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AFCON 2022: All 23 Countries that Qualified Confirmed
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AFCON 2022: All 23 Countries that Qualified Confirmed

The 23 countries that qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, have been confirmed. They are Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Ghana, Sudan, Gambia, Gabon, Morocco, Mauritania, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Egypt, Comoros, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Sierra Leone’s match against the Benin Republic was called off yesterday after the Squirrels refused to play in protest of several of their players allegedly returning positive COVID-19 tests shortly before kickoff. However, the fate of the match and teams is pending a decision from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Cape Verde defeated Mozambique 1-0 following the conclusion of the 2021 AFCON qualifying fixtures on Tuesday. Malawi ...
South Africa Failed To Qualify For The 2022 AFCON After A 2-0 Lose To Sudan
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South Africa Failed To Qualify For The 2022 AFCON After A 2-0 Lose To Sudan

Bafana Bafana failed to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations after a 2-0 loss to Sudan in the final qualifier match of Group C on Sunday evening. Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki made four changes, with Thabang Monare, Ben Motshwari, Lebohang Maboe and Luther Singh all drafted into the line-up. Bafana had a horrible start as they were on back foot from the fifth minute after Saifeldin Bakhit gave Sudan the lead with a towering header. Ntseki's charges were getting a lot of chances after that but they could not bury them, with the Sudanese shot-stopper also on top of his game. Bafana were caught on a counter-attack in the 32nd minute as Mohamed Abdel Raman went on a run from the wing, burst his way inside the box and fired a powerful strike past goalkeper Ronwen Williams at ...
President Biden cancels travel ban on Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Eritrea and others
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President Biden cancels travel ban on Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Eritrea and others

U.S President Joe Biden on his first day in office signed a series of executive actions to reverse the policies of Donald Trump administration on immigration and others.   Hours after taking the office, Biden issued an executive order to end Trump’s controversial 'Muslim travel ban', which blocked travel to the United States from several predominantly Muslim and African countries.   During Trump's first week in office in 2017, he implemented the Muslim Ban initially restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority nations: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.   The ban faced several legal challenges, but the Supreme Court upheld the measure in 2018.   In February 2020, Trump later expanded the ban to include additional restrictions on...
The Shocking Moment Assistant Referee Pushed Manager Over In Ghana Vs Sudan Game
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The Shocking Moment Assistant Referee Pushed Manager Over In Ghana Vs Sudan Game

Some quite incredible scenes saw an assistant referee push over a manager in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ghana and Sudan. Tempers flared over a decision to not award a penalty for a challenge on Abdel Rahman inside the area in the 36th minute and Sudan boss Hubert Velud was fuming with the call. He became incredibly animated on the touchline and so the assistant referee felt he had to step in. But instead of diffusing the situation, the linesman only escalated it further by putting his hands on Velud. The shove led to Velud falling over dramatically in the sort of act you'd expect from Neymar or Luis Suarez, but it still doesn't excuse the official's conduct. https://youtu.be/S7CfrIAkS3c
We Don’t Have Resources To Bring Back All Nigerians Seeking To Return – Onyeama
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We Don’t Have Resources To Bring Back All Nigerians Seeking To Return – Onyeama

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says it is regretful that the federal government cannot bring back all the Nigerians willing to come back to the country over coronavirus. Speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Wednesday, Onyeama said the priority of the government now is to bring back some students stuck in Khartoum, Sudan. The minister said the government had to “bend over backwards” to put in place a plan to get them out of the country. “The financial aspect of this is one that we are very mindful of. We have some students who are stuck in Khartoum in Sudan, we have to bend over backwards because they are our young children to find the resources to pay for their return and also pay for their two-week isolation but unf...
WHO Announces Another Virus Outbreak In Sudan
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WHO Announces Another Virus Outbreak In Sudan

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced an outbreak of yellow fever in South Sudan. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. According to the agency, two cases were identified in Kajo-keji, a region bordering Uganda. An outbreak of the viral disease was detected in that area of Uganda early this year. WHO warned that the risk of ongoing and further transmission of yellow fever is a concern in South Sudan due to spontaneous return of displaced persons from Uganda. There are also concerns of gaps in surveillance and weaknesses in health services because of ongoing travel restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19. There is also the onset of the rainy season to worry about. This provides a favourable breeding ...
Africa Has Recorded 17 Coronavirus Deaths – WHO
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Africa Has Recorded 17 Coronavirus Deaths – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Africa has recorded 17 coronavirus deaths since the virus was confirmed in the continent. Though Africa was among the last continent to confirm the virus, 633 confirmed cases of coronavirus has been recorded in 33 countries across the continent. In the last 24 hours, Gambia, Mauritius and Zambia announced their first cases of coronavirus. The deaths recorded in the continent were in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan. A tweet by the World Health Organization, Africa region reads; 633 confirmed #COVID19 cases in #Africa in 33 countries and 17 deaths. In past 24 hrs, The Gambia, Mauritius & Zambia have announced first cases. @WHO  is supporting countries with surveillance, diagnostics & treatment. ...
Rwanda Confirms First Case of Coronavirus 
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Rwanda Confirms First Case of Coronavirus 

