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23 May 2018
The first Figma Africa Road Show debuted recently in Lagos and it was all about everything design. In partnership with the MEST Incubator, the meet-up brought together over 200 designers, developers and tech enthusiasts.
22 May 2018
Accused of being a sponsor of Boko Haram when he was Governor of Borno, Alli Modu Sheriff is back in the APC from the PDP. The senator, who continues to deny ties with the terrorist group was in Aso Rock last week to meet President Buhari.
18 May 2018
Techfest is about bringing together a community of like-minded participants to showcase Nigeria’s best talent ideas and businesses with a focus on technology.
18 May 2018
The Gambian government has put up for sale some of the luxury belongings of the country's ex-dictator, Yahyah Jammeh. President Adama Barrow's government wants to auction the items to offset the country's huge debt.
16 May 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot on Saturday, May 19 at a royal ceremony in England. Despite the global attention, only about 600 guests have been invited for the ceremony.
15 May 2018
Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, the EFCC is set to move into its N24bn head office. The high-rise building located in Abuja will serve as the permanent home of the agency.
14 May 2018
Port Harcourt, Rivers State was ravaged by a rainstorm on Monday, May 7. The devastation wreaked havoc in Rumuola, Aba Road and GRA between 2:30 and 3 pm. The powerful storm tore off roofs of buildings, knocked down trees and damaged some buildings.
13 May 2018
Street beggars in the West African nation of Ghana are now to pay taxes on their earnings. The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) served the notice to street beggars as part of plans to widen the tax net.
9 May 2018
A malignant brain tumour in mobile phone users has doubled in the last two decades. The Journal of Public Health and Environment links the rise of brain cancer (gliomas) to mobile phone use.
7 May 2018
An Australian scientist has embarked on a trip to Switzerland to end his life through assisted suicide. Goodall, who was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his scientific work, lived a quiet life in the western city of Perth.
4 May 2018
May Day popularly called Workers Day is an annual celebration of workers globally. In Nigeria, the day was marked with marches and processions by the organised labour unions across the country. Amid calls by labour unions for government to consider a new minimum wage of between N56,000 and N90,000, labour should look beyond the increase in wages.
2 May 2018
Kenya's plastic bag ban is already yielding results, eight months after it came into effect. Initially considered draconian because of the stiff penalties, the country is now the better for it.


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Pope Francis heads Friday (September 22) to Marseille for a two-day visit focused on the Mediterranean and migration, and bringing a message of tolerance amid bitter debate over how Europe manages asylum seekers.
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Aid agencies in Libya said local authorities and charities are struggling with the scale of the disaster. Survivors are now at risk from the spread of diseases such as cholera.
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For one group, at least, the erection of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961 was a stroke of luck. Over the following decades, the Wall would be the lifeblood of the East German secret police, known as the Stasi.
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Often the only way to identify the dead after natural disasters, like Libya's floods or Hawaii's wildfire, is with DNA, fingerprints and dental records.
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Polish consulates reportedly handed out visas to migrants from Asia and Africa in exchange for thousands of dollars. The allegations could hurt Poland's anti-migration ruling party in upcoming elections.
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Many people in Libya have been left without fresh drinking water since the floods contaminated sources, but there's a new danger if they travel to get water: landmines displaced by strong currents.