbuktu military base

Several French soldiers were wounded on Thursday, one of them seriously, when a military compound in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu came under attack by mortar fire. The Timbuktu compound houses soldiers from the UN mission (MINUSMA), the Malian army and France’s Operation Barkhane. Several mortar shells were fired into the base but only one exploded near the French …

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Gunman kills himself after Philippine casino robbery

A man armed with an assault weapon who fired shots inside an entertainment resort and casino in the capital, Manila, committed suicide by setting himself alight, Philippine police said on Friday. “Our assessment is he burned himself. He committed suicide,” Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Manila police office, said in a radio interview. The gunman burst into the casino, fired …

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Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate Muslim travel ban

The US administration has asked the Supreme Court to revive its controversial ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries, despite repeated setbacks in the lower courts that found it was discriminatory. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on March 6, barring people from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the government put in place …

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Rwanda’s electoral body challenged over vetting of social media campaign

The decision by Rwanda’s electoral body to vet social media messages of presidential aspirants has received heavy backlash. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) had proposed that presidential aspirants needed to submit messages to them for approval before they could publish them on social media. The vetting was supposed to commence on July 14 whiles the polls are scheduled for August …

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Controversy trails suicide of missing Cameroonian Catholic bishop

Jean-Marie-Balla-Benoit, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Bafia in Cameroon has reportedly committed suicide by drowning himself. News of the clergy man’s death has split views in the Central African country even as the search for his body continues. His body had not been found by close of day Thursday June 1. The priest is believed to have jumped into the …

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Resorts World Manila: At least 36 bodies found at casino complex

At least 36 bodies have been recovered from a casino and hotel complex in the Philippine capital, Manila, where a lone gunman opened fire overnight. Most of the dead suffocated in thick toxic smoke after the man set fire to casino tables, officials told the BBC. The gunman, whose nationality is not yet known, began shooting in the casino in …

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Home-based players must grab the chance given to them – Andre Ayew

West Ham midfielder Andre Ayew has advised the home-based players that have gained a call-ups into the Black Stars team ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia and a double-header friendly games against USA and Mexico. For the first time in over 10 years, the Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has invited seven home-based players into …

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Michael Essien courting more followers for Como FC on social media

Ghana star Michael Essien wants more social media followers for lower Italian side Como FC. The former Chelsea and AC Milan star has shared a YouTube video of the Serie C side inviting more people to followers. He used his facebook account to share the short video which announced the club’s social media account (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc). Essien’s …

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We must start AFCON 2019 qualifiers with a good result – Andre Ayew

Andre Rami Morgan Ayew, the deputy captain of the senior national team, Black Stars, has urge the team, to start the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation qualifiers on a good note. Speaking to the press on Wednesday at the Accra Sports Stadium, after the Black Stars training session, Ayew revealed that, their main motive is to qualify to Cameroon for …

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