Rwanda has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, becoming the19th African nation to register a positive case of the COVID-19 virus, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said an Indian citizen who arrived in the East African nation from Mumbai on March 8 tested positive for the virus after he presented himself to a health facility on March 13. He is currently under treatment in stable condition, isolated from other patients,” the ministry said. “The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management.” Rwanda’s national airline, RwandAir, has been forced to suspend all flights to India until April 30 and would refund customers. With 127,000 people already infected and 4,700 deaths from coronavirus worldwide, African nations still have the least...
Sudan Announces First Coronavirus Death
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Sudan Announces First Coronavirus Death

Sudan has reported its first confirmed coronavirus case after a man died in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Sudan made the announcement on Friday, March 13, following the death of a 50-year-old man the night before. The man had visited the United Arab Emirates in the first week of March, the health ministry said in a statement. Sudan on Thursday announced a series of measures against the novel coronavirus. It closed its land border with Egypt and suspended visa issuance and flight services from eight countries, including China, Iran, Italy, Spain, Japan and Egypt, a government statement said. Bus trips to Egypt have also been suspended. Sudan would stop granting visas to nationals of those countries and Sudanese were advised not to travel to them. Mass gatherings have been ...
US Congress to Nullify Visa ban on Nigeria and Others Country
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US Congress to Nullify Visa ban on Nigeria and Others Country

Speaker of US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on Saturday February 1, slammed President Donald Trump over the addition of Nigeria and 5 other countries to US travel ban list. Pelosi stated that Trump Administration’s expansion of the travel ban list is outrageous, threatens security, values and the rule of law in the North-American country. In her statement, the House Speaker said they will be passing a “no ban act” against the immigrant visa ban to prohibit religious discrimination in America's immigration system, and also limit the President’s ability to impose such restrictions she described as "biased and bigoted". Pelosi's statement read; “The Trump Administration’s expansion of its outrageous, un-American travel ban threatens our security, our values and the rul...
Travel Ban On Nigeria: Official US Statement
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Travel Ban On Nigeria: Official US Statement

The information is on the official page of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and it seems to target mostly immigrant visa applicants whose visas have not yet been granted. Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania Will Face New Restrictions WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced that President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation, which places new, tailored visa restrictions on six countries that failed to meet a series of security criteria, demonstrating that they could be a risk to the homeland. Acting Secretary Wolf also announced that the Department has updated the methodology it uses to assess compliance with the security criteria established under Executive Order 13780 in 2017. This enhanced...
Trump Finally Adds Nigeria To His Restricted Travel list – NY Times
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Trump Finally Adds Nigeria To His Restricted Travel list – NY Times

President Trump adds Africa’s biggest country, Nigeria, as well as Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania, to his restricted travel list. The Trump administration on Friday added six countries to the nations facing stringent travel restrictions, virtually blocking immigration from Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, and from Myanmar, where refugees are fleeing genocide. Beside Nigeria, varying degrees of restrictions will hit three other African countries, Eritrea, Sudan and Tanzania, and one former Soviet state, Kyrgyzstan. Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya could also be caught in the crossfire. The total number of countries on the restricted travel list now stands at 13. Immigrant visas, issued mostly to foreigners intending to live in the United States, will be banned fro...
US House confirms travel ban targeting Nigeria, others as Pelosi reacts
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US House confirms travel ban targeting Nigeria, others as Pelosi reacts

United States House of Representatives has condemned the decision of President Donald Trump to extend his administration’s travel ban that will affect Nigeria and some other countries. Trump signed the original travel ban on January 27, 2017, just a week into his tenure. The ban was upheld by the US Supreme Court on June 26, 2018. It affected Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea. For the new restrictions, countries on the list include Belarus, Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. On Monday, Democrats said that the House of Representatives will soon consider legislation that would repeal the travel ban and limit the president from imposing future restrictions, Reuters reports. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi...
Presidency Reacts To Trump’s Plan To Ban Nigerians From United States
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Presidency Reacts To Trump’s Plan To Ban Nigerians From United States

