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  Laurent Gbagbo Seeks to Return to Ivory Coast from Exile
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Laurent Gbagbo Seeks to Return to Ivory Coast from Exile

Former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo plans to return to his home country after his passport was given back to him following his acquittal at the International Criminal Court in 2019, his lawyer disclosed. The former leader has been unable to return to Ivory Coast since his January 2019... read more »

Sports Minister Speaks on Plans to Cut Abuja Stadium Grass with ₦81m
Sports Minister Speaks on Plans to Cut A...

Sports Minister Speaks on Plans to Cut Abuja Stadium Grass with ₦81m

Mr Sunday Dare, Minister of Sports has debunked reports of the ministry’s plans to cut the grass at the Abuja National Stadium with ₦81 million. The clarification was issued in a statement released by the office of the Minister, titled, ‘Beware of Fake News: Minister Actually Rejected the N81... read more »

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have restricted movement in 36 local government areas across 11 states where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is organising bye-elections on Saturday, 5th December 2020.
Bye-elections: Police Impose Movement Re...

Bye-elections: Police Impose Movement Restriction in Parts of Lagos, Imo, P...

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have restricted movement in 36 local government areas across 11 states where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is organising bye-elections on Saturday, 5th December 2020. Muyiwa Adejobi, Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, on Friday said... read more »

2023: It’s Too Early – Jonathan Reacts to Speculated Presidential Ambition
2023: It’s Too Early – Jonathan Reacts t...

2023: It’s Too Early – Jonathan Reacts to Speculated Presidential Ambition...

Following speculations of a possible return to active politics to contest the 2023 election, former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has said that it is too early to talk about seeking a return to the office. There have been speculations of an imminent return to the office Jonathan last occupied... read more »

Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy Nominated For Headies
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Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy Nominated For Headies

The organisers of the Headies have released the list of nominees for the 14th edition of the music awards. The award ceremony which is aimed at recognizing outstanding achievements features 27 categories to acknowledge and celebrate the work of various artistes in the Nigerian music... read more »

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Sports: African Champions, Algeria Beat Nigeria's Super Eagles

Sports: African Champions, Algeria Beat Nigeria’s Super Eag...

  The Dessert Foxes of Algeria defeated Nigeria 1-0 in last night’s international friendly match played in Austria. The only goal of the match was scored by Borussia Monchengladbach... read more »

Super Eagles Ready to Tackle Algeria, Tunisia

Super Eagles Ready to Tackle Algeria, Tunisia

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are battle ready for their encounter against African giants, Algeria and Tunisia as all the invited players have arrived and training ahead of the Friday and Tuesday friendly matches. The Eagles will play against the continent’s champions Algeria and Africa’s second-placed team Tunisia in Austria. The Eagles ranks... read more »

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Nobody Can Rename Any Part of Rivers

Nobody Can Rename Any Part of Rivers – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has disclosed that nobody can rename any part of Rivers State. Wike spoke while making reference to the nefarious activities of the disbanded Indigeneous Peoples of... read more »

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

28th September 2020   Between years 2000 and 2002, a full one-third of the states of Nigeria declared that they would be governed by Islamic Sharia. These are twelve adjoining states in the core north also known as the Arewa region.  In taking up Sharia for themselves, Arewa took up their entitlement to self-determination, and were not... read more »

Police Warns Against IPOB Oct. 1 Sit-at-Home Call

Police Warns Against IPOB Oct. 1 Sit-at-Home Call

  Police authorities on Wednesday warned against the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for a sit-at-home on October 1. The Commissioner of... read more »

Northern Elders Forum’s Position on the Proposed ...

Northern Elders Forum's Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review

Northern Elders Forum Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Statement of Northern Elders... read more »

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

25th August 2020   Given the bloody events in Nigeria, I strongly urge us to dialogue not only at national, but also at international levels regarding... read more »

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Buhari Congratulates Burkina Faso President on Electoral Victory

Buhari Congratulates Burkina Faso President on Electoral Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso on his re-election for a second term in office. This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Garba Shehu, Senior... read more »

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Burkina Faso has been struck by drought and desertification which has resulted in famine. The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso has been hard hit by drought and desertification. The AFP and Africanews report that the landlocked nation has been hit hard by draught which has caused large scale hunger among its citizens.  Just east of... read more »

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UN Watchdog Reports Continued Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

UN Watchdog Reports Continued Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

  A UN watchdog reports that there has been continued human rights violations such as sexual violence, murder, and summary executions in Burundi The citizens had earlier hoped on a new era where... read more »

Burundi Swears in Ndayishimiye as President

Burundi Swears in Ndayishimiye as President

Burundi has sworn in President elect Evariste Ndayishimiye on Thursday as successor to the deceased leader Nkurunziza. Ndayishimiye takes over power two months after the sudden demise of his predecessor, Nkurunziza. Evariste Ndayishimiye emerged President elect in May after running as the candidate of the ruling party in Burundi and the anointed... read more »

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Cameroon School Shooting an Atrocity that Underscores the Urgency...

