‘I just feel so powerful.’ Trump hits the campaign trail in Florida for first rally since COVID-19 diagnosis

WASHINGTON – Faced with a daunting new political environment, President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail Monday as he proclaimed himself healthy and took the podium maskless at a Florida rally just a week-and-a-half after testing positive for COVID-19. “I don’t have to be locked up in my basement and I wouldn’t allow that to happen anyway,” Trump told supporters at Orlando Sanford […]

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Nigeria accepts Madagascar’s Covid-19 herbal remedy donation

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered his Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to accept a consignment of a herbal remedy from Madagascar. The consignment of the herbal tea is part of a donation from the President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina who has touted the remedy as very effective in treating and preventing the virus. The donation was meant for all countries in […]

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Congo’s ex-President Yhombi-Opango dies of Covid-19

The former president of the Republic of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango, has died in Paris from complications related to coronavirus. He was 81 years old. His family said he had been ill before contracting the virus. Mr. Yhombi-Opango led Congo-Brazzaville from 1977 until he was toppled in 1979 by the country’s current leader, Denis Sassou Nguesso. He spent several years […]

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Nigerian soldier shares video of 6-hour fight with Boko Haram and it’s no joke

A short video of over six hours of an intensive fight between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram terrorists is so alarming and heart-stopping. Sharing the video on social media, the soldier claimed that their commander and other combatants died during the clash with the terrorists. He said on Twitter that the fight which started by 5:15 pm on October 8 when […]

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Buhari’s relative kidnapped in Nigeria

Police say gunmen have kidnapped a traditional ruler in Daura who is distantly related to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. Musa Umar was seized on Wednesday evening from in front of his house by abductors who fired shots into the air, Katsina state Police Spokesman Gambo Isa told the BBC’s Nasidi Adamu Yahya. Local police say one officer who was injured […]

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Nigeria’s Atiku claims political persecution, son-in-law, lawyer arrested

Nigeria’s main opposition chief, Atiku Abubakar, has alleged political persecution about a week after he lost presidential elections. The former vice president took to Twitter to decry arrest of two allies, his son-in-law and lawyer. He said the two had been arrested because: “They are paying the price for supporting me.” Local media reported that the duo were being held […]

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Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo goes free at ICC court in The Hague

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has acquitted Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo. He had been charged with crimes against humanity in connection with violence following a disputed 2010 election that left 3,000 dead and 500,000 displaced. Mr Gbagbo was captured in 2011 in a presidential palace bunker by UN and French-backed forces supporting his rival, Alassane Ouattara. […]

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