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Cameroon Rebels Kill Six At Army Post, Says Govt

Separatist fighters in Cameroon killed six people in a raid on an army post in the…

Three Tonnes Of Cocaine, Hidden In Salt Shipment, Discovered In The Gambia

Law enforcement officers in The Gambia discovered nearly three tonnes of cocaine in a salt shipment…

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo Sworn in for Second Term

Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in for a second term as Ghana’s president, hours after scuffles…

Violence Erupts in Senegal as Citizens Protest New Covid-19 Measures

Youths protesting a coronavirus curfew fought with security forces in the Senegalese capital Dakar overnight Wednesday,…

Ghanaian Lawmakers Fight Nasty in Parliament’s Election

There was chaos on the floor of Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday as legislators voted to choose…

ADF Militia Kills 21 Civilians In Eastern DR Congo

At least 21 civilians in eastern DR Congo have been massacred by the Allied Democratic Forces…

Zimbabwe Imposes National Lockdown

Authorities in Zimbabwe on Saturday imposed a national lockdown following a surge in Covid-19 cases, stating that only…

IMF: Nigeria Remains Largest Economy in Africa

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Nigeria maintained its lead as the biggest economy…

South Africa Bans Alcohol Sales, Tightens Curfew in New Covid-19 Restrictions

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has reimposed a ban on alcohol sales and ordered the closure…

Ghana Opposition Supporters Protest Against Election Results

Police in the Ghanaian capital Accra used water cannon on Thursday to disperse opposition supporters contesting…

Ghana Postpones Jerry Rawlings’ Funeral

Ghana on Thursday postponed the funeral of its charismatic former president Jerry Rawlings, saying the delay was…

Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara Inaugurated for Third Term

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has been inaugurated for a third term in office amid ongoing…

DR Congo parliament votes to remove speaker

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s lower house of parliament has voted to remove its speaker…

International Observers Hail Ghana’s Electoral Process

International observer groups from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Commonwealth have hailed the…

Court Orders Kenyan Government to Pay Sex Attack Survivors

A High Court has ordered the Kenyan government to give compensation of about $30,000 each to four…

South Africa Enters Second Wave of Covid-19 Pandemic

South Africa has officially entered a second wave of the new coronavirus as the number of…

Ghana’s Opposition NDC Rejects Presidential Results

Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will not accept the result of the 2020 presidential…

Ghanaian Media Projects Akufo-Addo to Win 2nd Term as President

Ghana’s media outfit Joy News has projected that incumbent president, Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will…

Ghana’s NPP Claims Victory in Regions Controlled By Mahama’s NDC

Ghana’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) claims it has taken over regions that were formally controlled by the National…

The doctor who helped children to smile

The death from Covid-19 of Dr Ashraf Emarah, a senior plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Kenya,…

South Africa’s Economy Rebounds in Q3 2020 as Lockdown Restrictions Ease

South Africa’s economy rebounded in the third quarter of 2020 (July–September), coinciding with the easing of…

Abiy Says Ethiopia Is Working To Restore Order In Conflict-Hit Tigray

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday said efforts were on to restore order in Tigray,…

Women Get 40% Quota in South Sudan’s Opposition Party

The leader of South Sudan’s main opposition party Riek Machar has set a mandatory 40% quota…

Ghana Heads To The Polls For Presidential, Parliamentary Election

Ghanaians head to the polls today as a close fight between President Nana Akufo-Addo and his…

DR Congo in ‘World’s Largest Food Crisis’, UN Says

The United Nations has warned that over 20 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are…

Stability In Northeast Nigeria Crucial to Entire Sahel, UN Says

The United Nations has said stabilizing and developing the troubled Northeastern part of Nigeria is not…

Ethiopia Government Claims Ex-speaker Has Surrendered

The Ethiopian government says a former head of Ethiopia’s upper legislative chamber has surrendered to the…

Travel Insurance Requirement to Enter South Africa Scrapped

Visitors travelling to South Africa will no longer require travel insurance to enter the country- a…

South Africa Treasury Warns of Fiscal Crisis over State Wages

South Africa can’t implement a pay deal with public servants because it would precipitate a fiscal…

Rawlings’ Daughter Warns Against Fraudsters Claiming to Raise Funds for Father’s Funeral

The eldest daughter of Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings has raised the alarm over online fraudsters…

