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Armed men kill over 40 civilians in northern Mali

Armed men on motorbikes killed more than 40 Tuareg civilians this week in northern Mali, where clashes over land and scarce water are common, an official said on Thursday. The violence compounds an already dire security situation in the desert region used by armed groups to launch attacks in Mali and neighbouring

Nigeria at risk of humanitarian disaster in 2019 — Report

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) reports that Nigeria is among the top ten  countries most at risk of being hit by humanitarian catastrophe in 2009. Nigeria is at the seventh spot While  Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan tops 10 list. Other at-risk countries identified IRC's emergency response experts are Afghanistan, Venezuela. the Central African Republic, Syria, Nigeria, Ethiopia and So alia. Al-Jazeera reports

Fake news, hate speech biggest threats to 2019 elections — FG

The Federal Government has identified fake news and hate speech as  biggest threats to the 2019 general election, and appealed to states to join in the ongoing campaign to sensitise Nigerians to the dangers posed by the twin evils. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in

U.S unveils strategy to counter ‘predatory’ China, Russia in Africa

  The Trump administration has unveiled a new Africa policy focused on combating the “predatory” practices of China and Russia, and ending what it calls “indiscriminate assistance” and “unproductive, unsuccessful and unaccountable” UN peacekeeping missions. Announcing the new policy, the national security adviser, John Bolton, said it would put US interests first, so would

71 reps begins process to revert Nigeria to parliamentary system

71 members of the House of Representatives on Thursday commenced a process to revert Nigeria to parliamentary system of government away from the current presidential system of government. The lawmakers jointly sponsored a bill, which passed for first reading on the floor of the house, seeking to alter the 1999 Constitution of