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African leaders and animal invasion as snakes chase Liberian President Weah out of office

President George Weah of Liberia has been forced out of his office and made to work from his private residence by snakes. According to the press secretary Smith Toby, two black snakes were found on Wednesday in the foreign affairs ministry building, where the official office of President Weah is located. The presence of the snakes has led the government to ask all staff of the ministry not to come to the office until 22 April. It must be…

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Al Hassan case: Confirmation of charges hearing postponed to 8 July 2019

Today, 18 April 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to postpone the commencement of the confirmation hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud to 8 July 2019, instead of 6 May 2019. This new date corresponds to a necessary adjustment, justified by procedural issues. The Single Judge designated to carry out the functions of the Chamber in this case, Péter Kovács, noted that the Chamber had to…

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Food: Beef With Chapati

From : Niger Persons: 4 400g beef meat, 500g haricot (green beans), half piece of garlic, 1 pepper, 0.25g Saffron, 4 chapati (or 4 slices of Turkish bread), 1 beef bouillon cube, 1 EP oil, salt Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Cut the meat in small pieces. Wash the meat and cook it a pan with 500mg water. Cook for 15 minutes. In between, wash the beans and pepper. Peel the garlic and cut the beans,…

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Proverb of the week: The word of a friend makes you cry; the word of an enemy makes you laugh

This proverb, which might sound ironic and contradictory to many, is typical of the Tuaregs, a nomadic tribe predominantly found in the central and western Sahara and along the middle of Niger, stretching from Tombouctou to Nigeria. This tribe is present in Niger, Mali, Algeria, Burkina Faso and Mauritania. Amongst the Tuaregs, interpersonal and close relationships are very important, hence the importance of this proverb, which teaches the value of friendship and the need to appreciate the advice from…

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Ex-Eagles Captain Christian Chukwu seriously sick, needs $50,000 help

Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Christian Chukwu, has been confirmed to very sick. The former national coach is in need of support to enable him get medical treatment outside Nigeria. It was learnt that he needs an estimated $50,000 assistance to take care of the medical bills. He is expected to make a trip to the United States where he will undergo surgery. Chukwu was the captain of the Green Eagles that won the Africa Cup of Nations…

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Aiteo/NFF Awards: Musa named Nigeria’s Player of The Year

Super Eagles and Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia forward, Ahmed Musa was named Nigeria’s Player of the Year 2018 at the 2nd AITEO/NFF Football Awards. The event was held Monday night at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Nigerian 2018 World Cup hero was voted ahead of Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Odion Ighalo of Shanghai Shenhua for the topmost award of the night. Musa made it a double feat by also winning the Best Goal of the…

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1994 Super Eagles grateful, says Oliseh

 Nigeria’s ex-international and former Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has expressed gratitude to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the Legend’s Award given to the Super Eagles 1994 squad. Oliseh said that words could not explain how happy he was for the recognition and urged other sports federations to emulate the NFF by honouring the nation’s sports heroes. He told the filled hall at the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos venue: “Indeed it is a great one for me…

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Sober reflections on global environmental hazards and damages

There is no doubt that many oil companies have blood in their hands due to the environmental hazards they have caused, globally. The immediate and long-term effects of those environmental damages cannot be underestimated. From the pollution of the ecosystem (soil, water, sea, air, plant, etc) to hazards to the human, animals, the drilling of oil comes with a huge income and many challenges to the society. Many oil companies have been accused of paying little or no attention…

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Proverb of the Week

The old woman looks after the child to grow its teeth and the young one in turn looks after the old woman when she loses her teeth. (English) Aberewa hwe abofra ma ofifir se nna abofra so hwe aberewa ma nese tutu. (Akan)  Bibi ukuza mtoto akiona meno, yanakua, mtoto pia ushudia bibiye meno yakingooka. (Swahili) La vieille dame veille a l’enfant grandit ses dents, et l’enfant a son tour veille a cette derniere perd les siennes. (French) The…

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Female genital mutilation and gender-based crimes against women in Africa

Often in many African countries, for a great number of women, being born a woman seems sometimes not only like a crime; it can be a great misfortune as well. Even though, being seen as a sex object can itself be a bitter traumatic experience, justifying such a perception with violent treatment of women and in some cases, being killed for not living up to that patriarchal sex-role stereotype and expectations, can indeed be a nightmare no sane woman…

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Nigeria coach slams Cameroon, debunks match-fixing allegation

Nigeria’s Men’s Basketball team coach, Alex Nwora has come down hard on Cameroon Basketball Federation (FECABASKET) over the match-fixing allegation levied against D’Tigers, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. FECABASKET officials had alleged that D’Tigers wilfully lost to Cote d’Ivoire to aide their qualification for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. He said such careless statement borne out of frustration and which is capable of bringing the sport into disrepute should not be taken lightly by FIBA. Nwora blasted Cameroon insisting they embarked on…

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Unintended pregnancy in Africa

Unintended pregnancy has become a very serious world problem, which, if not paid any attention to, could turn into a menacing threat to the world population as well as the health of mothers and children. Globally, more than 214 million women who do not want to get pregnant do not use any form of contraceptives such as pills, implants, and condoms, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) recent statistics. Furthermore, more than 21.6 million women have unsafe abortions…

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