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100 Killed in Gas Tanker Blast in Nigeria 0

100 Killed in Gas Tanker Blast in Nigeria

An explosion at an industrial gas plant in southern Nigeria ignited an inferno, killing at least 100 people and injuring many others, according to journalists on the scene. The office of President Muhammadu Buhari...






No Ban on Christmas and New Year’s Parties 0

No Ban on Christmas and New Year’s Parties

A Somali government minister said there is no ban on Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations in the country, contrary to earlier reports. The minister of religious affairs, Abdikadir Sheekh Ali Ibrahim, said on...






Christmas Unites Christians and Muslims in Cameroon 0

Christmas Unites Christians and Muslims in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON— To encourage tolerance in Cameroon, a country recently experiencing religious-based violence by the likes of the extremist group Boko Haram, several churches have sponsored interfaith gatherings for Christmas. At the Evangelical Lutheran...






African Economies Struggle With Dollar Crunch 0

African Economies Struggle With Dollar Crunch

Zimbabweans may soon be able to shop in yuan, after their government reiterated that the country will adopt the Chinese currency, following the cancellation of about $40 million in debt. Since 2009, Zimbabwe has...






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