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West African News Headlines aggregated from diverse sources, including Nigerian, Ghanian, Ivory Coast, Burkina Farso, Guinean, Liberian, Niger, Gambian, Senegalese, Benin, Togolese and other regional newspapers.

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[Observer] The stunning loss of popular rapper Takun J and gospel musician Kanvee Adams who advocated against corruption, injustice and other societal ills through their songs came as a shock to many people, who are still wondering how it happened. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has assured the management of Orange Sierra Leone of government's continuous support to private sector players. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Ghana Govt.] A National Digital and Property Addressing System, aptly-dubbed 'ghanapostGPS,' a modern approach to allocating addresses within a defined space with the aid of the latest geocoding technology, has been launched in Accra. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Observer] Using more than one currency in a country has many setbacks, including the high price of commodities on the local market. Looking at this and other issues affecting Liberian businesses, the president of the 'In God We Trust' multi-purpose credit union has called for the use of a single [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Observer] Representative candidate Ceebee Barshell may be leading the race against his rival candidate Bill Twehway by 172 votes, but he alleges that his lead has caused numerous threats to his life. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Vanguard] The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has said that the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region is the most severe in the world. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Premium Times] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC said it arrested the Federal Pay Officer in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, for alleged diversion of N1.8 million. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Premium Times] Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has lifted the 10p.m. to 6a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on September 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[New Dawn] The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) has rejected claims by the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) that Defense Minister Brownie Samukai assigned some AFL personnel on 13 September to provide security for contractors hired to construct a podium in Barnesville for Unity Party (UP) presidential candidate [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Observer] There was high turnout at the Nimba County District # 4 rerun election held on Tuesday, October 17 in one of the precincts in the town of Beo Bongarplay near the border with Ivory Coast. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Observer] A suspected arson attack was carried out on the residence of Journalist Smith Toby early Wednesday morning, October 18, in the Tower Hill community along the Robertsfield Highway, Margibi County. The fire was detected at an early stage by one of the young lads living there with him. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[This is Africa] Not many know about the first black student who sat in lecture halls of the University of Oxford. The University of Oxford recently honoured Christian Cole, its first black student with a plaque. Cole was from Sierra Leone and he studied Classics, and he was called to [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Vanguard] Abuja -The incidence of cases of food poisoning due to chemical storage of grains in Nigeria would now become a thing of the past as farmers in the country have been introduced to sophisticated nonchemical crops storage bags to preserve grains. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[NEWS] Five legislative candidates in Bong County have filed separate complaints to the National Elections Commission (NEC), raising concerns over the conduct of the October 10 elections. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[NEWS] Provisional results announced by the National Elections Commission (NEC) indicate that five of Bong County seven representatives have lost their seats at the National Legislature. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[NEWS] The Liberia National Police (LNP) is warning protesters and would-be protesters against demonstrations and/or marches in public place emphasizing that there will be no room for violators. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[New Dawn] The Liberia National Police (LNP) has issued a statement here, informing the public on guidelines that must be observed and respected in the organization of any demonstration, march or other events in the wake of pronouncement by opposition Liberty Party (LP's) youth wing that it will stage a [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Vanguard] Nigeria says it is committed to increasing the current coverage of the active mobile broadband subscription per 100 from 20.95 per cent to 50 per cent by 2020. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[Premium Times] The billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), has changed his guilty plea to two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping to "not guilty." [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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[IRIN] Political violence in Togo claimed more victims this week. On Wednesday at least four people were shot dead in clashes between security forces and protestors in the West African country's two biggest cities. On Tuesday, two soldiers and a teenager died. The deaths came amid unrest following the arrest [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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