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Nigeria:'Declaring June 12 Democracy Day Illegal but Popular'


A human rights lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba, says declaring June 12 as the new date for the celebration of Democracy Day in Nigeria was illegal but he would not challenge it because it is a popular declaration.

Africa:Tunisia Scores Africa's First Goal of the World Cup!


Cape Town -Tunisia is up, carrying the hopes of Africa on their shoulders. Let's not talk about that EU membership application right now, okay?

Nigeria:U.S.-Based Nigerian Woman Joins 2019 Presidential Race


A United States-based woman, Princess Oyenike Oyedele Roberts, has declared her intention to run for presidency on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election.

Kenya:Senator Ben Oluoch Okello Dies in Nairobi


Migori Senator Ben Oluoch Okello has died in Nairobi.

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South Africa:Motorist Gets 10 Years for Death of Top Billing Presenter Simba Mhere


The man found guilty of culpable homicide in connection with the 2015 car accident that led to the deaths of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and his friend Kady-Shay O'Bryan, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Malawi:Mutharika Says Joyce Banda Left 'Tattered Economy'


Malawin President Peter Mutharika has told London-based New African magazine that he inherited a "tattered and bankrupt economy" four years ago from his predecessor, Joyce Banda and he has been engaged in repairing the damage, saying so…


Africa:Hopes of Africa Must Soar With Carthage Eagles of Tunisia


The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has been nothing short of exciting. We have enjoyed bitter losses, heroic efforts, controversial decisions by the match officials among other dramatic moments that can be expected in such a prestigious…

South Africa:Eskom Scraps 0% Wage Offer as Gordhan Steps in


Cape Town -Power utility Eskom has taken its 0% wage increase off the table and resumed negotiations with unions after an intervention by the Department of Public Enterprises, Eyewitness News reports.


South Africa:Explosion, Gunfire in Cash-in-Transit Heist Near Cape Town Police Station


Western Cape police have confirmed there was a cash-in-transit heist on Jakes Gerwel Drive, near Hanover Park in Cape Town, on Monday morning.

South Africa:Why Ordinary People Must Have a Say in Water Governance


Most emerging democracies in Africa have implemented decentralisation in some form since the 1990s. In the water sector, decentralisation aims to share responsibility for managing water resources and services. It shifts responsibility from…

South Africa:The World Bank Is Finding New Ways to Understand South Africa's Issues


The latest World Bank report on South Africa is not only remarkable for the collaborative method it employed, but also for some of the conclusions it reached on issues like land redistribution.


Nigeria:Buhari Needs to Sign Budget to Avoid Govt Shutdown


President Muhammadu Buhari is set to sign the N9.1 trillion 2018 budget of the Federal Government tomorrow after succumbing to entreaties to avoid a shutdown of the government from that day.

Kenya:Ruto's Dream of Power is Not Valid - Odinga


Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday faced the wrath of Jubilee leaders after he launched a veiled attack on Deputy President William Ruto for criss-crossing the country campaigning to be President in 2022.

Kenya:Tycoon in Dirty Sugar Import Saga Arrested


The owner of the warehouses which were found with contraband sugar late last week is in custody, police say.

South Africa:Suspected Cash-in-Transit Explosives Dealers to Apply for Bail


Two alleged explosives dealers have been arrested in the Barberton area in Mpumalanga as the Hawks continue with their crackdown on cash-in-transit heists, spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Monday.

Africa:630 Migrants Get Warm Welcome in Spain


More than 600 men, women and children, mostly from Africa, had hopes for a better life rekindled Sunday when their rescue ships were allowed to dock in Spain.

Africa:South Africa's FAKA Provide Soundtrack for Versace's Milan Show


Cape Town -While world-renowned designer Donatella Versace's guests for her Versace SS19 menswear show in Milan entered, they were treated to the sounds of Bottoms Revenge: Ibutho Lamakhosazana by South Africa's FAKA.


Kenya:Ruto's Complex Plan to Conquer as Many in His Presidential Bid


A widely shared photo of Deputy President (DP) William Ruto celebrating Iftar in the company of the outspoken Aisha Jumwa at the Eden Roc Hotel in Malindi last week is perhaps the best symbolic illustration of his coastal conquest.

