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55-year-old driver dies in Nigerian hotel after sex

A 55-year-old commercial bus driver has been found dead in a hotel at Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, after allegedly having sex with a single mother of three. Saturday PUNCH gathered that the deceased was accompanied by a lady into a hotel along Ibusa bypass, close …

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Lesotho’s First Lady wanted by police

Police in Lesotho are appealing for help to trace Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s current wife who they want to question over the 2017 murder of his estranged wife. Maesaiah Thabane has not been charged, but police want to speak to her about Lipolelo Thabane’s killing, a government spokesman told the …

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Six countries condemn changing CFA franc’s name to eco

Five English-speaking West African countries and Guinea have criticised a move to change the name of the regional currency from CFA franc to the eco. The West African Economic and Monetary Union, made up of eight former French colonies and former Portuguese colony Guinea Bissau, said in December that it …

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World’s biggest uncut diamond sold to Louis Vuitton

A huge diamond unearthed in Botswana in April has been sold to French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton for an undisclosed sum. The 1,758-carat stone is reportedly the second-largest found in a century. It has been named Sewelô meaning “rare find” in the Setswana language, and came from the Karowe …

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Nigerian comedian arrested over facebook posts

A popular stand-up comedian in Akwa Ibom State has been arrested by the police allegedly on the order of an Akwa Ibom government official. The comedian, whose stage name is Sir James, was arrested on Wednesday in Uyo. He is accused of posting “injurious” comments on Facebook against the commissioner …

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At least 15 killed in Mali night attack

There are reports from central Mali that at least 15 people have been killed in an overnight attack on a Fulani village. A security official told the French news agency that some of the victims had their throats slit during the attack on Sinda village near the town of Douentza …

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Africa’s richest woman could run for Angola presidency

Exiled daughter of former Angolan president Isabel dos Santos could consider running for the presidency reports have suggested. Isabale, who is Africa’s richest woman according to Forbes, has experienced hard times since her father left power in 2017. In an interview with the Portuguese TV channel RTP on Wednesday she …

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