Burkina Faso Kaboré Wins Five More Years as President

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore will serve another five years as Burkina Faso’s president, according to…

Kenya’s President Quits Twitter, Gives Reasons

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has deactivated his personal twitter account saying he would rather talk to…

DR Congo Militia Leader Jailed for Mass Rape

A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been sentenced to life in…

South African Judge to File Criminal Complaint Against Zuma

A judge leading an inquiry into corruption in South Africa is set to lodge a criminal…

Death Toll Rises to 45 in Uganda’s Unrest

The death toll in Uganda from last week’s protests has gone up to 45, the police…

Ethiopia Not Interested in Mediation, Refutes Tigray Conflict Talks After AU Names Envoys

Ethiopia denied on Saturday that talks on the growing conflict in its northern Tigray region were…

Ugandan Presidential Candidate Bobi Wine Charged With ‘Acts to Spread Covid-19’

An eastern Uganda magistrate’s court has charged presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine,…

$200M Needed For Ethiopian Refugees In Sudan: UN

UN officials said on Friday around $200 million is needed to provide assistance to the thousands…

S. African Police Fire Teargas At Anti-Racism Protesters

South Africa police on Friday fired teargas at opposition activists protesting against alleged racism at a…

Ethiopia’s Tigray Rebels Fire Rockets into City, WHO Boss Denies Supporting Rebellion

Ethiopia’s Tigray rebel forces fired rockets into the city of Bahir Dar in the Amhara region…

South Africa Bail Skipping Bushiris Freed By Malawi Court

Malawi’s self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary have been unconditionally released by a magistrate…

Protests in Uganda over Arrest of Popular Musician-Politician Seeking Presidency

Police in Uganda said three people died and 38 were injured in protests that broke out…

Malawian Preacher Wanted in South Africa Turns Himself In

Malawian preacher Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary have handed themselves over to police in their…

DR Congo Announces End of Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo has said it is now Ebola-free after more than 40 days without…

Millionaire Preacher Flees South Africa Ahead of Fraud Trial

A well-known Christian preacher has skipped bail in South Africa and fled the country. Shepherd Bushiri,…

Ghana’s President Pays Courtesy Visit to Jerry Rawlings’ Wife

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has paid a courtesy visit to the wife of former president Jerry…

Chimamanda’s Half of a Yellow Sun Voted Best Book to Have Won Women’s Prize for Fiction

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Half of a Yellow Sun has been voted the best book to…

‘A Greater Tree Has Fallen’: Ghana Declares Five Days of Mourning for Ex-President Rawlings

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has declared seven days of mourning following the death of former president…

Former Mali President Amadou Toumani Toure Dies at 72

Former Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure, who won acclaim as a champion of democracy, has died…

Mozambique Government Calls for Help as More than 50 Beheaded by Jihadists

More than 50 people have been beheaded in northern Mozambique by militant Islamists, state media report.…

Fears of Outright War in Ethiopia Grow as Government Fighter Jets Bomb Tigray

Ethiopia’s prime minister stepped up a military offensive in the northern region of Tigray on Sunday…

Zimbabwean Businessman and Socialite Kadungure Killed in Car Crash

Zimbabwean socialite and businessman Genius Kadungure, commonly known as “Ginimbi”, died instantly in a freak road…

Ethiopia’s premier orders troops into Tigray region in major escalation

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered the military to deploy to the Tigray region on Wednesday…

Ugandan President Museveni Is Cleared to Extend His 34-Year Rule

Uganda’s electoral body cleared President Yoweri Museveni to seek re-election, paving the way for one of…

Tanzania opposition rejects poll results, demands new vote

Tanzania’s two leading opposition parties said on Saturday they would not recognise the results of a…

Death Toll In Ghana Church Collapse Rises To 21

The death toll in the collapse of a three-story church building in eastern Ghana rose to…

Feared DR Congo militia springs hundreds from jail

A feared militia attacked a prison in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo…

Former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi’s lifetime ban reduced to 12 years

Information reaching our correspondent indicates that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has reduced Kwesi…

2 guilty of supporting deadly Westgate mall attack in Kenya

A Kenyan court on Wednesday found two men guilty for supporting the 2013 attack on Nairobi’s…

DR Congo Soldier Shoots Three People Dead At Point Blank

A soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo shot three people dead and wounded two more…

