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3 stabbed at Nigeria’s ruling party rally

Lagos state Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode addressed thousands of supporters at the event, organized by Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress party.Violence broke out after members of a transport union stormed the campaign venue, said Lagos police spokesman Chike Oti. The violence was directed at supporters of a top transport union official, MC Oluomo (real name Musiliu
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Rwanda enforces ban on skin bleaching products

The East African country is leading a campaign against skin bleaching and substandard cosmetics, particularly products that include hydroquinone, a spokesman from the Rwanda Standards Board told CNN. "It is been implemented by the Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Food and Drug Authority and the Rwanda Standards Board," said Simeon Kwizera, the public relations and
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Egypt retrieves stolen ancient artifact from London auction

Written by Emily Dixon, CNN Egypt has recovered a stolen ancient artifact that was listed for sale at a London auction house, the country's Ministry of Antiquities has confirmed. The section of tablet — engraved with the cartouche, or royal symbol, of King Amenhotep I, who ruled between 1514 and 1493 BCE — was stolen from the Karnak Open Air Museum in Luxor, Egypt,
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Egypt to host 2019 African Cup of Nations

Egypt, the most successful country in the tournament's history, beat South Africa — the only other nation to submit a formal bid — by 16 votes to one at the Confederation of African Football's (CAF) Executive Committee on Tuesday. The country has just six months to prepare for the 24-team tournament after Cameroon, the original host nation, was in November
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Nigerian army raids newspaper over Boko Haram article

The Daily Trust said security agents "invaded" the newspaper's bureau in the country's troubled northeastern region and took away two journalists who worked on a story about the military's operations against terror group Boko Haram."The soldiers shut the gate of the Maiduguri regional office, after arresting the two editorial staff on sight at the time of
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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma lands recording deal

Zuma, 76, will not earn a fee for recording his favorite struggle songs as part of a push to preserve the nation's heritage, said Thembinkosi Ngcobo, chief of parks, recreation and culture for eThekwini, the municipality spearheading the deal.Still, opponents slammed the agreement, which is expected to be presented to local lawmakers, as a waste of resources.
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Congo opposition slams voting irregularities

Martin Fayulu, a former oil executive and one of three frontrunners, claimed Monday that electronic voting machines malfunctioned at some polling stations, triggering widespread delays to his supporters. "In many centers across the country, voting machines did not work … Voting operations were interrupted following the malfunction of voting machines," Fayulu told