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Congo Creates State Monopoly For Artisanal Cobalt

The Democratic Republic of Congo has granted a monopoly to a new state-owned company to purchase and market all cobalt that is not mined industrially in an effort to exert greater influence over prices, a government decree shows. The November decree, seen by Reuters on Friday, creates a new subsidiary of state mining company Gecamines

Kenya Airways Suspends Flights To China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Kenya Airways has suspended all flights to and from China until further notice amid a virus outbreak that has killed more than 200 people in China and spread to 18 countries. “We have temporarily suspended all flights to and from Guangzhou starting Friday until further notice,” the airline said in a statement on its Twitter



Kenya Eyes Free Trade Talks With US Next Week

Kenya will start talks with the United States next week on a potential free trade deal, the presidency said, ahead of the expiry of a deal which offers preferential terms to select African exports into the United States. Kyle McCarter, the U.S. ambassador to Kenya, said he expected a “win-win” for both sides when officials

Ethiopia Passes New Investment Law In Bid To Reform Economy

Ethiopia passed a new investment law on Thursday, part of a bid by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to transform the Horn of Africa nation’s economy and drive progress toward a middle-income status. Ethiopia will however not open up its banking and insurance firms to foreign ownership, even as it clears the way for overseas investors

Court Dissolves 3-Year-Old Marriage In Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Friday dissolved a 3-year-old marriage between Andrew Samuel and his wife Funmilayo.News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, both parties gave their evidences on Sept. 24, 2019.The marriage was dissolved on grounds of adultery, provocation, no rest of mind and use of security operatives to extort money on false accusation.Samuel,

Death Of Mechanic: Court Indicts Rivers Police, Rights Groups Call For Justice

PORT HARCOURT – The police in Rivers State are battling to save their image from alleged extra judicial killing by torture and unlaw­ful detention. This is because, the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday struck out crimi­nal charges instituted against four auto mechanics in Ikoku spare parts market of the city,

Varsity Don Calls For Sharia Courts In South West

Prof. Abdulmumini Oba a lecturer at the University of Ilorin has called for the es­tablishment of Sharia Courts of Appeal in the South West to cater for the Muslim faith­ful. Oba, who lecture at the De­partment of Jurisprudence and International Law of the university made the call in a paper presented at the 189th Inaugural



Sales Reps Docked For Allegedly Stealing 415 Mobile Phones

 A 28-year old sales repre­sentative, David Ibeanu­ka, on Friday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Surulere, Lagos for al­legedly stealing 415 cell phones worth N3.9million belonging to his employer. Ibeanuka, who is charged with theft, pleaded not guilty. The prosecution coun­sel, Insp. Antonia Osay­ande, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in

Two Men Docked For Allegedly Stealing 2,000 Litres Of Diesel Of MTN

 The police on Friday ar­raigned two men in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ado-Ekiti for allegedly steal­ing 2,000 litres of diesel from MTN site. The police charged Bolaji Olatunbosun, 40, and Ogun­bayo Adedoyin, 35, with two counts of theft and receiving stolen items. The prosecution counsel, Insp. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the ac­cused

Court Jails Businessman For Stealing Three Phones

An Upper Area Court sit­ting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Thursday sentenced a 29-year-old businessman Shuaibu Bulama to three years imprisonment for stealing. The Judge, Lawal Sulei­man, sentenced Bulama after he pleaded guilty to stealing three telephones, two Infinix chargers, five ear pieces, five power banks and cash of N5,000. Suleiman, however, gave the

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