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Johannesburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo, Three Others Die In Auto-Crash

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 20TH (NEWSRANGERS)-South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the new mayor of Johannesburg, following his death in a car crash aged 46. Jolidee Matongo had been campaigning with Mr Ramaphosa before the accident. His vehicle collided with a van while trying to avoid a pedestrian who had run on to the […]

Algeria Buries Ex-President Bouteflika Without Honour

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 20TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Algeria on Sunday buried Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the North African country’s longest-serving president, at a cemetery for its independence heroes, but without the honours accorded to his predecessors. Bouteflika died on Friday aged 84, after a career which took him from being the world’s youngest foreign minister to one of its oldest heads […]

Two Years After Stepping Down, Ex-Algeria’s President Bouteflika Dies At 84

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 18TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died at 84, the presidency said on Friday, more than two years after he stepped down under pressure from mass protests and the army. Bouteflika, a veteran of Algeria’s war for independence, had ruled the North African country for two decades before his resignation in April […]

French Drone Strike Kills Wanted Top ISIS Leader In Africa

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-French officials announced overnight that their military forces had killed the top ISIS leader in Africa, a terrorist for whom the United States had offered a $5 million reward due to his connection to the deadly attack on a team of Green Berets in Niger four years ago. French President Emmanuel Macron […]

Taliban Refute Killing Of Its Deputy Prime Minister, Mullah Baradar In A Shoot Out

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Taliban have denied that one of their top leaders has been killed in a shootout with rivals, following rumours about internal splits in the movement nearly a month after its lightning victory over the Western-backed government in Kabul.    Sulail Shaheen, a Taliban spokesman, said Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, former head of […]

Taliban Celebrate Beheading Of Afghan Soldier In Grisly Video

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Taliban beheaded an Afghan soldier, then chanted praise to their leader while holding the severed head of their victim by his hair in a video posted in a private Taliban chat room. The 36-second video, which was obtained by the Washington Examiner, was posted a week ago. It’s unclear when it […]

Former Ivory Coast Prime Minister Dies Of Covid-19 In Paris Hospital

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Former Ivory Coast Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny died in a Paris hospital on Friday after contracting Covid-19, close aides said. Banny, 78, who was in office from 2005-2007, was being treated at the American Hospital in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine after contracting the disease in Ivory Coast. “He changed my […]

Mali Govt Issues Key Appointment For Ousted Ex-President

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The authorities in Mali have made an office available to a president ousted in May, in a gesture to a key figure in the country’s post-coup political turmoil. A government decree seen by AFP late on Wednesday said former president Bah Ndaw would be given a chief of staff, four advisers and […]

Why We Adopt Bitcoin As Legal Tender-El Salvador’s President

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 7TH (NEWSRANGERS)-El Salvador on Tuesday became the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, although it suffered teething problems when the government had to unplug a digital wallet to cope with demand. President Nayib Bukele, who pushed for adoption of the cryptocurrency, says it will help Salvadorans save $400 million a […]

Coup: Guinea’s World Cup Qualifier Postponed

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Football governing bodies FIFA and CAF have postponed Monday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match involving Guinea and visiting Morocco. The decision to postpone the game is as a result of Sunday’s coup d’etat in the west African country, as well as the reported detention of its president, Alpha Conde. “The current […]

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