Humanitarian body, Amnesty International has condemned the killing of eight school children inside their classroom by gunmen in Kumba, South West region of Cameroon on Saturday. The body in a... read more »

Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School Cameroon

Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School in Cameroon

At least six children have been killed and eight injured in Cameroon on Saturday as gunmen invaded a school, shooting recklessly in an area where separatist insurgents have been on rampage. Reuters reports that the gunmen arrived the school with motorcycles around midday in the city of Kumba in South West Region. It was not uncertain if the... read more »

Catholic Priest Slumps and Dies on the Altar During Hom...

Catholic Priest identified as Reverend Father Jude slumped and died while preaching the gospel during a holy mass on Sunday at Diego, Cameroon.

A Priest of the Catholic church identified as Reverend Father Jude slumped and died while preaching the gospel during a holy mass on Sunday at Diego,... read more »

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing –...

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing - Nnamdi Kanu to Atiku

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who is on the search list of the Nigerian government, has decided to offer a legal... read more »

Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He’s Not a Nigerian &#...

Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He's Not a Nigerian - APC to Election Tribunal

The All Progressive Congress (APC) and the winner of the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election, has filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition... read more »

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Covid-19, Ebola, Measles in Congo… How prepared is Congo?

Covid-19, Ebola, Measles in Congo… How prepared is Congo?

Africa against Triple Threat!!! As the world battles the deadly corona virus which has stretched the health facility of even the best health care systems in the world, the Democratic Republic of... read more »

Congo Witnesses New Ebola Outbreak - 17 Infected, 11 dead

Congo Witnesses New Ebola Outbreak – 17 Infected, 11 dead

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a new outbreak of Ebola virus in some parts of Equateur. Medical authorities on Monday said up to 17 people have been infected of the virus in the western province while a further 11 have died. Health authorities in Congo had last week reported 12 infections at a time when the country is equally battling... read more »

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Ivory Coast Court Endorses President Ouattara’s Third Term ambition Amid Violent Protests

Ivory Coast Court Endorses President Ouattara’s Third Term ambiti...

Ivory Coast’s top court on Monday endorsed the third term bid of President Alassane Ouattara as protests turned violent in several cities. Former President Laurent Gbagbo and former Prime Minister... read more »

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogba’s Election Bid

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogba’s Election Bid

Former Ivory coast and Chelsea talisman, Didier Drogba’s chances of emerging the President of Ivory Coast’s Football Federation suffered a setback after players declined endorsing his candidacy for the top position. The 42-year-old is one of the three prominent candidates for the Ivorian Football Federation top job but he is yet to gain the... read more »

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AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquart...

News emerging from Egypt has it that the trophy the country’s national team won thrice in a row was discovered missing from the country’s football federation headquarters. According to... read more »

Egypt’s Iconic Goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary Hangs his Gloves at the Age of 47

Egypt’s Iconic Goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary Hangs his Gloves at the Age of 47

Egypt’s legendary goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary announced his retirement from football in a television show on Thursday. El-Hadary last played for Egyptian second division club, Nogoom, based in Giza. El Hadary’s last club was Nogoom, an Egyptian second division club based in Giza. He said football was experiencing a lot of conflict of interest... read more »

Egypt Records More than 50,000 Confirmed Cases of Coron...

Egypt Records More than 50,000 Confirmed Cases of Corona Virus Infection

Health authorities in Egypt announced 1,218 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday 18 June, 2020. This brings the total number of corona virus cases in Egypt to... read more »

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:...

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian team lost 1:2 to Saudi Arabia, ending their World Cup campaign without a win. Having earlier lost to Uruguay and Russia, they ended without a... read more »

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egyp...

