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French journalists urge Algeria to free jailed reporter

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French journalists on Monday demanded the release of Algerian reporter Khaled Drareni, who was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment over his coverage of an anti-government...
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Oil marketers debunk NNPC’s N5.35 billion petrol subsidy payment claim

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Oil marketers have denied receiving petrol subsidy payments in June 2020 as disclosed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in its latest operations report....
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Sudan premier tells US top envoy he’s not authorised to normalise ties with Israel

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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday that he was not mandated to normalise ties with Israel, and...
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Sudan, Egyptian premiers call for permanent deal on Ethiopia dam

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Sudanese and Egyptian prime ministers on Saturday called for a permanent agreement on the controversial Ethiopian dam, saying that it will be the only way...
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Angolan court sentences ex-strongman’s son to five years for fraud

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Angola’s Supreme Court on Friday handed a five-year jail sentence to Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the son of the oil-rich country’s former president, for fraud...
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WHO urges Nigeria to decentralise coronavirus testing

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World Health Organization The World Health Organisation has commended Nigeria for being able to set up 61 laboratories that can test for COVID-19 in the...
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NNPC spends N36 billion on pipeline repairs, loses N8 billion petroleum products in five months

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Unending vandalisation of oil and gas assets and petroleum products theft continue to impact the country negatively, as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, weekend,...
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WHO warns of drawn out pandemic as South Africa cases top 500,000

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The UN health agency warned that the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy and could lead to “response fatigue”, as the case count in South Africa...
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UAE starts up first Arab nuclear plant

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The oil-rich United Arab Emirates on Saturday announced the startup of its Barakah nuclear power plant, a first for the Arab world. “UAE first nuclear...
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Nigeria re-opens 14 airports as coronavirus cases escalate

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Nigeria has re-opened 14 airports months after recording more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases and 858 deaths. Since the index case on February 27, the country...