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Africa Focus

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking policy — still awaits them.But on Friday, a small museum outside Cotonou celebrated the return...

Malawi, Kenya and Ghana tries first malaria vaccine in babies

Malawi along with Kenya and Ghana are getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history’s deadliest and most stubborn of diseases.Unlike established vaccines that offer near-complete protection, this new one is only about 40% effective. But...

History Special: Queen Amina, a warrior among men

In many climes in Africa, women have had to struggle to rise above the perking order of patriarchal expectations.They were highly accepted among men when it came to lesser games but when it comes to strong communal decisions or...

Idris Elba homecoming (Sierra Leone visit) in pictures

Christmas came a week earlier for proud Sierra Leoneans who welcomed their son and world renowned actor Idris Elba who returned to his father's land for the first time in 47 years of his life.It was an activity packed...

One killed, 4 Chinese abducted by pirates off Gabon coast

Authorities searched Monday for four Chinese crew members who were taken hostage by pirates in speedboats off Gabon’s capital over the weekend.Government spokesman Edgard Anicet Mboumbou Miyakou confirmed Sunday that four vessels anchored in the bay off Libreville were...

History special: King Mansa Musa of Mali, the richest man ever

History is ultimately and perhaps the last instance structured in such a way that thrills, perplexes and challenges us to the rigour of the dialectical imagination and leadership.The stories of conquerors, conquests and exploits in Medieval Africa. Humongous scholastic...

Idris Elba first visit to father’s homeland – Sierra Leone

Renowned British actor and famed international show business personality Idris Elba is visiting Sierra Leone, the country of birth of his father, in what Tourism Minister Memunatu Pratt has described as a "homecoming".Despite this being a private visit, on...

Kenyan airways names Allan Kilavuka as new acting CEO

Kenya Airways (KQNA.NR) named the head of its low-cost subsidiary as its new acting chief executive officer on Monday after its current boss announced his resignation in May amid the loss-making carrier’s renationalization process.The new acting CEO Allan Kilavuka...

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...

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 her the 68th Miss Universe.The three-hour show which was hosted once again by award-winning comedian,...
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Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...