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Nigeria presidential election postponed to February 23: electoral commission chairman

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s presidential election, which was due to be held on Saturday, has been postponed to Feb. 23, the chairman of the...

NBA, U.S. Tennis, Sky, urge U.S. action on alleged Saudi TV...

DOHA (Reuters) – A group of sports bodies and broadcasters including the U.S. National Basketball Association, U.S. Tennis Association and Sky has called for...

Sudanese policeman dies from wounds after protesters stone vehicle

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Sudanese policeman has died from his wounds after protesters threw stones at a police vehicle passing close to demonstrations ...

Tunisian oil refinery workers kidnapped in Libya – activist

TUNIS (Reuters) – Fourteen Tunisian workers were kidnapped as they traveled to work at an oil refinery in western Libya, a human rights activist...

Nigeria bolsters security on eve of presidential election

By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in...

South African police arrest ex-ambassador to Iran in MTN Iranian license...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Pretoria’s former ambassador to Iran, Yusuf Saloojee, was arrested in South Africa on Thursday over allegations of corruption related to telecoms...
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Qatar’s real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

By Eric Knecht and Tuqa Khalid DOHA/DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar’s Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award when finished...

Eskom split to minimize risks to South Africa, Ramaphosa says

By Mfuneko Toyana and Wendell Roelf JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his plan to divide struggling state power firm Eskom...

Kenya’s KenGen to raise funds from the market this year, eyes...

By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI (Reuters) – The Kenya Electricity Generating Company plans to raise funds from the market later this year and it may opt...
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Huawei to build data centers in South Africa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – China’s Huawei will build two data centers in South Africa from March, it said, as part of plans to expand...

Tanzanian ‘beast’ sheds light on gigantic dinosaur group

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A relatively complete skeleton of a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater excavated from a rocky cliff above a Tanzanian river is...

Earth’s earliest mobile organisms lived 2.1 billion years ago

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have discovered in 2.1-billion-year-old black shale from a quarry in Gabon the earliest evidence of a revolutionary development...
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Athletics: Jamaica sticking with June world trials dates

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) – The Jamaican Athletics Federation is sticking with its decision to hold their world championships trials during a period typically...

Motor racing: New chapter in 2019? More like a new book,...

TORONTO (Reuters) – Racing Point have put the cash-starved Force India days behind them and now have the resources to show Formula One what...

Athletics: New Jamaican world trials dates worry other meet organizers

By Gene Cherry (Reuters) – The Jamaican athletics federation’s decision to hold their world championships trials during a period typically reserved for Diamond League and...