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US ELECTION: Postal service warns of delays in mail-in vote count

The US Postal Service (USPS) has warned that millions of mail-in votes may not arrive in time to be counted on the presidential election day, 3 November. In letters to states across the country last month, the agency said “certain deadlines… are incongruous with the Postal Service’s delivery standards”. Critics …

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30 Year-old-man locked up in his parents’ garage

A Nigerian man has been rescued from the garage of his parents’ house in the northern city of Kano, where he had been locked up for three years, police say. Ahmed Aminu, 30, was discovered after a police raid on the family’s residence. Neighbours had alerted a local NGO about …

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7 members of a family die of food poisoning, husband runs mad

A food poisoning incident at Auki village of Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State has left seven members of same family, consisting of five children and two housewives dead. It was further learnt that husband of the late women, Mallam Hassan also developed a psychiatric disorder after eating the food …

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Son of former president jailed for 5 years

The son of Angola’s former president has been jailed for five years for fraud from when he was head of the oil-rich country’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. José Filomeno dos Santos, 42, was accused of trying to embezzle up to $1.5bn (£1.1bn) while overseeing the $5bn fund from 2013 to 2018. …

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Tanzania opposition party office ‘firebombed’

Tanzania’s opposition Chadema party office in the north-eastern town of Arusha has been “firebombed”, according to its leader Tundu Lissu. Mr Lissu said the office was destroyed on the eve of his visit to the town on Friday. He has termed the act as “terror and intimidation”. The politician said …

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‘Conflict risk’ over Ethiopia’s regional polls dispute

The International Crisis Group has warned of the increasing risk of armed conflict developing as a result of an election dispute between the Ethiopian government and the authorities in the northern region of Tigray. In a new briefing paper, the think- tank urges both parties to reconsider their positions. Tigrayan …

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Catholic priest impregnates 30 Roman Sisters

Pope Francis has confirmed reports for the first time that a particular Malawian Diocesan impregnated 30 nuns. According to Pope Francis, he revealed that priests and bishops in the Catholic Church had sexually abused nuns and that some priests have been suspended on several occasions. Specifically, several examples came from …

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Israel and UAE strike historic deal to normalise relations

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to normalise relations, US President Donald Trump has announced. A joint statement by Mr Trump, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Al Nahyan said they hoped the “historic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East”. As a …

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Eskom | Stage 2 load shedding to continue on Friday

Power utility Eskom says that it will continue stage 2 load shedding on Friday (14 August) as it faces continued capacity constraints. This follows the introduction of stage 2 load shedding on Thursday due to unplanned breakdowns. “Eskom has successfully returned four generation units to service today. This, however, is …

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GFA makes contact with family of Eddie Nketiah

Officials of the Ghana Football Association have contacted the parents of Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah, Black Stars Coach Charles Akonnor has confirmed. The initial contact is geared towards convincing the boy’s parents that he should choose to represent the senior national football team of Ghana. Eddie Nketiah, born in the UK to …

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