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Kenya’s Table Tennis Youngsters Received Training Invitation to England

The existing development partnership between Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) and Table Tennis England (TTE) has opened a lockdown door for 14 Kenyan boys and girls to train in England by March 2021 for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is set to officially begin on 28 July and to end …

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Egypt

EGYPT: Go Green Exhibition to present natural gas-powered vehicles on the 6th

Egypt is set to launch the ‘Go Green Exhibition’, the first of its kind in a two-day event from 4th January to 6th, highlighting the conversion of vehicles to clean energy and replacement technologies at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC). The event has been sponsored by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Despite the negative effect …

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WILL JAWANDO: Meet The Agbada-wearing Nigerian American Councilman

WILL JAWANDO: Meet The Agbada-wearing Nigerian American Councilman

Will Jawando, a Nigerian American who was elected into the Montgomery County Council in the United States, repped his roots as he rocked an Agbada outfit to his inauguration. Initially reading this caption, you’d probably find it weird that any American councilman would wear an Agbada to a political inauguration ceremony (because it’s really not …

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WACA

WACA: Call For Innovation

Under the West African Coastal Areas (WACA) Management Program, World Bank Group launched Call for Innovation to respond to the challenges plaguing the coastal communities in West Africa. This was co-organized in collaboration with the Republic of Senegal’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, Nordic Development Fund, and …

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Nigeria: Those Behind Lekki Shootings Will Account For Their Action – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said Federal Government of Nigeria and Lagos State Government would ensure that anyone found culpable in last Tuesday’s shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza would be held accountable for their actions. Speaking during an interview session on Becky Anderson’s Connect the World, a CNN programme on Monday, …

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Nigeria: Why I Don’t Want To Speak On Lekki Tollgate Incident – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has given reason for not debating on Lekki Tollgate incident. While addressing the nation last few days ago, Buhari spoke about the protests, its economic effects intandeem with his plans but did not speak on the alleged massacre of protesters at Lekki Tollgate. In a statement made available to newsmen by Garba …

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Nigeria: TV Stations fined for #EndSARS coverage

Channels Television, Arise Television and Africa Independent Television have been fined by the National Broadcasting Commission for what it termed “unprofessional coverage” of the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. The acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday. The NBC had last week warned all television …

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Nigerian President Sends Ministers And Aides Home To Appeal To Youth

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his Ministers and aides to their respective states to appeal to youth to eschew violence. According to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, the directive is based on the level of destruction of properties and violence associated with #EndSARS protest. Akpabio, disclosed this while addressing a …

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Guinea: Alpha Condé Wins Third Term Amid Violent Protests

Guinea’s President Alpha Condé has won a third term in office, preliminary results show, amid violent protests across the country. The electoral commission said the 82-year-old had taken 59.5% of the vote. The victory still requires confirmation by the Constitutional Court, BBC reports. His opponent, Cellou Dalein Diallo, said he would contest the result, alleging …

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Opposition Wins Seychelles Election For The First Time

The opposition has taken power in the Seychelles for the first time since 1977, following its victory in the presidential election. Anglican priest Wavel Ramkalawan defeated President Danny Faure by 54.9% to 43.5%, official results show. Supporters of Mr Ramkalawan have been celebrating his victory in the capital, Victoria. In his victory speech, Mr Ramkalawan …

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