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Togo opposition leader heads to court to challenge vote results

Togolese opposition leader Agbeyome Kodjo said on Wednesday he has filed a suit to overturn the result of presidential elections in which he placed...

China Lied, Coronavirus did not originate in Meat Market – sceintists

USA based online news Breitbart reports that Chinese scientists have concluded that the Wuhan coronavirus did not originate at a wild meat market as...

Burundi says it killed at least 22 in pre-election violence

The Burundi government said on Tuesday it had killed at least 22 “wrongdoers” in the hills overlooking the main city Bujumbura since last week,...

Military funeral to be held for Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak

Egypt will hold a military funeral in the capital Cairo on Wednesday bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday at the...

Ethiopia pulls out of talks on Nile dam row

Ethiopia's Water Minister Seleshi Bekele has said the country will not participate in fresh talks on the future of a giant hydropower project on...

Lesotho PM says deserve praise for early resignation

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Tuesday lauded himself for "voluntarily" agreeing to resign after he was accused of having a hand in the...

West Africa

Togo opposition leader heads to court to challenge vote results

Togolese opposition leader Agbeyome Kodjo said on Wednesday he has filed a suit to overturn the result of presidential...

North Africa

Algeria confirms first case of coronavirus, 2nd on African soil

The Algerian health minister has confirmed the country's first case of the coronavirus in an announcement on state-owned ENTV on Tuesday evening.The minister Abdel...

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, dies at 91

Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak who was ousted during the famous Arab spring, has died at the age of 91, weeks after undergoing surgery,...

Erdogan says 2 Turkish troops killed in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday two Turkish troops were killed in Libya where they back the internationally-recognized government in the north African state’s...

Libyan lawmakers allied to Haftar wont join Geneva talks

Lawmakers based in areas of eastern Libya controlled by military commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they would not participate for now in peace...

Central Africa

Opposition leader Maurice Kamto say wanted an inclusive Cameroon

The leader of Cameroon opposition MRC party that boycotted the parliamentary and local elections said that the Anglophone crisis was "a major reason" for...

East Africa

Lesotho PM says deserve praise for early resignation

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Tuesday lauded himself for "voluntarily" agreeing to resign after he was accused of having a hand in the...

Liberian national named as deputy managing director at IMF

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday nominated former IMF official Antoinette Sayeh to become a deputy managing director at the Fund.Sayeh,...

Machar ‘feels like a prisoner’ after peace deal, says wife

Ms Angelina Teny, the wife of South Sudan’s newly sworn-in First Vice-President, Riek Machar, says her husband feels "he is a prisoner", after the...

Algeria confirms first case of coronavirus, 2nd on African soil

The Algerian health minister has confirmed the country's first case of the coronavirus in an announcement on state-owned ENTV on Tuesday evening.The minister Abdel...

Southern Africa

Lesotho PM says deserve praise for early resignation

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Tuesday lauded himself for "voluntarily" agreeing to resign after he was accused of...

Malawi parliament sets new date for fresh elections after annulment

Malawi parliament passed a law that sets 19 May 2020 as the date for fresh presidential elections, this follows...

Court issues arrest warrant for Julius Malema for no appearance

A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF leader Julius Malema for not appearing in court on five...

Lesotho PM in court to hear charges of murdering wife

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane appeared in court on Monday, sitting by side with 1st Lady also accused to...

Former South African president Jacob Zuma returns after medical trip to Cuba

Former South African president Jacob Zuma touched down at OR Tambo International Airport, following a medical vacation to Cuba...

Entertainment

Legendary South African Jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78

Legendary South African jazz musician, Bra Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78. According a story from Timeslive, Bra Hugh's family issued a...

Ugandan siblings win 1st edition of East Africa’s Got Talent

Two Ugandan siblings Esther and Ezekiel Mutesasira were over the weekend crowned winners of the first edition of East Africa's Got Talent show, a...

US custom officials damage Mali musician’s irreplaceable kora

A renowned Malian musician, Ballaké Sissoko that visited the United States says the US customs officials have damaged his one-of-kind instrument beyond repair.“Ballaké had...

