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APRNEWS : U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is running for Houston mayor

APRNEWS - “Sheila Jackson Lee wants to come home to be your mayor for the city of Houston,” Jackson Lee said at a church event Sunday. “I will not be able to do it without each and every one of you.”

Jackson Lee's comments were livestreamed by the church, City Cathedral Church, and shared Monday morning by Urban Reform, a Houston online publication.


APRNEWS : Women Changing the Investment Climate in Côte d'Ivoire

APRNEWS - Noom Hotel, Abidjan - On a sunny Suturday , nearly 200 women gathered at the prestigious Noom Hotel in Abidjan for a groundbreaking event: the Women Investment Capital Event. This event, organized by Women Investment Capital (WIC), aimed to empower women entrepreneurs in Côte d'Ivoire by providing them with access to investment capital and valuable networking opportunities.


APRNEWS: Raphael Dwamena - Ghana striker dies aged 28 after on-pitch collapse

APRNEWS - Dwamena was playing for Egnatia against Partizani on Saturday.

"Despite the immediate intervention of specialist doctors he unfortunately passed away," said the Albanian Football Federation (AFL).

Dwamena was the leading scorer in the Albanian league this season with nine goals. He had won nine caps and scored two goals for his country.


APRNEWS: How Africa's first heat officer is protecting women in Sierra Leone

APRNEWS - "We suffer from extreme heat, suffocation and noise pollution," says Sesay, sitting on a cylinder brick in the overcrowded Bombay Street market, bustling with customers, traders, motorists and travelers.

"Sometimes the scorching Sun can be unbearable in the market," she says. "We face frequent sweating, dehydration and headaches," as well as heat rashes around her neck, back and shoulders.      


APRNEWS : Thieves put gun to Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga's head

APRNEWS - Sindisiwe Chikunga told a parliamentary committee that one of the masked attackers pointed a gun at her head during the ordeal early on Monday.

They stole some laptops, a phone and her bodyguards' weapons, she said. 

South Africa has long faced high crime levels, including car-hijackings, kidnappings and smash-and-grabs.


APRNEWS : Moussa Dadis Camara - Guinea ex-ruler taken by armed men back in jail

APRNEWS - The group stormed a jail in the capital, Conakry, early on Saturday morning - taking Capt Camara and three others. 

Those taken are currently on trial for their alleged roles in deaths of more than 150 people in a 2009 protest. 

Besides Capt Camara, two other prisoners have also been found. 

It is unclear if they were kidnapped or freed by their supporters.


APRNEWS : Supreme Court affirms Tinubu’s election, dismisses Atiku, Obi’s appeals

APRNEWS - Finally, the eight months legal battle for the presidency of Nigeria has come to an end, with President Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, emerging victorious.

The Supreme Court, yesterday, agreed with the September 6 verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, on all counts.


APRNEWS : George Weah and Joseph Boakai face run-off vote Published

APRNEWS - Mr Weah got 43.83% of the vote and Mr Boakai, a former vice-president, received 43.44%.

The 10 October poll was the tightest presidential contest in Liberia since a civil war ended about two decades ago.

A run-off was predicted, but Mr Boakai, 78, has done better than expected by coming close to Mr Weah's tally.



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