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Malawi:Bushiri's Church Says 2.7 Million Souls Won in Global Tour


South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Global Prophet Tour is already bearing fruits as, so far, 2.7 million souls have already been won, the church has said.

Liberia:More Than Me Rape Case - Students March in Defense of Katie Meyler


Monrovia -Students of More Than Me (MTM) Academy are gathering for a peaceful march to portray the 'innocence' of its founder, Katie Meyler, who is being accused of covering up series of rape meted against students by her partner, McIntosh…

Central African Republic:Bemba to Appeal 'Unfair' ICC Penalty


Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has moved to appeal the penalty handed to him last month at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for witness tampering, deeming it unfair and disproportionate. The 55-year-old former rebel…

Madagascar:Children Amongst Thousands Held in Life-Threatening Prison Conditions - New Report


People - including children - who have not been found guilty of any crime are dying in Madagascar's prisons due to appalling conditions, Amnesty International said today, as it released a report highlighting how the Malagasy authorities'…

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Togo:Signature of the concession agreement for the Kékéli power plant between the Togolese Republic and the Eranove Group


Lomé, 23 October 2018 - Under the high patronage of His Excellency Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Togolese Republic, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Marc Dèdèriwè Ably-Bidamon, and the Director General of the pan-African…

Morocco:Govt. Expects Growth Rate of Around 3.2% (2019 Finance Bill)


Rabat -The government projects to achieve a growth rate of 3.2% in 2019 and to contain inflation to less than 2%, said Monday minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Benchaâboun.

Kenya:State Wants 2 MPs Detained Over Marsabit Clashes


The court is set to rule on a prosecution application seeking to detain for 21 days two MPs to allow police complete probe on Marsabit clashes.


Zimbabwe:Mugabe Son-In-Law Due in Court for Kidnapping


Former President Robert Mugabe's son-in-law Simba Chikore is expected to appear in court charged with kidnapping.


Tanzania:Police Interview Minister Makamba Over Released Billionaire Mo Dewji


Dar es Salaam -The Minister in the office of Vice President-Union and Environment Mr January Makamba (44) was interviewed by police on Sunday concerning the abduction and release of Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji (43).

Senegal:Is Senegal Ready to Listen to Adolescent Girls?


In October 2017, I traveled to a small village in southern Senegal. I was there to investigate persistent allegations of sexual abuse in secondary schools.


Africa:How Ethiopia's New Cabinet Fits Into Ahmed's Reform Agenda


Ethiopia's ruling coalition has re-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as its chairman. This means that Ahmed will continue as prime minister until the next party congress. It is with this certainty that he has taken the opportunity to…

Nigeria:Snap Shot Pictures of Poverty in Nigeria Aren't Accurate. Here's the Real Deal


Studies that reflect the movement of poverty levels at a particular point-in-time attract a lot of attention. They also inform academic and policy debates across the globe. In Africa, where poverty levels remain high, these snapshots of…

Kenya:CNN's Richard Quest 'More Than Impressed' in Nairobi


This is the diary of CNN Anchor Richard Quest's visit in Kenya. You can read it exclusively on Nation.co.ke


Nigeria:Look Closer! the 2019 Presidential Election Is Not a Two-Horse Race


In five months, millions of Nigerians will troop to voting centres for an opportunity that we only get every four years in our steadily-growing democracy - the chance to elect the President. The man or woman with the power to decide the…

Nigeria:If You Have Another Country, Feel Free to Leave - Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians who feel they have another country to go.

Nigeria:Author Chimamanda Adichie Says Melania Trump Racist


Acclaimed Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has described United States First Lady, Melania Trump as racist.

Nigeria:Climate Change - Danger Is Looming, Research Group Warns


Awka -A Nigerian health research group, Nigeria Working Group of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (NWG-CCGHR) has said that danger is looming in Nigeria as a result of the devastating effect of climate change.


Ethiopia:Govt Signs Peace Deal With Rebel Group in Oil-Rich Region


After over 30 years of conflict, Ethiopia has secured a peace agreement with the separatist ONLF group. The deal opens up a political path for ONLF to push for the rights of ethnic Somalis in eastern Ethiopia.

Cameroon:President Paul Biya Wins Seventh Term in Landslide Victory


Biya's victory was widely predicted following an election marred by allegations of fraud. But the government's crackdown on influential activists suggests Biya's decades-long hold on power may be slipping.


Africa:Advancing African Solutions to African Problems At the AU


Since its foundation in 2001, the African Union (AU) has established an ambitious interest in preventive diplomacy and conflict management and has had a significant effect on security outcomes across the African continent and beyond.…

Monday, Oct 22

South Africa:Omotoso Trial - 'No Merit' in Request for Me to Recuse Myself, Judge Rules


The lawyer representing controversial pastor Timothy Omotoso and his two accused has asked presiding Judge Mandela Makaula to recuse himself from the case.

