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Cargo plane crashes at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde airport

A cargo plane operated by Kenya’s Silverstone Air has crash-landed in Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu adding to four the number of Kenyan...

Libya’s Haftar says will lift oil blockade

ReutersEastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Friday he would lift for one month his blockade of oil output and said he had agreed...

Turkey upset by Libya Sarraj’s plan to step down

ReutersPresident Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey was upset that Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, an ally, wants to quit next month...

Soldier shoots man in South Africa for not wearing a mask

A man battles for his life in South Africa after being shot on his thigh by a member of South Africa National Defence Force...

Somali president names new PM as elections loom

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has picked political newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister, his office said on Friday, cementing power around the...

Islamic States claims August killing of French aid workers in Niger

ReutersIslamic State has credited its West Africa affiliate for killing six French aid workers and their Nigerien guide and driver at a giraffe reserve...

West Africa

Islamic States claims August killing of French aid workers in Niger

ReutersIslamic State has credited its West Africa affiliate for killing six French aid workers and their Nigerien guide and...

North Africa

Turkey upset by Libya Sarraj’s plan to step down

ReutersPresident Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey was upset that Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, an ally, wants to quit next month...

UN-backed Libya’s Fayez Serraj to step down next month

Associated PressThe head of Libya’s U.N.-backed government said Wednesday night that he wants to hand over power to a new administration in October, amid...

UN demands all countries enforce arms embargo on Libya

Associated PressThe U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Tuesday demanding that all countries enforce the widely violated U.N. arms embargo on Libya, withdraw all...

Floods kill over 100 in Sudan, threaten historic site

Flash floods in Sudan have killed more than 100 people this summer and inundated over 100,000 houses, threatening even a famous archaeological site near...

Central Africa

Activist push to purge Cameroon of colonial monuments

Activist Andre Blaise Essama has been battling to purge Cameroon of monuments celebrating its French colonial past and replace them with local heroes long...

East Africa

Islamic States claims August killing of French aid workers in Niger

ReutersIslamic State has credited its West Africa affiliate for killing six French aid workers and their Nigerien guide and driver at a giraffe reserve...

Militia attacks in western Ethiopia leave more than 30 dead

ReutersArmed militia men killed more than 30 people in the Metakal zone of Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region, a senior opposition leader said on Thursday, the...

Over 200 inmates escape Uganda jail, some with guns

ReutersPrisoners in a Ugandan jail overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security...

Ivory Coast’s former PM Soro insists candidacy for presidency irrevocable

AFPIvory Coast ex-rebel leader and former premier Guillaume Soro, whose bid for the presidency has been invalidated by a court, insisted Thursday his candidacy...

Southern Africa

Zimbabwe govt reverses decision to allow mining in national parks

The Zimbabwean government has set aside it's decision to allow two Chinese companies to mine in Hwange National park...

Zimbabwe nurses end 3-month long strike over pay

Zimbabwe’s biggest nurses union said on Wednesday it was encouraging its members to end a pay strike which started...

Desmond Tutu, family unharmed as fire guts home in South Africa

A fire broke out at the residence of retired Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu in Ornus, Hermanus, Western Cape, South...

Battle looms in Mozambique over Islamic extremists’ control of port

The stinging success of Mozambique’s Islamic extremist rebels in seizing and holding a northern port city signals to the...

Man who died yrs ago named as beneficiary in the supply of Covid-19 equipment

When you think you have heard and seen it all about the mindless corruptions going on in Africa, then...

Entertainment

Rapper Cardi B arrives Lagos, Nigeria for music festival

Popular American rapper Cardi B has arrived Lagos, Nigeria ahead of a planned weekend music festival.The rapper, who announced her arrival via Instagram, stated...

Conspiracy theories spread over Nipsey Hussle shooting

Amid glowing tributes, shock and sadness, conspiracy theories have circulated online in response to the shooting of Eritrean-American rapper Nipsey Hussle.

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

UN says 1.3 million need assistance in Cameroon

The United Nations says 1.3 million people are in need of assistance as the humanitarian situation in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon...

Zimbabwe veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai critically Ill

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is critically ill from cancer and may be near death, his family and supporters say. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports that...

With 137 coronavirus cases Ghana to lockdown Accra, Kumasi

Ghana has announced a two-week lockdown in the country's two main regions - Kumasi and Accra metropolises from Monday to curb the spread of...

Two tourists Canadian and Italian feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso

The Canadian government is treating the disappearance of a woman from Quebec and her Italian friend in Burkina Faso as a...

Sahel nations in West Africa to set up anti-Islamist units

N'DJAMENA Defense ministers from West Africa's arid Sahel region have agreed to work together to establish special rapid reaction forces to counter the growing...

