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The electoral body in Nigeria, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday officially declared a gubernatorial poll in the southwestern Osun state as inconclusive, hence slating a rerun poll in four days. The rerun is to cater for the cancellation of votes in four areas where electoral infractions were recorded....
President Uhuru Kenyatta on 21 September signed the Finance Bill, 2018 into law, a move that introduced a bundle of new taxes that will see consumers pay more for various goods and services, including bank transactions. Excise duty on charges levied by banks, insurance firms and other financial institutions, has...
Fourth large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot. Both were still in hospital Sunday after being mauled in separate incidents just a day apart last week at the Whitsunday Islands. Drum lines, which use...
“China equals Hitler” said the sign held up in the Zambian capital Lusaka by a protester opposed to Beijing’s tightening grip on the economy of the southern African nation. The demonstrator, James Lukuku, who leads a small political party, was picked up by police and spent several hours in a...
Pirates have kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel in Nigerian waters, the ship's operator has said in a statement. Massoel Shipping, the operator of MV Glarus, said on Saturday that the vessel carrying wheat was travelling between the southwestern commercial capital Lagos and southern Niger Delta oil...
A child has drowned after a boat carrying approximately 39 migrants trying to reach Europe capsized off the northern coast of Lebanon, the army has said. All other passengers were rescued off the coast of Akkar province, the army said, claiming that the Syrian migrants were being smuggled to Cyprus. However, Lebanese...
A US military drone attack in southern Somalia killed 18 al-Shabab fighters after American and local forces on the ground came under attack, the US Africa Command said. The air strike was carried out Friday in self-defence after fighters were "observed manoeuvring on a combined patrol," while the US also responded with "indirect fire", a military...
A cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeast has killed nearly 100 people over the past two weeks and infected thousands more, the United Nations said. The number of recorded cases in Yobe and Borno states currently stands at 3,126, including 97 deaths, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)...
Survivors of the Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Thursday in Lake Victoria say the person steering the vessel made a sharp turn towards the dock. Mr Ochori Burana and Mr Ruben Mpande said the man on the wheel had been on his mobile phone and as the vessel was approaching...
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday denounced the attack on an army parade in Iran, offering condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and calling for deeper anti-terror cooperation. “Please accept the deepest condolences regarding the tragic consequences of the raid by terrorists in Ahvaz. We are appalled by this bloody crime,”...