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By Tajuddin
In OPINION
Jan 15th, 2016
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This article by: Owei Lakemfa The content of this [report/study/article/publication…] does not reflect the official opinion of the DIPLOMAT NEWS NETWORK. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own. – ERITREA is a relatively unknown African country. Little news filters out. In October 20...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 13th, 2016
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Niamey, Niger ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Hama Amadou, a major opposition figure in Niger and a presidential candidate, has declared himself a political prisoner, his lawyer said on Wednesday, meaning he is now likely to spend time leading up to the February polls in jail. Amadou was one of 15 c...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 12th, 2016
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Abuja, Nigeria (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria has killed 41 people out of 93 reported cases, Health Minister Isaac Adewole said Tuesday. Adewole however said the spread of the disease had not gone beyond 10 states of the country, denying reports it had spread to...
By Tajuddin
In Local News
Jan 7th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – A new contingent of 140 Nigerian police officers has been deployed in Somalia under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to support ongoing pacification efforts. The newly deployed personnel replace their colleagues who completed a one year tour of d...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 4th, 2016
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Porto-Novo, Benin ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A prominent Benin businessman, Sebestien Ajavon, announced on Sunday he would run for president in an election scheduled for February in the tiny West African state that borders Nigeria. President Thomas Boni Yayi has led the cotton-producing country...
By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Jan 1st, 2016
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Lagos, Nigeria ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Nigerian authorities have seen documents suggesting the proceeds from past crude oil sales were diverted to personal accounts rather than reaching government coffers, President Muhammadu Buhari said in a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday. Africa’...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Dec 26th, 2015
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Mogadishu , Somalia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – Some elders of several clans in Somalia, has rejected the federal approach which is fueling infighting among Somalis, describing it as movable and dumped idea from Ethiopia. The current interim constitution, which stipulates federalism did not get the suppor...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 25th, 2015
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Abuja , Nigeria ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Tens of people were killed in an explosion at a gas plant in southern Nigeria, the presidency said on Friday, with one journalist putting the death toll at 100. The blast occurred on Thursday when a truck was discharging butane gas at the facility in N...
By Tajuddin
In Local News
Dec 25th, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — About 200 Islamic extremist fighters have split from Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels, who are allied to al-Qaida, and have instead pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, Kenya’s police chief said Thursday. The splinter group is operating around the S...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 24th, 2015
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N’djamena, Chad (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Suspected Boko Haram militants launched four attacks over 24 hours on villages in Niger, Chad and Cameroon, killing at least seven people, security and administrative sources said on Wednesday. The Islamist militants are mostly based in northeaste...