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Police patrol Nigeria’s Lagos after the president warned protesters »Capital News

Lagos, Nigeria, October 23 – Sporadic shots were fired in Lagos on Friday as security forces patrolled Nigeria’s largest city after days of unrest following the shooting of protesters who sparked a conviction at home and abroad. President Muhammadu Buhari warned protesters in a televised address on Thursday against undermining national security when he called for an end to the …

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Nigeria protests: The misinformation circulating online

By Peter MwaiBBC Reality Check Related topics Reality check Image rightsReuters Image descriptionThere have been protests against the Sars police unit for two weeks Protests began in Nigeria earlier this month calling on the authorities to abolish a controversial police force called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars). The story started worldwide, with thousands of posts on social media, but not …

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The Israeli delegation is visiting Sudan to normalize relations with the Middle East

The one-day return trip has fueled speculation that Israel could soon sign a normalization treaty with Sudan. An Israeli delegation visited Sudan to discuss the normalization of relations after the US-brokered deal between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The one-day return trip fueled speculation that Israel could soon reach a peace deal with the Arab-led …

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Raila asks the African Union not to let the Nigerian government investigate police brutality incidents and prosecute perpetrators

ODM chairman Raila Odinga has urged the African Union and Nigerian authorities to speed up the investigation into the injury and killing of peaceful protesters in Nigeria. In a statement on Thursday, the former prime minister described the maiming and killing of unarmed civilians as “extremely worrying and unacceptable”. “There is no excuse for this brutality towards unarmed civilians protesting …

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Key role of SMEs in reducing inequality in emerging economies

Ideas & discussion Key role of SMEs in reducing inequality in emerging economies Thursday October 22, 2020 A trader in a market in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG FROM SOROMFE UZOMAHMore from this author Summary SMEs represent around 90 percent of companies and more than 50 percent of employment worldwide. Formal SMEs contribute up to 40 percent of national income …

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Captive-raised salmon in the wild can do more harm than good, »Capital News

Paris, France, October 21 – The release of captive-farmed Atlantic salmon into the ocean, a long-standing stock-boosting practice for commercial fisheries, slows the rate at which wild populations multiply and can ultimately do more harm than good, the researchers warned on Wednesday. According to a study in the Royal Society’s biological research journal Proceedings B, salmon born in hatcheries in …

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Egypt reports 158 new COVID-19 cases, the highest since mid-September

High School and Al-Azhar High School final exams begin under strict precautionary measures, sterilization and temperature measurement for students before the exam begins June 21, 2020 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Ziad Ahmed / NurPhoto via Getty Images) High School and Al-Azhar High School final exams begin under strict precautionary measures, sterilization and temperature measurement for students before the exam …

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Shelter Afrique is planning affordable houses in Kenya after the Rwanda project

Companies Shelter Afrique is planning affordable houses in Kenya after the Rwanda project Wednesday October 21, 2020 Andrew Chimphondah, CEO of Shelter Afrique. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY JAMES KARIUKIMore from this author Summary Chairman Steve Mainda said the company’s focus is on creating a development impact and creating value for the shareholder on all major residential projects. Andrew Chimphondah, …

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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases top 1.65 million with nearly 40,000 deaths

A medical worker checks a local’s temperature during a regional health screening program in Rustenburg, South Africa on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers / Bloomberg via Getty Images The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent reached 1,654,412 on Tuesday, the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The Africa CDC, a …

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Libya reports 1,159 new COVID-19 cases

TRIPOLI, LIBYA – MARCH 25: Officials are performing disinfection work as part of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions in Martyrs Square in Tripoli, Libya on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Hazem Turkia / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) TRIPOLI, LIBYA – MARCH 25: Officials are performing disinfection work as part of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions in Martyrs Square in Tripoli, Libya on March …

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