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Sudanese protesters arrive presidential palace to demand civilian rule

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By Theodore Jones - Thousands of Sudanese protesters on Sunday managed to break a security cordon and reach the presidential palace in capital Khartoum to demand civilian rule on the third anniversary of the December revolution, which toppled the regime...

African Ministers Council on Water announce new Executive Secretary

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Ugandan native, Dr. Rashid Mbaziira, has been named Executive Secretary of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW). Mbaziira's appointment was announced by Mr Carl Schlettwein, President of the AMCOW Council of Ministers, at the close of an Extra-Ordinary session...

Celebrating Obateru, a quintessential PR Man at 60

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By Obinna Nwachi - The job of managing the image and reputation of a company that many love to hate and others hate to love is no mean task. Very often, one leaves the job inheriting the ‘enemies’ of the...

Bill Gates blames himself for divorce

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Bill Gates is said to have blamed himself for his break from soon-to-be ex-wife Melinda, as he discussed their divorce. At the elite Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference last week, the Microsoft co-founder reportedly discussed his and Melinda's divorce...

Kenyatta in Lusaka for Kenneth Kaunda’s State funeral

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By kwanta Douglas Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has traveled to Zambia with other African leaders to attend the State funeral of Zambia's founding President Kenneth Kaunda, who died on June 17th. Mr Kenyatta signed a condolence book at the Agriculture...

How Lionel Messi’s first coach broke down in tears as he recalled first time...

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- Lionel Messi remains the only player in the world that boasts six Ballon d’Or titles - He joined Barcelona at the age of 13, but played for Newell’s Old Boys back home in Argentina - His first coach at local...

Most EAC leaders skip Magufuli funeral, as SADC peers dominate

East African Community leaders were conspicuously missing at the state funeral of Tanzania’s late president John Pombe Magufuli, which was held at the Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma on Monday. The only EAC leader in attendance was Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, who...

[In video] Nairobi to Accra: African reaction to explosive Harry – Meghan interview

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Prince Harry and Meghan's explosive TV interview divided people around the world on Monday, with those living in Kenya and South Africa reacting in anger to Markle's allegation that a member of the royal family had “concerns” about the...

4th Achebe Conference: Stakeholders to brainstorm on crises in Africa –Organisers

Prof. Florence Orabueze, Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has disclosed that the institute would be presenting the 4th Chinua Achebe International memorial conference and the Achebe Award of Excellence, on Tuesday, March 9. Orabueze, who made...

Hagher’s novel, ‘The Conquest of AZENGA’, coming soon

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By TOM CHIAHEMEN, Abuja – Foremost Nigerian professor of theatre for development, playwright, poet, politician, administrator and activist for social justice, Iyorwuese Harry Hagher, is set to release a novel, ‘The Conquest of AZENGA’. Hagher, who was also a senator, cabinet...

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Prosecution appeals ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero sentence

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By Jacob Kubeka - Rwandan public prosecutor has filed an appeal against the High Court's decision to sentence Paul Rusesabagina, the "Hotel Rwanda" hero, to...

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