24 bodies recovered from flooded gold mine in Zimbabwe

The bodies of 24 gold miners have been recovered from a flooded mine in Zimbabwe, and rescuers have pulled out eight survivors who had been trapped underground, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation reported. Authorities said the accident happened after shafts and underground tunnels where the illegal miners were working became flooded …

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Tanzania convicts ‘Ivory queen’

A Tanzanian court is to sentence a 69-year-old Chinese woman for her role in trafficking tusks from more than 400 elephants, reports AFP. Yang Fenlan, dubbed the “Ivory Queen”, was convicted in Dar es Salaam of trafficking 860 tusks between 2000 and 2014, according to the news agency. It says …

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Ghana and Tunisia set new agenda for growth

Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP) has hinted of a renewed commitment by Ghana and Tunisia to set a new agenda for deepened engagement at all levels and particularly within the area of economic cooperation. The Hon. Minister made the pronouncement when she …

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Nigeria election 2019: Appeal for calm after shock delay

Nigeria’s president and leading opposition candidate have appealed for calm after the shock move to delay elections for a week. President Muhammadu Buhari said he was “deeply disappointed” but urged people to refrain from “civil disorder”. Main rival Atiku Abubakar called for patience but accused the administration of “anti-democratic acts”. …

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Nigeria reschedules general election to February 23

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed to February 23rd, the country’s general election earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 16th, 2019. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, while briefing newsmen at the commission’s headquarters, announced that “Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan, and …

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