At 93, Zimbabwe’s Mugabe rules out retirement says no competent successor

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 on Tuesday, has no plans to give up power, saying he has no “acceptable” successor in place. The call to step down must come from my party, my party at congress, my party at central committee, Mugabe said in excerpts from a radio broadcast that will air this week and that were printed…

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Video: Dubai to launch sky taxi

A drone that can carry people will begin “regular operations” in Dubai from July. Matter al-Tayer, head of the city’s Roads and Transportation Agency has announced at the World Government Summit. Al-Tayer said that the drones have been inspected and certified by the nation’s civil aviation authority. The vehicle can carry one passenger weighing up to 100kg (220lbs). The passenger…

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Two arrested for raping 14-year old hawker

Officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), have arrested two men- Mohammed Abubakar,22, (a.k.a A3) and Adamu Umar, 25, for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in Niger. The suspects are commercial vehicle drivers at Kasuwan Gwari Motor Park, in Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger. Mrs Mariam Kolo, the Director-General, Child Right Protection Agency, told the News…

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Two children die in Borno IDP camp fire

Two children have died in a fire that razed a part of the Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Jere local government of Borno state. The camp which is one of the unofficial ones is located few kilometres from the state capital, Maiduguri. According to eye witnesses, the flame spread quickly because the tents were erected with dried stalk which is…

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