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Nigeria: Renowned writer rejects honorary award

China Achebe has decided not to accept the honorary award/ Photo/ Reuters Prominent Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe has rejected a national honour, claiming that the political issues which caused him to reject the same award in 2004 remained unresolved.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2016 14:25

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Côte d'Ivoire torn apart but thrown together

Gbagbo’s former militia and Ouattara’s former fighters line up together for medical tests to join the new, unified national army, the FANCI/Photo/SIA KAMBOU/SIPAPresident Ouattara is struggling to balance reconciliation with the need for a professional army and security forces



Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2011 10:52

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Climate studies warn of hard times for Ghana

Map of GhanaClimate studies conducted in Ghana has projected that by 2080 the country will not get the amount of rainfall required to produce cocoa profitably.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2011 19:08

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Road Traffic Accidents Cost Africa US$10 billion

Road carnage imposes huge economic costs – constituting about 1-3 percent of GDP in most countries/ Photo/ reutersRoad traffic accidents cost Africa US$ 10 billion annually and remain the second leading cause of death for the 5-44 age-groups around Africa, a report revealed on Thursday.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2011 13:11

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Nigeria Rapped Over Extremist's Killing

HRW wants the Nigerian government to exhume Baba Fugu Mohammed's body for proper burial/Photo/ReutersHuman Rights Watch (HRW) has asked the Nigerian government to pay US$65,000 in damages to the family of the slain founder of extremist Islamist group, Boko Haram.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:55

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Nigeria's Fine Art Creative Explosion

Adanma by Alex Nwokolo/ Photo/ All Rights ReservedA new book thrusts the dynamism of the Lagos art scene into the hands of ­collectors worldwide

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 November 2011 20:18

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