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As a Covid-19 surge overwhelmed Uganda earlier this year, Livingstone Musaala, who was forced to quit his teaching job following school closures, turned to coffin-making to pay the bills and help his community. But few welcomed his initiative at first. Family members criticised him for capitalising on a pandemic-fuelled boom in his densely-populated hometown of Bugobi,…

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Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday slammed a N200, 000 fine on the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, for failing to appear in court to take his plea on alleged N4.6 billion fraud charge. Fani-Kayode is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside a former Minister…

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The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu is full of optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari will endorse electronic transmission of poll results. Okechukwu, who is a foundation member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), explained that his position was based on President Buhari’s pledge to bequeath Nigerians with credible electoral system, where…

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Chile’s opposition on Wednesday moved to impeach the country’s president, Sebastian Pinera, for the controversial sale of a mining company through a firm owned by his children, which appeared in the Pandora Papers leaks, a congressman said.  Pinera used “his office for personal business” said congressman Tomas Hirsch when presenting the accusation in the lower…

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Iran has postponed the internationally criticised planned execution of a man arrested for murder when he was 17, but he remains at imminent risk of being hanged, Amnesty International and other rights groups said Wednesday. Arman Abdolali, now 25, was given the verdict after a trial that rights groups described as unfair. His scheduled execution…

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French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Tajikistan’s leader for rare talks on Wednesday, vowing to help the Central Asian state as it deals with the aftermath of the Taliban takeover of neighbouring Afghanistan. The invitation to the Elysee Palace — a rare honour for strongman President Emomali Rakhmon, in power since 1992 — is a sign…

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