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Ghana and South Sudan sign cooperation agreement

Ghana and South Sudan Thursday signed a General Cooperation Agreement that provides for cooperation between the two countries in diverse areas including Trade, Education, Health, Agriculture, Mining and Technical Cooperation.

War, Ebola, elections top African Union summit

Conflict in Africa, especially the violence of Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents, and efforts to stem Ebola will top the agenda as African leaders gather for their annual summit this week.

Nigeria Military’s response to Boko Haram not working – US commander 

Turning the tide against Boko Haram will require a “huge” international effort, a top US military commander warned on Tuesday, taking a swipe at Nigeria’s response to the emboldened extremists.

Sharia police arrest 12 over ‘gay wedding’

Twelve young men were arrested in Kano for allegedly planning a gay wedding, the Islamic law-enforcement agency, the Hisbah, said on Tuesday.


Nigeria's election commission vows free, fair, credible and peaceful polls

The Chairman of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday, affirmed that the commission would overcome all challenges it was facing before the commencement of the elections on February 14.

My successors must be younger than me —Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday set an age barrier for a possible successor if he wins re-election, saying that anyone above 57 years would not receive his support in 2019.

Libyan security forces and emergency services surround Tripoli's central Corinthia Hotel (right) on January 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO | MAHMUD TURKIA

Nine dead in attack on luxury Tripoli hotel

Gunmen stormed a luxury Tripoli hotel popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people — including five foreigners — before blowing themselves up.

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling leaves the Alexandria Federal Courthouse, Monday, Jan. 26,

Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

For years, ex-CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling was the one under indictment but prosecutors' primary focus of pursuit was journalist Jeffrey Risen.

Militants attack top Libya hotel

Militants have attacked a hotel popular with foreigners in the Libyan capital Tripoli, officials say.

L-R: Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson; Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Kingsley Kuku; and leader, Niger Delta Peoples’ Volunteer Force, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, during the governor’s meeting with Niger Delta militants in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Saturday.
Bayelsa State Government House

Niger Delta militants threaten war if Jonathan loses

Niger Delta militants have issued a fresh threat to go to war except President Goodluck Jonathan wins the February 14 presidential election.

Boko haram releases 192 hostage in Yobe

Boko haram members Sunday released 192 out of the 218 people abducted at Katarko town, Gujba local government area of Yobe state.

The Ebola vaccine has been safety tested on 200 volunteers so far

The first batch of an experimental vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia.

The shipment will be the first potentially preventative medicine to reach one of the hardest hit countries.

Edgar Lungu will serve as president until 2016 when a new election will be called

Zambia Defence Minister Lungu wins presidential election

Zambia's presidential election has been won by Defence and Justice Minister Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front.

President Jonathan made a surprise visit to Maiduguri on 15 January and visited again on Saturday

Boko Haram crisis: Militants attack key city of Maiduguri

Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have launched an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed takes President Uhuru Kenyatta through the Kenya Diaspora Policy during its launch at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi on January 20th 2015.

Kenya signs deal to export 100,000 workers to the UAE

The government has secured 100,000 jobs for Kenyans willing to work in the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has said.

Nigeria: Soldiers rescue 14 pregnant teenagers, 8 children in Abia

Soldiers from 144 Battalion, Asa, in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State have rescued 14 pregnant teenagers and eight children from a motherless babies’ home at Umunkpeyi Nvosi in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area.

Nigerian politicians too difficult to handle —Jega

KANO—The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega has said that the penchant by the Nigerian politicians to cut corners at the expense of the acceptable convention posed a major impediment to free and fair election in the country.

Goodluck Jonathan

I’m not enemy of the North — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, in Sokoto described those calling him enemy of the North, as liars who have nothing to offer the region.

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