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By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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Nigeria’s poor infrastructure has historically held back its economic development, but as This Is Africa reports, the arrival of private sector investment is changing all that Stand on a beach in Lagos and look offshore. On the horizon, you will see the shadows of dozens of ships, each waiting patien...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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Former US presidential candidate John McCain has defended his outburst during an anti-war protest in Washington D.C. The Arizona Republican lashed out when the protest group rushed a Senate meeting, shouting “war criminal” at Henry Kissinger, the secretary of state under President Nixon&#...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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88-year-old former leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro Cuba has published the first photos of Fidel Castro in more than five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader engaged in what appears to be a lively conversation with a university student. Nearly two dozen images were published virtually simultane...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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The FIFA presidential candidates (from left) the chairman of the Royal Dutch Football Association Michael van Praag, former Portuguese international football player Luis Figo, Jordan’s Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Football’s world governing body FIFA announced yest...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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Chad has sent troops into Nigeria in an attempt to recover territory controlled by Boko Haram. The ground offensive is the first incursion into the west African country since the African Union approved a five-country force of 7,500 troops to help fight the Islamist group last week. Warplanes from Cha...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies with DNA from three people, after MPs voted for the controversial procedure. About 2,500 women in Britain are at risk of bearing children with devastating conditions, by passing on faulty mitochondria, the genetic mater...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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Former music mogul and founder of Death Row Records Suge Knight Hip Hop producer Suge Knight has pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and other charges filed after he struck two men with his truck last week. The former rap music mogul appeared in a Compton court today and entered the plea. ...
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Feb 4th, 2015
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The vaccine contains a harmless part of the Ebola virus that scientists hope will prompt the immune system into forming antibodies to fight the disease. The potentially life-saving medicine has been delivered to a secret location in Liberia, and initially administered to just 12 volunteers. Eventuall...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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Senegal international Diafra Sakho of West Ham Senegal international Diafra Sakho and his English club, West Ham, face possible punishment from FIFA for a potential violation of regulations relating to the striker’s availability for the African Cup of Nations. Sakho withdrew from Senegal’...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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Jordan will execute an Iraqi prisoner in response to the disturbing ISIS video purportedly showing a Jordanian pilot being burned to death. A Jordanian security source told Reuters that Jordan will execute Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi and other Islamist inmates “within hours”. The off...
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Feb 4th, 2015
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Japanese police have arrested a man for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting more than 100 women who believed they were taking part in a medical study, detectives and local media said Tuesday. Detectives say scores of women responded to adverts seeking volunteers for “clinical research me...
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Feb 4th, 2015
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 Dominique Strauss-Kahn Lurid details of lunchtime sex parties emerged Tuesday as an ex-prostitute nicknamed “Jade” took the stand in a French trial over a high-end prostitution ring that landed former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court on charges of pimping. The first part of the ...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 3rd, 2015
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The floods that ravaged central and northern Mozambique in January were 159 dead and nearly 160,000 victims, according to a new report released Monday, while the renewed rainfall in recent days could cause further flooding. “We now counts 158,000 victims, Zambezi (center) is always the most aff...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 3rd, 2015
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The first tests of the two vaccines against Ebola considered most promising began Monday in Liberia, one of the most affected by the virus, announced the US-Liberian cooperation PREVAIL, which leads them. This is ChAd3, developed by the British firm GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) with the American Institute o...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 3rd, 2015
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More than 600 Congolese NGOs supported by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) seeking justice for the victims of the recent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against an amendment to the electoral law, and the release of opposition in an open letter to President Josep...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 3rd, 2015
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As Captain Victor leads a team of Spanish special forces on a night patrol in the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui, one thing worries him most: Chinese- made hand grenades that sell for less than a soft drink. “Locals use hand grenades because they are very cheap, they are cheape...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 3rd, 2015
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A car bomb has gone off shortly after Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan left an election campaign rally. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. Witnesses told news agencies that the car bomb had detonated just minutes after President Jonathan had departed from the stadium in...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 3rd, 2015
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Several surveys have found women are sensitive to social expectations and don’t always answer sex-related questions honestly: they give answers they believe are expected of them. There is a common belief that most men would like to have sex all the time, but is this really the case? Research sh...
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Feb 3rd, 2015
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More than 90 prison inmates escaped by tying bedsheets together and scaling down the walls of their three-storey detention centre in India. The escape by the young juveniles, all under the age of 18, has shocked the authorities in the city of Meerut. The city’s superintendent of police, Om Prak...
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Feb 3rd, 2015
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President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a $3.99 trillion (NZ$5.48tn) budget for fiscal year 2016 that sets up a battle with Republicans over programmes to boost the middle class that are funded by higher taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans. The budget foresees a $474 billion deficit, which ...
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Feb 3rd, 2015
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The highly coveted Super Bowl halftime performance turned into the Missy Elliott Show when the Grammy award winning rapper hit the stage, but some unfamiliar social media users begged to know who she was. Another 25-year-old Twitter user said Katy Perry was going to make Missy famous. Missy Elliot re...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 2nd, 2015
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Katy Perry roared, possibly because there was a jungle behind her. Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show today, with its colourful visual effects, was a success mainly because of others – including the energetic Missy Elliott. Did Perry even break a sweat? The pop star kicked off the performan...
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