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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...

Details of Zimbabwe vice president’s nasty divorce exposes luxurious life of elites

Zimbabwe is gripped by the explosive details of charges being made in the divorce of First Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife Marry...

Ethiopia mega dam to be filled ‘within seven years’

Ethiopian ministers have said the country will fill up the Grand Renaissance Dam over a period of "between four to seven years" despite Egypt's...

West Africa

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a...

North Africa

Erdogan’s Turkey begins troop deployment to Libya

Turkey is beginning to send troops into Libya in support of the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, days...

Turkey says will teach Haftar a lesson if Libya attacks continue

Turkey will not refrain from “teaching a lesson” to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the country’s internationally recognized government,...

Haftar’s eastern Libya forces says ready and determined to achieve victory

Eastern Libyan forces, which have been trying to seize the capital Tripoli held by the internationally recognized government, said they are “ready and determined”...

Libyan rivals expected to sign truce in Moscow

Both sides in Libya's conflict are expected Monday in Moscow to sign an agreement on the terms of a ceasefire which went into effect...

Central Africa

Cameroon parliament pass devolution bill for troubled anglophone regions

A bill granting special status to Cameroon's two crisis-hit anglophone regions was passed by lawmakers on Wednesday, national radio said, an attempt to ease...

East Africa

Ethiopia mega dam to be filled ‘within seven years’

Ethiopian ministers have said the country will fill up the Grand Renaissance Dam over a period of "between four to seven years" despite Egypt's...

UN says 14 killed in an attack on Fulani village in Mali

Fourteen people were killed and two wounded on Thursday in an attack on a Fulani village in central Mali, according to the UN, in...

Kipchoge to go head to head with Ethiopia’s Bekele in London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, the only men to go under two hours, two minutes for the marathon, will go head to head over...

‘I caught HIV on a one-night stand and now I want to warn you’

A Kenyan woman who was infected with HIV is speaking out about the risks of getting infected after she became HIV-positive following a one-night...

Southern Africa

Details of Zimbabwe vice president’s nasty divorce exposes luxurious life of elites

Zimbabwe is gripped by the explosive details of charges being made in the divorce of First Vice President Constantino...

Lesotho PM bows to pressure, set to resign over ex-wife’s murder

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has bowed to pressure to step down over evidence allegedly linking him to the murder of...

Angola ex-president’s daughter Isabel dos Santos moots presidency run despite charges

Africa’s richest woman and Angola’s ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos expressed interest on Thursday in running for the presidency...

South Africa new law to strip refugees’ status for any political act

South Africa can now strip refugees of their asylum status if they engage in any political activity related to...

Police declares Lesotho first Lady wanted

Police in Lesotho are looking for First Lady Maesaiah Thabane for questioning in connection to the killing of the...

Entertainment

Nigerian musician Tekno arrested for traffic ‘strip dance’

Nigerian musician, Tekno, 26, has been arrested for dancing with "half-naked" women in a truck in the commercial capital, Lagos. The vehicle had glass sides...

Star musician Davido confirms 2020 as year for his wedding

Nigerian music super star Davido has confirmed plans to officially tie the knot with his long time girlfriend, Chioma Rowlands in 2020. The News Agency...

Ghanaian musician dies in auto crash

Three people, including budding Ghanaian musician with the stage name Ebony Reigns died early Friday in a car collision in Ghana, police have confirmed. Police...

Must Read

Militants attack kill at 52 Egypt police personnels

Egypt’s security forces suffered one of their heaviest attacks after militants firing rockets and detonating explosives hit a police operation on Friday in the...

Military commander wanted by ICC to surrender to Libyan army

General Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a senior military commander of the Libyan eastern-based army who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), on Tuesday announced...

Tanzanian MP Tundu Lissu, shot in capital Dodoma

Tanzanian MP Tundu Lissu is recovering in hospital after being shot earlier today in the capital Dodoma, according to reports quoting a doctor. Mr Lissu...

Rwanda to send all-woman peacekeeping force to South Sudan

Rwanda is set to send an all-female formed police unit for deployment in South Sudan under the UN peacekeeping mission, the Rwandan police said...