Kenya in all out hunt for soldiers held by al Shabaab militants

Kenya said a search and rescue operation was underway in Somalia on Sunday as al Shabaab militants claimed to have killed over 100 Kenyan soldiers...

Africa Focus

Corruption: South African healthcare workers , threaten strike

South African healthcare workers have protested against poor working conditions and urged the government to end corruption in the purchase of COVID-19 personal protective equipment.The protesters gathered Thursday in Pretoria and Cape Town, charging that the lives of healthcare...

WHO to youth on coronavirus: ‘You are not invincible’

Coronavirus can sicken or kill young people, who must also avoid mingling and spreading it to older and more vulnerable people, the World Health...

Spanish coastguard rescues 208 migrants crossing from Africa

More than 200 migrants were rescued on Wednesday by the Spanish coastguard as they attempted to make the crossing from Africa to Spain, rescue...

Congolese doctors arrested in connection with WHO official’s death

Three Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist involved...

S/Africa’s Ramaphosa says Africa working together to battle Covid-19

Africa needs to act swiftly and to undertake extraordinary measures if it is to prevail in the battle against the Covid-19 coronavirus.This is the...

Video News

4 North Americans abducted in Nigeria released

Two American and two Canadians who were kidnapped in an ambush by gunmen in northern Nigeria this week were freed on Saturday, police said. Nigerian...

South Sudan rejects accusations of rape, killing by its soldiers

South Sudan rejected on Friday accusations from the U.N. that its soldiers had raped and killed civilians during and after ethnically-charged fighting last month...

Malema bombshell: ‘I won’t go to Marikana with Ramaphosa’

Leader of South Africa opposition EFF Julius Malema says he will not accompany President Cyril Ramaphosa on a visit to Marikana where miners were...

2 women face combined 30 years jail term for raising money for al Shabaab n US

Two women who U.S. prosecutors say led an online group in raising money to support the Somali insurgent group al-Shabaab were convicted by a...

Liberians in USA grapple with possible loss of legal status

As snow blanketed African markets, churches and graves in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, in February, members of the Liberian community were praying...

South Africans desperate amid surging unemployment

South Africans on Wednesday painted a bleak picture of how they are struggling to find employment amid tough economic conditions. They were speaking to Radio 702 in...

Business & Finance

Big oil firms accused of wanting to dump plastics in Africa

The oil industry has asked the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against the plastic waste that litters Africa, according...

Angola’s Isabel dos Santos steps down from Unitel

Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos will leave her job in the administration of telecoms operator Unitel amid ongoing tensions between board members, Portugal’s news...

Independent experts clear African Development Bank chief

An independent panel of experts, headed by former Irish president Mary Robinson, has cleared the beleaguered leader of the African Bank of Development (AfDB)...

South Africa to halt lenders blacklisting borrowers during pandemic

South Africa’s government may temporarily ban lenders from blacklisting consumers whose credit records have been hit by the coronavirus crisis, a consultation document published...

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan to resume talks on Renaissance dam

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to resume talks to break a deadlock on the Grand Renaissance Dam reservoir on the Blue Nile, the...

Sport News

Ex-world athletics head, Diack sentenced to two years in prison for corruption

From FRANCE 24 with REUTERS and APThe former head of world athletics’ governing body, Lamine Diack, was convicted in France on Wednesday of corruption...

Why Barcelona and Messi parting maybe mutually beneficial

When six time ballon d'or winner and FC Barcelona icon Lionel Messi, dropped the bombshell that he wants to leave FC Barcelona to ply...

Crystal Palace signs British born Nigerian forward, Eberechi Eze

British born Nigerian, Eberechi Oluchi Eze has became Crystal Palace second most expensive signing and Roy Hodgson's most, in his time as the club...

Man Utd captain Maguire released after 2 nights in police custody

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was released from Greek police custody Saturday, TV footage showed, pending a hearing on assault charges on the island...

South Africa to halt lenders blacklisting borrowers during pandemic

South Africa’s government may temporarily ban lenders from blacklisting consumers whose credit records have been hit by the coronavirus crisis, a consultation document published...

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan to resume talks on Renaissance dam

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to resume talks to break a deadlock on the Grand Renaissance Dam reservoir on the Blue Nile, the...

Zimbabwe accuses Econet Wireless of money laundering

Zimbabwean police have issued a warrant against the largest mobile phone operator Econet Wireless to hand over a list of its mobile money transactions...

Corruption, bribery trail Huawei’s 5G deal with Namibia

A Nambbia's capital city councillor has alleged she was offered a bribe by a local politician to ensure Chinese tech giant Huawei would win...