Following reports that the President of the United States, Donald Trump intends to add Nigeria to a list of countries for visa restrictions, the Presidency has described the reported plan as mere speculations. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Mycelebrityandi had earlier reported that seven countries are on Trump’s travel ban list. The countries are — Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. The Wall Street Journal reports that countries will face bans only on some visa categories. However, the presidential aide, who said he had heard the news dismissed it as speculation. He said, “Yes, we have read the news that the Tru...
US government plans to add Nigeria and 6 other countries to travel ban list
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US government plans to add Nigeria and 6 other countries to travel ban list

A new executive order which President Donald Trump might sign soon, will see Nigeria and 6 other countries being added to a travel ban list. Though the list is not final and might change, however citizens of Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania will face bans on some visa categories if the executive order is signed. In an interview with Wall Street Journal, Donald Trump disclosed that he is considering adding some countries to the travel ban list but he wasn't specific about the affected countries. Commenting on the travel ban list, a senior official in the Trump administration said countries that failed to comply with security requirements, including biometrics, information-sharing and counter-terrorism measures, faced the risk of limitations on U.S....
US Plans To Expand Travel Restrictions To Seven More Countries
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US Plans To Expand Travel Restrictions To Seven More Countries

The United States has plans to increase the number of countries under its travel restrictions. Washington Post reports that Administration officials who have seen the list confirm that Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, is on the list. The full list consists of Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. It’s hard to imagine blanket bans being enforced, but new restrictions will be placed on visa types, such as business or visitor visas. According to the officials, the list isn’t final. However it is uncertain as to what qualifies these countries to be on this list. The administration plans to execute this new restrictions by Monday 27th January, 2020. This will mark the three-year anniversary of the initial travel ban President trump signed on hi...
South Sudan President, Salva Kiir & Wife Receive TB Joshua As He Arrives Sudan
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South Sudan President, Salva Kiir & Wife Receive TB Joshua As He Arrives Sudan

President Salva Kiir and the First Lady Mary Ayen Mayardit received the Senior Prophet, Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua in Juba upon arrival at Juba International Airport on Tuesday morning. A number of senior government officials and thousands of believers from across the country also gathered at Juba International Airport to welcome the senior prophet. In his remarks, President Salva Kiir described the visit of the Senior Prophet as a new beginning for South Sudan. President Salva Kiir called upon South Sudanese to interpret the message of the prophet as a call for permanent peace. In addition, President Salva Kiir also said the way South Sudan is represented on the international media is not exactly what you see when you are on the ground and th...
Nigeria Beats Sudan 5-0 To Qualify For Egypt U-23 AFCON
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Nigeria Beats Sudan 5-0 To Qualify For Egypt U-23 AFCON

Nigeria’s Olympic team, Tuesday trashed Sudan 5-0 in the last leg of the 2019 Egypt U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiert. Nigeria went into the match needing at least two unreplied goals to cancel their 0-1 loss to the Sudanese in the first leg on Thursday. Parading her array of foreign based professionals, the Olympic team established themselves in the match from the blast of the whistle dominating proceedings at the near empty Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. Taiwo Awoniyi opened the flood gate of goals on the 8th minute while Ndifreke Effiong increased the tally on the dot of 27th minute with a superb header. The Akwa United attacker scored his second in the evening on the half time mark as the team went to the break with three goals in their kitty. Substitute Sunday Fa...
Sudan Defeats Nigeria 1-0 In The First Leg Of The 2019 Africa U23 Cup Of Nation
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Sudan Defeats Nigeria 1-0 In The First Leg Of The 2019 Africa U23 Cup Of Nation

Sudan defeated Nigeria 1-0 in the first leg of the 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifiers at the Al-Merreikh Stadium. Walaa Eldin Musa scored the only goal that separated both teams as Sudan held on to a crucial first-leg advantage. Nigeria started the game on the stronger foot but failed to convert their chances with Mainz forward Taiwo Awoniyi and Genk attacker Stephen Odey coming closest to firing them ahead. The West Africans paid for their missed opportunities when Eldin Musa placed his effort past goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar on the stroke of half-time. Despite making three changes in the final 20 minutes of the encounter, Sudan fought off the challenge from the Olympic Eagles to bag a crucial first-leg victory in front of their home fans. Nigeria face an uphill ta...
African Union  Suspends Sudan
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African Union Suspends Sudan

