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Woman forces 14-year old girl to sit on hot stove

Abuja – The police in Dutse, Abuja, have detained a woman for allegedly forcing a 14-year old girl to sit on a hot stove as punishment for habitual bed wetting. Read More »

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

It had also banned flights and ships from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three worst-hit countries. Read More »

Libya PM resigns amid power struggle

Libya PM resigns amid power struggle

(BBC) – Abdullah al-Thinni has stepped down as Libya’s prime minister in a move to end the power struggle in the country. Read More »

Military units in Lesotho have seized the police headquarters

Military units in Lesotho have seized the police headquarters

(BBC) – Soldiers in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho have seized the police headquarters in an apparent coup attempt, officials say. Read More »

Nigeria launches electronic ID cards

Nigeria launches electronic ID cards

(BBC) – Nigeria’s president has formally launched a national electronic identity card, which all Nigerians will have to have by 2019 if they want to vote. Read More »

Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub Port Harcourt

Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub Port Harcourt

(BBC) – Nigeria has confirmed its first Ebola death outside Lagos – a doctor in the oil hub of Port Harcourt. Read More »

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria closes all schools until October

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria closes all schools until October

(BBC) – All schools in Nigeria have been ordered to remain shut until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Read More »

Nigerian troops cross border after Boko Haram clashes

Nigerian troops cross border after Boko Haram clashes

Some 480 Nigerian soldiers have crossed into Cameroon following fierce fighting with Boko Haram militants. Read More »

US alarm at air strikes on Libya

US alarm at air strikes on Libya

(BBC) – US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week that targeted Islamist militia. Read More »

Japan offers unapproved drug to treat Ebola

Japan offers unapproved drug to treat Ebola

Japan would like to offer a drug to help treat the deadly Ebola virus before the World Health Organization officially rules on its use, the country’s top government spokesman said on Monday. Read More »

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