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Togo security forces clash with protesters in north, killing boy

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TFF, fans now wary of Nigeria’s Under-20 girls

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TFF, fans now wary of Nigeria’s Under-20 girls


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Nigeria attacks pro-Biafra propaganda as curfew eased

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Nigeria attacks pro-Biafra propaganda as curfew eased


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Mrs Osinbajo to address women convocation in Abuja

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Mrs Osinbajo to address women convocation in Abuja


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Liquidity squeeze threatens settlement at equities market

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Why Liberia's Ellen Sirleaf Is No Feminist Icon - The Wire - The Wire

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  • One dead, 25 injured as rival protests rock Togo
    One dead, 25 injured as rival protests rock Togo

    , independent.co.ug

    Lome, Togo | AFP | A child was killed and at least 25 people were injured Wednesday in Togo as thousands held rival demonstrations over the continued rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa’s oldest political dynasty. Rival demonstrations in Lome drew thousands a day after the opposition boycotted a vote on constitutional reform which would have included a presidential term limit, arguing that it was a ploy to let Gnassingbe remain in power till 2030
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    Categories: Society & Culture | 
    Tags: Social Issues |  Protests |  Demonstrations | 
    Places: Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Togo |  Uganda | 

Politics & Government

  • Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street 'coup d'etat'
    Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street 'coup d'etat'

    , news24.com

    Lome - Thousands thronged the streets of Togo's seaside capital on Wednesday after the ruling party asked supporters to march at the same time as planned opposition protests demanding the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty. The rival demonstrations in Lome came a day after the opposition boycotted a vote on constitutional reform which would have included a presidential term limit, arguing that it was a ploy to let Gnassingbe remain in power till 2030
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    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Tags: Government |  Opposition | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Togo |  South Africa | 

Sports

  • TFF, fans now wary of Nigeria’s Under-20 girls
    TFF, fans now wary of Nigeria’s Under-20 girls

    , thecitizen.co.tz

    Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) expects a tough match when the national U-20 women’s soccer team, Tanzanites, face Nigeria’s Falconets in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier next month. The Tanzanites return home today from Abuja, Nigeria where they lost 3-0 to their Nigerian counterparts in the first round, first leg of the African qualifiers in Benin City on Saturday. “We have to make sure our girls are on their game, and if they do that, they will defy the odds and notch the victory they need to sail through,” the TFF Media and Information officer, Alfred Lucas, said yesterday
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    Categories: Sports | 
    Places: Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Nigeria |  E. Africa |  Tanzania | 

Business

  • Liquidity squeeze threatens settlement at equities market
    Liquidity squeeze threatens settlement at equities market

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The inability of investment firms and stockbrokers to access amenable funds is threatening efficient settlement at the Nigerian equities market. Also threatening the market is the constriction of the income sources and portfolio of most operators. Many stockbroking firms and stockbrokers have been found to be carrying out transactions at the market without adequate funding of their accounts, thus exacerbating settlement risks
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    Categories: Business | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Nigeria | 

Health

  • Tamale Teaching Hospital Destroys Expired Drugs
    Tamale Teaching Hospital Destroys Expired Drugs

    , dailyguideghana.com

    . Some GH₵400,000 worth of expired drugs have been disposed of by the Tamale Teaching Hospital. The hospital has not done safe disposal of drugs at the facility since 2009. Some months ago, the paper reported an incidence of expired drugs being administered to patients. Speaking to DAILY GUIDE, the CEO of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Dr David Zawumya Kobilla, attributed the huge drugs going bad and the delay in the safe disposal to late notification of management and excess procurement of drugs
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    Categories: Health | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana |  North | 

Society & Culture

  • chief condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon
    chief condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon

    , un.org

    20 September 2017 Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place earlier this week in Borno state, Nigeria, as well as in Kossa, Cameroon, which targeted vulnerable people already affected by Boko Haram violence. “The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the people and Governments of Nigeria and Cameroon for the loss of life,” his spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, said in a statement
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    Categories: Society & Culture |  Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Terrorist |  Terrorist attacks | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Nigeria | 

Religion & Spirituality

  • The World Must Rise To Rescue the Oppressed -By Imam Murtadha Gusau
    The World Must Rise To Rescue the Oppressed -By Imam Murtadha Gusau

    , opinionnigeria.com

    In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All thanks and praise is due to Allah, we seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil within ourselves and the consequences of our evil deeds. Whoever Allah guides will never be led astray, and whoever Allah leads astray will never find guidance. I bear witness there is no God but Allah, alone without any partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger
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    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Nigeria | 

Education

  • Nasarawa to deploy security operatives to schools
    Nasarawa to deploy security operatives to schools

    , thenationonlineng.net

    Nasarawa State Government would soon provide security in more than 400 public schools to protect students, teachers and facilities from hoodlums. The state’s Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Tijjani Ahmed, said. Ahmed made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Tuesday. According to him, the government is taking proactive measures to safeguard schools in view of
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    Categories: Education | 
    Tags: Schools | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Nigeria | 

Law & Crime

  • ‘We all share a responsibility’ to combat terrorism, President of Senegal tells world leaders
    ‘We all share a responsibility’ to combat terrorism, President of Senegal tells world leaders

    , un.org

    “Senegal, I reiterate, strongly condemns terrorism, wherever it strikes. Nothing, let alone religion, can justify such violent fanaticism,” President Macky Sall of Senegal told world leaders gathered at the 72nd annual general debate. “We are all concerned by the terrorist threat and therefore have a responsibility to work together to find concerted solutions to this scourge,” he noted. Noting that this was the purpose of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa, the fourth session of which will be held in November, President Sall informed the Assembly that the Forum will focus on responding to violent extremism
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    Categories: Society & Culture |  Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  People |  Leaders |  World Leaders | 
    Places: Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Senegal | 

Life & Style

  • Why Liberia's Ellen Sirleaf Is No Feminist Icon - The Wire - The Wire
    Why Liberia's Ellen Sirleaf Is No Feminist Icon - The Wire - The Wire

    , theliberiantimes.com

    Communities Why Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf Is No Feminist Icon In fact, Sirleaf’s brand of femocracy – a term coined by Nigerian feminist scholar Amina Mama – has severely stifled women’s political participation. When Liberians go to polls in October 2017, there will be a disproportionate number of men on the ballot papers. Only 163 of 1026 approved candidates – just 16% – in these presidential and legislative elections are women
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    Categories: Life & Style | 
    Tags: Women |  Feminism |  Feminists | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |