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Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of Nigeria.
Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of Nigeria.

Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state

Thursday 19 October 2017 12:00

Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday.

Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state

Thursday 19 October 2017 12:00

Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday.

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African Bank CEO Brian Riley announces planned exit for 2018

Wednesday 18 October 2017 15:40

African Bank announced on Wednesday that Brian Riley has informed the board that he intends to step down as chief executive of the group at the end of March 2018.

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Kenya's poll commissioner quits over 'electoral mockery'

Wednesday 18 October 2017 08:18

One of Kenya's electoral commissioners has quit just eight days to Kenya's repeat elections indicating that the polls as planned will not meet the basic expectations of a credible election.

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Central African Republic children starve as aid workers flee fighting

Tuesday 17 October 2017 20:49

Children are starving to death in Central African Republic because violence has forced aid workers to pull out, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the country said on Tuesday.

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Somalians pick up pieces following deadly bomb blast

Tuesday 17 October 2017 19:21

Somalia has called on neighbouring countries to help with blood donations and humanitarian aid as a massive cleanup operation got underway in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

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African countries urged to accede to APRM

Tuesday 17 October 2017 17:15

 More African governments have been urged to accede to the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) to improve governance and promote transparency and accountability.

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Ruto says Kenya’s opposition party is sensing defeat ahead of election

Tuesday 17 October 2017 16:40

Kenya's Deputy President, William Ruto, says the governing Jubilee party has no problem with the country's electoral commission meeting conditions set by the opposition.

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Fight against terror not deterred by Somali attack: Kenya

Tuesday 17 October 2017 06:37

Kenya says the latest attacks in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, will not deter it from its fight against terrorism.

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At least 20 killed in communal violence in central Nigeria

Tuesday 17 October 2017 05:31

Fulani herdsmen are suspected of killing at least 20 people last weekend with guns and explosives in the latest round of clashes in a long-running battle over grazing rights in central Nigeria.

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C. Town City look for redemption in Telkom Knockout Cup

Monday 16 October 2017 21:44

Cape Town City have an opportunity to redeem themselves after they lost the MTN8 at the weekend to SuperSport United.

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