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    Sports [List] 10 Greatest African Boxers of all Time

    Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people throw punches at each other, usually with gloved hands. Historically, the goals have been to weaken and knock down the opponent. Here is the list of 10 greatest boxers of all time in Africa: 1) Azumah Nelson (Ghanaian) Total...
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    Politics Nigeria Not Yet Decided On Joining Saudi-led Anti-Terrorism Coalition – Presidency

    Garba Shehu, spokesman for President Mohammadu Buhari on Thursday said Nigeria is yet to decide whether to join a Saudi-led alliance to fight the militant group Islamic State It was reported widely on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia announced a 34-nation Islamic military coalition which listed...
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    World List of 20 African Presidents That Died In Office

    All over the world, Africa has the highest rate of presidents that have died while in office. Seems not to be such a rare occurrence having occurred less than 50 times in recorded times with over 13 deaths occurring from 2000 till date. Such deaths have most often been from natural causes, but...
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    World Top 20 Most Brutal and Ruthless Dictators In The History of Africa

    Leadership in Africa has typically been characterized by Coup d’etats, violence and dictatorship. Some scholars have argued this because democracy is not an African ideology. Historically, leadership in Africa was based on conquest and monarchy. Regardless of how they came into power, these...
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    Metro [List] 10 Most Powerful African Countries With Best Military Strength And Fire Power

    Going by history, these are the top 10 list of powerful countries in Africa with best military strength and power. They are: 10. Libya The 2011 Libya revolution has placed a big question mark on the military capabilities of a country with population of just over 6 million. Almost 3 million...
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    World Gambia President Declares Country an Islamic Republic

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared his Muslim-majority country an Islamic republic, saying the move marks a break with the colonial past, BBC reports. Mr Jammeh told state TV the proclamation was in line with Gambia's "religious identity and values". He added that no dress code...
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    Metro Nigerian Flag is Boring: Africans React to BBC

    After BBC Africa posted a lousy statement on its social media platform asking whether the Nigeria's flag is boring or not, Africans have reacted to the post: See comments: BBC Africa Insults the Nigerian Flag ?
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    Metro Future Awards 2015: See Full List of Winners

    Few days ago, the Future Awards Africa (TFAA) held its 10th year anniversary edition at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos and lived up to its billing as Africa’s biggest youth event. The event was attended by high-profile personalities including the Kaduna state...
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    World Interesting! List of 10 African Countries and How They Got Their Names

    Here are some back-stories behind some African countries and how they got their names. 10. Liberia Liberia got its name from the group of Quakers and slaveholders who wanted to repatriate freed Black people to Africa, a report by PBS explains. The group, known as the American Colonization...
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    World [List] Top 7 Least Educated Presidents in Africa

    These are few least educated presidents in Africa, they have the least or no education background at all and are currently ruling on the continent of Africa. They are: 1. Jacob Zuma- Republic of South Africa Zuma received no formal schooling. The debate surrounding South African president...
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    Business Naira Drops to 251 Per Dollar, External Reserves at $29.7bn

    The Naira crashed further against the dollar from 247 last Thursday to 251 on Saturday at the parallel market. This came barely one week after the Central Bank of Nigeria cut foreign exchange supply to Bureau De Change operators. The central bank had during its weekly forex sale to the BDCs...
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    Metro List of 11 Longest Serving Presidents in Africa

    These are African Presidents that have been in power for so long, they have become synonymous with their countries. This is not always the case in Africa, several democratically elected Presidents have attempted to stay in office beyond their tenure and a few have actually managed to stay in...
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    Metro List of 10 Powerful And Inspirational African Women

    These are ten inspirational African women, their achievements inspire millions and enrich the global view of the African woman. Africa is not the first continent that comes to mind when you hear the word Gender equality. African women do not enjoy the societal right to exercise independence and...
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    Politics [LIST] 10 Oldest African Presidents, Buhari's Position Will Shock You

    This is a quick account into the age of Africa rulers in 2015. The Oldest presidents in Africa and most of them are still serving. Then the question of youth as leaders of tomorrow comes into play. Are youths still going to lead tomorrow? See the African presidents, their date of birth and...
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    Metro Over 23,000 Lecturers Leave Africa Annually – University Don

    Prof. Musa Aibinu, the Director, Centre for Open, Distance and e-Learning, Federal University of Technology, Minna, says about 23,000 lecturers emigrate annually from Africa to other countries yearly. Aibinu made the disclosure on Saturday in Abuja in a lecture entitled “Creating and Sustaining...
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    World Pope Francis Makes First Africa Visit

    Pope Francis will make his first entry into the Africa soil on November 25 to 30, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic since he became Pope. The Vatican said the Pope had been invited by the heads of state and local bishops to visit each of those countries. Pope Paul VI...
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    Top 10 Traditional Festivals Across Nigerian States

    With a population of 177 million people, Nigeria is obviously the largest black nation on Earth; and very rich in cultural heritages that cut across over 250 ethnic tribes and 420 languages. The peoples of Nigeria are aware of their rich cultural diversity, and this is evident in the various...
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    Metro Nigeria: Over 200,000 Kids Died From Pneumonia, Diarrhoea in 2015 - allAfrica.com

    Since the beginning of this year, about 750,000 Nigerian children under the age of five years died, as a new report 'The 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report: Sustainable Progress in the Post-2015 Era' has said. Of these, 210,557 (28 per cent) died from pneumonia and diarrhea, making...
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    Travelbeta.com - MBGN 2015 Sponsorship, Ambition And 7 Other Things Of Note

    Travelbeta.com is an emerging leader in the Nigerian Travel and Tours industry. The company caters to customers' needs in the areas of flights, hotels, airport pickups, vacation packages, corporate packages, visa assistance, and international telephone services. The Beta in Travelbeta is...
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    Entertainment Exclusive: MTN Gets Adele’s Hello As Caller Tune

    MTN, in collaboration with content provider, Content Connect Africa, and Just Music have signed a deal that gives MTN the exclusive rights to Adele Laurie Blue Adkins’ much-anticipated single, Hello, which was released last month, as a caller ring back tone. "Among others, this is the first...
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