BBC: British American Tobacco Negotiated Bribe for Mugabe

A BBC Panorama investigation has found evidence that suggests one of Britain’s biggest companies paid a…

Ethiopia Says Tigray Forces beaten in Afar But Tigrayans Deny

Ethiopia’s federal government has said rival forces from the war-hit Tigray region had been beaten in…

South Africa Consumer Confidence Increases in Q3, Following Vaccination Drives

South Africa’s consumer confidence index (CCI) has increased slightly in third quarter from the three months…

Guinea Coup Leader Bars Foreign Travel for Government Officials

Guinean government officials are barred from leaving the country until further notice and a curfew imposed…

Guinea Opposition Leader Diallo Endorses Coup Against Conde

Guinea’s opposition leader Cellou Diallo has welcomed the coup that ousted Alpha Conde from power expressing his…

South Africa: Ramaphosa Welcomes Zuma’s Release as Critics Kick

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says he welcomes the decision to release his predecessor Jacob Zuma on…

Twelve Die in DR Congo After Angola Mine Toxic Leak

Twelve people are dead and 4,500 people have fallen sick in southern Democratic Republic of the…

80% of African Countries May Miss Covid Vaccination Goal, WHO Says

Eighty per cent of African countries might miss the goal of vaccinating the most vulnerable among…

Dubai travel: Emirates suspends Nigeria flights until September 19

Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates on Friday announced the extension of suspension of Nigeria flights until September…

Ivory Coast TV Presenter Convicted of Glorifying Rape

A television presenter in Ivory Coast was convicted on Wednesday of glorifying rape and given a…

Ex-South Africa President Zuma Accuses Judiciary of Doubting Medical Report

Former South African President Jacob Zuma has accused the country’s judiciary of not trusting a medical…

Kenya Gives Deadline Over Unclaimed Sex Toys and Drones

Kenya’s customs authorities are ready to auction sex toys, civilian drones and shisha pipes should importers…

Former Mozambique President’s Son Denies Involvement in $2bn Secret Debt

The eldest son of former Mozambican president Armando Guebuza on Monday denied allegations he took bribes…

Nigeria, Other African Countries to Share 10m Doses of AstraZeneca, Pfizer Vaccines

Nigeria and other African Union (AU) member states will receive an additional 10 million doses of…

South African Scientists Discover New Coronavirus Variant with Multiple Mutations

South African scientists have detected a new coronavirus variant with multiple mutations but are yet to…

Raila ups bid to dislodge Ruto from Mt Kenya

ODM leader Raila Odinga on Sunday took his unity campaigns to Mt Kenya as he intensifies…

Several Civilians Burned, Hacked to Death by Rebels in DR Congo

Nineteen civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have been burned and hacked to…

Mali Releases Ex-Interim President and PM from House Arrest

Former Malian interim President Bah Ndaw and his prime minister, Moctar Ouane, have been freed from…

South Africa’s Economy is $37bn Bigger Than Previously Thought

South Africa’s economy is 11% bigger than previously estimated after statistics authorities changed the way they…

South Africa to Extradite Ex-Mozambique Minister Home, Not US

A former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang has been handed over to Interpol to be extradited…

Uganda Receives First Group of Afghanistan Refugees

Uganda has received the first group of 51 evacuees from Afghanistan The group landed at Entebbe…

Ivory Coast’s First Ebola Patient Since 1994 Recovers

A young Guinean woman, who was the first confirmed case of Ebola in Ivory Coast since…

High Hopes as Zambia Swears in Hakainde Hichilema

Zambians in the capital Lusaka spoke of their desire for change Monday as the southern African…

Why Obaigbena Is Africa’s Media Giant: Award Organisers

The Chairman of the Governing Council of Africa’s Highest Honour Award (AHA), Mr. Festus Uwakhemen, has…

Former Presidents Jonathan, Johnson-Sirleaf Move to Foster Peace in West Africa

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, met late into last Thursday…

Africa’s Jihadists: What Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan Means

As Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, Islamist groups waging insurgencies in Africa were quick to celebrate.…

South Africa: Zuma Says ANC Benefited From Arms Deal

The imprisoned former South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma says the ruling African National Congress (ANC) benefited…

Egypt Seeks Support For $2.5bn Desalination Plan to Tackle Looming Water Scarcity

Egypt is trying its best to combact a looming water scarcity. The country is seeking partners…

Southern African Presidents Hail Zambia For Peaceful Polls

Southern Africa’s regional bloc on Tuesday hailed Zambia for overseeing a peaceful transition of power after…

Uganda Scraps Controversial Anti-pornography Law Which Bans Wearing Miniskirts in Public

Uganda’s constitutional court is scrapping a controversial anti-pornography law whose provisions included a ban on wearing…

Obasanjo expresses concern over Africa’s increasing population

Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent, but its rich resources do not reach everyone…

