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US judge denies Hushpuppi bail, his rent costs $10k monthly

Embattled Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, known as ‘hushpuppi’ and ‘The Billionaire Gucci Master’ has been denied bail by a Federal Migrate Court in...

Mali authorities free detained protest leaders

Authorities in Mali have released a number of opposition leaders in a move to appease a protest movement calling for the resignation of President...

Rwandan UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

A Rwandan United Nations peacekeeper was killed and two others injured in a militia ambush on a convoy in northwest Central African Republic on...

Two Madagascar lawmakers dies from COVID-19

Two Madagascar lawmakers have died of COVID-19 and at least 25 members of parliament and of the senate have been infected with the virus...

Ivory Coast vice president quits, days after PM’s death

Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned, the presidency said on Monday, further unsettling the political outlook days after the sudden death...

Man City European football ban overturned

Manchester City’s two-year ban from European football has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), the Lausanne based court said on...
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West Africa

Mali authorities free detained protest leaders

Authorities in Mali have released a number of opposition leaders in a move to appease a protest movement calling...

North Africa

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to reach Nile dam deal in weeks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Nile dam in two to three weeks, Ethiopia’s water minister said on...

HRW wants Libya’s Haftar to probe alleged war crimes by his men

Human Rights Watch called on Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Tuesday to investigate alleged war crimes by his fighters after the discovery of...

54 migrants dead in shipwreck off Tunisian coat, search ongoing

The death toll in a migrant shipwreck off Tunisia’s coast has climbed to 54 people as more and more bodies are discovered, and the...

Dozens of migrants killed as boat sink off Tunisia

Tunisia coast guard said that at least 20 African migrants died when a boat they were traveling on carrying more than 50 people sank...

Central Africa

Cameroon, E. Guinea to jointly map out border after clashes

Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea have agreed to jointly map out a disputed border area after skirmishes between their troops left several wounded and property...

East Africa

Man City European football ban overturned

Manchester City’s two-year ban from European football has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), the Lausanne based court said on...

UN, EU criticize Mali government for lethal force against protests

The United Nations and the European Union have condemned the Malian government’s use of lethal force during protests calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita...

Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, has died, the spokesman of the ruling African National Congress (ANC)...

COVID-19 vaccine may start in Africa by first quarter 2021

Africa could have a COVID-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 if human trials underway in South Africa succeed, a university professor heading...

Southern Africa

Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, has died, the spokesman of the...

Malawi new president vows to clampdown on graft in subdued inauguration

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera pledged to clamp down on corruption on Monday, as he delivered his inauguration speech...

USA set to offer Zimbabwe $60m in food aid

The United States says it will provide US$60.55 million to assist Zimbabwe with its food insecurity during the lean...

Lesotho former first lady freed on bail

Lesotho’s former first lady, charged with the murder of her love rival, was granted bail on Monday, despite objections...

Newly sworn in Malawian president, picks new finance minister

A day after taking office, new president of Malawi, Mr. Lazarus Chakwera has named former insurance company director Felix...

Entertainment

Pope Francis changes the Lord’s Prayer after frustration over ‘temptation’ line

POPE Francis has changed the Lord's Prayer after becoming frustrated at a line suggesting God might lead people into temptation.

Idris Elba homecoming (Sierra Leone visit) in pictures

Christmas came a week earlier for proud Sierra Leoneans who welcomed their son and world renowned actor Idris Elba who returned to his father's...

Update: Davido got me pregnant! The lady now say its a prank (Video inclusive)

A young lady has set social media buzzing with a claim that Nigerian music star, David Adeleke aka Davido whose fiance recently gave birth...

Must Read

CAR confirms presidential run-off, annuls legislative vote over ‘irregularities’

The Central African Republic's top court on Monday cancelled the first round legislative vote held in December over "irregularities" but confirmed that two former...

Heavy clash between army and Islamists leaves 14 dead in Benghazi

Heavy clashes in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have left at least 14 people dead and 32 wounded, medical officials said on Saturday....

5 Cameroon athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games

Five athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon have gone missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials said Wednesday. Three weightlifters and two boxers have not...

Army chief reassures Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh of army support

The Chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces Ousman Badjie has reaffirmed his unflinching loyalty to President Yahya Jammeh. Badje reassured the...

3 ‘robed’ women petrol-bomb police station in Mombasa, Kenya

Three robed women tricked their way into a Mombasa police station where they stabbed one officer and set fire to the building with a...

