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Nigerian Teenagers Shatters 125 Year School Record in U.S.

A Nigerian-born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US....

Blast injures tourists on bus near Giza pyramids in Egypt

An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people near the Grand Egyptian Museum, next...

Malawi’s president makes final plea for re-election in tight race

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika made a last-ditch bid to win re-election on Saturday as candidates for next week’s...

Mali violence: Nigerian peacekeeper killed in Timbuktu

A Nigerian UN peacekeeper has been killed and another injured by unidentified assailants in Timbuktu, in northern Mali,...

Bodies of ‘twins’ found in clean-up of Kenya river

Image copyright GPS Image caption The bodies were buried near where they were discovered Kenya's authorities say the...

Egypt blackface sketch spotlights racism in region

An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention...

The most common lies on South African CVs – which could soon lead to jail time

The introduction of new laws will see qualification fraud be made into a punishable offence in South Africa....

Somalia: Somaliland Celebrates Independence Despite Lack of International Recognition

The breakaway state of Somaliland is preparing to celebrate 28 years since it declared independence from Somalia. No...

Somalia: Al-Shabab Changing Tact in Bombing-UN

A United Nations report has revealed that Somali Islamist insurgents are making their own explosives to mount more...

Somalia: Two Million Now Face Starvation

A raging drought in Somalia could leave some 2.2 million people -- nearly 18 per cent of the...

Zimbabwe: Fuel Shortages – Chasi Urges Adoption of Electric Cars

By Robert TapfumaneyiENERGY Minister Fortune Chasi says the country should consider the introduction of electric vehicles on its...

UN human rights expert denounces attacks on Sudan protesters

A UN human rights expert has condemned reports of "excessive use of force" by Sudanese security forces against...

Malawi: Mutharika Asks Voters to Hand Him Second and Final Term

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has called on Malawians to entrust the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government...

Du Plessis wants South Africa to let go of fear of failure

Captain Faf du Plessis said that South Africa haven't played their best cricket in previous editions of the...

The boy abducted to guide blind beggars in Nigeria

Samuel Abdulraheem has no recollection of the day he was abducted, aged seven, from his family home in...

The rumour that led to medical researchers in Ethiopia being killed by a mob

In October last year, three research scientists from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa travelled to a village called...

Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked during appearance in South Africa | Watch News Videos Online – Globalnews.ca

Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked during appearance in South Africa | Watch News Videos Online Globalnews.caVideo shows Arnold Schwarzenegger standing...

Arnold Schwarzenegger drop-kicked at South Africa event

Image copyright AFP Image caption Schwarzenegger urged fans to focus on the athletes at the event instead of...

Guinea found guilty of age-cheating and disqualified from U-17 World Cup

Guinea's runners-up spot from the recent U-17 Nations Cup in Tanzania has been 'cancelled' by CafGuinea will not...

Sudan army rulers say talks with protesters to resume

By AFPMore by this Author Talks between Sudan's army rulers and protesters are set to resume, army rulers...

Arnold Schwarzenegger kicked in the back while attending event in South Africa

Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked while on a trip to South Africa.  The former Governor of California was attending...

Nigeria Football Federation explains delay in paying coaches

Nigeria, coached by Gernot Rohr, will be back at the Nations Cup having missed the last two editions.The...

This South African lost R140,000 to fraud because his bank didn’t act fast enough

The South African Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS) has published a new case report as part of its...

African Freedom Revolution leader defends Zuma, says he is being ‘hounded’ – The Citizen

African Freedom Revolution (AFR) leader bishop Timothy Ngcobo has claimed that former president Jacob Zuma has become a...

Uganda Among Countries With Draconian Laws Against NGOs

Uganda has been listed among 12 African states that have in the last one and a half decades...

Violent kidnappings-for-ransom spread across Nigeria

Aminu Magami, a taxi driver in northwest Nigeria, froze in fear when more than 20 gunmen stormed an...

Nigeria: ‘Nigeria, Black Africa Present Best Cultural Tourism Destination’

By Anthony AwunorAfrica Region president of World Crafts Council and director general, National Council for Arts and Culture...

Christians seek refuge after deadly Burkina attack

Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of...

Kenya’s new eurobond, Zimbabwe’s rebased GDP, and Sudan, Benin, and Togo political updates

Kenya raises over $2 billion with eurobond This week, Kenya entered uncertain debt markets, raising $2.1 billion with...

Nigeria: Zainab Unveils Scorecard as Foreign Reserves Hit U.S.$44.69 Billion

By AdekunleThe Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has unveiled achievements of her ministry as the clock...

Angola: separatists accuse president of crackdown

Separatist fighters in Angola’s oil region of Cabinda, have accused President Joao Lourenço of pursuing the repressive policy...

Nigeria: Revealed – How Dangote Saved Sanusi From Being Dethroned

opinion By Abdulmumin MurtalaKano — Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I (1905-1990 ), the grandfather of the present Emir of...

Ramaphosa appoints anti-corruption unit head

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa followed up his election pledge to tackle corruption by appointing a veteran lawyer...

Kenya: Gutsy 10-Year-Olds Misspend Sh200,000 On City’s High Life

By Vincent Achuka"You only live once", or Yolo as it is known in its swankier short form, is...

Malawi: Elections Day Not Public Holiday – Govt

By Pius NyondoGovernment has said business will go-on as usual on polling day next Tuesday but has quickly...

Wilfried Bony: Ivory Coast striker leaves Swansea alongside several senior players

Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony has had two spells with Swansea CityIvory Coast striker Wilfried Bony is to...

Zimbabwe: Political Party Leaders Preach Peace, Unity

By Farirai Machivenyika and Joseph MadzimurePolitical parties taking part in the Political Actors Dialogue (Polad) that was launched...

Nigeria’s ‘giant’ on what it’s like to be 7ft tall – BBC News

Nigeria's 'giant' on what it's like to be 7ft tall BBC NewsHafeez Oladimeji Agoro says that, although many...

Theresa May urged to quit over Brexit [International Edition]

Theresa May is under intense pressure to formally announce a resignation date. The prime minister says her departure...

Understanding Zimbabwe’s ongoing power cuts

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s pledge to revive Zimbabwe’s economy is being threatened by the worst power cuts the country...