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India will soon become the fourth nation to land on the moon

India is set to become the latest country to land on the moon. The South Asian country announced that its Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon will launch between July 9-16 this year, after earlier plans for an April lift-off were scrapped.  In a Twitter post, Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) said: …

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Tiger Woods to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom when he visits President Trump next week

American Golf champion, Tiger Woods, who won his fifth Masters last month is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom when he visits President Donald Trump at the White House next week. According to CNN, Tiger Woods will visit the White House next week, where he will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom …

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28-year-old Nigerian, Victor Ude dies in South African police custody

Victor Ude, a 28-year-old Nigerian man died on Wednesday in a police holding cell in Cape Town, South Africa. The country’s police watchdog, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday and said it was investigating the death. IPID’s spokesperson, Moses Dlamini, disclosed that it was alleged that …

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Ghanaian minister, Rockson Bukari resigns over bribery allegation

Rockson Bukari, a Minister of State in Ghana, has resigned after he was caught on tape attempting to bribe a journalist and stop him from publishing damaging reports involving a mining company. President Nana Akufo-Addo has since accepted Bukari’s resignation and wished him well, the Communications Director at the Presidency, …

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Photo: Man found guilty of plotting to blow up Etihad flight out of Sydney by hiding bomb disguised as a meat mincer in the luggage of his brother

An Australian court on Wednesday, found a man guilty of plotting to blow up a an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney at the behest of the Islamic State militant group, by hiding a bomb in the luggage of his brother. Police had accused the man, Khaled Khayat, and another …

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‘We have eliminated hunger from Ghana’ – Agric Minister, Owusu Afriyie Akoto

Ghana’s Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, says the Akufo-Addo government has improved productivity in the agricultural sector and eliminated hunger in the country ‘to the extent that we now export food crops to neighbouring countries like Ivory Coast, Togo and Burkina Faso”. According to him, farmers across the …

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Egypt announces plan to hold referendum on extending President Sisi’s rule till 2030

Egypt’s election commission announced today that a referendum potentially allowing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 will take place on April 20-22. The ballot, featuring several constitutional amendments, was given final approval in parliament on Tuesday.   The changes, if approved, would extend Sisi’s current term …

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Algeria to hold presidential election July 4

Algeria will hold presidential election on July 4, the interim presidency on Wednesday said after weeks of mass protests led to the resignation of long-serving leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. No further details were immediately given. On Tuesday, Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah had said he would organise free elections within 90 days. …

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Father fatally shoots the mother of his child in front of police station during custody exchange

A man fatally shot the mother of his child in front of police officers during a custody exchange taking place in front of the Hawthorne police station. Jacob Munn, 31, got into an argument with his baby mama during a custody exchange of their 17-month-old child around 6 p.m. Sunday, …

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Bukola Saraki leads National Assembly’s delegation to IPU meeting in Qatar

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Saturday morning arrived Doha, Qatar, as leader of the National Assembly’s delegation to the 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting that commenced on 5th April, and to end on 8th April, 2019. The Deputy Speaker, Hon. Yussuff Lasun Suleimon is the Deputy leader of …

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