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I do not want to take the virus to Africa – Cameroon student recovering from Coronavirus

When Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, a 21-year-old Cameroonian student living in the Chinese city of Jingzhou, contracted the coronavirus he had no intention of leaving China, even if that were possible."No matter what happens I don't want to take...

Uhuru Kenyatta warns against US, China rivalry in Africa

Kenya's president said Wednesday that African nations should be free to cooperate with both the United States and China, warning that foreign powers were exacerbating the continent's divisions.On a visit to Washington, President Uhuru Kenyatta said he was "very...

African children to make up ‘half of world’s poor’ by 2030

African children are being left further and further behind and will make up more than half of the world’s poor by 2030, according to a new report. The stark warning comes as more than 150 world leaders prepare to attend...

Japan moves to boost presence in Africa with TICAD 2019

Japan hosts development talks with African leaders this week, looking to boost its presence on the continent and offer an alternative to investments by an increasingly assertive China. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he wants the latest round...

The rise of mommy and me fashion

African children are very fond of their mothers, generally, we exude with love and appreciation for our mothers and the mother figures in our lives. We would have also noticed within the African communities abroad and at home,  a growing...

African leaders launch free-trade zone

African leaders launched a continental free-trade zone on Sunday that if successful would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development.After four...

Nigeria to sign Africa’s free trade agreement

Nigeria says it will sign the pan-African trade deal, known as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, at an African Union extraordinary summit in Niger on Sunday.President Muhammadu Buhari said...

African continental free trade pact comes into effect

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement legally came into effect at midnight, but the countries that have signed up have until July to work out the details of how it will work. It...

Scrabble for Africa as EU battle China, to deepen ties with Africa

In a move analysts see as European ~Union response to China over bearing influence in the continent, which was further strengthened at China-Africa summit earlier in the month.  European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed new...

Tropical storm Helene moves towards Cape Verde

A tropical storm formed in the eastern Atlantic continues to move toward the western coast of Africa.The USA National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday that Tropical Storm Helene was located about 290...
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Guinea-Bissau president sworn in despite request for annulment

Former army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo was sworn in Thursday as president of Guinea-Bissau despite a pending Supreme Court...
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‘I used to guard the ministry, now I’m the minister’ – Somaliland minister

It's not often you hear of a security guard rising through the ranks to become a government minister, but Suleiman Yusuf Koore did just...

35 migrants rescued off Libyan coast – UN Agency

A commercial ship has rescued 35 Europe-bound migrants off Libya’s Mediterranean coast and returned them to the capital, Tripoli, the U.N. migration agency said.The...

US warns of a possible repeat of Kenya hotel attack

The United States embassy in Kenya has warned of a terrorist attack at a major hotel in the capital, Nairobi, although the exact hotel...

Congo DR set to sign peace deal with armed militia

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is set to sign a peace deal with leaders of an armed militia that's been active...