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Algerian Reporter Sentenced for Protest Reporting

A court in Algeria Monday sentenced journalist Khaled Drareni to three years in prison after finding him guilty of inciting ...


France Investigates Killings of French, Nigerien Workers in Niger

French and Nigerien soldiers searched through a giraffe reserve and its surrounding area in Niger's Koure region on Monday for ...


How young people in the Niger Delta are being left out of development

Twenty years ago, local resistance arose in the Niger Delta because of the way oil revenue was being shared and ...


Why terrorism continues in Nigeria and how to turn the tide

For ten years, the Nigerian authorities have engaged the terror group Boko Haram in the northeast without making much headway. ...


Gunmen kill 6 French nationals in Niger

Niamey [Niger], Aug 10 (ANI): Gunmen killed six French aid workers, a Nigerian guide, and a driver in a wildlife ...


6 French Aid Workers Among 8 Killed by Gunmen in Niger

NIAMEY, NIGER - Six French aid workers with the nongovernmental organization ACTED and their local guide and driver were killed ...


Mauritania President Appoints New Government

NOUAKCHOTT, MAURITANIA - Mauritania's president appointed a new government Sunday, a top official said, after the names of several former ...


Quirino province nananatiling COVID-free

CABARROGUIS, Quirino, August 8 (PIA)-Nananatiling COVID-free ang lalawigan taliwas sa naiulat na may tatlong nagpositibo sa coronavirus, ayon sa Department ...


Mali swears in new judges for controversial constitutional court

Nine new members of Mali's constitutional court were sworn in on Monday during a ceremony attended by President Ibrahim Boubacar ...


French aid workers among eight killed by gunmen in Niger game reserve

Gunmen on Sunday killed eight people including a group of French aid workers as they visited a part of Niger ...


Gunmen massacre six French tourists on Niger giraffe safari

In possibly the first such attack of its kind, gunmen killed six French tourists as well as their local guide ...


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Shares in China dip as U.S. relations worsen, Hong Kong gains

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia generally rose on Tuesday, however the Chinese bourses lagged as further pressure on Bejing ...

North American bathroom refurbishment giant to set up shop in Limerick

CO LIMERICK, Ireland - Bath Fitter, possibly the largest North American 'bathroom refurbishment franchisor, is to establish its European Business ...

Auto sales in Ireland dropped 18% last month

DUBLIN, Ireland Aug. 10 (Xinhua) - A total of 15,329 units of new private cars were sold in Ireland in ...

News Corp shrugs off Covid-19 impact, only 4% negative impact

NEW YORK, New York - News Corp on Saturday reported fiscal 2020 full year total revenues of $9.01 billion. The ...

Despite job gains too many Americans still out of work, says official

WASHINGTON, DC - Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States rose by 1.8 million in July, and the unemployment ...

Kroenke Sports Entertainment partners with global sportsbook operator

PointsBet, a global sportsbook operator, and Kroenke Sports Entertainment, LLC announced Friday an entrance into a new, multi-year partnership. The ...

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Vladimir Putin claims Russia has developed Covid-19 vaccine

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country's health ministry has approved the world's first coronavirus vaccine.He also ...

Lebanon to get new government after current regime quits

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut ...

Chinese government says it has never interfered in U.S. elections

People vote at a polling site in Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, June 23, 2020. (Photo by ...

Prominent Hong Kong media figure Jimmy Lai and two sons arrested

HONG KONG, Aug 10 (ANI): Continuing with the suppression of the dissenting voices in Hong Kong since the national security ...

Lebanese government rejects need for external investigation of blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The leader of the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah has made a televised address to the nation calling ...

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With Harris pick, Biden reaches out to young Black Americans

With his choice of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, Joe Biden may have helped bring young Black Americans ...


Sea Life Suffers as Mauritius Oil Spill Spreads

Sea life around the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius is dying as a result of a spill reportedly of ...


Mauritius striving to handle oil spill

Seaside rocks are contaminated with fuel oil spilled in Mahebourg, southeast of Mauritius, on August 8. (Xinhua/Ajai Daby)MAHEBOURG, Aug. 11 ...


Factory output falls again for June, but rate of decline is slowing

South Africa's manufacturing output fell by 16.3% in June as the nationwide lockdown and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic ...


Ethiopia Holding Kenyan Journalist Despite Court Ordered Release

NAIROBI - Lawyers representing a Kenyan journalist detained in Ethiopia say authorities are still holding him, despite an Ethiopian court ...


Getting to grips with the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria

The pace of SARS-CoV-2 transmission has triggered different government responses globally. These have had varying levels of effectiveness and some ...


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