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Idris Elba has received an “ego boost” after being named the sexiest man alive by US celebrity magazine People. The British actor tweeted a picture of the front cover and said he was “honoured and thankful”, while also urging people to vote in the midterm elections. Elba, who was revealed as the winner on Monday’s […]

At least 79 students and three others, including the principal have been kidnapped from a boarding school in the west of Cameroon. A Cameroonian government official made this known to the BBC. Regional governor, Adolphe Lele L’Afrique blamed separatist militias. Cameroon’s North-West and South-West regions have been hit by a secessionist rebellion in recent years. […]

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has warned that the United States will exert “relentless” pressure on Iran unless it changes its “revolutionary course”. His comments came hours after the Trump administration restored all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, targeting core parts of Iran’s economy. Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani earlier said the country […]

One hundred House of Representatives and House of Assembly aspirants of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State have dragged the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to court, following the outcome of the party’s primaries in the state. The aggrieved aspirants, led by a former speaker […]

A coroner has concluded that US rapper, Mac Miller died as a result of an accidental overdose involving cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner – Coroner confirmed the star’s cause of death on Monday. The 26-year-old, who rose to fame after topping US charts with his debut album in […]

The lawyer representing a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row has fled Pakistan in fear for his life. Saif Mulook told news agency AFP he had to leave so he could continue to represent Asia Bibi, whose conviction was overturned by judges on Wednesday. Officials have since agreed to bar […]

HBO warns Trump over use of Game of Thrones imagery The makers of Game Of Thrones have warned US President, Donald Trump over his use of imagery from the show to announce sanctions being imposed on Iran. Trump shared an image of himself looking off-camera while striding forward on top of a moody grey background, […]

Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has won the Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards held on Sunday at the Bilbao Exhibition Center in Spain. Tiwa won the award ahead of 2017 winner, Davido; Kenya’s Nyashinski, Fally Ipupa from the Democratic Republic of Congo; South Africa’s Distruction Boyz and Shekinah. In a post on […]

Bahrain’s opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. The ruling comes just months after the Bahraini High Court of First Tier acquitted Salman of the charge of “colluding” with the rival state. Human rights group Amnesty has described the […]

Voters in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia have rejected a bid for independence. Final results showed that 56.4% chose to remain part of France while 43.6% voted to leave; a tighter result than some polls had predicted. Turnout was about 81%. The vote was promised by a 1988 deal that put an end […]


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