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    • Ramaphosa visits Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder

      APA-Mthatha (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa paid a courtesy visit to the home of the founder of the multi-Grammy Award-winning acapella music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Saturday.

    • Double joy for S/Africa at Two Oceans Marathon

      APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — There was double joy for South Africa in Saturday’s Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, with triple Comrades Marathon champion Bongumusa Mthembu winning the ultra-leg of the men’s se...

    • S/Africa’s iconic photographer Bongani Mnguni laid to rest

      APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — One of South Africa's most renowned photographers, Bongani Mnguni, who gained global recognition for his documentation of black people's struggles against apartheid, was laid to re...

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    03-Oct-2014 to 12:14

    Nigerian army insists Boko Haram leader is dead

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has insisted that the leader of Boko Haram Islamic group, Abubakar Shekau is dead and that he was killed in the Kondunga battle in Borno State in September.

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    03-Oct-2014 to 12:12

    Nigerian army inaugurates military court to try 97 officers

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The Nigerian Army has inaugurated a General Court Martial (GCM) for the trial of 97 officers and men for alleged offences in the ongoing counter-terrorism operation in north-eastern Nigeria.

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    03-Oct-2014 to 12:04

    FIFA endorses Nigeria’s new FA president

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The President of the world football governing body, FIFA Sepp Blatter has endorsed Amaju Pinnick as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

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    03-Oct-2014 to 12:02

    Japan grants Nigeria over $18m for health, education sectors

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The Nigerian government has signed a N2.8 billion (about $18.6m) grant with the Japanese government for development of the health and education sectors in Nigeria.

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    02-Oct-2014 to 14:14

    New Nigerian FA board to handle coach’s contract - official

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The newly elected President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Melvin Amaju Pinnick, has said that the decision whether to re-hire or fire Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi will be determined by the newly elected board of the NFF.

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    02-Oct-2014 to 13:08

    US to study models used by Nigeria, Senegal in containing Ebola disease - report

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Stunned by the entrance of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) into the United States, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention has dispatched its personnel to study how Nigeria contained the killer disease.

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    02-Oct-2014 to 12:43

    Ghana set to export electricity to Nigeria, sub-region - report

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Ghana is planning to export thousands of megawatts of electricity to Nigeria, Ivory Coast and other neighbouring countries that have power deficit, sources say here.

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