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Nigeria: 400 Nigerians Indicate Willingness to Return From South Africa - Official

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[Premium Times] The Nigerian Mission in South Africa says no fewer than 400 Nigerians have indicated interest and registered to be evacuated from South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks.

Nigeria: Boko Haram Attacks Military Convoy, Carts Away Cash, Equipment

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[Premium Times] Boko Haram fighters have stolen a large amount of money from the Nigerian military following an ambush on a logistics convoy on Friday morning, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

South Africa: South Africa Confirms No Bomb Blast in Its Nigerian Missions

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[Premium Times] The South African Acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, on Saturday confirmed there was no damage or bombing of any of the country's missions in Nigeria.

Nigeria: Xenophobia - What Buhari's Special Envoy Told Our President - South African Govt

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[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari's Special Envoy to South Africa expressed "concern at recent events in South Africa" during a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa, the latter's spokesperson has said.

Nigeria: Film Industry Records N4.4 Billion Box Office Performance As At August 31

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[Premium Times] The Managing Director, FilmOne Distribution/Production, Moses Babatope, on Sunday, said the box office performance of the film industry recorded N4.4 billion as of August 31.

Nigeria: One Killed, Five Injured As South Africans Resume Xenophobic Protests

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[Premium Times] At least one fatality has been recorded and five people receiving treatment at the hospital after a xenophobic march in South Africa turned violent on Sunday, local media reported.

Rwanda: Rwanda-China Alumni to Set Up Rwf1.5 Billion Exchange Center

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[New Times] Rwanda-China Alumni Organization, a platform founded by Rwandans who studied in China, is set to establish a Techno-Cultural Exchange Centre in Kigali to train Rwandans on small scale manufacturing.

Rwanda: No End to Feud Between Public Utility Body and Trade Union

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[New Times] The Energy, Water, and Sanitation Workers Union--SYPELGAZ--has said that it is frustrated by what it has termed as the lack of progress in the proposed compensation of hundreds of former employees of the Energy and Water Utilities, EWASA, for 'wrongful' dismissal.

Rwanda: Ethiopian Foreign Minister Commends Rwanda's Recovery

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[New Times] The Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Birtukan Ayano, has commended the progress Rwanda has registered in various fields since 1994.

Nigeria: Religious Crisis Fuelled By Politicians - Sultan

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[Premium Times] The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, on Sunday, blamed the political class for using their political ambitions to fuel religious suspicions and unrest in the country.

Rwanda: Former EU President Visits Vvob in Rwanda to Discuss Education, International Cooperation

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[New Times] From September 1 to 6, Herman Van Rompuy, former President of the European Council and former Prime Minister of Belgium, was in Rwanda in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for VVOB - education for development.

Nigeria: Rising Debts Fuelling Vulnerabilities in Nigeria, Others, Experts Warn

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[This Day] Rising debt levels are fuelling vulnerabilities in Nigeria and other African countries, especially as external debt is shifting from the public to the private sector, experts have warned.

Zimbabwe: President Sends Team to Singapore to Help With Return of Mugabe's Remains

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[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has assembled a delegation led by Vice President Kembo Mohadi, comprising former President Robert Mugabe's family, the family of the former First Lady -- the Marufus -- and Zanu-PF officials to facilitate the repatriation of the national hero's body from Singapore where he died last Friday.

Zimbabwe: Buhari Writes Mnagwagwa, Says Africa Owes Mugabe Debt of Gratitude

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[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend wrote the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnagwagwa, over the demise of former President Robert Mugabe, saying both Zimbabwe and Africa owe the deceased a debt of gratitude.

Nigeria: Venita Evicted From BBNaija Season Four

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[Vanguard] Venita Akpofure has become the 15th housemate to be evicted from the ongoing Big Brother Naija season four tagged 'Pepper Dem'.

Sudan: First Cabinet Since Al-Bashir Ouster Sworn In

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[Deutsche Welle] Sudan's military dashed initial hopes of democracy when it seized power following the ouster of autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir in April. But a new Cabinet means representative rule remains within reach.

South Africa: One Dead, Several Injured in Fresh Anti-Migrant Clashes

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[Deutsche Welle] In a fresh outburst of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg, at least one person has been killed after police clashed with looters. The violence follows a week of attacks on migrant-owned businesses in South Africa.

Madagascar: Pope Francis Holds Mass for 1 Million People

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[Deutsche Welle] The pontiff has urged the crowd to build history "in complete respect for the earth and its gifts." Around 1 million people gathered to hear Francis say mass in the Malagasy capital.

Defeat malaria in a generation - here's how

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The world could be free of malaria by 2050, says a major report that sets out the road to eradication.

Letter from Africa: 'I gave up on catching the train in Ethiopia'

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Ethiopia is hugely proud of its new Chinese-built railway - but it is surprisingly difficult to buy a ticket.

2022 World Cup: Liberia through after dramatic penalty save from teenage keeper

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18-year-old goalkeeper Ashley Williams is Liberia's hero after he saves a stoppage-time penalty in Sierra Leone to help his country advance in World Cup qualifying.

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