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Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport reopens after 6 weeks of repairs

After six weeks of repairs to the runway, Nigeria's government says that the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport in the capital Abuja has reopened a day ahead of schedule. The closure which was received with mixed reaction came to many as...

49 passengers escape death as plane crash lands in South Sudan

A passenger plane crash-landed and burned in Wau, northwestern South Sudan on Monday, but all 49 passengers and crew survived, an airport official. The plane was landing but then crashed, said Wau's Acting Airport Manager Stephen Youngule. "The plane...

Malawi authority deploys military to protect fast-dwindling forests

Malawi’s government is trying a new way to protect its fast-dwindling forests: Sending in the army. With deforestation threatening the capital’s water supply, the government has launched 24-hour military patrols of the country’s major forests, with authorization to arrest...

South African police chief assures public of airport safety after heist

Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane said on Thursday that all measures will be taken to ensure the safety of South African airports. The South African Police Service (SAPS) has already embarked on a process to identify security shortcomings...

Thieves in Police uniforms stage brazen heist at Johannesburg airport

Thieves wearing South African police uniforms staged a brazen heist at the main international airport in Johannesburg, making off with an unknown amount of cash, officials said Wednesday. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported in the...

Kenya to start direct U.S. flights after security clearance

Kenyan airlines have been granted security clearance by U.S. authorities for direct flights to the United States, Kenya's minister of transport said on Thursday, having improved infrastructure at Nairobi's main airport. Kenya now has Category 1 security and safety...

Mozambique passenger plane escapes tragedy after damaging fuselage just before landing

A Mozambique airline says one of its passenger jets struck "an external body" shortly before landing and damaged its fuselage. LAM Mozambique Airlines tells the Portuguese news agency Lusa that the possibility the plane hit a drone is "a...

Ghana’s Mole National Park nominated by UNESCO as world heritage site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has nominated Ghana's Mole National Park as a World Heritage site, an official told local media late Tuesday. Oscar Mthimkhulu, an expert with the International Union for the Conservation of...

Kenya Airways confirms pilot strike, fear effect on business

Kenya Airways said on Thursday that the planned strike by its pilots who are seeking the resignation of top management is uncalled for and will affect its business. The airline said in a statement issued in Nairobi that the...

First Cruise ship arrives Tunisia since fatal museum shooting

The first cruise ship has arrived in Tunisia since a deadly Islamic extremist attack on the country's leading museum last year, a voyage welcomed by singers, dancers and government officials who hope it marks a rebirth of Tunisian tourism....
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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...

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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...

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...