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Nigeria sacks thousands of ghost workers, saving millions

Lagos (AFP) – Nigeria's finance ministry said Sunday that it had saved millions of dollars for the cash-strapped government by removing more than 20,000 "ghost workers" from the state payroll….

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The Latest: Dominican Republic launches anti-Zika drive

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus & fears it could be linked to birth defects (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Thousands of soldiers, health officials…

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New $130 million project aims to cut food waste from fields to tables

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a third of the world's food goes uneaten, & many crops harvested in Africa are discarded rather than sold,…

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Netflix to block proxy access to content not available locally

(Reuters) – Video-streaming service provider Netflix Inc's subscribers will no longer be able to use proxies to watch content not available in their home country. Subscribers often resort to proxies,…

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Nigeria's central bank halts dollar sales to bureaux de change

Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria's central bank on Monday announced it was stopping the direct sale of US dollars to bureaux de alter to protect the under-pressure naira & conserve depleted…

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Suspected Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria 'kills 40'

Abuja (AFP) – Forty people have died in Nigeria in a suspected outbreak of Lassa fever in 10 states across the country, Health Minister Isaac Adewole said Friday. "The total…

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'Africa's biggest Jesus statue' unveiled in Nigeria

Abajah (Nigeria) (AFP) – Nigeria on Friday unveiled a nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa. Standing…

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750 West Africans stranded in Nigeria evacuated

Lagos (AFP) – More than 750 foreigners from eight west African countries, stranded in the southeastern Nigerian port of Calabar since Christmas after their ferry broke down, left by road…

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Nigeria claims Boko Haram 'largely' defeated despite bloodshed

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Residents of northeastern Nigeria were gripped by fear & anxiety on Tuesday after two days of bloodshed blamed on Boko Haram, pouring scorn on government claims…

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At least 48 killed in bombings in north Nigeria

MAIDUGURI/YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) – At least 48 people were killed in suicide attacks & bombings on Monday in two cities in northern Nigeria where the jihadist Boko Haram group is…

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