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Anger over detention of Nigerian journalist

Nigeria’s state security service says it is still detaining journalist Omoyele Sowore – who is facing treason charges – despite him being granted bail, because nobody came to claim him. But Sahara Reporters, the news website Mr Sowore founded, reported that his lawyers were denied access when attempting to collect him. Mr Sowore was arrested […]Read More

IS leader’s sister ‘captured by Turkey’

The sister of former Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been captured in northern Syria, Turkish officials say. The 65-year-old, named as Rasmiya Awad, was detained in a raid on Monday near the town of Azaz, officials said. Turkish officials, cited by several media outlets, said the arrest could yield valuable intelligence […]Read More
Opinion World

Kagame attributes social unrest in ‘neighbouring country’ to corrupt, selfish regime

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has said a particular neighbouring country is facing increasing social unrest because its ruling government has exploited people for a long time. Without giving a name, Mr Kagame said in that neighbouring country, 1% of the population controls 100% of the country’s resources, leaving others to suffer. “Countries I mentioned with […]Read More

EU agrees to Brexit delay, but no date yet

EU ambassadors have agreed to delay Brexit, but will not make a decision on a new deadline date until next week. The European Commission said work on this would “continue in the coming days”. The talks came after Chancellor Sajid Javid admitted the government’s deadline to deliver Brexit next Thursday “can’t be met”. Boris Johnson […]Read More
Business World

Why Africa Oil Week is the place for major national roadshows in the oil & gas sphere

30 ministries are taking part this year, with over 20 presenting. This is the best chance to get insider knowledge on key opportunities, legislation changes, bidding rounds and more – direct from the companies and government intimately involved in leading them. Here are some highlights of the National Roadshows and Bidding Rounds happening this year […]Read More