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Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan set new meetings to resolve Nile dam crisis

Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in an effort to resolve a...

Cameroon shuts down hundreds of schools opened to absorb displaced pupils

The Cameroon government has shut down more than 260 schools that had been operating informally in the country’s francophone regions.The schools had been opened...

Qatar Airways to take 60% stake in new Rwandan international airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport in Rwanda, the state-run Rwanda Development Board said...

Scores killed as torrential rains barter Uganda

At least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by heavy rains in different parts of Uganda, the Red Cross said on Monday...

Rwanda’s Kagame calls on Africa to work together to achieve progress

President Paul Kagame on Sunday told participants gathered at the inaugural 'Kusi Ideas Festival' that it was important for Africa to work together as...

Nairobi governor arraigned, pleads not guilty to graft charges

Nairobi’s governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko pleaded not guilty to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars in a Kenyan court on Monday.The...

West Africa

UK judge dismisses torture charges against Charles Taylor’s ex-wife

A British judge on Friday dismissed torture charges against the ex-wife of the former Liberian president Charles Taylor, relating...

North Africa

US believes drone was shot down by Russian air defenses near Tripoli

The U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya’s capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air...

Greece ask Libyan ambassador to leave over Turkey-Libya accord

Greece said on Friday it was expelling Libya’s ambassador to the country, angered at an accord between Libya and Turkey signed on Nov. 27...

Libyan officials say has evidence of Russian mercenaries in war

Officials from Libya’s U.N. backed government say they plan to confront Moscow over the alleged deployment of Russian mercenaries fighting alongside their opponents in...

Explosion at Sudanese factory ‘kills 15’

At least 15 people have died and 48 others have been wounded after an explosion caused a huge fire at a ceramics factory in...

Central Africa

Ali Bongo’s spokesman detained in Gabon anti-corruption crackdown

The spokesman for Gabonese President Ali Bongo was transferred to the capital’s main prison on Friday, his lawyer said, one of eight people held...

East Africa

Nairobi governor arraigned, pleads not guilty to graft charges

Nairobi’s governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko pleaded not guilty to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars in a Kenyan court on Monday.The...

Fall out of Cardi B’s Ghana visit fiasco

Ghana celebrities were enraged after Cardi B to choose to hang out by the pool side to enjoy a local delicacy Khebab, while they...

Sudan to pay Kenyan and Tanzanian victims of 1998 terror attacks

Sudan has promised to pay money to families of victims of the 1998 US embassies bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, the Wall...

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019

Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019, at a colorful event at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, making...

Southern Africa

Four dies at South African gold mine after rock collapse

Four mine workers were killed and one was seriously injured after a rock fall at a South African gold...

New twist in Mugabe estate as ZANU-PF challenge listing of 3 properties

Zimbabwe hero and former president, late Robert Mugabe may not be as rich as many believed, as a ZANU-PF...

Botswana opposition to challenge president Masisi party victory in court

The main opposition party in Botswana, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), says it has proof that October's general...

South Africa’s ruling ANC regains power in Johannesburg

South Africa's ruling African National Congress has taken back control of Johannesburg, after its candidate, Geoff Makhubo was elected...

UN to deliver food aid to 4.1m Zimbabweans

The United Nations said on Tuesday it was procuring food assistance for 4.1 million Zimbabweans, a quarter 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...

Fight against music piracy boosted in East Africa with unified laws

East African Community (EAC) member states are set to harmonize their laws to boost cooperation in the fight against music piracy, an official said...

Five people killed in stampede at a rap concert in Algiers

At least 5 were killed in a stampede at a packed concert in Algeria  capital on Thursday night where thousands had gathered at the...

Must Read

Ugandan pop star turned MP calls for mass strike against police

Ugandan opposition MP Bobi Wine has called for mass protests against the actions of police and other state injustices meted out...

U.S. hits Islamic State training camp in Libya, 43 dead

U.S. warplanes launched air strikes against a suspected Islamic State training camp in western Libya on Friday, killing more than 40 people, likely including...

Congo’s Kabila, call for unity on eve of leaving presidency.

With less than 24 hours left in his rule, Congo’s President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday urged the nation to “massively” support...

Islamic State fight back slows Libyan pro-govt advance in Sirte

An intense fightback by the Islamic State group in Libya's Sirte slowed an advance by pro-government forces Monday into the jihadists' North African stronghold....

10 persons including children beheaded by Islamists in Mozambique

Ten people including children were beheaded in a village in northern Mozambique in a weekend attack blamed on suspected Islamists, local sources said on...

Congo’s Kabila to step down after 2017 elections according to new deal

Congolese President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections to be held by the end of 2017 under a last-minute deal struck by political...

Africa Focus

Fall out of Cardi B’s Ghana visit fiasco

Ghana celebrities were enraged after Cardi B to choose to hang out by the pool side to enjoy a local delicacy Khebab, while they waited for hours for her to show up for a 'meet and greet' session.Enraged by...

Misadventure of the migrants who hijacked their rescue ship

The news of the arrest in Malta of the 5 migrants who were the key actors in the hijack of a...

Kenya court rejects plea for equal property rights in divorce

A Kenyan court on Monday rejected a plea for a change to the laws on how property should be split in divorce cases, a...

Why Prince William is eager to return to Kenya

Prince William will visit Kenya later this month to scale up the fight against poaching in order to save endangered wildlife...

Nigerian film producer Tonye Princewill, breaks more records with the Movie 76’

Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill's soon to be released (Nov 25th) Nollywood production, "76" has once again made headlines. “The highly anticipated movie had it's...

Video News

Elephants dying of thirst and the right groups fake outrage

Global outrage will definitely trail the news that, 'more than 50 elephants have died of thirst in Zimbabwe', such avoidable loss, should have been...

African journalist candid talk with Philippines’ anti -drug police

By Wamoyi M. Mercie   In the recent past Philippines, the second populous nation after Indonesia within...

How my marital problems started

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

Urgent Action Fund-Africa redefines women rights defenders through rapid response grant making

Urgent Action Fund-Africa's grant making model enables women’s human rights defenders and organisations to act quickly, take advantage of unexpected opportunities, mitigate threats, and...

The ordeal of the descendants of first son who died before his father – Igbo Culture, Nigeria

By Anayo M. NwosuNọnọ Uduji would not sleep well at night even though she had gone to bed. She knew what was at stake....

Treated like Trash: Story of Guinea migrant crushed by truck in New York

Mouctar Diallo came to New York City from Guinea seeking a life “for the better.” Then he entered the bruising world of Sanitation Salvage. In...

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

Nigerian born British boxer Anthony Joshua regains his world titles from Ruiz Jr

Nigerian born British heavy weight boxer, Anthony Joshua defeats the Mexican Andy Ruiz to reclaim his unified Heavyweight title on Saturday Saudi Arabia.The 30-year-old...

Leading scorer in Dutch league, Cyriel Dessers chooses Nigeria over Belgium

Heracles striker Cyriel Dessers has revealed his desire to play for Nigeria at international level rather than his country of birth Belgium.The 24-year-old, who...

Rwanda signs deal with PSG football club to promote tourism

Rwanda signed a deal on Wednesday with French football club Paris St Germain to promote tourism in the east African nation, its second such...

Iheanacho last minute strike gifts Leicester dramatic win over Everton

Leicester City inflicted the cruellest of blows on beleaguered Everton manager Marco Silva as Kelechi Iheanacho's stoppage-time winner - awarded by the video assistant...

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...
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