Ethnic Clashes in Cameroon Forces Thousands to Flee to Chad

No less than 10,000 people, mostly women and children, have fled into Chad from northern Cameroon…

Ivory Coast Rolls Out Ebola Jabs After First Case in Decades

Ivory Coast is set to roll out vaccinations against Ebola after the country recorded its first…

Athletics-Kenya’s golden region seeks new champions after steeplechase setback

ELGEYO MARAKWET, Kenya (Reuters) – On a cloudy day at a school in Elgeyo Marakwet county…

Zambia’s Lungu Concedes Defeat To Challenger Hichilema

Zambia’s outgoing leader Edgar Lungu on Monday conceded defeat and congratulated his successor and longtime rival…

‘We Mustn’t Accept Mediocrity’: Rwanda President Kagame Hits Out at Arsenal After Brentford Loss

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has heavily criticised Arsenal’s performance in their shock defeat to Brentford saying…

Grief Grips South African Town after Gruesome Vigilante Killings

For Philisiwe Ngcobo, 45, a crippling wave of anxiety began to set in when the sun…

Zambian Opposition Leader Hichilema Takes Early Lead in Presidential Vote

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has taken an early lead in the country’s presidential election over…

South Africa Secures Deal to Manufacture Covid Vaccines

South Africa has become the first African country ahead of Nigeria and others to broker a…

South Africa Wants More Men to Take Covid Jabs

South Africa has urged more men in the country to come out in larger numbers and…

Vote Count Begins in Zambia’s Closely Fought Elections

Electoral officials in Zambia has commenced vote counting following the successful staging of the southern African…

President Lungu Aims to Fend off Perennial Rival Hichilema as Zambia Votes in Tense Polls

Zambians are voting in nationwide elections after a tense campaign dominated by economic woes and the…

Dangote’s Fortune Increases to $17.8bn, Only Nigerian on Bloomberg’s Top Billionaires’ List

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has significantly moved up in the World billionaires’ list as his…

SA President Ramaphosa to Appear Before Corruption Inquiry

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to appear on Wednesday before the country’s long-running corruption…

Sudan to Hand Former President Omar al-Bashir to ICC

Sudan is set to hand over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) several of its former…

Guinea Civil Servants to Provide Proof of Covid Jabs

Authorities in Guinea have ordered civil servants in the West African country to prove that they…

Former SA President Zuma Corruption Trial Postponed to September 9

A South African court has again postponed a long-delayed corruption trial against jailed former president Jacob…

Somalia Sets Up National Payments System as It Rebuilds Country

Somalia has set up a national payments system as part of plans to develop the financial…

Guinea Confirms West Africa’s First Highly Infectious Marburg Virus Case

Health authorities in Guinea have confirmed West Africa’s first case of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease…

Indonesian Ambassador Summoned Over Assault of Nigerian Diplomat in Jakarta

Nigeria’s Federal Government has summoned the Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria, Usra Hendra Harahap, over the…

Liberian Activists Detained For Locking Parliament Building

Leader of Liberian pressure and advocacy group called the Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia, Emmanuel Gonquoi,…

Zambia: Lungu, Hichilema Contest Third Presidential Contest in Six Years on Thursday

Soaring food prices and economic hardship could sway this week’s tightly-contested Zambian presidential vote in favour…

Zuma’s Corruption Trial on Tuesday ‘to Be Postponed’ Due to Ill Health

The Jacob Zuma Foundation says Tuesday’s planned hearing relating to the corruption trial of former South…

Zambia President Lungu Orders Military Deployment Ahead of August 12 Elections

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has ordered the deployment of the military to suppress electoral violence ahead…

Misery For Children in Madagascar as Country Faces Worst Hunger Situation in Two Generations

Madagascar is facing her worst hunger situation in two generations with children wasting away and families…

Killers Left Me for Dead, Slain Haiti Leader’s Wife Martine Moise Reveals

The wife of Haiti’s murdered president, seriously wounded in the very attack that killed her husband,…

Kenya Signs Multi-million Dollar Armoured Car Deal with Turkish firm

As a way of boosting Kenya’s capacity in waging war against terrorism, the country’s armed forces…

Zimbabwe Approves J&J Vaccine As Third Virus Wave Rages

Zimbabwe on Wednesday approved the US-made Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, the first…

Leader Of Tanzania’s Main Opposition Party Arrested

The leader of Tanzania’s main opposition party Chadema and other members were arrested early Wednesday ahead…

Jacob Zuma’s Trial Resumes In August

Jacob Zuma’s long-running corruption trial will resume on August 10, a South African judge ruled on…

Haiti’s acting prime minister Claude Joseph says he will step down amid leadership dispute

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Claude Joseph, who has nominally led Haiti as acting prime minister…