Must Read

Film claims Africans purposely infected with HIV

A plot by white mercenaries to spread HIV through black South Africa via a phony vaccination program that documentary-maker Mads Brugger said actually happened. The...

African Fashion Spotlight: Ghana

Ghana is a multi-ethnic country located in West Africa.  In addition to being a producer of natural gas, Ghana is also one of the...

Mauritius central bank says there is big jump in foreign direct investment

  Foreign direct investment in Mauritius grew 41 percent in 2016 to 13.64 billion rupees ($388.8 million), thanks to investment in real estate, financial and...

2 Africans blacklisted in U.S over trade in ivory, weapons

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday blacklisted two people it said supported the outlawed Lord’s Resistance Army in Central African Republic through the illegal...

Fighting rages overnight in Libyan capital

Heavy fighting raged through the night in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli, with neither side able to secure gains...

Leading Ethiopia opposition figure warns of unrest if dialogue fail

Ethiopia's government needs to hold negotiations with the country's most-popular opposition parties or risk the return of destabilising protests, veteran dissident Merera Gudina said...

Africa Focus

China Lied, Coronavirus did not originate in Meat Market – sceintists

USA based online news Breitbart reports that Chinese scientists have concluded that the Wuhan coronavirus did not originate at a wild meat market as the Communist Party had previously asserted, the South China Morning Post reported on Sunday.After weeks...

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...

Ugandan activist cropped out of photo with white peers

Ugandan climate advocate Venessa Nakate was cropped out from a picture she took with fellow activists; Greta Thunberg, Loukina Tille, Luisa Neubauer and Isabelle...

US custom officials damage Mali musician’s irreplaceable kora

A renowned Malian musician, Ballaké Sissoko that visited the United States says the US customs officials have damaged his one-of-kind instrument beyond repair.“Ballaké had...

Rwandan family sue Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash

A lawsuit against the airplane maker Boeing has been filed in a United States federal court by the family of a...

Video News

The story of a Kenyan man born to an Italian Catholic priest

When Sabina Losirkale went into labor, her sister Scolastica recalls, priests and religious sisters filled the delivery ward waiting to see the color of...

How my marital problems started

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

Leah Sharibu’s parent laments government silence on their plight

The only Dapchi girl still in the captivity of Boko Haram after the release of 105 others in March, Leah Sharibu turned 16 on...

Uncovered: Africa’s Largest Refugee Camps

Sub-saharan Africa hosts more than 26% of the world’s refugee population in some of the largest camps in the world. Many have developed over decades in...

History Special: Queen Amina, a warrior among men

In many climes in Africa, women have had to struggle to rise above the perking order of patriarchal expectations.They were highly accepted among men...

The paradox of religious tolerance – (A Muslim man in a nun’s chapel)

Today and historically, religions often seem to be intolerant, conservative and fanatical. The capacity to live with religious difference and by toleration- the theory...

Business & Finance

Liberian national named as deputy managing director at IMF

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday nominated former IMF official Antoinette Sayeh to become a deputy managing director at the Fund.Sayeh,...

Losses from Libya’s oil shutdown now over $2B

Financial losses over a protracted blockade of Libya’s vital oil fields and ports have rapidly swelled, surpassing $2 billion on Tuesday, the country’s National...

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...

Sport News

Arsenal’s African imports continue to set records

Ghanaian international Eddie Nketiah’s equalizer in Sunday’s Premier League tie between Arsenal and Everton saw the Gunners get a goal and assist by two...

African stars sparkle as Arsenal return to wining ways

Arsenal returned to winning ways in English premier league on Sunday with their two African forwards - Pierre Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe, scoring a...

Sadio Mane strikes as Liverpool moves 25 points clear

Senegalese international Sadio Mane struck as Liverpool overcame Storm Dennis and feisty basement club Norwich to extend their lead at the top of the...

Solskjaer backs Ighalo to make instant impact against Chelsea despite quarantine

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists new signing Odion Ighalo does not need to know his Manchester United team-mates to be an instant hero at Chelsea...

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...