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Uganda's censorship board has banned a Dutch film, The Dinner Club, after accusing it of "glorifying homosexuality" the Embassy of The Netherlands in Kampala has said. Gay sex is illegal in Uganda. The embassy said in a Facebook post that it "deplored" the decision to ban the film. It then published the...
For the second time since President Buhari's return from extended medical leave in London, Nigeria's weekly cabinet meeting has been cancelled. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said in a statement that today's meeting is not taking place “due to inadequate time to prepare the documents”. Mr Mohammed’s statement adds that a two-day...
The Gambian Supreme Court will not be able to hear a petition before May from President Yahya Jammeh, who's refusing to accept defeat in December's election and wants the poll to be rerun, reports say. The Nigerian judge, Onogeme Uduma, who was to act as president of the court is...
The President of Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), His Excellency Alassane Dramane Ouattara will on Monday 16th October, 2017 pay a two day working visit to the country. This is the first time the two presidents are meeting after the landmark International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ruling...
Germany and England booked places at the World Cup in Russia next year, while Poland was made to wait for qualification in Europe despite thrashing Armenia 6-1 on Thursday. Defending champion Germany never looked like missing out as early goals helped it to beat Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast, maintaining...
A US judge has issued a temporary halt to the deportation of visa holders or refugees stranded at airports following President Trump's executive order. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a case in response to the order issued on Friday. The group estimates that between 100 and 200 people are...
The Black Stars have agreed a 50% slash in their winning bonuses after a meeting with Sports Minister designate, Hon. Isaac Asiamah in their camp in Gabon. The reduction was announced by the Sports Minister designate in a specially arranged press conference to address the bonus situation. For the Sports Minister...
A number of African leaders including President John Mahama are in Gambia as ECOWAS initiates efforts to get that country’s President Yahya Jammeh to step down after losing the elections.   Jammeh at 29  took over the reins of power in 1994 in a bloodless coup d'etat which removed Dawda Jawara from office.   Seen...
  Early voting by mail began in Florida weeks ago, with over a million people having already cast their votes. Mrs Clinton holds a narrow three-point lead over Mr Trump in Florida, according to a new CBS/YouGov poll. The former secretary of state had 46% of the vote compared with Mr Trump's 43%,...
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a third term in office with a landslide, the country’s electoral commission has announced. Partial results of Friday’s election gave him 98% of the votes, it said. Mr Kagame’s supporters, who say that he has brought stability and economic development after the horrors...