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt's Exit

Uruguay won the Saudis by a lone goal to confirm their qualification to the round of 16 and Egypt’s exit from the tournament. In one of those tough... read more »

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Arteta Lauds Aubameyang’s FA Cup Heroics, Hopes Striker Extends Gunners Contract

Arteta Lauds Aubameyang’s FA Cup Heroics, Hopes Striker Extends G...

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has lauded the contribution of Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the gunners FA cup final triumph against Chelsea at Wembley. The 31-year-old forward scored... read more »

Gabon’s Aubameyang Breaks Arsenal Record as Player to Reach the 50 Goals Mark Fastest in PL

Gabon’s Aubameyang Breaks Arsenal Record as Player to Reach the 50 Goals Mark Fastest in PL

Prolific Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set a new record at Premiership side Arsenal by becoming the fasted player to reach 50 the goal mark fastest for the Londoners. He achieved the feat after his brace in midweek against Norwich City in their first home game since the restart of the English topflight. Aubameyang took his tally to 51 in... read more »

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Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Maintains Their Marriage Still Intact

Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Maintains The...

Following allegations of abuse by Femi Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, his legal wife Mrs Regina Fani-Kayode has said the former minister never abused her in their 23 years of... read more »

Buhari, Ghana President Meet in Aso Villa

Buhari, Ghana President Meet in Aso Villa

  President Muhammadu Buhari received the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in a closed-door meeting yesterday night at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad who disclosed this on his Twitter handle at about 11:36pm did not state the reason for the The meeting was made... read more »

Ghana Approves Resumption of Football

Ghana Approves Resumption of Football

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo has approved the resumption of professional football as part of easing of measures imposed to curb spread of COVID-19. The... read more »

Osinbajo Assures Justice for Nigerian Traders in Ghana

Osinbajo Assures Justice for Nigerian Traders in Ghana

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Nigerian traders in Ghana affected by the stringent business regulations by the Ghana government will get... read more »

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African ...

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President has said the time has come for African youths to occupy leadership positions. He said youth participation... read more »

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Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google has dedicated a customized Doodle on its homepage to honouring Mekatilili wa Menza, Kenya’s foremost liberation fighter. She is famed for leading the Giriama people to counter colonial... read more »

Kenya Plans Reintroduction of Betting Tax

The government of Kenya has concluded plans to reintroduce taxation of betting companies within six months following a public outburst over cancellation of the 20 percent duty in the Finance Bill 2020. Ukur Yatani, Treasury Cabinet Secretary heaped blame on the Parliament, referencing lobbying of government for the removal of the taxes. Mr. Yarani... read more »

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Condemns Racism, Says N...

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Condemns Racism, Says No Community is Superior

….the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has made the call for less emphases to be made on race as all races are equal. The President made the call on... read more »

Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls Duri...

Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls During Corona Virus Lockdown

The chances of school girls in Kenya continuing their education after lockdown have been threatened by spate of pregnancy among school-going girls in the... read more »

Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of...

Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of Covid-19

  The Kenyan ministry of health has relaxed guidelines relating to the burial of COVID-19 victims. Kenya had established a guideline which required... read more »

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CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad is set to appeal his five-year ban from all football-related activities by FIFA over alleged corruption at CAS. FIFA’s Ethics Committee announced Ahmad’ s ban... read more »

Madagascar Education Minister Sacked Over Plans to Buy Sweets for Bitter COVID-organics

Madagascar Education Minister Sacked Over Plans to Buy Sweets for Bitter COVID-organics

Madagascar has sacked her Education Minister Rijasoa Andriamanana for planning to buy sweets for school children who consume the country’s COVID-organics. The Minister had earlier planned to buy sweets worth $2.2m with the aim of reducing the bitterness of the country’s COVID-19 cure, AFP news agency reports. Although the sacked Minister had... read more »

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Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

Leadership in Africa has been unique with its abundance of long serving leaders most of whom could be adjudged to have lost passion for delivering dividends of democracy to citizens. Dr Lazarus... read more »

Malawi Re-run Election: Chakwera Sworn in as Sixth President After Historic Court-overturned Vote in Africa

Malawi Re-run Election: Chakwera Sworn in as Sixth President After Historic Court-overturned Vote in Africa

Leadership changed hands in Malawi as the country swore in Lazarus Chakwera as the sixth President of the country for a five-year tenure on Sunday. Chakwera became the beneficiary of the first ever court overturned presidential vote in the African continent. He unseated former president Peter Mutharika in a re-run election. Malawi held election in... read more »

