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Father defiles 10-year-old daughter in Lagos, Nigeria

A 51 years old driver, Michael Ogbar has been accused of repeatedly defiling his 10-year-old daughter in their home in Lagos, Nigeria, according to medical doctor, Dr Oyedeji Alagbe at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on...

$76M needed to combat worst locust invasion in 70 years

The worst locust outbreak Kenya have seen in 70 years needs some $76 million to help control and the money is “required by, actually, now,” the United Nations said Thursday.So far just $15 million has been mobilized to help...

Naomi Campbell calls for Grammy Award afrobeats category

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has criticised the organisers of the Grammy Awards after Nigerian afrobeats star Burna Boy failed to win at the weekend.Burna Boy was nominated for Best World Music Album for his 2019 record African Giant but lost...

South African mom gang-raped, killed, by men hired by daughters for $5,500 life insurance pay out

South African Police in Mpumalanga are investigating a case of murder in which it is alleged that the daughters of a 62-year-old woman killed her to cash in on her life insurance. Two male accomplices also allegedly gang-raped the...

Trevor Noah, Nadal to play against Bill Gates and Federer in Cape Town

South African comedian Trevor Noah announced in 2019 that he will step on the court with tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as well as billionaire businessman Bill Gates as part of the 'The Match in Africa' campaign.The...

Oxfam report criticizes EU aid money for Africa say it may harm, not help

European aid money earmarked for development in Africa is increasingly tied to how well countries can block their own citizens from trying to migrate across the Mediterranean and may be hurting the very people it is ostensibly intended to...

Mali plans to double the size of its army to rein in jihadists

Mali will increase the size of its army by about 50% in a recruitment drive this year aimed at uprooting jihadist groups, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse said on Wednesday.The plan is to hire 10,000 new soldiers in the coming...

French president accuses Erdogan of meddling in Libya

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, has accused his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of breaking a promise to stay out of the conflict in Libya.Mr Macron said Turkish ships had recently taken Syrian mercenaries there.He said this breached a...

Militants attack kills 15 in eastern DR Congo

Fifteen people have been killed in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni, where hundreds have died in militia violence since November, a local official said Wednesday, giving a provisional toll.In the past 24 hours, "14 bodies have been...

Allies worries as U.S. considers cutting military forces in Africa

The United States is considering reducing its military presence in Africa, a move that worries its international partners who are working to strengthen the fight in the Sahel region.The timing is especially critical in the Sahel, the vast arid...
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HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...

Eight found dead in Liberia flat after a night party

A young lady celebrating her graduation from the university and seven others were found dead in an apartment in...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...
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