South Africa rhino poaching: 'Web of corruption' blamed

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa's government calling for an end to rhino poaching. More than 1,000 rhinos were killed across the country in 2018 for the fifth year running. The …

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Queen hopes Prince Charles will succeed her as Commonwealth head

The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. She said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles takes over "one day", as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The role is not hereditary …

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Court orders arrest of Bukom Banku

A Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Braimah Kamoko popularly known as “Bukom Banku,” for failing to appear before it. The boxer, together with five others, four of whom are at large, is facing charges of assault, causing damage and two counts of causing harm …

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Ghana stands ready to beat malaria – Akufo-Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the effective execution of the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Control, as well as the introduction of other innovative strategies, means that “Ghana stands ready to beat malaria.” Speaking at the Malaria Summit London 2018, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, on the sidelines of the …

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Senate's Stolen Mace Recovered Under Bridge In Abuja

The Nigeria Police Force said the Mace forcefully taken away by men suspected to be thugs during plenary of the Senate on Wednesday has been recovered. Deputy Force Spokesman, SP Aremu Adeniran, said that the mace was abandoned under the flyover before the city gate in Abuja where a passerby …

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We are not lazy, Nigerian youths reply Buhari

Nigerians have taken to the social media to counter the statement made by President Buhari on Wednesday who accused youths of loving freebies above hard work. Some youths accused the president of passing on the blame as usual, while others gave instances of their colleagues doing well without government support …

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Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Edo

Unknown gunmen have abducted a Catholic priest in the Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that the priest, identified as one Fr. Edwin Omorogbe, was kidnapped around Egba junction on his way to Benin, the state capital on Wednesday evening. The abductors were said to have …

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EFCC Investigates Sen. Kwankwaso Over Diversion Of N3.08bn LGs' Funds

A former governor of Kano State currently serving in the Senate on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Rabiu Kwankwaso is under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over an allegation of diversion of local government funds amounting to N3.08billion.

Daily Trust reported …

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North Korea wants total denuclearisation, says Seoul

North Korea has expressed a desire for the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula without attaching preconditions such as the withdrawal of US troops, the South Korean president has said. The statement, unconfirmed by North Korea, comes before a summit between the leaders of the two countries on 27 April …

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Earthquake strikes near Iran nuclear power station

An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck southern Iran near the country’s only nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking countries across the Persian Gulf. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 0634 GMT some 60 …

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Merkel Signals Willingness to Compromise on EU Reform

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signalled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks Thursday in Berlin. Macron has outlined ambitious plans for greater economic integration across the bloc, but these have met resistance in …

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Iraq strikes Islamic State targets in Syria

Iraq says it has launched airstrikes in neighbouring Syria against Islamic State militants. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office says Iraqi fighter jets launched "lethal" airstrikes against the extremists in an area along the border. It says the militants posed a threat to Iraq, without providing further details.

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