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No room for dissidents in Hong Kong

China has continued its clamp down on the opposition in Hong Kong, with the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen, a 90-year-old retired catholic cleric. What was he arrested for?The retired Catholic cleric was arrested by Hong Kong police on national security charges. He’s reported to have been a critic of China’s control of religion, as

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Sudanese says no to military rule

Protesters in Sudan have resumed their demonstration against military rule in the country, insisting on a transfer of power to a civilian government. How long has the military been in power?The army took power last October, putting an end to hopes of a democratic transition after months of a popular uprising that ousted autocratic ruler

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FG-ASUU meeting yields no result

The meeting between the federal government and striking workers of Nigeria’s universities ended yesterday with no positive result What was the objective of the meeting?The FG had hoped to use the meeting to prevail on the striking workers to call off their strike while efforts are being made to resolve the dispute. The striking Unions,

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Emefiele: “Nigerians can have a heart attack”

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has dismissed the concern of Nigerians over the APC presidential nomination form that was reportedly bought for him, as he suggested that he is not bothered, even if Nigerians have a heart attack. Is that so?Well, if you are surprised, you are not alone.

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Le Pen La Weak

The StoryFrench president Emmanuel Macron secured a clear victory over rival Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s election to win a second five-year term in office. How did the election go?The 44-year-old incumbent beat his far-right rival after taking 58.8% of the votes, against Le Pen’s 41.2%. Congratulatory messages are being sent already by world leaders,

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Rwanda-Uganda: Amending Frosty Relations

The StoryRwanda’s President Paul Kagame arrived in Uganda on Sunday, his first visit to the country in four years, as the two East African countries mend their frosty relations. What’s the purpose of the visit?According to the Ugandan high commission in Kigali, Kagame was on “a private visit”. The high commission added that Muhoozi Kainerugaba

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The Neglected People of Bakassi

The StoryRelocated residents of the Bakassi Peninsular, a former territory of Nigeria, have decried their neglect by the Nigerian government. Is the place not part of Cameroon now?Yes, it is. But despite the ruling that ceded the territory to Cameroon, some residents expressed their preference for Nigeria. And about two decades after being ceded to

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A Kukah Blame

The StoryThe Presidency has blamed the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, and others for the delay in the delivery of 12 Super Tucano fighter jets from the United States. How are they to blame for the delay?In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba

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French Election: Le Pen mightier than we thought?

The StoryAs France heads into the second round of its presidential election on Sunday, the incumbent President Emmanuel Macron had a heated exchange with his rival Marine Le Pen in the only televised debate between the two candidates. What was the heat about?In the debate, which was watched by more than 15 million viewers, Macron

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Chinese bags 20 years for torturing Rwandan

The StoryA Rwandan court has sentenced a Chinese national to 20 years in jail for torturing local mineworkers. How did it get to court?The incident became known after a video showing the Chinese national, Sun Shujun, whipping a man tied to a post went viral on social media. Shujun was arrested in September and had

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