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2015 ACADEMIC SESSION

Ibrahim Shehu Shema ICT and Business Institute, Katsina, is a new, state-of-the art tertiary institution established under the Katsina State of Nigeria Law No. 8 of 2013. The Institute will offer a wide range of professional and career enhancement programmes, seminars, and workshops at advanced certificates and diploma levels. Our programmes are dual-path, with emphasis on both cognitive and practical skills, preparing students for future studies and careers. Enriched by world-class faculty and teaching facility, our goal is to nurture the development of the much-needed manpower in the ICT and business sectors for national growth.

The Institute invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the 2015 academic year for CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) programme.

CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE (CCNA) INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE

GOALS

CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification programme for entry-level network engineers that helps maximise yotrr investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer's network. CCNA Routing and Switching is for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with minimum Secondary School Certificate. The CCNA Routing and Switching courses validate the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

OBJECTIVES

A CISCO Certified Network Associate should be able to:

  1. Validate the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks;

  2. Demonstrate the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognise threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats;

  3. Monitor network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data;

  4. Administer a voice network;

  5. Understand the basic concepts of networking and deploying simple LANs;

  6. Employ internet connectivity;

  7. Managebasic security for networking devices;

  8. Understand IPv6 fundamentals;

  9. Troubleshoot issues in VLAN, configuring EtherChannel, understanding the working of STP and incorporating Layer 3 redundancy;

  10. Define the concept, components, functions and characteristics of WAN;

  11. Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 set up, and configuring EIGRP in IPv6 environment;

  12. Install, verify and troubleshoot multi area OSPF;

  13. Understand SNMP, NetFlow and syslog;

  14. Manage IOS images, licenses and Cisco devices and

  15. validate skills in VoIP technologies such as IP PBX, IP telephony, handset, call control, and voicemail solutions.

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The entry requirements into CCNA programme include any of the following:

  1. Post secondary school leavers with 5 credits passes in SSCE or equivalent, who are desirous of acquiring relevant employable skills;

  2. Unemployed or under-employed graduates looking for requisite employable skills;

  3. Employed graduates who desire relevant or additional working skills;

  4. Those out of school for a long time, in line with Government desire for open access to re-skilling and up-skilling of the nation's workforce as part of Life Long Learning (LLL); and

  5. Post NVC Final (articulation from the VEIs).

DURATION
Two months course work followed by internship and external examination. After passing CCNA, the candidate can apply for advanced networking course, CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK PROFESSIONAL (CCNP).

METHOD OF APPLICATION

1.   Visit http://www.shemainstitute.com (for details)

2.   Fill in the online Application Form from the website

3.   Pay N3,100 non-refundable Application Processing Fee at the First Bank, Plc.

4.  Applicants can view the outcome of their applications through the portal, using their transaction ID.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE

13th February, 2015


 

 

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Ismail Iro, Ph.D.

Chairman Implementation Committee

 

20th February, 2015

 

 

The Declaration Amidst Bloodletting. By Babayola M. Toungo

I woke up this morning feeling very angry for a reason I cannot grasp.  I looked around my room and went through my mind trying to locate the reason for my anger but couldn’t.  Then it hit me – Jonathan Goodluck is going to declare to Nigerians what they all know since – that he will contest for a “second” term. Details

 

Criminal Tendencies In Single Story. By Adamu Tilde

To many Southerners, particularly those of the lower stratum and those obsessed with false superiority complex, Boko Haram is a grand conspiracy of the Northern elites to destabilize Jonathan’s regime. Never mind the simplicity and hollowness of the postulation and argument. How will a rational human being destabilizes his enemy’s regime by first destroying himself and his economy and environment? Similarly, to many Northerners, at the altar of sounding juvenile, Boko Haram is a grand conspiracy by GEJ-led government to downsize, decimate and decapacitate Northern Nigeria. Never occurred to the proponent of this school of thought the many years of illiteracy, poverty, poor distribution of wealth and economic stagnation that characterized the region for so many years—these in so many ways, may contribute to the proliferation and domestication of terrorism. Details

 

The Fall Of Mubi: April 1990 Revisited. By Babayola M. Toungo

I have this eerie feeling that the escalation of violence in the north (particularly the north east) and subsequent declaration of separate administrative entity by the terrorists in the areas they now occupy has historical connection to the abortive coup of April 1990.  The principal officers of the failed putsch are now very visible in Aso Villa – Col. Tony Nyiam, Major Saliba Mukoro, etc.  During their failed attempt to grab power, their spokesman Gideon Orkar announced the excision of some parts of Nigeria in their attempt to remake Nigeria in their image.  We have seen this sinister plan resurface again during the just concluded ill-advised National Conference.  Interestingly, Tony Nyiam was one of those selected by Jonathan to midwife the conference.  And again interestingly, the portion of the country under the control of the terrorists was among the parts of the country excised by the putschists. Details

 

The Raids On Nigerian Roads. By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