Uganda:Gen Kayihura Aide Baroza On the Run


Kampala -Operatives of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Internal Security Organisation (ISO) are still hunting Assistant Commissioner of Police Jonathan Baroza, a former aide to the jailed former head of police, Gen Kale…

Zimbabwe:Fresh Mugabe Plot to Derail Mnangagwa - Report


Former president Robert Mugabe is ready to endorse MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa ahead of the July 30 elections as prospects of him reconciling with his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa continue to diminish, it…

Monday, Jun 18

Nigeria:Moses Ochie of 'Fellyx & Mozzyx' Fame Dies Aged 49


Moses Ochie, the one half of veteran Nigerian pop duo, Fellyx n' Mozzyx, is dead. He died on Saturday night.

Nigeria:Nollywood Producer, Bambino Anachina Dies


A Nollywood producer and actor, Bambino Anachina, has passed on.

South Africa:Woman Thrown Off Plane for Allegedly Using K-Word About Pilot


A woman was reportedly removed from a Kulula flight on Friday evening, after another passenger heard her call the pilot the K-word.

Nigeria:Blast Kills Dozens, Boko Haram Militants Blamed


There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but many have blamed Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Their vicious campaign to carve out a caliphate has killed thousands and displaced millions.

Sunday, Jun 17

Africa:Africa Still Searching for Redemption At World Cup 2018


Cape Town -After Egypt and and Morocco, the Super Eagles were next to sucumb to the fiery prowess of their opponents Croatia. in a group aptly referred to as the Group of Death.

South Africa:The Latest Customs Requirements for SA Resident Travellers


SARS has issued a media release for South African resident travellers returning to South Africa with personal effects such as laptops, iPads, cell phones, golf clubs, cameras and/or other personal valuables. Sars is attempting to clarify…

Zimbabwe:Gays Praise Mnangagwa


PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has received rare praise from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community for abandoning his predecessor Robert Mugabe's politics of discrimination, hatred and intolerance.

Somalia:Addis, Mogadishu Agree to Strengthen 'Brotherly' Relations


New Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed agreed Saturday to "strengthen their brotherly bilateral relations" and to collaborate with the African Union in seeking solutions to problems…

Saturday, Jun 16

Nigeria:Croatia 2-0 Nigeria: Eagles Concede Twice From Set Pieces


Two goals in either half, crafted from corner kicks, gave Croatia a 2-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday night at the Kaliningrad Stadium. An own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo in the first half was added to by a penalty by Luka Modric in the…

Progress on Health is not Good Enough for Africa's Children


We write as two doctors deeply frustrated by the failure of our continent to save more children and babies. We both work in East Africa, one at an international pharmaceutical company, Novartis, and the other in Kisumu County as a…

Friday, Jun 15

Africa:Rough Road Ahead for Atlas Lions After Own Goal


The Atlas Lions of Morocco began their World Cup campaign against the Islamic Republic of Iran on Friday.

Egypt:Heartbreak for Egypt as Uruguay Scores Dramatic Late Winner


Cape Town -Has Egypt just played so well just for Uruguay to snatch victory in the last minute? Football can be cruel indeed.

Uganda:Bloodless Malaria Test Wins Prestigious Africa Prize


London -A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Brian Gitta is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize, and the youngest winner to date.

Nigeria:Mother of Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau, Speaks


The mother of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has given what appears to be her first media interview.

Thursday, Jun 14

Africa:Will Any Of Our Teams Finally Break The Quarter-Finals Jinx?


Of course, any World Cup would not be compete without a distinctively glamorous opening ceremony to kick things off. And even though it seems like only yesterday that we were laughing at Brazil after their 7-1 capitulation to Germany in…

Nigeria:Fillip for 2018 Budget As Govt Plans Injection of Fresh $500m Abacha Loot


The 2018 budget has received a major boost in terms of funding as the federal government announced yesterday that it is almost concluding the processes of repatriating additional $500 million (about N180 billion) Abacha loot and others.

Nigeria:Psychic Pig Predicts Nigeria Will Get to World Cup Semi-Final


The psychic pig Mystic Marcus that predicted President Donald Trump's victory has picked Nigeria, Argentina as semi-finalists for the 2018 World Cup.

Africa:Predicting the World Cup Winner - an Engineer's Working Guide


As a civil engineer I'm fascinated by predictions of who will win the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, seeing that we use predictions on a regular basis in engineering. For the finals, there's a wide variety of forecasts. In addition to…