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At least 30 Nigerian soldiers died in combat with Boko Haram jihadists who overran a military base in the northeast near the border with Niger, two military sources told AFP on Saturday. Scores of jihadists in trucks stormed the base at Zari village in northern Borno state late Thursday and briefly seized it after a …

A 28-year-old Saudi woman has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and six years in jail for texting on her cell phone while driving reports the Gulf News Herald. The woman who was distracted while texting and driving had an accident with a car of a member of the royal Saudi family, whose name has not …

The UK supports President Cyril Ramaphosa’s approach to land reform and believes it could potentially unlock further investment opportunities in Africa. In her first visit to the continent as UK Prime Minister, Theresa May pledged to become the G7’s biggest investor in Africa by 2022, using the UK’s development budget to not only relieve poverty, …

ITALY | Anatolia Vertadella, a 101-year-old Italian woman, has given birth to a 9-pound baby after a controversial ovary transplant widely criticized by medical professionals because of her advanced age, reports the Rivista Napoli. The illegal and controversial surgical operation was done in a private clinic in Turkey, where European laws on ovary transplants do …

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 75, the health ministry said on Monday. “In all, 111 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the area,” it said. The ministry said it recorded 47 deaths among 83 confirmed cases, plus another 28 likely due …

Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state funeral and burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian president said on Friday, calling it “a major event for our country”. The announcement was made by President Nana Akufo-Addo following a meeting with Annan’s family in Accra. Annan, a Ghanaian national and Nobel …

President Donald Trump’s tweet on farm killings and land expropriation without compensation in South Africa “smacks of arrogance and ignorance”. That is what former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson‚ Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela‚ said in a statement on Thursday. “President Donald Trump’s unfortunate tweet shows disrespect for South Africa’s sovereignty and our commitment to justice and redress. …

President Donald Trump said “everybody would be very poor” and questioned how he could be impeached when he’s made strides improving economic conditions in an interview aired Thursday. “If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be very poor,” Trump said in response to a question from Fox …