African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan as its member. The announcement followed an emergency meeting by the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after the violent dispersal of a protest camp in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, began on Monday, Al Jazeera reports. The AU’s Peace and Security Department disclosed this in a post on its official Twitter page on Thursday. The post reads: “ The AU Peace and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation of the Republic of Sudan in all AU activities until the effective establishment of a Civilian-led Transitional Authority “As the only way to allow Sudan to exit from the current crisis, participation in all AU activities would be suspended with immediate effect.” At l...
I Am Afraid Of The Revenge Of The Poor – Dino Melaye Claims
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I Am Afraid Of The Revenge Of The Poor – Dino Melaye Claims

Senator Dino Melaye has expressed fears that poor Nigerians might one day perpetrate a violent revolution against the countrys leaders. The lawmaker took to his Twitter account (@dino_melaye) on Friday, May 17, 2019 to warn Nigerian leaders about how the country’s economical imbalance could lead to perilous times. He posted, “I am afraid of the revenge of the poor. It happened in Russia, France and recently in Sudan. It can happen in Nigeria. “Housing segregation put us the elite in jeopardy. Ikoyi, Banana, Maitama, Asokoro etc. Our leaders + me beware of violent revolution. Perilous times loading.” Nigerian politicians are constantly criticized by the public for mismanaging the country’s resources and diverting public funds into their private pockets. The country is currentl...
‘Go Learn Opposition Politics From Venezuela, Sudan’ – Fani-kayode Attacks PDP
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‘Go Learn Opposition Politics From Venezuela, Sudan’ – Fani-kayode Attacks PDP

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has much to learn in the playing opposition politics. Recall that the PDP switched from being the ruling party to becoming the opposition party when it lost to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 election after leading the country for 16 years. However, in a post on his Twitter handle, Fani-Kayode urged PDP leaders to understudy their counterparts in Venezuela and Sudan to learn how they play their roles. The ex-minister wrote, “Go to Venezuela and Sudan and find out how real opposition leaders are meant to behave when faced with mass murder, genocide, ethnic cleansing, sit tight leaders, rigged elections, wholesale tyranny and barbarous and brutal injustice. “The opposition ...
Military Leader, Awad Ibn Auf Who Led the Coup in Sudan Has Stepped Down
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Military Leader, Awad Ibn Auf Who Led the Coup in Sudan Has Stepped Down

Defence Minister, Awad Ibn Auf has announced his decision on state TV to step down, naming Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan as his successor. The army has said it will stay in power for two years, followed by elections, but protest leaders said they will not leave the streets until the military hands over to a civilian government. Former President Bashir's downfall followed months of unrest that began in December over rising prices. Mr. Ibn Auf was head of military intelligence during the Darfur conflict in the 2000s. The US imposed sanctions on him in 2007. The new man in charge is also a top military figure, but the Associated Press news agency reported that his record is cleaner than other Sudanese generals. He is also said to have met with protesters to hear their vi...
Nigeria’s Economy Slipping – World Bank.
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Nigeria’s Economy Slipping – World Bank.

The World Bank who released the taxonomy of growth performance in sub-Saharan Africa in its latest report on the regional economy titled, ‘Africa’s Pulse’, disclosed that Nigeria's economy slipping. According to the World Bank, Nigeria's economy has been slipping since 1995 and this continued till 2018. The apex bank who disclosed that its analysis involved a series of macroeconomic variables for 44 sub-Saharan African countries from 1995 to 2018, added that the taxonomy is used to help identify the factors that are correlated with success or failure in economic growth performance in sub-Saharan Africa, with emphasis on macroeconomic and financial variables. The World Bank said, “The bottom tercile consists of 19 countries: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, the Republic of Congo, the Co...
PDP members Are Disappointed Buhari Refused to die After His illness- Lai Mohammed
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PDP members Are Disappointed Buhari Refused to die After His illness- Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said members of the opposition party, PDP, is disappointed that President Buhari did not die after his illness that kept in the UK for months last year 2017.. Speaking when he paid a visit to Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai on Thursday, Lai Mohammed said this while accusing the opposition members of peddling the rumor that President Buhari was cloned. “Fake news has been on the rise because the opposition cannot debate on our governments whether at state or federal level on any issue. We challenge the opposition on the achievements it made either in agriculture, security, in the economy or fighting corruption. Rather they have found out that the most potent weapon is fake news. They claim that the president that we are see...
Buhari’s Body Double Suspicion That Won’t Go Away – The Guardian
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Buhari’s Body Double Suspicion That Won’t Go Away – The Guardian

