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Africa’s only female president, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has resigned on Saturday 17th March following claims she used a bank card provided by an NGO to make personal purchases, Bloomberg reports. Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female head of state, submitted her resignation in the “national interest,” her lawyer Yousouf Mohamed told reporters, adding that it would take effect on …

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Russia goes to the polls in presidential election

Polls have opened in Russia’s presidential election, in which incumbent Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in office. Voting began in the Russian far-east at 20:00 GMT on Saturday, and opened in Moscow nine hours later. The first results will arrive on Sunday evening. Mr Putin has been Russia’s …

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Roger Federer reaches Indian Wells final

World number one Roger Federer made his best start to a season and reached the BNP Paribas Open final with a hard-fought win over Croatia’s Borna Coric. The Swiss beat 49th-ranked Coric 5-7 6-4 6-4 at Indian Wells. The win was Federer’s 17th of the year, surpassing his previous career …

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Aisha Buhari to be appointed UNAIDS Special Ambassador

Wife of the president Aisha Buhari will on Monday by appointed a special ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS (UNAIDS). According to Punch, this was announced in a statement released by the Communications and Global Outreach Officer of UNAIDS Nigeria, Charles-Martin Jjuuko. Michel Sidibe, Under-Secretary of UNAIDS, will make the appointment on …

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The dancing Ikorodu kids tipped for stardom by Rihanna

The Ikorodu Talented Kids are a group of children from Nigeria hoping to take the world by storm one dance routine at a time. Living in the slums of Ikorodu, Lagos, the dance troupe was created in 2014 to get kids from poor homes off the streets. Recently, videos of …

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