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South Africa:Trevor Noah, Mnangagwa Named Among TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People


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

Uganda:Ban On Commercial Sex Fails


Mpigi District leadership's dream of having a community free of commercial sex workers has faced a setback after local police failed to enforce the ban passed against this business.

Nigeria:'Your Children Will Learn Less, Earn Less in the Future' - World Bank


Washington D.c -The world bank President, Jim Young Kim has said many African Countries are not prepared to compete in what is increasingly becoming a digitalized economy, noting that many of the low skill jobs will be taken over by…

Cameroon:Villages Burn as Troops Clash With Separatists


In Cameroon, officials say eight villages in the English-speaking northwest have been torched and hundreds of residents have fled amid clashes this week between security forces and separatist rebels.

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Nigeria:How We Recovered Mace, No Arrest Yet - Police


The Nigeria Police Force has recovered the mace stolen from the Senate by five suspected hoodlums on Wednesday.

Nigeria:Biafra Supporters Protest Against Buhari in London


Pro-Biafra protesters on Thursday stormed the Commonwealth House in London.

Nigeria:Buhari's Criticism Not Targeted At All Nigerian Youth - Presidency


The Presidency has spoken out on the controversy over remarks by President Muhammadu Buhari at a forum in London on Wednesday in which he criticised the attitude of some Nigerian youth.


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.

Africa:Global Fight Against Malaria At 'Crossroads'


In 1998, WHO, the World Bank, UNDP and UNICEF created the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) with the goal of cutting in half the global burden of malaria by 2010. This initiative mobilized unprecedented joint action, advocacy and funding…


Egypt:300 Cleopatra Era Artifacts Displayed for First Time


The Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo is hosting a temporary exhibition of 300 artifacts from the era of Queen Cleopatra.

Ethiopia:PM Abiy Ahmed Forms New Cabinet


Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has today formed his new cabinet members. The Prime minister presented sixteen names, of which ten are new names for ministerial positions, while the six were recycled from one ministry to another.

South Africa:Police Looking Into Threats Against Malema, EFF Leadership


The South Africa Police Service said it was looking into threats made against EFF leader Julius Malema. It said the threats were being viewed in "a very serious light".

Mali:Ethnic Violence Pushes Malians Into Burkina Faso Crisis Zone


Dakar -Ethnic violence in central Mali has driven 3,000 people into northern Burkina Faso since February, straining dwindling food and medical supplies in that part of the West African nation, the United Nations said on Tuesday.


Nigeria:Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Talks About Her #MeToo Story


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told her #MeToo story this week during the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality. In her closing keynote speech, Adichie spoke of how she was sexually harassed when she was a 17 year-old. Adichie was one of the 600…


Sudan:Govt., Rebels Blame Each Other for Failure of Berlin Negotiations


Berlin -The government, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) exchanged accusations following the failure of the Berlin negotiation round as they broke up without any agreement in the German…

South Sudan:A Who's Who in South Sudan's Splintering Civil War


When the third round of talks* aimed at revitalising the chances of peace in South Sudan gets underway in Addis Ababa on 26 April, the country's influential former military chief wants to be at the table.

South Africa:Malema 'Born Ready' to Face Private Prosection from 'Bloody Racists'


Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has told lobby group AfriForum to "bring it on", after it announced that it would privately prosecute him.

Nigeria:Atiku Disagrees With Buhari On 'Nigerian Youths Are Lazy'


Former Vice President of Nigeria Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari's statement that many Nigerian youth just are lazy.

Kenya:King Alikiba Says 'I Do' to Mombasa-Born Fiancée


Bongo flava singer Alikiba on Thursday morning married his Kenyan fiancee Amina Khalef in an invite -only ceremony in Mombasa.


Africa:South African Fuel Payment Mobile App to Be Rolled Out to the Rest of Africa


South African developed fuel payment mobile, Payment24 will soon roll out the app internationally with key focus in Africa.

Thursday, Apr 19

Africa:Blood Transfusion 'Can Spread Malaria'


New malaria infections could be aided by blood transfusions, scientists have warned, emphasising on the need for higher screening standards to save patients.

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.

Monday, Apr 16

Africa:U.S.-Africa Policy on the Skids - 10 Things Pompeo Can Do To Fix It Quickly


The Donald Trump Administration has largely ignored Africa during its first sixteen months in office. Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo has an opportunity to change that.

South Africa:Former Minister Addresses Explosive Claims in #WinnieMandela Documentary


Cape Town -Winnie, a documentary created by filmmaker Pascal Lamche, which aired on local news channel eNCA, has ignited calls for former minister of safety and security Sydney Mufamadi to answer for his role in the reopening of…

Africa:Africa Could Be the Next Frontier for Cryptocurrency


Experts say conditions on the continent are great for virtual currency

South Africa:Court Rules That Banks Can Sell Your House for Next to Nothing


Case involved house valued at R470,000 sold for R40,000 by Standard Bank