*Ojota service lane closed for six weeks (Guardian)*Task force, Okada riders clash on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway (Punch)

Ojota service lane closed for six weeks (Guardian) The service lane inbound Maryland from the end of Gani Fawehinmi Park to the end of the second pedestrian bridge, Ojota has been partially closed, the Lagos State Government announced on Tuesday.…

More than 100 civilians killed in fresh South Sudan violence (Guardian)

The UN said Wednesday that conflict had intensified in a region of South Sudan since a peace deal was signed, with hundreds of civilians raped or murdered by warring factions. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said civilians…

South Sudan vaccinates health teams in Ebola epidemic (Guardian)

South Sudan will vaccinate key health workers against Ebola close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which faces a new epidemic, the World Health Organization said Monday. The ministry of health’s vaccination campaign, with cooperation from the…

South Sudan, South Africa sign oil deal (Vanguard)

South Sudan’s petroleum ministry on Friday signed an agreement with South Africa that will allow the Johannesburg-based state-owned oil company to invest in energy sector in Juba. Ezekiel Gatkuoth, South Sudan’s petroleum minister, said the agreement will allow the two…

Child bride auctioned off on Facebook (CNN)

Facebook has come under fire for a “barbaric use of technology” that allowed the sale of a child bride to be held on its site. An auction was held on the social media platform for a 16-year-old girl in South…

South Sudanese doctor wins prestigious UN prize for lifetime spent tending to refugees (ABC News)

In the single functional hospital in war-ravaged South Sudan’s Upper Nile region, the only X-ray machine is broken, the sole surgical theatre is lit by a single light, and electricity is provided by generators that often break down. But a…

China to send 268 peacekeepers to South Sudan (Daily Independent)

China will dispatch a battalion of 268 peacekeepers to South Sudan for a one-year mission. Officially formed on Wednesday, the battalion will depart from Zhengzhou, Henan Province, in two groups on Sept. 11 and Sept. 23, respectively. The peacekeepers will…

Manufacturing, agriculture key to economic growth, development says Dangote

Executive Director of the Dangote Group, Hajiya Halima Dangote, has urged millennials in Nigeria and across Africa to diversify from service-oriented enterprises to manufacturing and agriculture in a bid to fast-track the development of the continent and better life for…

S. Sudan launches Ebola Awareness Campaign (Independent)

South Sudan and the UN health agency on Wednesday launched a sensitisation and awareness campaign against Ebola to enhance preparedness in the country following an outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The WHO said on Wednesday that a…

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