23 killed in landslide in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's state-affiliated broadcaster reports that a landslide triggered by heavy rains has killed 23 people in the country's Oromia region. Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported that...

Africa Focus

Two Madagascar lawmakers dies from COVID-19

Two Madagascar lawmakers have died of COVID-19 and at least 25 members of parliament and of the senate have been infected with the virus since the first case was confirmed on the island in March, President Andry Rajoelina said...

5-year strategy to fight HIV launched in South Africa

The South African government on Wednesday night launched the multi-sectorial New Strategic Plan incorporating various government departments to fight HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and Sexually...

Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak in its northeast that has...

Study says C-section 50 times more deadly for women in Africa

The death rate among women undergoing a C-section to deliver a baby is about 50 times higher in Africa than in...

Right group says 220 Nigerians killed in 14 days

A coalition of civil rights groups, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, INTERSOCIETY, has alleged that over 220 killings and...

Video News

Car bomb explosion rocks South Africa, victim in hospital

A Russian man is said to be in critical condition after an explosive device, allegedly planted under the seat of his Range Rover, detonated...

Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 7 in Cameroon

Seven people were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon...

Anti-malaria soap could save thousands of lives in rural areas

A student's invention in the West African country of Burkina Faso has given a boost to global effort against malaria. The past decade has...

Nigerian’s Buhari arrives in Morocco for 2-day visit

The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Sunday in Morocco for a two-day visit. Upon his arrival at Rabat-Sale Airport, the Nigerian president was welcomed by...

DR Congo rape-care doctor calls on UN to help end impunity

Democratic Republic of Congo's famous rape-care doctor Denis Mukwege will present a petition to the United Nations Tuesday demanding perpetrators of widespread, horrific sexual...

Injectable HIV/AIDs drugs could to replace oral pills

Scientists have revealed that the daily oral HIV/Aids pills could be replaced with injectable drug that will be given six times a year. If approved...

Business & Finance

Local miner becomes millionaire after biggest tanzanite find

A Tanzanian small-scale miner has become multi-million dollars richer after uncovering two of the biggest of the country's precious tanzanite stones ever found and...

Official says Africa free trade zone could take off Jan 1

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could begin operating on January 1 next year, after the COVID-19 pandemic made its original launch date...

Ghana to introduce measures to reduce MTN’s dominance

Ghana will implement a set of policies to reduce the dominance of MTN in the country’s telecommunications market, the government has said in a...

World Bank approves $500m to battle locust swarms

The World Bank on Thursday approved a record $500 million in grants and low-interest loans to help countries in Africa and the Middle East...

Total halts bid to buy Occidental Petroleum assets in Ghana

Total has called off a plan to acquire Occidental Petroleum’s assets in Ghana, which was conditional on the completion of the acquisition of Occidental’s...

Sport News

Man City European football ban overturned

Manchester City’s two-year ban from European football has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), the Lausanne based court said on...

Arsenal tie Nigerian teenager Bukayo Saka to long-term deal

Arsenal has tied down Nigerian teenager, Bukayo Saka to a long-term contract on Wednesday, ending speculations over the highly-rated teenager's future.Saka, 18, has made...

Novak Djokovic and wife test positive for coronavirus

World number one Novak Djokovic said Tuesday he had tested positive for coronavirus, the Serb star becoming the fourth player to contract the virus...

Fmr IAAF chief Lamine Diack goes on trial for doping cover-up

Trial of Senegalese born former head of IAAF athletics’ governing body (IAAF), Lamine Diack, begins Monday in Paris on charges of corruption and money...

World Bank approves $500m to battle locust swarms

The World Bank on Thursday approved a record $500 million in grants and low-interest loans to help countries in Africa and the Middle East...

Total halts bid to buy Occidental Petroleum assets in Ghana

Total has called off a plan to acquire Occidental Petroleum’s assets in Ghana, which was conditional on the completion of the acquisition of Occidental’s...

Kenya rejects G20 debt relief initiative over restrictive terms

Kenya will not seek a suspension of debt payments under a G20 initiative aimed at helping poor countries weather the COVID-19 pandemic, its finance...

Massive undersea cable project set to boost internet in Africa

Telecoms and internet giants unveiled on Thursday a mammoth project to lay a subsea cable around Africa to boost internet access to the under...