A new wave of terrorism is blowing away many Nigerians. State-supported raids on Nigerian roads are happening. Drivers and other road users are passing through harrowing experiences on Nigerian roads and there is no evidence that persons that have the constitutional authority to stop their oppression on the roads are doing anything to come to their rescue. Nigerian soldiers and police now mount road blocks anywhere and anytime on the roads only to extort money from drivers at gunpoint. Details

 

2015: A Word For Gen. Buhari. By Godwin Onyeacholem

It is unfortunate that whenever Buhari is discussed even as a politician, snippets of his characterisation as an unrepentant despot still creep in. Hopefully, the General will read this. Indeed, there is need for him to adjust himself. There is no way he can command respect as a politician without being a democrat. Though it will be heart-warming to see him emerge as the president in 2015, he should be well-advised that democracy and autocracy are two completely different concepts. Buhari must be careful to avoid behaving in a manner that will further arm his critics with the impression that he is still more comfortable with the latter than the former. Details

 

Quarantine: After Healthcare Workers Bio & Nuclear Scientists Next. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Quarantine is a necessary and legal way to protect the public. But when you merge cases of returning healthcare workers that are in perfectly good health, checked for self-monitoring at home; with those that honestly reported they have high temperature or fever and obviously symptomatic, we have gone beyond caution. Limited resources will be stretched and the public will be alarmed increasing fear and stigmatization of people that should be treated as heroes. Details

 

Why President Jonathan Should Handover To Senator David Mark. By Oga Tom Uhia

My dear Mr. President, with the highest sense of respect and humility, I urge you; NOT TO CONTEST THE 2015 ELECTION; but offer yourself as a ‘living sacrifice; pure and holy’ for the sake of peace and tranquility in our beloved country Nigeria. The bible says “therefore, I urge you brothers in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God.” ROMANS 12vs1. Details

 

Stripping Tambuwal   Of Security Details. By Rahaman Onike

Whatever the fear of the Peoples Democratic Party on the exit of Tambuwal from the Peoples Democratic Party, it is necessary due process is followed in addressing issues of  defection cross the various political parties. If the peoples Democratic Party succeeded in removing Tambuwal as the speaker, what is going to happen to earlier defectors. Even if the Presidency is uncomfortable with Tambuwals defection, the Aso Rock strategists ought to have demonstrated the  spirit of sportsmanship in reaction to the ongoing power game. Details

 

On Perception.... By Adamu Tilde

Suffice to have a quick glance at Umaru Yaradua's stewardship. He en-circled himself with the best team that a leader can boast of yet he achieved very little, at leastin global standard. Take a look at how Prof Adenike Grange lost it to the system. prof Dora Akunyili at her information portfolio. Prof. Jega in his INEC. Shekarau in Kano. Comr. Balarabe Musa in Kaduna. And host of many good people of this great Nation that fall victims to the System failure not in their own making. Details

 

 

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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA

 

“Peter Pan” at 80

[GAMJI WRITER]

When the tables turned following the counter-coup of late July by Northern military officers, Enahoro, naturally, felt unsafe and after a while sought and was granted permission to move to London on a six-month leave without pay by the Times management. He never returned. Instead he resigned in August 1967 and eventually settled in Germany where he took up a job as an editor and producer at Deutsche Welle, the country’s equivalent of the BBC.Details

 

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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA PDP’s virulent campaign

It has become almost a cliché that since President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, the two leading contenders in next month’s presidential election, launched their campaigns in earnest last week, they’ve spent more time attacking each other than in talking about issues. Last week I said I agreed candidates should be discussing issues alright, but added in effect that I saw nothing wrong with discussing personalities as well. Character, I said, was for me indeed more important than issues because the problem of this country is less the right diagnosis than the fact that we seldom practiced what we preached.Details

 

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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA Between President Jonathan and General Buhari

Today our economy has come to be defined not so much by its recently rebased size which has earned it the dubious honour of being the largest in Africa. Rather our economy has come to be defined, even by the president himself, by the numbers of the new rich who own private jets and guzzle huge quantities of expensive wines that it has created. In other words, Nigeria has come to exemplify a society with an unhealthy huge gap between the few obscenely rich and a huge number of the rest living in abject poverty. Details

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Qualification for elective offices in Nigeria

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The pneumonia scourge in Nigeria

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CBN’s folly of defending the Naira

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Unlawful killing of police officers

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A potential turning-point budget

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Security for IDP camps

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A dubious insurance scheme

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Disqualify Under-aged Candidates Before Polls

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The generational question

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Towards realistic North-East rehabilitation plan

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PVC – Like Sultan, Like 30m Nigerians

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These Elections Are About Nigerians

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The bank robberies in Ikare

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The new health law and the sale of human parts

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Nigeria police under Abba’s watch

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Nigerian airports and global ranking

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The reduction of petrol pump price

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The Abuja peace accord

TOP STORIES

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No Going Back On February Polls – INEC

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Shift elections to March, NSA urges INEC

