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Cubana Chief Priest: Nigerian Socialite Charged for Throwing Money in Air

After being charged at Lagos' Federal High Court, Okechukwu was given bail for 10 million naira ($8,600; £6,970).

As landmark United Methodist gathering Approaches, African Churches Weigh their Future

The United Methodist Church lost one-fourth of its U.S. churches in a recent schism, with conservatives departing over disputes on sexuality and theology.

Hundreds Protest in Niger Demanding Departure of US Troops

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Niger’s capital to demand the departure of United States troops, after the military government further shifted its strategy by ending a military accord with the US and welcoming Russian military instructors.

Nearly 55 Million Face Hunger in West and Central Africa, UN warns

Nearly 55 million people will struggle to feed themselves in the coming months in West and Central Africa as soaring prices have fuelled a...

Nigerian Bank Boss Pleads Not Guilty to 26 Fresh Charges

Nigeria's former Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele pleaded not guilty to 26 fresh charges brought against him by the country's finance watchdog.

Education advocates push to lower high US visa denial rate for African students

Education and immigration advocates say African students face high denial rates when seeking visas to study in the United States, and they are pushing for changes.

Senegal’s Former PM Ba Concedes Defeat in Presidential Election

Senegal’s former Prime Minister Amadou Ba has congratulated rival opposition candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye for winning the presidential election. Results trickling in since polls closed on Sunday...

Amaechi Muonagor: Nigeria Mourns Nollywood Comedy Titan, Dead At 61

Nollywood star and comedy legend Amaechi Muonagor has died aged 61, a relative told the BBC.

Biden, Trump Set for US Election Rematch

United States President Joe Biden and his predecessor, Donald Trump, are set for an election rematch in November after clinching their respective parties’ nominations.

Three Egyptian Coptic Monks Killed in S.Africa, Orthodox Church says

Three Egyptian Coptic monks have been tragically killed in what's described as a "criminal assault" within a monastery in South Africa, according to the Christian Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt.

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