Day: February 20, 2019

Nigeria: Ortom Urges Security Operatives Not to Kill Ballot Box Snatchers

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has warned security agencies including DSS, police, and the military not to...

Kenya: DPP to Appeal Sh600,000 Fine for Ministry Cashier Who Stole Sh12 Million

By Evelyne MusambiThe Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji is set to appeal a sentencing in which...

Nigeria: More Nigerians Believe the Economy Is Improving – Survey

A survey by the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) has shown that majority of Nigerians believe the economy is...

Burundi urges summit over troop drawdown plan in Somalia

By AFPMore by this Author The presidents of Burundi and Somalia on Tuesday called for an urgent summit...

Zimbabwe: Renowned Author Charles Mungoshi Laid to Rest, Music Gala Planned in His Honour

By Idah MhetuLate renowned author Charles Mungoshi was Tuesday laid to rest at Mungoshi homestead, rural Chivhu in...

Ethiopian Teenager Breaks Decades-Old Indoor 1500m World Record

By Kylie KiunguyuSamuel Tefera from Ethiopia has set the running world alight by breaking the 1 500m indoor...

Tanoh Adou : de la Côte d’Ivoire à Vonda

Tanoh Adou est né à Bondoukou en Côte d'Ivoire,. Dans son projet d'immigration, son choix a été porté...

Nigeria: Death Toll in Kaduna Killing Rises to 130 As Police Arrests 11 Suspects

Photo: VOA Kaduna State. By Dennis EreziKaduna state governor Nasir El- Rufai on Tuesday said about 130 persons...

Governor: Gunmen killed ‘over 130’ in NW Nigeria

By AFPMore by this Author An attack by gunmen on villages in northwest Nigeria last week claimed "over...

Kenya Open Gets Sh220 Million From Absa Group

Nairobi — Pan-African financial institution Absa Group Limited, which operates in Kenya as Barclays Bank, will invest more...

Rugby: England and Ireland have ‘got our number’ for Rugby World Cup, says former All Black Sean Fitzpatrick

Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick is backing New Zealand to win a third straight World Cup later...

Nigeria: Govt Protests Inhuman Treatment of Nigerians, As Ghana Deports 723

The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Michael Abikoye, has protested the inhuman treatment of Nigerians by the Ghana...

Tanzania: ‘Broke’ Wema Sepetu Can Now Act After Regulator Lifts Ban

By Chad KitunduTanzania Film Board (TFB) has lifted a ban slapped on Bongo movie actress Wema Sepetu imposed...

Sisulu urges EU to lift Zim sanctions ahead of March bi-national meeting

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on the European Union (EU) to give the Zimbabwean...

South Africa: #tipsfortito – a Small Change to Tax Could Net the Country 17.1-Billion – – & Save Lives

By Savera Kalideen, Kirsten Van Der ZeeThe illegal cigarette trade shouldn't stop us from hiking tobacco taxes. Read...

What next for Sudan after stalemate between resilient protesters, defiant Bashir?

Sudan’s president Omar Bashir has seemingly defied protests that have been going on for two months now, since...

Southern Africa: South Africa Returns to UN Security Council – Here’s the Role It Should Play

Photo: GCIS President Cyril Ramaphosa meets with the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres of the on side-lines...

South Africa: Why a Law Designed to Fight Gang Violence in South Africa Can’t Do the Job

Photo: GCIS South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of a national anti-gang unit in Cape Town....

UN Security Council Visits Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau

Members of the United Nations Security Council are on a mission to West Africa where they are reviewing...

Sudan protesters remain resilient, but Bashir unbowed

Sudanese protester Osman Sulaiman has taken to the streets of Khartoum chanting "overthrow, overthrow" almost daily since demonstrations...

South Africa: Committee On Sport Urges South Africans to Support Caster

Cape Town — The Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation has urged South Africans to support Caster Semenya...

South Africa: Caster – ASA Assembles Experts to Challenge IAAF Regulations

Photo: Sport Now/YouTube South Africa's two-time Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya arrives at the Court of Arbitration for...

Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ trafficker gets 15 years in Tanzanian sentence

A Tanzanian judge has sentenced a Chinese trafficker who was labelled the "Ivory Queen" to 15 years in...

Israeli spacecraft poised to become first privately funded lander on moon

On Thursday evening, SpaceX is scheduled to launch another Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, but this time, the...

The best river cruises in Africa and the Americas for 2019

If you'd like a mix adventure and wildlife from a river cruise, a sail along the Nile or a safari...

Côte d’Ivoire: deux enseignants syndicalistes interpellés

En Côte d'Ivoire, les syndicats du primaire et du secondaire sont en grève depuis près d'un mois et...

The blind climbers of Kilimanjaro

Image copyright Paul Latham/Sightsavers On 20 February 1969, seven blind climbers and their four sighted companions completed the...

Letter from Africa: How ‘cheating husbands’ are linked to Sudan’s protests

Image copyright Reuters In our series of letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih explores how women in...

DDR : Le Processus en Côte d’Ivoire a connu un résultat mitigé, selon des experts

Le but, selon Thilo Schöne, représentant résident de ladite fondation en Côte d'Ivoire, était de porter un regard...

The mystery behind Ethiopia’s ‘father of bees’

Gosa Taffese has a beehive in his front room and the insects follow him on his travels as...