Beware of what you consume on social media. That space is a theatre of the absurd. From matters of no consequence to serious issues, when trends break on social media, one is guaranteed an inventive spin of all shades. This has given birth to one of the latest entries into the social media lexicon, which is Fake News. Each trend and ‘Breaking News’ has its fake news version but usually, as with all things news, they have a short lifespan. The longest of them in recent times was the controversy that trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s secondary school leaving examination certificate, which lasted for about a fortnight. But one ‘Breaking News’ or ‘Fake News’ that has refused to go away after many weeks is the story of President Buhari’s body double conspiracy theory, one Jibril Am...
Former Sudanese President Al-Dahab Dies
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Former Sudanese President Al-Dahab Dies

Former Sudanese President Abdulrahman Al-Dahab has died in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, Saudi-owned TV channel, Al Arabiya, reported on Thursday. The channel, however, did not provide any further detail on the death. Al-Dahab, aged 83, was the fifth President of Sudan. The former army officer served as president of Sudan from April 6, 1985, to May 6, 1986, after staging a coup. He became more prominent when a former President, Gaafar Nimeiry, appointed him chief of staff, and later minister of defence and general commander of the armed forces, in 1984. In 1985, he staged a coup ousting Nimeiry. This made him to become the chairman of Transitional Military Council. Following elections, he surrendered power to the government of Sadiq al-Mahdi in 1986. (Reuters/NAN)
20 Dead As Hill Collapses On Darfur Village In Sudan – Rebels
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20 Dead As Hill Collapses On Darfur Village In Sudan – Rebels

At least 20 people have been killed in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region after a hill collapsed onto their village following heavy rain, a rebel group said Wednesday. Several people are still feared to be buried after rocks crashed down onto their houses in the mountainous Jebel Marra region of Darfur on September 7, the group said. The region is under the control of the rebel Sudan Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW) group, and getting independent information from that remote area is difficult. “On September 7 a part of a hill collapsed on a village in eastern Jebel Marra killing at least 20 people,” said Mohamed El-Naier, spokesman of SLA-AW. “Dozens more are still buried under the debris. The entire village has been destroyed,” he said, adding that those who survived were now li...
​▼ Aid Workers Raped In S/Sudan To Get $20,000 Compensation
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​▼ Aid Workers Raped In S/Sudan To Get $20,000 Compensation

A South Sudanese military court on Thursday ordered the government to pay a total of 20,000 dollars, in damages to the five foreign aid workers raped in a 2016 raid on a hotel in the capital Juba. South Sudan soldiers, as Military Court orders $4,000 compensation for raped aid workers. The amount represents 4,000 dollars each to the aid workers and as well as to the family of a local journalist killed in the attack. The judge, Brig,-Gen. Knight Briano found 10 soldiers guilty of rape and murder during a rampage in the capital in 2016 and sentenced them to 14 years in prison. The attack at the Terrain Hotel in the capital was one of the worst on foreign aid workers since South Sudan was plunged into conflict in 2013. The court It also ordered the government to pay 51 head of...
Trump Orders All Liberians In America To Vacate The Country Within 12 Months
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Trump Orders All Liberians In America To Vacate The Country Within 12 Months

President Trump said on Tuesday he will end a special immigration program that has allowed nearly 4,000 Liberians to legally live and work in the U.S. over the past 25 years. Liberians will now face a similar situation to thousands of people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan who had their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) terminated by the Trump administration. They either have to leave the country at the expiration of the deadline or risk becoming undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Liberians were first granted TPS in March 1991 under former President George H.W. Bush due to armed conflicts that were gripping the country, and starting in 1999, Liberians were transferred into a separate program called Deferred Enforced Departure, a classification that allowed th...
Forbes Magazine Names Dangote The Richest Black Man In The World
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Forbes Magazine Names Dangote The Richest Black Man In The World

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has been named by Forbes Magazine as richest black billionaire in the world. The cement industrialist is said to be worth $12.2billion Dangote, who was not the only Nigerian to make the list, was placed on 1st position. Other Nigerian billionaires like Mike Adenuga and Folorunsho Alakija also graced the list. See Forbes world’s top ten the black billionaires: 1. Aliko Dangote: $12,2 billion. Dangote is the undisputed richest person in Africa, he also happens to be the richest black person in the world. He founded the Dangote Group 35 years ago and still serves as its CEO and president. The vast majority of his wealth is derived from Dangote Cement. Dangote is an active philanthropist and focuses his charity work on education, agriculture a...
CHAN: Dele Ajiboye Took Nigeria To CHAN Final – Sudan’s Logarusic Hrvatsko
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CHAN: Dele Ajiboye Took Nigeria To CHAN Final – Sudan’s Logarusic Hrvatsko

