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Nigeria:Shell's Fresh Bid for Ogoni Oilfield Stirs Tension


An atmosphere of unrest is looming over Ogoni land, following the renewal request by Shell Petroleum Development Company for Oil Mining Leases (OML11).

South Africa:Gigaba Launches 'War On Queues' At Home Affairs


Some of the short-term actions to reduce the length of time waiting in queues at Home Affairs are scheduled to roll-out from Monday, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced.

Cameroon:Do Not Send Refugees Back to the Violence They Fled From, UN Agency Urges Cameroon


Despite warnings, Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers who fled Boko Haram violence continue to be returned from Cameroon, the United Nations refugee agency has said, underscoring the need to accord international protection to those in…

Nigeria:Many Feared Killed As Armed Men Attack Zamfara Communities


Armed bandits on Friday attacked Kabaro and two other villages in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

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Kenya:Man's Body Found Dumped Along Mombasa Road


The body of an unidentified male was on Saturday morning found dumped along Mombasa Road, Nairobi.

Nigeria:Four Killed As Suicide Bombers Target Borno Mosque


At least four persons were killed and eight others injured as two suicide bombers attacked a mosque in Bama town of Borno State in the early hours of Sunday, officials have said.

Tanzania:After AliKiba's Wedding, His Sister Zabibu Is Next in Line


Dar es Salaam -Shortly after artist Ali Kiba married Amina Khalef in a colorful wedding that took place in Mombasa last week, it has emerged that the singer-songwriter's sister will also say 'I do' in the coming few months.


Kenya:Eliud Kipchoge Claims Third London Marathon Crown


Kenya's Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge produced a great masterpiece virtually from start to finish, winning his third London Marathon title in 2 hours, 04 minutes and 27 seconds on Sunday.

Nigeria:UN Warns Cameroon Over Nigeria Refugees


The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Cameroonian authority not to send Nigerian refugees back to the Boko Haram violence they fled from.


Swaziland:Swazi King Wears Suit of Diamonds


In the month that India donated US$1 million to help feed starving children in Swaziland, King Mswati III, the kingdom's absolute monarch, wore a suit of diamonds weighing 6 kg and received a cake with 52 layers at his birthday party…

Zimbabwe:Death Stalks Zimbabwe Hospitals As Crippling Strike Deepens Crisis


Mavis Chimbe fought back tears as she narrated how her sister died of neglect at Chinhoyi District Hospital after nurses went on strike last week demanding better working conditions.

Africa:African Govts Not Meeting Citizens Needs - Mo Ibrahim Foundation


The 2018 Mo Ibrahim report says African countries are still far from meeting the expectations of their citizens.


Cameroon:Cameroon Denies It Forcibly Sent Back Nigerian Refugees


Cameroon is denying a report by the U.N. refugee agency that it has forcibly repatriated close to 400 Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers since January, but it says people running to areas prone to regular attacks by Boko Haram had to be…

Africa:Migration Study - Europe Needs to Understand the African Context


How far should the EU go to reach its migration agenda? Researchers in Berlin looked at the cooperation between the EU and authoritarian states in Africa.

Madagascar:Tense Standoff Between Security Services and Protesters


Demonstrators took to the streets of the capital in protest of a new electoral law they say is too restrictive. The administration of President Rajaonarimampianina has been marred by allegations of corruption.

Nigeria:But Like Oliver Twist, We Ask for More - Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after his visit to the United Kingdom, where he held bilateral talks on Nigeria - British relations and also participated in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting ( CHOGM).

Nigeria:88,000 Malnourished Children Risk Death in Northeast


The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said 88,000 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) are at risk of death in the Northeast region, due to lack of treatment.

Nigeria:4 Boko Haram Commanders, Families Surrender


Maiduguri -Four Boko Haram terrorists yesterday surrendered to troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, operating around Kumshe and have been handed over to the headquarters of the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, in Maimalari Cantonment…

Liberia:Former Police Chief Under Probe for Journalist's Death


Monrovia -Atty. Chris Massaquoi, former Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, has been invited by the Police for questioning in connection with the murder of journalist Tyron Brown.


Nigeria:Buhari Returns to Abuja From London


President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from London, United Kingdom.

