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Nigeria: Govt Disburses U.S.$394 Million to Fund Primary Education in 4 Years

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[Vanguard] Between 2015 and 2018, the federal government disbursed the sum of N142.6 billion to states governments and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for successful implementation of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC.

Zimbabwe: Solar-Powered Water Pumps for Kariba Villagers

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[The Herald] Villagers in Nyaminyami area of Kariba district will be getting water for four irrigation schemes from solar-powered pumps.

Kenya: Ruto Woos Kalonzo in Search of New Allies

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[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday stepped up his efforts to woo former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka into his camp, as he seeks new alliances to stay in the game at a time when formations for the 2022 General Election are shaping up.

Zimbabwe: Property Destroyed, Chickens Swept Away As Floods Hit Hwange

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[New Zimbabwe] Hwange -Residents here were left counting their loses after their property was destroyed by a rain storm which also swept away their chickens and other domestic animals.

Namibia: Teachers 'Struggling' With New Curriculum

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[New Era] Windhoek -The Teachers' Union of Namibia (TUN) says most teachers are not qualified nor prepared to teach the new revised national curriculum that the government started implementing five years ago. This is according to the union's secretary-general Mahongora Kavihuha.

Namibia: Namibian Queer Queen Breaks the Silence Against Queerphobia

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[New Era] Unlike some African countries such as Kenya that celebrates the rights of LGBTQI+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex), Namibian award winning make-up artist, fashion stylist and an androgynous model Jay Aeron says Namibians are still stuck in old stereotypes of queer, a perception which should come to an end.

Namibia: Hanse-Himarwa Ropes in Barry Roux

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[New Era] Windhoek -Convicted former education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has acquired the services of top South African defence advocate Barry Roux to lead her appeal process. Hanse-Himarwa has approached the Windhoek High Court to grant her leave to appeal in the Supreme Court her conviction on a corruption charge.

Nigeria: Niger Seeks Approval of U.S.$69 Million Sukuk Bond

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[This Day] Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello has written to the House of Assembly, requesting legislative approval to secure a N25billion Sukuk bond.

Nigeria: One Nigerian Woman Raising 300 Children

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[This Day] She's an embodiment of brain, bravura and belief turning little things into big things and making difficult tasks look simple. Born by a banker and an accountant in the United Kingdom with university education in the United States, Kemi Sokenu-Morris, returned to Nigeria to raise 300 children and cater for other vulnerable people through the Oladiran Olusegun Adebutu Foundation. With self-belief and optimism, Kemi is working her socks off and pushing the envelope, writes Bayo Akinloye

Nigeria: Tetfund Unveils U.S.$13,5 Million Projects in Balewa University

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[This Day] Bauchi -The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Prof. Suleiman Bogoro yesterday unveiled four major projects at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi valued at N4.9 billion.

Peter Mathebula: South Africa's world champion boxer dies

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Peter Mathebula made history in 1980 when he won the world flyweight title.

Nigeria: Billionaire Deji Adeleke Lavishes U.S.$65 Million On New Private Jet

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[This Day] It doesn't need pointing out that wealth affords its handlers a lot of perks, privileges, and bragging rights, and why not? They worked for it. But that has never deterred other folks from stretching necks over and across fenced houses, if only to see what's a-happening. Such is the case with the 'Baba' that Nigerian superstar and music big boy, Davido, always refers to, Dr. Deji Adeleke, and his new wheels on wings.

Nigeria: Unicef to Immunize 2 million Against Yellow Fever in Ekiti

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[This Day] To curtail the spread of yellow fever in Ekiti State, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said it will immunize two million persons in the state to protect the population from the scourge.

Kenya: Nation FC Bow Out of FKF Cup

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[Nation] Debutants Nation FC were eliminated from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup by Jericho Revelation going down 3-1 in a match played under sweltering heat at the Camp Toyoyo grounds in Nairobi on Sunday.

Kenya: Harambee Starlets Striker Set for Swedish Trials

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[Nation] Harambee Starlets long serving forward Mwanahalima Adam will undergo trials with Swedish top-tier side Djugardens IF.

Kenya: Tear Gas As Demos Over Bad Roads Rock Embakasi South

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[Nation] Residents of Kware Ward in Embakasi South on Saturday blocked roads using boulders, lit bonfires and burnt tyres in a protest against their poor state.

Kenya: Kenyan International Shines On Aik Debut

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[Nation] Kenyan international Eric "Marcelo" Ouma started life at his new Swedish club, AIK on a positive note as he provided an assist as they beat second-tier side Karlstad 2-0 in a pre-season friendly match at the Skytteholm Arena on Saturday.

Tanzania: Third Miner Declares Dispute With Govt

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Another Canada-based company Montero Mining and Exploration is in dispute with the government over a repossessed retention mining licence.

Kenya: Terror Suspects Arrested While Carrying Out Surveillance of Popular Pub

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Five terror suspects have been arrested while carrying out surveillance of a popular club situation on Kiambu Road.

Somalia: UAE Condemns Somalia Attack That Left Four Dead

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[Shabelle] The UAE has strongly condemned the bomb attack in Somalia that claimed several lives and left many injured.

Somalia: Puntland President Appoints New Bosaso Airport Manager

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[Shabelle] The leader of the Puntland State of Somalia Saed Abdullahi Deni has appointed a new manager for Bosaso airport on Sunday.

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