The coach of Sudan, Logarusic Hrvatsko, says goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye singlehandedly took Nigeria to the final of African Nations Championship in Morocco. Hrvatsko said Ajiboye was the man of the match because of his heroic performance between the sticks. The home-based Eagles pipped the Falcons of Sudan 1-0 to reach the first ever final of the championship. After the match, the Sudan coach said, “Ajiboye was the one that took them to the final. He gave to them a nice confidence and when the needed help in the goal, he was the one that helped. “He played the game well and he is the man of the match for me. What I realised when he was coming was that he was a cool guy, though he looked a bit older. “I say congratulations to the Nigerian team but you know sometimes in football,...
CHAN: Super Eagles Must Improve On Goal Scoring In S-FAgainst Sudan – Emmanuel Amuneke
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CHAN: Super Eagles Must Improve On Goal Scoring In S-FAgainst Sudan – Emmanuel Amuneke

Al Khartoum Watani’s Nigerian manager, Emmanuel Amuneke, has warned that the Home Super Eagles risk failure to reach CHAN 2018 final if they don’t improve in scoring in their semi-final clash with Sudan. The Home Eagles led by Salisu Yusuf on Sunday reached the semi-finals of the competition coming from a goal down to beat Angola 2-1 after squandering several scoring chances during the game. Gabriel Okechukwu secured a semi-final berth for Nigeria in the tournament with solo effort in the second half of extra time after Anthony Okpotu had restored parity for Nigeria in the stoppage time. “The Sudanese side was more physical in their approach to the game and we all saw how they stifled the Zambians’ creativity and that was enough for them to emerge winners in their quarter-final ga...
CHAN: Super Eagles Spy On Likely Quarterfinal Foes Congo, Angola Tonight
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CHAN: Super Eagles Spy On Likely Quarterfinal Foes Congo, Angola Tonight

Officials have disclosed that the Super Eagles will be at Grand Stade Agadir tonight to watch likely quarterfinalists Congo and Angola battle for the leadership of Group D. “We will watch the last Group D match between Angola and Congo tonight in Agadir before we head back to Tangier for our quarterfinal possibly against one of these teams on Sunday,” disclosed Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye. However, Burkina Faso still have a mathematical chance of also sneaking into the last-eight. Congo have won their first two games and have six points, Angola are on four points, while Burkina Faso have a point and will need a big win over already-eliminated Cameroon tonight and for Angola to lose to go through. Angola need only a draw with leaders Congo to finish as runners-up and set-up a...
CHAN: Super Eagles Sparkle To Top Group For Quarter-Finals Berth
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CHAN: Super Eagles Sparkle To Top Group For Quarter-Finals Berth

The home-based Super Eagles on Tuesday whipped Equatorial Guinea 3-1 after coming from behind in Agadir, to advance into the quarter-finals of the 5th African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Morocco. The Nigerian side dominated the game with many goal scoring chances being wasted as they had earlier done in each of their first two matches against Rwanda and Libya. They had only Sunday Faleye’s 79th minute goal in the 1-0 win against Libya to point to before Tuesday’s match, and they soon looked like having to regret their wastefulness. From a corner kick, Equatorial Guinea took the lead with five minutes to half time when Nsi Eyama’s powerful header flew past goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa into the net. Faleye had a great opportunity to level up three minutes later as Antho...
Queues At Sudan Bakeries As Bread Prices Soar
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Queues At Sudan Bakeries As Bread Prices Soar

Angry Sudanese queued outside bakeries in Khartoum on Friday as bread prices doubled overnight, with bakers blaming a government decision to stop importing wheat. Customers had to wait nearly an hour to buy a loaf, while several bakery operators said price hikes on flour meant they would be forced to stop production entirely. “All bakeries have decided to raise the price of bread after the price of flour was raised yesterday,” Mohamed al-Saeed, a member of a bakery owners’ union, told AFP. Flour manufacturers had raised the price of a 50kilo sack of wheat flour from 167 to 450 Sudanese pounds ($65), he said. That sent bread prices soaring across Sudan, threatening to bring bakeries to a halt. “Once my existing stock of flour finishes, I will stop making bread,” said Mohamed ...
MDCN And Foreign Trained Doctors
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MDCN And Foreign Trained Doctors