Edgar Lungu probes theft of Zambia aid money

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu wants his officials to act on the results of an investigation into stolen donor funds.

Egyptian singer gets 2 years in jail over music video

An Egyptian court jailed a little-known singer for two years on Tuesday for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said, after she appeared in a music...

Africa Focus

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking policy — still awaits them.But on Friday, a small museum outside Cotonou celebrated the return...

Moroccan women applaud anti-harassment law

Activist Samira Raiss has welcomed that Morocco's law criminalising violence against women has come into force.She has...

WHO warns of high cholera risk in Kinshasa

The World Health Organisation on Monday said there was a high risk of a cholera epidemic after flooding in Kinshasa, the teeming and ramshackle...

Rainmakers are threatening to disrupt my mother’s funeral

By Anayo M. NwosuRainmakers were one of the early set of callers to my family house at Nnewi to...

Lost Ben Enwonwu masterpiece found in London sold for $1.4 million

A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years and found in a London flat was sold at an...

Video News

With the power of a pen I will wipe out bandits who broke my leg – Kenyan school boy

Today nearly one in every four children aged 5 to 14 are engaged in labour that is considered detrimental to their health and development.   The...

Burundi first lady releases a song against abuse of women

Burundi’s First Lady Denise Nkurunziza has released a song to campaign against the abuse women face when they cannot get pregnant.The video clip opens...

How my marital problems started

By Anayo Nwosu.Many married couples live in denial, some choose to tag on to their failing marriages...

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...

My wife must go, this marriage is over!

By Anayo M. NwosuPastor Rufus would not take anymore advice from anybody. If he could look the regional...

She acted as a man to work – until she was accused of rape

Pili Hussein wanted to make her fortune prospecting for a precious stone that's said to be a thousand times rarer than...

Business & Finance

Stanbic IBTC attracts highest capital inflow to Nigeria for 3rd quarter 2019

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has emerged as the financial institution that attracted the highest amount of capital...

COMESA, EAC, ECOWAS launch platform to connect African women in business

50 Million African Women Speak platform provides information on starting and growing a business, and has a social networking feature for women entrepreneurs to...

Liberia and Ivory Coast sign MOU to promote trade

The Governments of Liberia and Ivory Coast have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help promote trade and economic cooperation between the two...

BRICS nations to consider adding countries to development bank

Leaders of the BRICS group of leading emerging economy nations meeting this week will discuss opening their development bank to other countries to increase...

Italy’s Saipem wins $100m pipeline contract in Equatorial Guinea

Italy’s Saipem has been awarded a contract in Equatorial Guinea worth $90-$100 million to build a 70 km subsea pipeline linking the Alen platform...

Sport News

Kipchoge to go head to head with Ethiopia’s Bekele in London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, the only men to go under two hours, two minutes for the marathon, will go head to head over...

Billionaire Aliko Dangote renews interest in Arsenal takeover

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, who has previously been linked with buying the club, has delivered an update on his interest in the Gunners.He told...

Barcelona sacks coach Ernesto Valverde, appoints Setien

Two major Catalan radio stations, Onda Cero and Catalunya Radio, are reporting that Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has been informed he is to be...

Senegalese Sadio Mane wins CAF African Player of the year

Senegal and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been named CAF African Footballer of the year 2019, holding off competition from club team-mate Mohamed Salah...

BRICS nations to consider adding countries to development bank

Leaders of the BRICS group of leading emerging economy nations meeting this week will discuss opening their development bank to other countries to increase...

Italy’s Saipem wins $100m pipeline contract in Equatorial Guinea

Italy’s Saipem has been awarded a contract in Equatorial Guinea worth $90-$100 million to build a 70 km subsea pipeline linking the Alen platform...

Nigeria sign new deal that increases her share from offshore oil revenue

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed a measure to change the country's agreements with multinational oil companies to significantly increase the share of...

SICO Egypt smartphone maker to export to Germany next month

Egypt’s first smartphone maker, SICO, said it will begin exporting its devices to Germany in November as part of its expansion plan to sell...