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Ugandan wins Africa prize for developing bloodless malaria test

A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Brian Gitta is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize, and the youngest winner to date. Gitta and his team developed Matibabu, a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. Improved malaria detection Matibabu, which means ‘medical centre’ in […]

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Kenya declares Friday a public holiday for Muslim citizens to celebrate Idd

The government of Kenya has declared Friday a public holiday to allow its Muslim citizens to prepare to mark celebrations of Idd-ul-Fitr, the feast that ends the holy month of Ramadan. The holiday was gazetted by the country’s interior cabinet secretary, Fred Matiang’i. “In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Public Holidays […]

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Nigerian FA thwarts World Cup child trafficking plot at airport

Ten Nigerian children have been rescued from human traffickers planning to fly them to Russia and exploit relaxed visa controls for the World Cup, anti-trafficking officials said on Tuesday. Five suspects, including a policeman and a quarantine officer, were arrested at Lagos’ main airport for allegedly recruiting the victims, nine girls and a boy, and […]

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28 men jailed for 283 years in Abu Dhabi

An Abu Dhabi court has sentenced 28 men to various jail terms, totalling to 283 years, for attempting to steal Dh635 million from the account of an Abu Dhabi bank through electronic transfer. The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance on Wednesday handed down the jail sentences to the men – including Indian, Pakistani, […]

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Nigerian senator behind Buhari impeachment motion physically abused

A Nigerian senator who initiated a motion of impeachment against President Buhari last week has been reportedly harassed by suspected supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party. Senator Mathew Urhoghide who represents people in the southern Edo State last week initiated an impeachment motion against Buhari over the withdrawal of funds without the […]