Ivory Coast raises 2020/21 cocoa farmgate price by 21%

Ivory Coast has raised the fixed farmgate price paid to cocoa farmers more than 21% to…

FEC Approves $1.9m Rail Line To Niger Republic

The Federal Government on Wednesday approved the sum of  $1,9million for the construction of a rail…

Kenyan Prosecutor Orders Probe Of Coronavirus Payments

Kenya’s chief public prosecutor, Noordin Haji, has ordered a probe into $71 million in “irregular procurement”…

We need 26 million masks for learners, Magoha says

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Wednesday said the government would make 26 million face masks for…

ECOWAS Heads of State Agree to oppose the Forceful change of Government in Mali

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State have unanimously agreed to reject…

AfDB: Obasanjo Hails Buhari Over Adesina’s Re-Election

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended President Muhammed Buhari’s led Federal Government for the support given…

Mali Crisis: Osinbajo Attends ECOWAS Summit in Ghana

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has departed Nigeria for Ghana to attend the Extraordinary Summit of the…

Tunisian Officer Stabbed To Death, Three ‘Terrorists’ Killed In Firefight

Attackers with knives killed a Tunisian National Guard officer and wounded another Sunday before three assailants…

Femi Gbajabiamila: Nigeria, Ghana Working To Resolve Trade Dispute

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that efforts are ongoing to resolve…

Maltreatment Of Nigerians: Gbajabiamila to visit Ghana on ‘Legislative Diplomacy’

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says he will embark on a ‘legislative diplomacy’…

Adesina’s Re-election as AfDB President Signifies Africa’s Confidence In His Leadership – George Weah

President George Weah of Liberia has congratulated Dr Akinwumi Adesina on his re-election as President of the…

Rwanda Arrests Hotelier From ‘Hotel Rwanda’ On ‘Terrorism’

Rwandan investigators announced Monday they had arrested Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroic actions during the 1994 genocide…

Jonathan says Adesina Will Not Disappoint Africa – AfDB

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has joined other African leaders and financial experts to congratulate the President…

Adesina says Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Banks Will Unleash Africa’s Potentials

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that the establishment of Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Banks will…

AfDB Will Support Africa With Quality Infrastructure In Healthcare, Manufacturing says Adesina

President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has promised to give more support…

Ivory Coast Former President, Ex-Rebel Rejected In Election Bid

Ivory Coast election authorities rejected appeals by former President Laurent Gbagbo and former rebel leader Guillaume…

Zimbabwe president signs law allowing pregnant girls to continue in school

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed a law barring government schools from excluding girls, who fall…

Jonathan Arrives In Mali With ECOWAS Delegation

A delegation of West African leaders headed by former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has arrived…

Mali Coup: Jonathan To Lead ECOWAS Envoys On ‘Search For Solutions’

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to lead a team of ECOWAS envoys to Mali for…

Mali Wakes Up To Military Rule After President Forced Out

Mali awoke on Wednesday to a new chapter in its troubled history after rebel military leaders…

Buhari, ECOWAS Leaders Meet To Discuss Mali Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday joined other West African leaders to discuss the military coup in…

ECOWAS Suspends Mali Over Coup, Imposes Sanctions

The West Africa bloc ECOWAS on Tuesday condemned a military putsch in Mali and pledged a…

Kenyan students mourn lost year as school scrapped over virus

Kenyan teenager Bella Achieng Otieno wants nothing more than to return to her classroom, growing anxious about…

Ex-President Jonathan Briefs Buhari On Mali Crisis, Calls For Dialogue

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, the nation’s capital. During…

Mauritius oil spill: MV Wakashio captain arrested

The captain of the ship that spilled hundreds of tonnes of oil off the coast of…

UN Chief Demands ‘Immediate Release’ Of Mali President, Prime Minister

United Nations head Antonio Guterres demanded “the immediate and unconditional release” of Mali’s president and members…

Mali’s President, Prime Minister Arrested By Rebel Troops

Rebel troops seized Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse in a dramatic…

Namibia Rejects Germany’s Offer To Amend For Genocide

Namibia’s President Hage Geingob on Tuesday said reparations offered by Germany for mass killings in its…

Protesters Demand Resignation Of President In Mali

Malians took to the streets in the capital Bamako on Tuesday, despite rainfall and pleas from…

Outrage Over Ivory Coast President’s Third Term Bid

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in October’s presidential election…

