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More than 50 million Americans have cast ballots in presidential election

(Reuters) - More than 50 million Americans have cast ballots in the U.S. presidential election with 11 days to go in the campaign, a pace that could lead to the...

U.S. solar stocks rise on Biden’s clean energy focus in pre-election debate

“We’re getting of the subsidies for fossil fuels. But we’re not getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time...they’re not going to lose their jobs. Besides, a lot more jobs are going to be created in other alternatives.”

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

Opinion: Open Letter to President Buhari of Nigeria

President Buhari, this is an urgent call from those who gave you this mandate: tell the armed forces to stand down and stop shooting at or killing unarmed Nigerians. Undeniably, the lives of young Nigerians are being shed in hopes of a better Nigeria, which you chose to serve.

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.

DÉJÀ VU – In tragic vein: Wole Soyinka on Nigeria’s unrest

The mood, and climate of protest changed abruptly, and devastatingly with that diabolical intrusion. For the first time, anger and nihilism entered the lists, moving to dominate emotions.

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.

Star Quality Speaker Line-Up at Africa Tech Festival 2020

Acknowledged as the world’s largest Africa-focused digital infrastructure and emerging tech event, the Africa Tech Festival has always attracted a stellar line-up of critical thinkers, analysts, futurists, keynote and inspirational speakers. 2020 will more than deliver on that reputation, with a stimulating array of visionary industry presenters, raconteurs and even some sporting greats.