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Mugabe: Thousands flood Rufaro Soccer Stadium for funeral – Pictures

Thousands of Zimbabweans thronged Rufaro Soccer Stadium in Harare on Friday for the continuation of the body viewing of the late former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, who died in Singapore at the age of 95.Friday’s funeral parade followed another one held at the same venue on Thursday to afford ordinary Zimbabweans a chance to

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US, UN disagree over Syria air strikes

Washington’s top envoy for Syria rejected Thursday an allegation put forward in a UN report that some US-led air strikes in the conflict-torn country could possibly be categorised as indiscriminate attacks, amounting to “war crimes”.  James Jeffrey, the US special representative on Syria, dismissed findings published in a UN report on Wednesday suggesting that the

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Nigerians arrive from South Africa – Pictures

The Air Peace flight MEN2759 conveying 188 Nigerians from South Africa arrived at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), in Lagos, on Wednesday, at 9:35 p.m. local time. The aircraft which departed the OR Tambo International Airport, in South Africa, after an eight-hour delay, had on board, 188 Nigerians. The evacuation

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Niger Republic bans exportation of rice to Nigeria

As if to reinforce Nigeria’s recent action to temporarily close its borders to neighbouring countries to checkmate banned commodities, the Republic of Niger has banned the re-exportation of rice.In a circular to all Customs formations and relevant government agencies in Niger, a copy of which was obtained by PRNigeria, the government said the ban took

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Ekiti to get $500 million World Bank project

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday announced that the World Bank would soon embark on some legacy projects across the state worth about $500 million.The Governor stated this in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, while presenting cheques worth N180 million to 19 benefiting communities under the state’s self-help community development programme.Tuesday’s presentation

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Xenophobia: Nigeria’s Special Envoy returns to brief President Buhari

The special envoy sent to South Africa by President Muhammadu Buhari, has returned to the country after meeting with South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa. The special envoy, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, held a closed door meeting with President Ramaphosa on Friday afternoon, where he conveyed President Buhari’s concern over recent events in South Africa, in the

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