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  • Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:28

    Oil theft cost Nigeria $1.35 bln, group urges legal task force

    ABUJA- Nigeria lost $1.35 billion to oil theft in the first six months of this year and needs a legal task force with special courts to tackle it, a government committee said on Thursday.

  • Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:26

    At least 28 displaced people killed in northern Congo

    KINSHASA - At least 28 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two days, the UN stabilizing mission in the country (MONUSCO) said on Thursday.

  • Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:24

    On guard: the Senegal jail teaching teenagers to use swords

    THIES, Senegal - Teaching inmates how to handle swords may seem an unlikely approach to prison rehabilitation, but advocates believe the discipline it brings can help improve Senegal’s overloaded youth penal system.

  • Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:20

    Libyan Coast Guard picks up nearly 500 migrants in region surrounding Tripoli

    Tripoli - Libya’s Coast Guard said late on Thursday it had picked up 493 migrants on six inflatable boats in six operations in a week in areas northeast and northwest of Tripoli, the capital.

  • Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:11

    Former Tunisian President Ben Ali dies in Saudi exile

    Tunisia's overthrown President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali died in exile in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, days after a free presidential election in his homeland. He was 83.

  • Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:09

    Tanzania tells WHO it has no Ebola cases - statement

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month from an unknown illness following Ebola-like symptoms, the organisation said on Wednesday.

  • Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:06

    Zimbabwe doctors say receiving death threats over strike

    HARARE (Reuters) - Striking Zimbabwean doctors said on Wednesday they were being threatened with death and suspected state security agents were pressuring them after police blocked their second protest march over the disappearance of their union leader.

  • Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:03

    Algeria detains opposition activist in new sign of clampdown

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian authorities have arrested Fodil Boumala, a prominent opposition activist and anti-government protester, fellow activists and a lawyer said on Thursday.

  • Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:01

    Nigeria becomes Africa's staging ground for the illegal pangolin trade with Asia

    ONDO AKOKO, Nigeria (Reuters) - In a rubble-strewn storage lot in the sprawling Nigerian port city of Lagos, customs agents crack open a shipping container crammed with scales from pangolins, a shy mammal prized in Asia for its use in medicines.