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…

Tunisia Prime Minister Resigns Over Conflict Of Interest

Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigned on Wednesday, according to two official sources who did not…

Zambia Health Minister Denies Corruption Charges

Zambian Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya on Thursday pleaded not guilty to corruption charges on the first…

Nelson Mandela’s Youngest Daughter Dies At 59

Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela…

COVID-19: South Africa Re-Imposes Curfew As Infections Spike

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday re-imposed a night curfew and suspended alcohol sales as…

South African church attack: Five dead after ‘hostage situation’

Five people have been killed after attackers stormed a South African church, reportedly amid an argument…

Nigeria Gave Everything Against Algeria At 2019 AFCON But Was Unlucky – Onyekuru

Super Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru, was on Channels Television’s Sports This Morning on Friday. Onyekuru, 23, recently rejoined …

Two Dead, Nine Rescued In Lagos Building Collapse

Two persons have died and nine injured following a building collapse on Freeman Street, in the…

One Dead As Protest Against Mali President Turns Violent

One person was killed and 20 people injured in Mali’s capital Bamako on Friday, a hospital…

Immigration Blocks 58 Nigerian Doctors From Leaving For The UK

The Nigerian Immigration Service said on Friday that it had blocked 58 medical doctors from leaving…

Suspension Of WAEC Puts Nigeria At More Risk, Says Atiku

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the suspension of the 2020 West…

‘Misunderstanding’: Lebanese Ambassador Walks Out On Reps

The Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, M Houssam Diab, on Thursday, walked out on members of the…

90 percent of Ghana’s education ministry test positive

Matthew Prempeh, Ghana’s Education Minister Ghana’s Minister of education, Matthew Prempeh has disclosed that about 90 percent…

Domestic Flight Operations Resume In Lagos And Abuja

Flight operations in Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have resumed after over three…

No Unity School Will Participate In Scheduled WAEC Exams – Adamu Adamu

The Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu has just announced that no Unity Schools will participate…

Barcelona Could Condemn Espanyol To Relegation For The First Time Since 1994

Forever condemned to live in the shadow of Barcelona, Espanyol’s worst nightmare will come true on Wednesday…

Fernando Alonso To Return To F1 With Renault In 2021

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will return to Formula One with Renault for the 2021 season,…

US Formally Starts To Withdraw From WHO

President Donald Trump has formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health…

WHO Declares Sri Lanka, Maldives Measles-Free

Measles and rubella have been eradicated from Sri Lanka and the Maldives after decades of immunisation…

S. African Pupils Miss Meals As Virus Limits School Return

A steaming dish of milk and maize porridge interrupts an early-morning mathematics class in Sitoromo Junior…

Ex-Chelsea Star Kalou Leaves Hertha Berlin After Six Years

Ivory Coast star, Salomon Kalou, has left German side, Hertha Berlin where he spent six years. …

Shun Malpractice, WAEC Warns Students Ahead Of Exams

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has warned students, as well as schools, to shun all…

WHO Studying Evidence Showing Airborne Transmission Of COVID-19 Virus

The WHO said Tuesday it would study fresh evidence on airborne transmission of the coronavirus, after…

Dubai Reopens Doors To Tourists After Long COVID-19 Shutdown

With a “welcome” passport sticker and coronavirus tests on arrival, Dubai reopened its doors to international…

DR Congo Set For Fresh Protests Over Appointment Of Top Election Official

Political parties and campaign groups in DR Congo have vowed to carry out a wave of…

Brazil football league to resume Aug 9

The Brazilian Football Confederation has set August 9 as the date for the resumption of the…

Brazil League Announces August 9 Start Despite Opposition

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has set August 9 as the date for the resumption of…

Chelsea take Champions League pursuit to Selhurst Park

Chelsea’s English midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi (2L) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third goal during…

Barcelona Brush Aside Villareal To Keep Title Hopes Alive

Barcelona on Sunday brushed aside Villareal 1-4 in a Spanish La Liga match to keep their…

Mexican President Rejects Comparison Of COVID-19 Death Toll With France, Spain

Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refused Sunday to compare coronavirus death tolls with European states…

Inter Milan’s Serie A Title Hopes All But Gone After Bologna Defeat

Inter Milan blew a goal and a man advantage to lose 2-1 at home to Bologna…

Ghana President Self-Isolates Despite Negative COVID-19 Test

Ghana’s president has gone into self-isolation for two weeks as a precautionary measure despite testing negative…

Hachalu Hundessa: Ethiopia singer’s death unrest killed 166

Ethnic unrest in the aftermath of the killing of Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa has left at…

UN Suspends Air Operations In North East Over Helicopter Attack

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon has suspended the operations of the UN…

African nations call for racism debate at UN Human Rights Council

African countries called on Friday on the United Nations Human Rights Council to urgently debate racism…

Court Orders Swearing-In Of President-Elect Days After Nkurunziza’s Death

Burundi’s constitutional court on Friday ruled that the country’s newly elected leader Evariste Ndayishimiye be sworn…

Burundi cabinet wants court to declare presidency vacant

Burundi will seek constitutional interpretation on how to proceed over the power vacuum created by the…

COVID-19 Devastation: Buhari Demands Economic Recovery Plan

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the ECOWAS Commission to come up with an economic recovery plan…

Why Kenyans are begging their president for freedom

In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu captures the frustrations of Kenyans who…

How Ghana paid tribute to George Floyd

In our series of letters from African writers, Ghana's Elizabeth Ohene writes that George Floyd, whose…