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World leaders to hold aid summit for Beirut

International leaders will hold talks on Sunday to raise aid for Beirut after the massive explosion which devastated the Lebanese capital on Tuesday. The virtual conference – set up by France and the United Nations – will begin at 1400 Lebanon time (1100 GMT). US President Donald Trump has said he plans to join the call. Officials estimate the blast …

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Guinea: 82-year old Condé picked by party to run for third term

Guinea’s ruling party has nominated 82-year old President Alpha Condé to run for a third term in this year’s elections. The electoral commission has proposed the presidential election be held on 18 October but the president is yet to sign off a date. The ruling party nominated Conde following the passage of a new constitution that now allows him to …

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Nigerian governor appoints aide for divorced women

There is some level of surprise among Nigerians after Governor of Nigeria’s Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed appointed a new aide to take care of divorced women. Mohammed appointed Balaraba Ibrahim as “Special Assistant to the governor on Women Affairs (Divorced)”. Her appointment letter which surfaced on social media has gotten many talking. Ms Ibrahim, a divorcee herself, in her new role …

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How Foreigners Can Open Savings Accounts in the U.S.

You’re new to the U.S. and need a place to stash your money so you can start saving, but where do you start? You don’t want to keep your money under your mattress. You certainly won’t be building any return for your money, and it definitely isn’t safe. So why not turn to a bank? Opening a bank account offers security for …

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Africa records over one million COVID-19 cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has hit the 1 million mark with experts warning that the continent is yet to reach its peak. The virus has affected all 54 countries on the continent of 1.2 billion people. More than 21,000 people have so far died across Africa from the COVID-19 disease, while over 700,000 have recovered. South Africa, which accounts for more …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Kematim Concepts Donates Pioneer Nigeria Made Automated Handwash Device

TheAfricanDream.net in its Heroes of COVID-19 series continues to celebrate individuals and organizations who are performing their duties or contributing their effort to preserve humanity while the world fights against the novel coronavirus. And for this month of August in 2020, our hero of COVID-19 is Kematim Concepts, a cutting-edge leader in tech design, development, and manufacturing based in Nigeria …

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Lebanon’s capital Beirut shaken by massive explosion

A massive explosion has rocked Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, causing many casualties, damaging buildings and shattering windows. The blast, which flattened much of the capital’s port, was felt across the city as a giant mushroom cloud rose above it. Lebanon’s health minister said “hundreds” of people were wounded as witnesses said many were injured by flying glass and debris.  Kilometres from …

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Grocery retailer Shoprite to exit Nigeria after 15 years

Africa’s biggest grocery retailer, Shoprite, is exiting the continent’s most populated country, Nigeria, after 15 years. The Cape Town-based retailer has started a formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority stake in its supermarkets in Nigeria, it said in a trading statement for the 52 weeks to end June released on Monday. South African retailers have …

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