TimeLine Layout

September, 2019

  • 16 September

    Nigeria: Detained activist Omoyele Sowore files fresh bail application in court

    Omoyele Sowore, the Nigerian  prominent journalist, human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner, has applied for bail in a fresh application he filed at the Federal Hight Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Sowore, founder of Sahara Reporters, an online news agency based in New York City that focuses on corruption, human rights abuses and other political misconduct in Nigeria,  was arrested 3 …

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  • 16 September

    Germany ready to take in 25% of migrants arriving in Italy by sea

    Germany is prepared to take in 25 percent of migrants who arrive in Italy by boat, Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung on Friday. In an apparent goodwill gesture ahead of European Union talks on immigration later this month, Seehofer said: “If all that has been agreed stands, we would be able to take in 25 …

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  • 16 September

    Police arrest DR Congo’s ex-health minister for mismanagement of Ebola funds

    Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, a former minister of health in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been arrested by the police for alleged mismanagement of $150 million funds, earmarked for Ebola epidemic. Ilunga was grilled earlier this month and he denied any wrongdoing. The police however arrested and detained Ilunga following a tip-off that he was going to flee the …

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  • 15 September

    Oba of Benin, Gov Obaseki to grace Edo Day in Italy

    Dignitaries including the Oba of Benin and Governor Godwin Obaseki expected in Rome as Edo indigenes in Italy gather to celebrate Edo Day 2019. The Edo State Cultural Association, an organization of indigenes of Edo State resident in Italy, will hold its annual Edo Day in Rome on 29 September. The festival will celebrate the culture of Edo people, including …

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  • 15 September

    Ethiopia unveils blueprint to create ‘economic miracle’

    The government of Ethiopia has unveiled what it describes as a “Homegrown Economic Reform” agenda aimed at unlocking the country’s development potential. “Several months in the making and spearheaded by some of Ethiopia’s finest minds, our initiative aims to propel Ethiopia into becoming the African icon of prosperity by 2030,” said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia. He made the …

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  • 15 September

    South Africa’s president booed as world leaders bid farewell to Mugabe

    President Cyril Ramaphosa booed at Mugabe’s funeral in Harare over xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals living in South Africa as world leaders pay tribute to the founding father of Zimbabwe. World leaders gathered in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, on Saturday for the funeral of the country’s former president, Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Among the statesmen and women who attended the event …

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  • 15 September

    African women discuss technology in Berlin

    The conference, according to the organizers, will welcome attendees to a day of talks, panel discussions and workshops centred on ‘Women, Leadership, Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the African Continent’.

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  • 14 September

    New EU regulation on online banking & e-payment goes into effect

    The new EU ‘Delegated Regulation’ on strong customer authentication enters into force on Saturday (14 September 2019). You have to identify yourself in two different ways to complete an online purchase or bank transaction.

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  • 13 September

    African leaders converge on Harare for Robert Mugabe’s funeral

    Nigeria’s vice president, professor Yemi Osinbajo, will represent Nigeria at the funeral of Robert Mugabe, the late former president of Zimbabwe. More than a dozen current and former leaders, including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, are expected to attend the event, holding on Saturday, 14 September at the National Stadium in Harare . On …

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  • 13 September

    Xenophobia: Nigerian mission in South Africa denies arrest of returnees

    The Nigerian mission in South Africa, on Friday, denied arrest report of Nigerian returnees by the immigration during the course of evacuation. On Wednesday, 189 Nigerians were evacuated from South Africa, in the wake of xenophobic attacks on them and other foreign nationals living in the country.   The Air Peace flight, which volunteered to evacuate the returnees, arrived the …

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