Nigerian military offered to deploy in Lagos if needed: governor

Fires burned across the commercial capital on Wednesday as roving groups of young men, some protesters still on the streets, and armed police clashed in some neighbourhoods

Lagos locked down, army under scrutiny after civilians fired on

The Lagos state governor said 30 people were hurt in the shooting at the gate, a focal point of the protests. One man had died in hospital from a blow to the head, he said, but it was not known if he was a protester.

Mozambique to seek extradition of ex-Credit Suisse bankers involved in $2 billion debt scandal

Hundreds of millions of dollars of the loans the bankers helped arrange went missing. The scandal prompted donors including the International Monetary Fund to cut off support to Mozambique, triggering a currency collapse and debt default.

With Instagram, hashtags and bitcoin, young Nigerians boost anti-police protests

Thousands of people have taken to the streets daily across the country in one of the biggest shows of public anger in 30 years, posing a major challenge to President Muhammadu Buhari amid an economic slump made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

South Africa’s Biovac in talks to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A South African company part-owned by the government is in talks with the global COVID-19 vaccine distribution scheme...

Nigeria’s police disbands controversial anti-robbery Squad after protests

Demonstrators also alleged that police shot dead another man while marching in the southwestern city of Ogbomosho on Saturday. Police did not respond to requests for comment on the allegations.

Pandemic spurs illegal gold rush in Zimbabwe mountains

“If not halted permanently, (it) will no doubt pave the way for another humanitarian crisis,” she added.

Gunmen abduct Kenyan just acquitted in shopping mall attack trial, relative says

The abduction occurred on Thursday as Omar was in a taxi accompanied by some relatives heading home after anti-terrorism police freed him that morning, according to his sister Sahara Abdulle Omar, who was in the vehicle.

WHO urges Europe to stem rise of COVID-19 cases, curb mass gatherings

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization’s top emergencies expert said on Friday that European governments must take decisive action to shut...

Tesla has a shot at producing 500,000 cars this year, African born Elon Musk says in memo

Last week, Tesla said it delivered 139,300 vehicles in the third quarter, an all-time record for the electric-car maker. The company will have to increase deliveries to nearly 182,000 in the fourth quarter to reach its ambitious year-end target.

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