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Nigerian teen gets 19 scholarship offers worth more than $5 million from the US and Canada ->

One Nigerian teenager must feel like she has the world at her feet after receiving 19 full-ride scholarship offers from universities across the United States and Canada.

(Sat, 01 May 2021 07:35:51 GMT)

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Germany to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria ->

Precious artifacts that were looted during the colonial era will finally be returned to Nigeria, the German government has announced. The first returns are planned for 2022.

(Fri, 30 Apr 2021 03:03:12 GMT)

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Tigray could face famine without increased access to region, US aid official says ->

As the humanitarian crisis continues in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, the US Agency for International Development is warning that the area could face famine if aid organizations are not granted unfettered access to the millions in urgent need of assistance.

(Fri, 30 Apr 2021 15:44:59 GMT)

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Two Spanish journalists and an Irish citizen killed in Burkina Faso ->

Two Spanish journalists and an Irish citizen have been killed after they were kidnapped during an anti-poaching patrol in Burkina Faso on Monday.

(Thu, 06 May 2021 22:47:18 GMT)

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Boko Haram fighters have hoisted flag and forcefully acquired wives in Nigerian town, governor says ->

Boko Haram fighters have reportedly hoisted the Islamist group's flag in a remote district in Niger State, Nigeria's Middle Belt region, and seized the wives of fleeing residents, the state's governor has said.

(Wed, 28 Apr 2021 07:27:57 GMT)

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Three students killed in Nigeria after kidnapping at Greenfield University -- local official ->

Three students kidnapped by armed bandits from Greenfield University in northern Nigeria on Tuesday have been killed, a local official said in a statement on Friday.

(Sat, 24 Apr 2021 14:00:39 GMT)

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French energy giant Total suspends huge Mozambique project because of insecurity ->

French energy giant Total is suspending its operations on a multi-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern Mozambique because of ongoing violence in the area caused by an Islamist insurgency.

(Mon, 26 Apr 2021 13:17:58 GMT)

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UN breaks silence on Ethiopia crisis, urges investigation into reported Tigray atrocities ->

The United Nations Security Council has voiced "deep concern" over a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region for the first time since conflict erupted there five months ago, calling for reported atrocities to be investigated.

(Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:48:01 GMT)

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Thousands mourn Chad's president, rebels say their command hit by airstrike ->

Thousands of people gathered in Chad's capital N'Djamena on Friday for the state funeral of President Idriss Deby, whose death while leading his troops against a rebel offensive has thrown the country into crisis.

(Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:22:00 GMT)

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YouTube shuts down prominent Nigerian megachurch preacher's channel for 'gay curing' claims ->

A popular Nigerian televangelist has urged his followers to "pray for YouTube" for shutting down his account after he posted videos on his channel claiming to 'cure' gay members of his congregation of their sexuality.

(Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:54:25 GMT)

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Rich nations had vaccine options after AstraZeneca and J&J faced clot reports. Others may not have that luxury ->

It was nothing short of a miracle when it became clear that scientists had developed several effective vaccines against Covid-19 in less than a year. Announcements last week from European Union and British drug regulators finding a possible link between AstraZeneca's Covid-19 shot and rare blood clots, however, have been a real low point in the pandemic.

(Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:48:42 GMT)

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Kenya warns of 'vaccine apartheid' as it hits back at the UK over travel ban move ->

Kenya has sounded the alarm over a potential coronavirus "vaccine apartheid" playing out between countries, as it accused the United Kingdom of instituting a "discriminatory policy" after London issued a travel ban on the east African nation.

(Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:18:28 GMT)

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