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October 16, 2017 11:22 PM Why Buhari turned down Okorocha’s invitation – Zuma

Zuma made the clarification yesterday at the palace of the State Chairman of Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Sam Ohiri, during the conferment of the chieftaincy title of ‘Ochiagha’ (war commander) on him. However, scores have taken to the streets to condemn the erection of a N520 million statue for the South African leader. The protesters, including 65

October 16, 2017 11:22 PM Labour rejects Zuma’s statue in Owerri, demands its pull down

UNITED Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, has rejected the erection of statue of President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, in Owerri by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, including naming a street in the state capital after Zuma. While demanding that the statue be pulled down, ULC described honouring of Zuma by the governor as highly insensitive and contemptuous 68

October 15, 2017 5:40 PM 3 reasons you should never miss Felabration 2017 finale tonight

Every year Lagos state stands still for a week to celebrate the life and times of late Fela Aikulapo-Kuti with Felabration; a mega week-long music festival that brings thousands of visitors from all over the world to the New Afrika Shrine. The 2017 Felabration theme is “the prophecy” and it is the 20th edition of annual ‘Felabration’ festival. How time flies 111

October 10, 2017 2:32 AM Haiti looks to Benin for guidance on voodoo crimes

Three senators from Haiti pause in reflection in front of a statue of their country's independence hero Toussaint Louverture in Allada, southern Benin, where he had his roots. The West African and Caribbean countries, separated by thousands of kilometres (miles) and ocean, share the same history but also the same religion -- voodoo. Jean Renel Senatus 81

August 19, 2017 12:06 AM News Wrap: 2 stabbed to death in Finland attack

HARI SREENIVASAN: In the day’s other news: Violence erupted in Finland when a man stabbed two people to death and wounded six others. It happened in the Western city of Turku, about 95 miles outside Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The attacker was shot in the leg and captured. There was no word on his identity, and police said it’s too early to know if the attack 52

August 18, 2017 12:00 AM Trump embraces culture war with call to preserve Confederate statues

President Trump on Thursday assumed the role of leading spokesman for the racially charged cause of preserving Confederate statues on public grounds, couching his defense in historical terms that thrilled his core supporters and signaled his intent to use cultural strife as a political weapon just days after deadly violence in Virginia. “Sad to see the history 73

August 17, 2017 5:15 PM Why the U.S. Capitol Still Hosts Confederate Monuments

Most were erected decades after the Civil War ended, and they've always been controversial. A statue of Confederate Civil War general Robert E. Lee was at the center of last weekend's deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. The conflict has reignited intense debate over the fate of Confederate symbols nationwide. In response, protestors in Durham 7

August 17, 2017 2:50 PM Confederate Conflict: A Look at the Statues Sparking Heated Debate

The pace of the removal of Confederate monuments has increased in the wake of the deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here's a look at some of the statues and monuments that were removed and some that protesters say need to go. Above: Marchers at a "Unite the Right" walk past a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert 4

August 16, 2017 6:48 PM Quoting Mandela, Obama’s tweet after Charlottesville as the most liked ever

A TWEET by former president Barack Obama about the violence in Charlottesville has become the most liked message in the history of Twitter, the company said on Wednesday. The tweet by the country’s first black president quoted Nelson Mandela. “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion,” Mr Obama 19

August 16, 2017 8:23 AM In his own words: President Trump on Charlottesville protest

TRUMP: Hello, everybody. Great to be back in New York with all of our friends, and some great friends outside the building, I must tell you. I want to thank all of our distinguished guests who are with us today, including members of our Cabinet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, and of course our Transportation Secretary 52