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12th Trust Dialogue: Oby weeps for Nigeria’s lost empathy

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NEMA Records 44,398 Internally Displaced Persons in 2014

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Youths attack President’s campaign team in Bauchi

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Lagos Orders Removal of Jonathan’s Campaign Posters

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Nobody can stop me from visiting Bayelsa –Patience Jonathan

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500 Accord Party members defect to APC in Oyo

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Plot thickens to postpone elections

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EFCC, French Police partner on graft probe

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APC rejects call to postpone elections

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Police kill 3 MASSOB members in Imo, injure 5

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NCC shuts down APC’s SMS for fund

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Again, DSS accuses APC of illegal registration of voters

FROM THE STATES

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Cultists Kill 3 Pregnant Women, Native Doctor, 8 Others

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Day Ladoja locked down Oyo Alaafin

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Fire Destroys Six Hostels in FGGC Kazaure

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Aregbesola Visits Warring Communities, Commends Residents for Embracing Peace

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Civil Society Rejects Calls for Postponement of Elections

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14 burnt beyond recognition in Dankwambo convoy accident

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NDLEA arrests man for attempting to smuggle 130kg drugs

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Nigeria and the Avian Influenza

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

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2015 federal budget: A call for action

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CBN Raises Banks' Net Forex Trading Position to 0.5%

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Consumers flay DISCOs over delayed prepaid meters

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Oil price crash: FG still pays subsidy

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Estimated billings: FG to compel DISCOs to deploy metres —Nebo

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No plans to shift elections, says INEC

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Jonathan’s security adviser, Dasuki, wants polls postponed

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Don’t compare yourselves to Obama, Mandela, Akanbi tells Nigerian political leaders

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Wamakko to Lamido: Mind your utterances

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Lamido: Fear of Buhari is beginning of wisdom

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Presidential Rallies: Makurdi, Sokoto Stand Still For Jonathan, Buhari

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Untold Stories Of Other Political Parties

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Buhari Petitions Police, SSS, INEC Over Fayose's Death Advert

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PVCs Collection To End February 8

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PDP Tenders Evidence Buhari's Certificate is Forged

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Labour Party Solidly Behind Jonathan, Says Ogboru

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Jonathan Visits Emir of Kano, Excited over Crowd at Rally

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School releases Buhari’s results

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Is Ahmadu Ali Buhari’s campaign DG?

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435 PDP members defect to APC in Kaduna

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Jonathan pledges more projects, Buhari, others berate president on graft, security

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…PDP has exhausted its lies, Oshiomhole says

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 Odds in favour of Buhari

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Fashola berates NCC for shutting down APC sms campaign platform

ARTICLES

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Assessment of Jonathan

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2015 Elections: A Time to Choose…3

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When a Public Mistake Requires an Old Fashioned Apology

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Buhari: One Nation, Two Moralities

SPORTS

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NTTF seeks sponsorship for developmental programmes

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Equatorial Guinea, Burkina Faso end goalless

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‘NSC is killing Nigerian sports’

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

What the 'gods' say about February 14th Elections

[GAMJI WRITER]

So Buhari wants to Islamize Nigeria, and Jonathan in turn is using Boko Haram to decimate the Northern population. How about most of us that are pagan worshippers, and the atheist amongst us, fact is, we are in a state of conflict, and darkness. In my mind I wondered what was behind the laughter of both men, as they signed the Abuja peace accord that supporters of both camps will not kill us all.

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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON On February 14th for the sake of love, I will vote for...

We have all come to the conclusion that the problem of Nigeria is the lack of political leaders with the will to pursue the right path to success, Some schools of though think otherwise...they say we have the men that can do it, the only problem is that these men do not have the money or the fraudulent political machinery to get to the top, in a phrase "they are clean", infact too clean. Others think that we deserve what we get, some feel we are confused and others see hope. Details

 

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Buhari, the President Nigeria may not have?

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Nigerians need a pin to the buttocks

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Nigeria and our story of the 'gods'

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The hunters, the witches and the Nigerian Army

AL-JAZEERA

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies

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The kingdom's reformist monarch: Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (1924-2015)

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Yemen president quits amid worsening crisis

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Argentina's president says prosecutor killed in plot

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Hidden state: Inside North Korea

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Obama will not meet with Netanyahu during US trip

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Saudi blogger's flogging postponed

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Deadly shelling strikes bus in Ukraine's Donetsk

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ECB announces $1.27 trillion stimulus package

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DR Congo protests over census turn deadly

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Egypt orders release of Mubarak sons

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The question of succession in Saudi Arabia

BBC

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Nigeria urged to delay elections

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Falling Ebola cases 'turning point'

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Tunisia come back to beat wasteful Zambia

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Tutankhamun's beard glued back on

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Congo vote delayed amid protests

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New record for SA rhino poaching

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Car bomb blast outside Somali hotel

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S Leone to end Ebola schools closure

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Nigeria Buhari defends school record

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Crowd violence at Cup of Nations

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