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Akinwumi Adesina calls Dangote refinery ‘game-changing initiative’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AfDB. The African Development Bank President (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has described the $19.5 billion Dangote oil refinery and petrochemical plant projects as a “game-changing initiative” that will spur Africa’s development and deepen regional integration, while on a tour on Saturday of the partially bank-funded project. The complex will create 38,000 jobs during Read More…

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Nadal reaches Australian Open quarter-finals, but Zverev suffers loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AFP/Telegraph. Rafael Nadal survived the longest tie-break of his career to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday and then saw Alexander Zverev taken out of his path. Nadal would have expected to have to get past the third seed to reach the last four. But Zverev’s underachievement at the grand slams went Read More…

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Olympics Beijing Games had 72 COVID cases, none athletes, among early arrivals

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu. Beijing Olympics organisers said on Sunday they had confirmed 72 cases of COVID-19 among 2,586 Games-related personnel entering China from Jan. 4 to Jan. 22, with no cases among 171 athletes and team officials arriving in that period. Final preparations are taking place for the Winter Games amid a global surge Read More…

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As soldiers mutiny in Burkina Faso, government dismisses talk of coup

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Michele Cattani/AFP. Sustained gunfire rang out from several military camps in Burkina Faso on Sunday as mutinying soldiers demanded more government support for their fight against Islamist militants and the resignation of the army and intelligence chiefs. The government called for calm, denying speculation on social media that the army had seized power Read More…

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Nightclub blaze kills at least 16 in Cameroon’s capital

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A fire engulfed an upmarket nightclub in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde in the early hours of Sunday, killing at least 16 people and injuring eight others, the government said. “The incident was caused by the explosion of fireworks usually used in the nightclub,” said the government, adding that this had caused a fire to break out Read More…

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UK warns Russia will face severe sanctions if it installs Ukraine ‘puppet regime

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images. Russia will face severe economic sanctions if it installs a puppet regime in Ukraine, a senior UK minister said on Sunday after Britain accused the Kremlin of seeking to install a pro-Russian leader there. Britain made the accusation late on Saturday, also saying Russian intelligence officers had been in contact with Read More…