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Old Mailan empire king, Mansa Musa is the world richest man ever

In two separate reports in Time Magazine and Celebrity Net Worth, about the 10 richest people of all times and 25 richest people who ever lived respectively, indicates that the world richest man of all times is an African,...

Foreign flights to Nigeria forced to refuel in Ghana and elsewhere

Foreign airlines flying to Nigeria have started to refuel abroad to bypass pricey, and increasingly scarce, jet fuel as the oil producer battles a hard currency shortage that has made fuel available only at a very high price. It...

Guinea Bissau parties agrees to deal aimed at ending crisis

Guinea Bissau political rivals have agreed to a road map that includes the formation of a new government, according to a statement from regional mediators seeking to end a year-long political crisis in the West African country. President Jose...

Ahead of vote, Ghana electoral body clarifies nomination fees for candidates

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has sharply denied accusations that its newly released nomination fees for candidates are exorbitant and intended to frustrate smaller political parties. Ghanaian electoral laws allow the commission to determine nomination fees for presidential and...

3 senior officials of Sierra Leone Football Association arrested by anti-graft agency

Three top officials at the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) were arrested by anti-corruption officials on Wednesday night, police and anti-graft agency officials said. President Isha Johansen, vice president Brima Kamara and secretary general Christopher Kamara were all taken...

Detained Chinese boats face huge fines for illegal fishing off Guinea

Two Chinese vessels face huge fines after being caught fishing illegally in Guinea's waters, including one fine of up to $3.4 million, the country's fishing minister said Thursday, as west Africa attempts to crack down on millions lost to...

Tompolo’s father Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo dies following military incursion

The father of a former Nigerian militant leader has died after sustaining injuries during a government military campaign aimed at halting attacks on infrastructure in the oil-producing Delta region, his spokesman said late on Wednesday. Government Ekpemupolo, known as...

Town in central Mali falls to jihadists, army withdraw troops

The central Malian town of Boni was under jihadist control on Friday after administrative buildings were attacked and the army driven out, an elected official and a security source told AFP. Boni is home to several thousand people and...

Speaker of Ghana parliament stops opposition bid to probe gift to president

Ghana's parliament speaker on Thursday dismissed an opposition motion for an inquiry into the alleged gift of a luxury car to President John Mahama, heading off the risk of an impeachment process against the West African leader. The dispute...

ActionAid Nigeria demands termination of proposed telecommunication service tax

ActionAid Nigeria has expressed displeasure over the proposed bill to impose Communication Service Tax (CST) up to 9% on all phone calls, short message service (SMS), multimedia messaging service (MMS), data Packages, and pay television demanding the termination of...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...