That more than two hundred foreign trained doctors failed an induction examination that would qualify them to be licensed to practice in this country has raised a lot of concern for the students, their parents, the medical profession and the country as well. The exam which took place between November 15 and 17 followed three months' training at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State. A total of 680 doctors sat for the exams but only 240 or about 35 per cent passed while 440 of them or 65 per cent failed. However, the students made many allegations against Dr Tajudeen Sanusi, Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria [MDCN] which conducted the exam. They cited irregularities such as the examination questions were not part of the curriculum and a baseless marking scheme. The stu...
Top US Official In Sudan To Push For Human Rights
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Top US Official In Sudan To Push For Human Rights

US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan arrived on Thursday in Sudan for a two-day visit to push for human rights and religious freedom, weeks after Washington ended sanctions against Khartoum. Sullivan is the highest ranking official from US President Donald Trump’s administration to visit Khartoum since the trade embargo was lifted on October 12. For Khartoum, his visit is an opportunity to push for removing Sudan from Washington’s blacklist of “state sponsors of terrorism”. Sullivan will meet top Sudanese officials and discuss “human rights including religious freedom”, the US State Department said ahead of his visit. Washington has regularly expressed concerns about Khartoum’s human rights record given the restrictions on religious and media freedoms in the country. R...
World Cup: Super Eagles Can Shock Big Teams In Russia – Emmanuel Amuneke
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World Cup: Super Eagles Can Shock Big Teams In Russia – Emmanuel Amuneke

Nigeria must be ready to face the best teams in the world at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, according to former Super Eagles star Emmanuel Amuneke. The Super Eagles of Nigeria are in Pot 4 ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw billed for Friday, December 1 in Russia and Amuneke believes the team can show their class if they brace themselves for the challenges which come with playing at the biggest stage like the FIFA World Cup. “The World Cup is the biggest stage for any team or player to show their prowess and the Super Eagles should not be cowed about the prospect of beating the top teams,” Amuneke, who is the new coach of Al Khartoum Watani of Sudan, said. “Obviously, nobody gave the team (Super Eagles) a chance to beat Argentina in Tuesday’s international friendly but we a...
Foreign Airlines’ $221m Still Trapped In Nigeria – IATA
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Foreign Airlines’ $221m Still Trapped In Nigeria – IATA

The global airline industry has $1.2bn blocked in nine dollar-strapped African countries, the International Air Transport Association said on Monday. The global commodities price crash that began in 2014 hit economies across Africa hard, particularly big resource exporters such as Angola and Nigeria. An IATA official, Adefunke Adeyemi, told Reuters in Kigali, Rwanda, during an aviation meeting that last year, Nigeria owed airliners $600m but as of October, the amount had fallen to $221m (about N79.5bn). Adeyemi said of the total of $1.2bn, Angola had blocked the largest amount of $500m, while Sudan had held up $200m. Experts have noted that low oil and mineral prices have reduced government revenue and caused chronic dollar shortages and immense pressure on local currencies. ...
1.25 Million Face Starvation In War-Torn South Sudan
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1.25 Million Face Starvation In War-Torn South Sudan

In war-torn South Sudan 1.25 million people are facing starvation, double the number from the same time last year, according to a report by the United Nations and the government released Monday. This country could once again plunge into famine in 2018, warn humanitarians and the government. “The widespread and extreme food consumption gaps … should make us all extremely concerned about the worst case scenario of famine in many locations across South Sudan in 2018,” said Katie Rickard, country coordinator for REACH, a humanitarian research initiative that provided data for the report. Humanitarians blame the worsening situation on South Sudan’s continuing conflict, which is nearing its fifth year and has killed more than 50,000 people. In February, the world’s youngest nation de...
Sudan Forces Seize Tons Of Hashish In Darfur Ambush
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Sudan Forces Seize Tons Of Hashish In Darfur Ambush

A controversial Sudanese counter-insurgency unit said on Sunday it had seized 19 tonnes of hashish in war-torn Darfur, in one of the largest hauls ever reported in Sudan. Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF), usually used to crush rebels in the country’s conflict areas, seized two vehicles loaded with hashish after a gunfight with smugglers in the state of South Darfur last week. On Sunday, the security forces showed tonnes of seized cannabis to reporters at an RSF camp in Khartoum. Dozens of blue plastic sacks full of hashish were on display, while some was spread out on a carpet in the compound of the camp. “On Tuesday, October 31, our troops clashed with a gang of smugglers when we ambushed them,” RSF spokesperson Abdulrahman al-Jaali told reporters. “We captured their chie...
Seven Killed In Kenya High School Shooting During Raid
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Seven Killed In Kenya High School Shooting During Raid

