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    World Nigerian-born Obi to lead Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa initiative – Punch Newspapers

    Nigerian-born United States’ based scholar, Dr Cyril Obi, has been appointed to direct the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa programme, an initiative of Social Science Research Council. According to a statement from SSRC, Obi, who is the Programme Director of the organisation’s African...
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    World 28 killed, over 2,500 arrested in Addis Ababa clashes – Daily Nation

    At least 28 people have been killed and more than 2,500 youths arrested in the latest flare-up in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, an official has confirmed. Addis Ababa Police Commissioner, Major General Degife Badi, on Monday said the deaths … Read more via Daily Nation | Home –...
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    World France says ‘no alternative’ to AU-led plan on C.Africa – ModernGhana News

    France's foreign minister said an African Union-led plan was the only viable way to end fighting among rival factions in the Central African Republic, pushing back Monday against an alternative peace process steered by Russia. "There is no alternative that is either desirable or is likely to...
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    World 6 siblings of an Arizona Congress member endorse his opponent in attack ads – Vox

    Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar is facing attacks from an atypical group in his reelection bid: his own family. Six of Gosar’s nine brothers and sisters have endorsed his Democratic opponent, Dr. David Brill, and appeared in Brill’s campaign videos discussing their brother. One … Read...
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    World Trump meets Japan’s Abe in NY ahead of UN assembly – Yahoo News

    New York (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Sunday flew to New York ahead of this week’s gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, where he met with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the evening. “Going to New York. Will … Read more via Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines –...
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    Metro Meghan Markle arrives in Oscar de la Renta top for outing with Prince Harry – Mail Online

    The Duchess of Sussex eschewed tracksuit bottoms and trainers in favour of a head-to-toe designer ensemble as she took part in a netball practice session on Monday. Meghan, 37, looked stunning in an £1,636 Oscar de la Renta top and £555 Altuzarra trousers as she joined Prince Harry, … Read...
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    World EFF calls on Die Stem removed from the national anthem – IOL

    Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has used the Heritage Day celebrations in the country to call for the removal of Die Stem from the national anthem. EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said his party also wants the removal of all apartheid and colonial statues and … Read...
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    World Prosecutor wants Frenchman jailed for rape in Nobel scandal – The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

    Swedish prosecutors on Monday called for a minimum three-year sentence against a Frenchman accused of two counts of rape, in one of the first big trials to come out of the #MeToo movement. Defendant Jean-Claude Arnault is an influential figure... Read more via The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper...