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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...

Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24,...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...

Mali solders suffer heavy casualty again; 24 killed, 29 injured

Twenty-four Malian soldiers were killed and 29 wounded when militants attacked a patrol in northern Mali on Monday, a spokesman for the army has...

West Africa

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of...

North Africa

US urges Libya’s Khalifa Haftar to end attack on Tripoli

The United States has urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive to seize Tripoli and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict.The US...

Eastern Libya authorities force plane from Misrata to land in Benghazi

Eastern Libyan authorities forced a civilian flight to land for security checks soon after it had taken off from a city controlled by their...

UN experts say Libya airstrike likely tied to Haftar allies

UN experts say it is “highly probable” that a deadly airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Libya was carried out by a fighter...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan commit to resolving Nile dam dispute

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have said they will continue trying to resolve a conflict over plans for a massive Ethiopian-run dam along the river...

Central Africa

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda set for sentencing at ICC

International Criminal Court Judges will on Thursday sentence Congolese rebel chief Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda after he was convicted earlier this year of war crimes...

East Africa

Mali solders suffer heavy casualty again; 24 killed, 29 injured

Twenty-four Malian soldiers were killed and 29 wounded when militants attacked a patrol in northern Mali on Monday, a spokesman for the army has...

Niger’s Hama Amadou returns to jail ahead of 2020 presidential bid

Niger’s main opposition leader Hama Amadou is back behind bars after returning home from three years exile in France with the intention of completing...

UN envoy berates foreign interference after air strikes on Libya factory

The UN's Libya envoy pleaded with foreign actors to honor an arms embargo on the conflict-torn country as he said an attack on a...

Blind Ghanaian student violently pulled from seat in Oxford

A blind Ghanaian student who was "violently" removed from a prestigious debating society has been cleared of any wrongdoing.Ebenezer Azamati was "accosted" by a...

Southern Africa

Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises...

Mugabe’s estate to be officially registered early December

Zimbabweans might finally get to know late president Robert Mugabe's net worth when his estate is registered on 5th...

South African police forcefully remove refugees from UNHCR building in Pretoria

South African Police on Friday started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for...

Zimbabwe to distribute new currency notes to curb shortages

Zimbabwe's central bank is due to begin circulating new banknotes on Monday, which it says will help to ease...

Zimbabwe government sacks 211 striking public sector doctors

Zimbabwe on Friday fired more than 200 public sector doctors who have been on strike for more than two...

Entertainment

Malawi prison project band vies for Grammy glory

Malawi's Zomba Prison Project band has a unique line-up that could grab global success at the recording industry's prestigious Grammy Awards next month. Their...

Kenyan actress Lupita named in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame 2019

Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has been named among Hollywood 2019 Walk of Fame honorees. Lupita is among the 28 honorees list that...

Rastafarianism is a religion! Kenyan judge rules

A Kenyan judge has ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion that deserves to be treated like any other. The ruling is part of a case...

Must Read

2 al-Shabaab bombers arrested in southern Somalia by the AU forces

African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) backed by local forces on Sunday arrested two Al-Shabaab bomb experts in southern region amid heightened security...

Former Tuareg rebels join forces with Malian military in operation against extremists

Malian soldiers and former Tuareg rebels have staged their first joint patrol in northern Mali, a key step in a 2015 peace agreement meant...

Liberia 1990 church massacre survivors sue alleged perpetrator in US

Four survivors of a church massacre that killed 600 people during the Liberian civil war on Monday filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. court...

Aid worker killed, 6 missing in Boko Haram ambush in Borno Nigeria

One Action Against Hunger staff member, two drivers and three other health workers are missing after an attack on a convoy in northeast Nigeria...

60 killed, 78 injured in twin suicide attacks in Dikwa, Borno State, Nigeria

Nearly 60 people were killed and 78 others injured in twin suicide bomb attacks at a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria, local officials said...

Sudanese police fire tear gas at Khartoum martyrs rally

Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators converged Thursday on a prominent square in Khartoum in a march to honour comrades killed in the months-long protest movement...

Africa Focus

Malema tweets support for Burna Boy, assures of protection, AKA wants apology

South Africa's firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has tweeted to reassure Nigerian music star Burna Boy of his safety if he visits South Africa next weekend.Looking forward to receiving and being entertained by my brother @burnaboy here at his...

African children to make up ‘half of world’s poor’ by 2030

African children are being left further and further behind and will make up more than half of the world’s poor by 2030, according to...

Algeria beauty queen Khadija Ben Hamou condemns racial attacks

The newly crowned winner of Miss Algeria beauty pageant has hit back at critics who have hurled racial abuse at her...

Soul singer and grammy award winner Natalie Cole dies at 65

Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning daughter of Nat "King" Cole who carried on her late father's musical legacy and, through technology, shared a duet with...

Angolan president, dos Santos in Spain for health checks – authority

Angola confirmed for the first time on Monday that 74-year-old President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, its leader of the last 38 years, was in...

Video News

Fate of Sudanese teen Noura’s brings child marriages into spotlight

A legal battle over a teenager in Sudan who killed her husband as he tried to rape her has shone a spotlight on widespread...

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...

Crime against Congo: Cases against King Leopold II and Belgium

The intriguing thing about the entrance of King Leopold II into Africa is that it was not with any force or coercion; rather, his...

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...

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...

Nigeria born Chigozie Obioma: Literature’s rising star – France 24

Chigozie Obioma's acclaimed first novel, "The Fishermen", has been translated into more than 20 languages and nominated for the Man Booker prize. He talks...

Business & Finance

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...

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...

Sport News

Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura set to continue national team career

Umaru Bangura has been included in Sierra Leone's squad for their upcoming matches as he decides to continue his international career. Bangura, who plays for...

Eto’o says African players not respected in Ballon d’Or vote

African players still do not get the recognition they deserve, Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o told AFP in an exclusive interview, as he hopes that...

Two Kenyans power to victory in New York City Marathon

Kenyan half marathon world record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei powered to victories in the New York City Marathon on Sunday.Kamworor reclaimed the...

South Africa demolish England 32 – 12 to win Rugby world cup

South Africans celebrated in their thousands, drinking beers, dancing and singing in Johannesburg on Saturday as the country celebrate a hat-trick of Rugby World...

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...

Togo joins league of manganese producing countries

Togo has now joined the circle of manganese-producing countries. Thanks to the soon-to-be exploitation of the Nayega manganese deposit in the far north.The decision...

World Bank says; Broadband for all in Africa will cost $100B

World Bank says that to achieve full broadband access for all in Africa, where currently, less than a third of the population has access...
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