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Laycon celebrates BBNaija Season 5 victory

Lagos, Nigeria | THE INDPENDENT | Laycon, real name Olamilekan Agbelesebioba, has emerged winner of the fifth season of Big Brother Naija after polling 60 per cent of the votes in the final week. The 26-year-old rapper was announced winner at the season’s grand finale on Sunday, September 27. He …

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Norbert Mao elected secretary general of Democrat Union of Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party president Norbert Mao has been elected secretary-general of the Democrat Union of Africa (DUA). The election took place on Saturday during the organization’s general meeting which was held virtually via Zoom. The meeting attracted participants from centre-right political parties from across Africa …

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Ramaphosa supports campaign to remove statues glorifying apartheid

Cape Town, South Africa | XINHUA | President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday threw his weight behind an ongoing campaign to remove statues glorifying the apartheid past. “Monuments glorifying our divisive past should be repositioned and relocated,” Ramaphosa said in his virtual address marking the country’s Heritage Day which encourages South Africans …

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Romance in the air as Zari turns 40

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Dubai-based Ghanaian actor and movie producer Frederick Naumah has set Instagram alight, with a romantic birthday note for Zari Hassan who turned 40 yesterday. “Just when I thought of giving up to the fate that true love doesn’t exist, you came and showed me the best …

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UNICEF urges safe reopening of schools in Africa to avert losses

Nairobi, Kenya | XINHUA | The UN children’s fund UNICEF on Tuesday called on governments across Eastern and Southern Africa to urgently and safely reopen schools, as the costs of continued school closures escalate across the region. According to UNICEF, only 13 out of 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa …

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Uganda experiences mountain gorilla baby boom

Kanungu, Uganda | XINHUA | Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, host to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas is experiencing an unprecedented baby boom never recorded before according to experts. High up the ridges of what is known as one of Africa’s oldest rainforest, the population of mountain …

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