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Ukraine crisis: Biggest prisoner swap in conflict takes place

It is the biggest prisoner swap since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began in 2014Ukraine and separatist rebels in the east of the country are carrying out the biggest exchange of prisoners since the…

Egypt court sentences presidential hopeful to 6 years

Cairo - An Egyptian lawyer says a military court has sentenced an army colonel to six years in prison after he announced his intention to run against President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in next year's…

Nigerian 'mafia' working with Libyans to smuggle migrants

Benin City - Amid the global outcry over hellish migrant camps in Libya, many African leaders have accused the country of racism and crimes against their African "brothers". But for those wh…

First white farmer takes his land back in Zimbabwe

Scores of Zimbabweans nearly knocked the 71-year-old farmer off his feet as he and his two children stepped out of their car and onto their land for the first time in six months. The country's ne…

INNOSON: GTB in trouble as Nigerians rally against bank

The reported saga between the Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) and the chairman/managing director of Innoson Motors, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma is rubbing off negatively on the bank. Chukwuma was recently arrest…

Lamboginny: Singer takes songs of hope to Nigerian prisoners

Lagos. When Yinka Lawanson (better known by his stage name "Lamboginny") launched his debut album in October 2017, he chose Nigeria's Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison as the venue.Lambo…

Ex-policeman Michael Slager jailed for shooting Walter Scott

A former South Carolina police officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed African-American motorist. Michael Slager committed second-degree murder when he shot Wa…

Nigeria governor appoints sister 'commissioner for happiness'

Governor of Nigeria’s south-eastern Imo State has appointed a Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment, local media portals have reported. Rochas Okorocha’s decision has, however, received…

'Africa is not poor' - Ex Malawi leader Joyce Banda

‘Africa is not poor’This is the resounding message that former Malawi president Joyce Banda is championing as she copes with life after presidency.“Africa is not poor. We are rich in our natural resou…