COVID-19 Cases In Africa Surpass One Million

Coronavirus has now infected more than one million people in Africa, but hopes that the pandemic may…

South African Police Clash With Protesters At Zimbabwe Embassy

South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse dozens of protesters outside the…

Nearly 1 Million People Infected With COVID-19 In Africa

Almost one million people have been infected with COVID-19 in Africa, according to data from the…

Didier Drogba applies to become president of Ivory Coast FA

Thousand of supporters thronged the city of Abidjan to watch football superstar Didier Drogba submit his…

Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark

More than half million coronavirus have been confirmed in South Africa, according to the country’s health…

Phyllis Omido: The woman who won $12m fighting lead battery poisoners

After a decade of campaigning, Kenyan environmental activist Phyllis Omido won a court ruling that awarded…

Arrested Zimbabwean Author, Booker Nominee Tsitsi Dangarembga Freed

Zimbabwean top writer and Booker Prize nominee, Tsitsi Dangarembga was freed on bail on Saturday following…

Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during protest

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested during anti-government protests on Friday, an our correspondent saw.…

Killer of rare gorilla Rafiki jailed for 11 years

Uganda Wildlife Authority Rafiki was thought to be 25 years old when he died The killer of…

South African Anti-Apartheid Icon Mlangeni Laid To Rest

South Africa on Wednesday laid to rest anti-apartheid hero Andrew Mlangeni, who faced the death penalty…

Give Akufo-Addo another 4 years – Actor Prince David Osei tells Ghanaians in video

– Actor Prince David Osei has pleaded with Ghanaians to vote for President Akufo-Addo – He…

Mali opposition rejects ECOWAS plan, insists president quit

A protest movement that has sprung up in Mali, shaking President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s grip on…

Revenue crisis: Raila tells ODM senators to reject formula

• Key Raila confidants said that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies want to blackmail the ODM leader…

COVID-19: Poor Ghanaians to enjoy free electricity till 2021

The Ghanaian government has extended free electricity to poor citizens till January 2021 due to the…

Mali Crisis: Buhari, ECOWAS Leaders Hold Virtual Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders on Monday attended a virtual meeting of the Extraordinary Session…

Sudan To Send Troops Into Darfur After Fresh Killings

UN officials reported a fresh massacre of more than 60 people in Sudan’s West Darfur, as the…

Nigerian Writer, Irenosen Okojie, Wins Top African Literary Prize

Nigerian author, Irenosen Okojie, has won the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African writing. The Caine…

Viewpoint from Sudan – where black people are called slaves

In our series of Letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih writes about the horrific racial…

Ex-Tanzania President Mkapa Died Of Malaria, Not COVID-19 – Family

Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa was suffering from malaria and died of a heart attack, his…

DR Congo’s Kabila prowls the political sidelines

Officially, he stepped down in January 2019, retiring after 18 years at the helm of the…

UAE gives Nigerians with expired visas 3-week ultimatum to leave

– The UAE has ordered Nigerians with expired visas to vacate the country before August 17…

Buhari Arrives In Mali On Peace Mission

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Mali on a one-day visit aimed at finding a political…

South Africa Records 572 COVID-19 Deaths In One Day

South Africa on Wednesday announced a record 24-hour increase of 572 coronavirus deaths, bringing its total number of…

Concern Over South Africa Coronavirus Toll After Rise In Natural Deaths

South Africa has recorded a jump of nearly 60 percent in overall numbers of natural deaths in recent weeks,…

West African presidents expected in Mali to solve political crisis

Four African heads of state are expected in Bamako on Thursday to help resolve the political…

Ebola Cases Rise In New DR Congo Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo’s northwest is growing, according to health officials, sounding the…

Zimbabwe Police Probe Telecoms Giant, Econet, Over Money Laundering

Zimbabwean police are investigating the country’s top mobile telephone operator Econet Wireless for suspected money laundering,…

Nelson Mandela Day 2020 dedicated to Zindzi and fight against inequality

South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela Day on Saturday, marking the anti-apartheid leader’s birthday. This year is…

US moves to seize Gambia ex-leader Yahya Jammeh’s $3.5 million mansion

The US Department of Justice has filed a motion to seize a US$3.5 million mansion from…

Zambian restart delayed as 28 test positive in one club

The restart of the Zambian season, planned for Saturday, was delayed 24 hours after 28 players…