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Macron Nigeria visit: Let’s provide new hope for African youth

It was a wide-ranging trip where he announced plans for a series of cultural events dedicated to Africa in 2020, met the President formally, launched a France-Nigeria investment club and appealed to young people not to take "crazy risks," to reach Europe. But it was clear the migrant crisis was high on his agenda. President Macron said it was important for Europe to help
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Nigeria’s captain father rescued from kidnappers

The Super Eagles midfielder posted a statement Tuesday on his social media platforms.He wrote: "I would like to thank the police authorities involved in ensuring the safe return of my father after the ordeal this week. I will also like to thank everyone for their kind words of support. "He is now recuperating with family. My family and I are grateful."Mikel father's
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Zimbabwe Rugby team receives apology after sleeping on Tunisian street

The Sables- Zimbabwe rugby side and their managers had traveled to the North African country ahead of their World Cup Qualifier match on Saturday.However, when they arrived at the hotel, they found the accommodation provided unacceptable and decided to sleep on the street in protest. Zimbabwe's former Minister of Sport, David Coltart, posted photos of the players
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Nine dead in Nigeria oil tanker explosion

The tanker crashed into a passenger car and caught fire on a busy bridge about 5 p.m. on the Lagos Ibadan Expressway, a route used by commuters living on the outskirts of the city. The death toll was expected to rise, as 54 vehicles were burned, a government official told CNN. Response teams were trying to rescue people trapped in the fires. "We are still battling this
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At least nine dead in Nigeria oil tanker explosion

The tanker crashed into a passenger car and caught fire on a busy bridge about 5 p.m. on the Lagos Ibadan Expressway, a route used by commuters living on the outskirts of the city. The death toll was expected to rise, as 54 vehicles were burned, a government official told CNN. Response teams were trying to rescue people trapped in the fires. "We are still battling this
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New drug could save thousands of women’s lives

Postpartum hemorrhaging (PPH) — or excessive bleeding after childbirth — claims the lives of tens of thousands of women a year and is generally treated with a drug called oxytocin. But the new research found a new version of the drug carbetocin, that does not require refrigeration, is as effective as oxytocin in preventing this form of hemorrhage. Oxytocin, must be stored
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At least 15 dead in Kenya market blaze

About 70 people were injured in the fire and 15 homes destroyed,according to the St. John's Ambulance, which has been attending to casualties at the scene. Some of the injured are hospitalized in critical condition, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement. The fire broke out at around 2:30 a.m. local time Thursday and was contained two hours later, the
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Six albinos will contest in Malawi’s elections

Malawi's albinos are more used to living in the shadows as they fear being abducted for ritual killings. In some parts of Africa, they are believed to bring wealth and good luck, spurring attackers to chop off their limbs and pluck out organs to sell to witchdoctors.No longer content to remain silent, six people with albinism now say they will vie for seats at