A Kenya police official says seven people, including six students, have been shot dead when herdsmen from neighboring South Sudan raided a high school. Regional criminal investigations chief Gideon Kibunja said Saturday’s dawn attack occurred at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School near the countries’ border. Kibunja says a key suspect is a senior at the school who was suspended last week after he was found fighting and had vowed to take revenge. The incident comes a month after a high school girl was charged with murdering nine of her colleagues in a fire at a Nairobi boarding school Kenya’s border areas are littered with firearms from neighboring countries that have experienced war. Get more stories like t
Time Not Yet Right for Sudan Talks On Terror Blacklist – US Envoy
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Time Not Yet Right for Sudan Talks On Terror Blacklist – US Envoy

The top US envoy in Sudan said on Saturday that conditions have to be “right” for holding talks with Khartoum on removing it from Washington’s blacklist of state sponsors of “terrorism”. US charge d’affaires to Khartoum Steven Koutsis’ remarks came a day after Washington ended its 20-year-old trade embargo on the east African country. However, the US did not drop Sudan from the blacklist, a consistent demand by Khartoum in return for co-operating with US intelligence agencies in fighting “terrorism”. “This is something that both sides are keenly willing to discuss, but we have to be certain that conditions are right for discussions to remove [Sudan] from the list,” Koutsis said at a press conference at the US mission in Khartoum. “The government of Sudan knows fully well what i...
Sudan Hails End Of American Trade Embargo As Positive Decision
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Sudan Hails End Of American Trade Embargo As Positive Decision

Sudan on Friday welcomed the US decision to end its 20-year trade embargo against Khartoum as a “positive decision” but called for Washington to go further and take the country off its blacklist of state terror sponsors. Earlier on Friday, Washington announced it was ending the embargo, citing improvements made by Sudan in its human rights record. “The leaders of Sudan, the government of Sudan and the people of Sudan welcome the positive decision taken by American President Donald Trump of removing the economic sanctions completely,” the official SUNA news agency quoted a statement issued by the foreign ministry. The US decision came after months of diplomatic talks between the two countries that began during the tenure of former US president Barack Obama. The ministry said Fri...
Trump Administration Asks Court To Lift Refugee Ban Limits
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Trump Administration Asks Court To Lift Refugee Ban Limits

The Justice Department on Monday filed an emergency application at the United States Supreme Court seeking to block an appeals court decision that curbed President Donald Trump’s effort to temporarily bar most refugees from entering the country. The department did not ask the court to immediately block a separate part of Thursday’s ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that said grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins of legal U.S. residents should be exempted from Trump’s ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. The court filing is the latest twist in the ongoing legal fight over Trump’s sweeping executive order issued in March that barred travelers from Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days, a move the Republican presiden...
Red Cross Warns Unpaid Wages Deepening South Sudan Crisis
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Red Cross Warns Unpaid Wages Deepening South Sudan Crisis

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross warned on Monday that South Sudan’s inability to pay civil servants risked worsening a humanitarian crisis and urged donors to step in. ICRC chief Peter Maurer was in Kampala after a three-day visit to conflict-torn South Sudan, where he warned of a “spiral which no international actor can prevent” as civil servants working in critical sectors such as health and water services go unpaid. Maurer said he had “rarely seen another conflict in the world where the fighting and the economic fragility – the inability of the state to pay salaries – has had so much humanitarian impact.” He called for the international community and national actors “to use every resource possible to finance the salaries of those who are working in crit...
Nearly 200 Refugees ‘Thrown’ Into Yemen Sea, 50 Missing
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Nearly 200 Refugees ‘Thrown’ Into Yemen Sea, 50 Missing

More refugees and migrants have been "deliberately drowned" by human smugglers for the second time in 24 hours off the coast of Yemen, according to the United Nation's migration agency. Patrol teams from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) found in the south of Yemen at least five bodies on Thursday morning, and are still searching for at least 50 more who remain missing. "It is indeed a very dramatic situation," Laurent de Boeck, the agency's Yemen chief of mission, told Al Jazeera from Brussels on Thursday. "They were in a boat with smugglers, who dropped them at sea before arriving at the shores. Some people have disappeared. But others were actually buried by their friends on the beaches." De Boeck said the incident was reported by some of the survivors, whom...

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