Tight Security As Zuma’s Graft Trial Resumes Virtually

Ex-president Jacob Zuma returned to court on Monday for the resumption of a long-running graft trial, with proceedings…

South Africa: Ramaphosa Joins Clean-up Effort, Calls for Unity Amid Wreckage of Unrest

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has joined post-riot clean-up efforts as his government warned against vigilantism…

Martine Moïse, Wife of Slain President, Returns to Haiti

Martine Moïse, the wife of Haiti’s assassinated president who was injured in the July 7 attack…

South Africa Deploys 25,000 Troops as Death Toll in ‘Zuma Protests’ Tops 100

South Africa has begun deploying more than 20,000 troops to assist police in quelling week-long unrest,…

Ethiopia’s Amhara Region Vows to Launch Fresh Attacks on Tigray

Authorities in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region have vowed to launch an offensive against forces from neighbouring…

Ghana’s Second Lady Samira Bawumia Bows to Public Outrage, Set to Refund Allowances

Ghana’s Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia says she will refund all allowances paid to her by…

Fall Of Tigray Capital Marks New Phase Of Ethiopia War

Rebel fighters in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray stunned the world this week by retaking the regional capital…

South Africa Calls For Calm as Electoral Reform Protests Continue in Eswatini

South Africa has raised concerns about the deteriorating situation in the Kingdom of Eswatini with demonstrators…

Uganda Unveils Herbal Medicine to Treat Covid

Health authorities in Uganda have approved a locally manufactured herbal medicine to treat Covid-19 patients and…

Tigray Fighters in Ethiopia Reject Ceasefire as ‘Sick Joke’

The fighters now retaking parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region will pursue soldiers from neighboring Eritrea back…

South Africa Toughens Restrictions to Combat Delta Variant

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has reimposed restrictions for two weeks to combat a surge in…

Oxygen Supplies in Namibia Exhausted, Health Minister Says

Authorities in Namibia say reserves of medical oxygen have been “exhausted” with the country experiencing record…

Thousands in South Africa March to Demand Faster Vaccine Rollout

Thousands of citizens in South Africa have gathered in Pretoria to demand a faster coronavirus vaccination…

Africa Roundtable to focus on rebooting African-European relations

At the Africa Roundtable forum, decision-makers from politics, business and civil society will discuss new ways…

Mali Coup Leader Goita Sworn in as President

Leader of Mali’s junta Col Assimi Goïta has officially been sworn in as the troubled country’s…

Bulgaria to set up its own ‘blacklist’ after U.S. graft sanctions

Bulgaria will set up its own “blacklist” of companies and people associated with three Bulgarians and…

Prince Misizulu Named Next Zulu King Amid Family Feud

The eldest son of South Africa’s late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been chosen as successor…

Anti-president Somali soldiers begin returning to barracks

Hundreds of Somali forces who back the opposition began returning to their barracks on Friday after…

Bangladeshi firm to make diabetes, malaria drugs in Kenya

One of Bangladesh’s largest drugmakers, Square Pharmaceuticals, will start producing medicines at its multibillion production facility…

At Least Two Killed In Chad Anti-Junta Protests

At least two people were killed Tuesday during demonstrations against Chad’s new junta headed by the…

An Oil Rich African Nation: Key Facts About Chad

Chad is an oil-rich African nation that has become a key regional ally of the West in…

Chadian President Dies On Frontlines – Son Named Interim Leader By Army

Chad’s newly re-elected President Idriss Deby Itno has died of injuries while fighting rebels in the…

Kenyan Authorities Defend Recruiting Police Officers With Low Grades

Authorities in Kenya have defended the recruitment process of officers, saying that those with higher grades…

Africa Surpasses 100,000 Confirmed Covid-19 Death

Africa has surpassed 100,000 confirmed deaths from Covid-19 as a second wave of infections overwhelms hospitals. Praised…

Justice Zondo Seeks Jail for Former SA President Zuma Over ‘Contempt of Court’

The Chairman of an official inquiry into “state capture” in South Africa, Justice Zondo has said…

Former Rebel Chiefs Named in Sudan’s New Cabinet

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced Monday a new cabinet bringing in seven ex-rebel chiefs as…

Rising Tension as Ethiopia and Sudan Deadlocked on Border Dispute

Age-old territorial claims are threatening to embroil Ethiopia and Sudan into armed conflict, as bickering over…

Africa Secures Another 400 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Another 400 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been secured for the African continent through the…

Kenya Slumps into a Recession for the First time in two Decades as Covid-19 Hurt Output

Kenya slid into a recession for the first time in at least two decades in the…

West African Presidents Express Concern Over Growing Terrorism, Piracy in Region

The Presidents of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have expressed concern over growing terrorism…

Zimbabwe Foreign Affairs Minister Moyo is Dead

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo, has died, with details on the circumstance around his death…

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…

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