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Liberian leader George Weah hailed for his sportsmanship after accepting defeat

Liberian President George Weah has been hailed for his sportsmanship for conceding to his rival in the presidential race - from across the political divide and the region. "This is a time for graciousness in defeat, a time to place our country above party, and patriotism above personal interest," the former football star, who has served as Liberia's president since 2018, said. The 57-year-old's phone call...

Burna Boy and Rema wins 2023 Billboard Awards in Afrobeat Categories

The duo of Burna Boy and Rema have won the inaugural Afrobeat categories at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards held on Sunday, November 19, 2023. Burna Boy won the Top Afrobeats Artiste, while Rema's 'Calm Down' remix featuring Selena Gomez snagged the gong for the 'Top Afrobeats Song'. The 'African Giant' crooner beat stiff competitions from Wizkid, Rema, Tems, and Cameroonian star, Libianca, on his way...

Sudan asks United Nation to end Political Mission

In a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Sudan’s acting foreign minister said that UN mission’s performance in achieving was disappointing. " government of Sudan requested that the United Nations immediately terminate the UNITAMS mission. At the same time, we would like to assure you that the Government of Sudan is committed to engaging constructively with the Security Council and the Secretariat," Sudan's...

Two journalists jailed for defaming a minister in Togo

Two Togolese journalists were indicted and jailed in Lomé on Wednesday, accused of "defamation" after claiming on social networks that a minister had had the equivalent of 600,000 euros stolen from his home, their relatives said. Loïc Lawson, publication director of the newspaper Flambeau des Démocrates, and Anani Sossou, a freelance journalist, were taken into custody on Monday. They are being prosecuted for "defamation and attack...

Nigerian woman sets Guinness World Record for longest hand-made wig

In a remarkable feat of creativity and determination, Helen Williams, a skilled wigmaker from Nigeria, has secured her place in the Guinness World Records for crafting the longest hand-made wig, measuring an astounding 351.28 meters (1,152 feet 5 inches). Over 11 days and an investment of two million naira (£2,000: $2,500), Williams utilized 1,000 bundles of hair, 12 cans of hair spray, 35 tubes of...

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