Pollution Linked To One In Six Deaths

Pollution Linked To One In Six Deaths

By Katie Silver Health reporter, BBC News Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up...
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African Multinationals Join Forces Within The AfroChampions Club To Foster Africa’s Growth And Development

African Multinationals Join Forces Within The AfroChampions Club To Foster Africa’s Growth And Development

Dangote Group CEO Aliko Dangote, President Thabo Mbeki and President Olusegun Obasanjo organised a successful inaugural meeting in Lagos, which brought together CEOs from 13 African countries LAGOS, Nigeria, October 18, 2017/ — The AfroChampions Initiati...
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Former World Footballer Of The Year, George Weah Leads Presidential Election In Liberia

Former World Footballer Of The Year, George Weah Leads Presidential Election In Liberia

Sketchy reports from Monrovia, the Liberian capital, have it that former world footballer of the year, George Weah, is the odds-on favourite to emerge as the president of the West African country. According to the reports, the former European footballer...
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What Next In Kenya Election Crisis?

What Next In Kenya Election Crisis?

By Dickens Olewe BBC News Kenya’s High Court has ruled that all candidates who participated in the 8 August presidential election can now stand in the re-run later this month. This comes a day after the main opposition candidate, Raila...
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UBA Kicks Off 4th Annual Essay Competition In Ghana

UBA Kicks Off 4th Annual Essay Competition In Ghana

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, WI. (GVE) – UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa Plc, is calling on all Senior High School students in Ghana to participate in the 2017 edition of the National Essay Competition...
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Extra Security Sent To Cameroon’s English Speaking Regions

Extra Security Sent To Cameroon’s English Speaking Regions

Cameroon has deployed 1,000 extra members of the security forces to English-speaking areas ahead of a large protest planned for Sunday. Secessionists are planning to celebrate what they are describing as the independence of anglophone Cameroon. There have been...
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US Expands Travel Ban To include Chad

US Expands Travel Ban To include Chad

The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad. The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments. Donald Trump issued a presidential proclama...
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Africa’s Biggest Modern Art Gallery Opens In Cape Town

Africa’s Biggest Modern Art Gallery Opens In Cape Town

Africa’s largest gallery for contemporary art from the continent and its diaspora has opened in the South African city of Cape Town. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa) is set inside old grain silos on the V&A...
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Kenya Election: System ‘Cannot Be Ready’ For October Poll

Kenya Election: System ‘Cannot Be Ready’ For October Poll

The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in time, putting the planned date in jeopardy. The Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote, citing irregularities. It was ...
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Kenyan Opposition MPs Boycott Uhuru Kenyatta’s Speech

Kenyan Opposition MPs Boycott Uhuru Kenyatta’s Speech

Opposition MPs in Kenya have boycotted the opening of the new parliament to protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to address it after a court annulled his election win. They say that parliament should not have been convened until after...
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