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Burundi 1st lady Denise Nkurunziza airlifted to Kenya after contracting Covid-19

The outgoing Burundi President's wife, Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza, has been airlifted to Kenya, where she is being treated at Aga Khan University Hospital for Covid-19 reports Kenya's Daily Nation.A source at the hospital said Mrs Nkurunziza is receiving treatment...

Appeal courts revokes bail granted to ex-Lesotho PM’s wife

Lesotho’s Appeal Court on Friday revoked bail which had been granted to former prime minister Thomas Thabane’s wife, who is accused of murdering his previous spouse.Maesaiah Thabane was charged with ordering the killing of Thomas Thabane’s then estranged wife...

Why every African woman 18+ should take folic acid daily

By Lydia OkolieIf you're capable of reproducing, I am talking to you—even if you're not planning to get pregnant. If you ever wish to be a mother, healthy Lifestyle should be very important to you.Most African women do not...

Report says Nigerians paid $18.434m as ransom to kidnappers in 9 years

A new report by Nigeria leading geopolitical platform, SBM Intelligence, has shown that between year 2011 and April 2020, Nigerians have lost at least $18.34 million to kidnappers as payments made to secure the release of their loved ones.Of...

Covid-19: Parents in rejects plan to re-open schools in Nigeria

Some parents in Lagos State, Nigeria have kicked against reopening of schools in view of the continued rise in the number of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.The parents who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate...

Rwanda signs a new military deal with United States

Rwanda has signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States as part of broader efforts to strengthen military cooperation between the two nations according to Rwandan tabloid, New Times.The deal which was signed in Kigali on...

Namibia’s president admits breaching lockdown rule, pays fine

Namibia's president Hage Geingob on Thursday admitted to breaching coronavirus regulations last month by hosting a celebration to mark his party's 60th anniversary and subsequently fining all guests.The South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) birthday party took place in...

Buhari submits a revised 2020 budget to the senate

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday submitted a revised 2020 budget of 10.51 trillion naira ($29.19 billion) to the senate for approval.The coronavirus pandemic and an oil price plunge have magnified headwinds in Africa’s biggest economy, which relies heavily...

Rwanda hands ex-mayor a life jail term for role in genocide

Rwanda's High Court on Thursday sentenced a former mayor to life in prison for his role in the country's 1994 genocide, which included leading attacks that resulted in the deaths of around 25 000 ethnic Tutsis in his town.Ladislas...

ICC allows ex-Ivorian president Gbagbo to leave Belgium

The International Criminal Court on Thursday said former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can leave Belgium under certain conditions following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3,000 people.Gbagbo and his deputy Charles Ble Goude were both...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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