South Africa:Protesting Residents Victorious As Omotoso Church Shut Down


Heated exchanges took centre stage outside the entrance of the Jesus Dominion International church in Port Elizabeth, as men in dark shades and suits came out of the blue garage doors to face off against protesters on Sunday morning.

Nigeria:Nigeria to Host 90% of Extremely Poor By 2030 - World Bank


The World Bank has predicted that by 2030, about nine out of 10 extremely poor people in the world will live in sub-Saharan Africa, which includes Nigeria and others.

Nigeria:Why Govt Imposed 24-Hour Curfew On Kaduna


The Kaduna State Government on Sunday said the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs was a preemptive measure to avert breakdown of law and order.

Sunday, Oct 21

Tanzania:Imagination, Ambition Needed in Fighting TB


I recently had chance to attend the first-ever United Nations high-level meeting on tuberculosis. It was an historic opportunity for heads of state to acknowledge the enormous burden of tuberculosis (TB), the world's leading infectious…

Zimbabwe:VP's 'Mistress' Hits Back


Vice-President Kembo Mohadi's "girlfriend", who is being sued for $1 500 000 in adultery damages by the top Zanu PF official's wife, has given notice she will challenge the lawsuit setting the stage for an explosive court case.

Tanzania:Social Media Abuzz With Dewji's Release


Dar es Salaam -A sigh of relief has greeted the release of Africa's youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji , who was abducted 11 days ago and later found dumped in the wee hours of the night at the Gymkhana Club grounds in the city.

South Africa:Questions Over Free State Development Corporation's R104 Million VBS Investment


The Free State Development Corporation (FDC) violated financial regulations in placing a massive R100m investment with the now collapsed VBS Mutual Bank (VBS).

Saturday, Oct 20

Africa:Rohr Continues Search for Players, List for South Africa Game Out November


Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr says he is still searching for quality players to beef up his squad despite Nigeria's recent victories in the Cameroun 2019 African Nations Cup qualifying series.

Africa:Techpoint to Boost African-Owned Startups With U.S.$10,000 At Pitch Storm


Focusing on technologically enabled early stage startups in the stages of prototyping and building an actual product, Techpoint Africa is calling on these startups to participate in the Techpoint Build 2019 pitch storm where a startup will…

Nigeria:Nnamdi Kanu Confirms New Video Showing Him in Jerusalem, Lawyer Says


Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, has confirmed a video showing him praying in Israel 13 months after he disappeared, his lawyer has said.

Tanzania:Africa's Youngest Billionaire Returns Home After Kidnapping - Company


Mohammed Dewji, the CEO of the METL Group and Africa's youngest billionaire, has returned home safely, the family company he runs has announced. Dewji was abducted outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania.

Friday, Oct 19

Tanzania:Police Reveal Vehicle Used By Mo Dewji Abductors


Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro has revealed that Police have figured out a vehicle used in abduction of tycoon Mohamed Dewji was registered in neighboring country.

Liberia:Family Calls for Justice and Reparations Over Maher Massacre


Morris Town, Bomi County -Watta Kanneh, 68, struggles to draw water from a creek next to towering palm trees, where she and other villagers make palm oil in two blackened drums sitting over huge fire hearths. Kanneh still suffers from…

Nigeria:'60 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Stolen From Nigeria'


Abuja -Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday said about 60.2 million barrels of crude oil were stolen from the country between 2011 and 2014.

Nigeria:Disgruntled Politicians Stockpiling Arms to Scuttle 2019 Polls - Security Chiefs


Abuja -Security chiefs have raised the alarm that disgruntled politicians are stockpiling arms to scuttle the 2019 general elections.

Thursday, Oct 18

Nigeria:Abia Explosion - Nigerian Officials Give Conflicting Casualty Figures


There is an embarrassing confusion over the number of persons killed in Friday's explosion at a pipeline of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Umuaduru and Umuimo villages in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia…

Nigeria:Nigerian Govt Goes Tough On Labour Unions - Vows No Work, No Pay


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the implementation of the no-work, no pay principle when workers go on strike in the federal public service.

Nigeria:Nigeria Improves to 115th Position On Global Competitiveness Index


Nigeria was ranked 115th in the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which was released wednesday.

Kenya:Dozens of Nigerians Protest Extra-Judicial Killing, Harassment By Kenya Police


Nairobi -Dozens of Nigerian nationals on Wednesday stormed their High Commission in Nairobi, to demand audience with the ambassador over the alleged death of their colleague in police custody.