Saturday, Apr 21

Kenya:President Kenyatta Says Gay Rights 'Of No Importance' in Kenya


President Uhuru Kenyatta has said gay rights is not a burning issue for Kenya at the moment.

Cameroon:UNHCR Alarmed By Continuing Forced Returns of Nigerians By Cameroon


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today expressing its alarm at continuing forced returns to Nigeria of refugees and asylum-seekers from Cameroon's Far North Region.

Uganda:World Bank Lauds Uganda On Social Media Tax


World Bank senior economist for Uganda Richard Ancrum Walker says he is impressed with the public debate around proposed new taxes, including that on social media usage.

Uganda:110 Years of Electricity in Uganda


This April marks 110 year of electricity in Uganda. In April 1908, electricity powered by diesel generator was introduced in Uganda. Hesketh Bell who replaced British Commissioner Lt Colonel Hayes Sadler in 1907 and became Uganda's first…

Friday, Apr 20

Africa:Millions of Urban Africans Still Don't Have Electricity - Here's What Can Be Done


At least 110 million of the 600 million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone throw from existing power grid infrastructure.

Zimbabwe:Date Set For Mugabe, Mujuru Parliament Grilling


FORMER President Robert Mugabe will next month finally show up for grilling by Parliament's Mines and Mining Committee, which has pulled all the stops recently to get to the bottom of a complex diamond scandal involving gems from Marange…

Tanzania:Abattoirs Fall 'Far Below' Hygienic Standards


Dar es Salaam -At least 98 per cent of abattoirs in the country are not registered and fall far below the required hygienic standards.

South Africa:Trevor Noah, Mnangagwa Named in TIME 100 Most Influential List


Cape Town -Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa and South African comedian Trevor Noah have been featured on TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People.

Thursday, Apr 19

Africa:Eco-Farming Can Solve Hunger and Climate Crises, Experts Say


Rome -Asian farmers are growing rice and rearing fish in the same fields to increase their income and reduce weeds, while Ghanaians are using crop residues as compost to boost yields.

Nigeria:Many Nigerian Youths Are Lazy, Want Free Oil Money - Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said many Nigerian youths hate hardwork, waiting to get free oil money.

Nigeria:Health Workers Strike - Govt Threatens 'No Work No Pay' Rule


The federal government says it will invoke the 'no work no pay rule' rule if the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) persist in their strike, which has crippled health care delivery in parts of the country.

Africa:Malaria Summit Sees U.S.$4,1 Billion Committed to Fight Disease


More than a dozen heads of State and government, Bill Gates, ministers from 19 Commonwealth countries, scientists and private sector and international organisations have made significant financial and political commitments that will…

Wednesday, Apr 18

Africa:America's Petty Policy On Used Clothes for Africa


Fostering international development has long been viewed as central to the moral, humanitarian, strategic and security interests of the United States.

Nigeria:You Won't Be Lucky If Oil Plunges Again, IMF Warns Nigeria, Others


Washington DC -The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned Nigeria and other oil exporting countries yet to utilise the opportunity created by the prolonged stability in crude oil prices to reform their economies, saying they would…

Nigeria:Despite Growth Projections, IMF Says Nigeria's Economy May 'Not Be So Lucky'


The International Monetary Fund, IMF, said yesterday that Nigeria's economy might not be so lucky despite the growth projections from various quarters.

Africa:Now or Never - Quashing Malaria Before It Roars Back


A powerful international coalition of civil society organisations launches a new campaign in London today to fight back against the threatened resurgence of malaria.

Tuesday, Apr 17

South Africa:Actor's Fatal Fall During Scene Prompts Probe Into Safety Measures


Cape Town -Twitter users have taken to the social media website with the hashtag #RIPOdwa to honour Odwa Shweni, the actor who died while filming a fight scene at the Sterkspruit Waterfall, Monks Cowl in the Drakensberg, IOL reports.

Nigeria:Theresa May Urges Nigeria to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage


British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has urged Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth to legalise same-sex marriage.

Nigeria:Shiites Protest - One Feared Killed, Dozens Injured, Many Arrested


At least one person was killed and over 30 injured as protesting Shiites were dispersed by security operatives in Abuja on Monday, the Islamic group has stated.

Nigeria:Crisis Looms in Hospitals As Health Workers Announce Indefinite Strike


The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has announced an indefinite strike that, it says, will paralyse activities in all health institutions across the country.