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Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, recently deposed by mutinying soldiers was flown to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for medical attention in the late hours of Saturday, a top diplomat... read more »

Mali Coup: Jonathan Led ECOWAS Delegation Meet Coup Leaders as Talks Continue

Mali Coup: Jonathan Led ECOWAS Delegation Meet Coup Leaders as Talks Continue

A meeting of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) delegation led by former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan with Mali’s coup leaders ended barely after 20 minutes. The coup in Mali is celebrated by many Malian citizens though the international community has condemned the ouster of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at a time when... read more »

ECOWAS Set to Convene Over Mali Coup

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to convene a videoconference meeting on Thursday to discuss the crisis in Mali which led to President Ibrahim Keita’s removal.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to convene a videoconference meeting on Thursday to discuss the crisis in Mali which led to... read more »

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Suppor...

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Support

The opposition coalition in Mali, M5-REP has lent its support to the mutinying solders that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and commended their... read more »

President of Mali Resigns, Military Commits to Civilian...

President of Mali Resigns, Military Commits to Civilian Transition After Take over

Orders closure of border, imposes curfew   Soldiers who staged a mutiny on Tuesday in Mali prompting the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita... read more »

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Moroccans Risk Fine, Jail for Failing to Wear Mask in Public

Moroccans Risk Fine, Jail for Failing to Wear Mask in Public

Moroccan government on Saturday said citizens who fail to wear face mask in public could be fine a maximum of 140 U.S dollars or up to three months incineration. The Interior Ministry said in a... read more »

World Cup: Morocco Holds Spain to a 2:2 Draw

World Cup: Morocco Holds Spain to a 2:2 Draw

Morocco ended their World Cup campaign with a fiery performance which saw them holding Spain to a 2:2 draw. Morocco opened scoring in the 14th minute through Boutaib and Isco leveled things up for Spain 5 minutes later. The match continued in a stalemate until the 81st minute when En-Nesyri scored Morocco’s second. Knowing that a loss to... read more »

World Cup: Morocco Loses 1:0 to Portugal, Crashes Out

World Cup: Morocco Loses 1:0 to Portugal, Crashes Out

Morocco has become the first African side to fully crash out of the tournament following a 1:0 defeat to Portugal today. Ronaldo’s 4th minute header was... read more »

World Cup: Morocco Lose 0:1 to Iran Via Own-Goal

World Cup: Morocco Lose 0:1 to Iran Via Own-Goal

In the second match of the day and the first match of group B, Morocco and Iran were looking set to play out a goal-less draw until a last minute own-goal gave... read more »

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

Five countries will be flying the flag for Africa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. These countries include: Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and... read more »

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BREAKING: Court Remands Maina in Prison Till Trial Ends

BREAKING: Court Remands Maina in Prison Till Trial Ends

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday ordered the remand of a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, in prison, till the end of his... read more »

Arik Air Dismisses 300 Workers

Arik Air Dismisses 300 Workers

The management of Arik Air has terminated the appointment of 300 members of staff of airline. The airline disclosed this in a statement titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant” released on Friday. It said the decision to sack some staff members was informed by the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on business operation. It added... read more »

Flavour Releases Seventh Album, ‘Flavour of Africa̵...

Flavour Releases Seventh Album, ‘Flavour of Africa

Multiple award-winning Nigerian highlife singer, Chinedu Okoli popularly known as Flavour N’abania has released his much anticipated seventh studio album... read more »

Autogas, Modular Refinery: PMB Making Conquests Steadil...

Autogas, Modular Refinery: PMB Making Conquests Steadily, Surely – Femi Adesina

Diverse developments in our country often bring to mind lyrics of the song ‘God Moves in a Mysterious Way,’ by William Cowper. The lines go thus: “Behind... read more »

Immigration Chief Hails Gov Ugwuanyi’s Commitment to Se...

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has commended the efforts of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu towards the... read more »

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Sanwolu-Olu Grants Funke Akindele and Husband Pardon Over Breach of COVID-19 Regulations

Sanwolu-Olu Grants Funke Akindele and Husband Pardon Over Breach ...

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State has pardoned Nollywood actress, Mrs Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bello, who were both arrested and detained over breach of... read more »

Onomo Hotel Group Partners with Bureau Veritas to Receive Safeguard Hygiene Excellency and Safety Label for its Hotels

Onomo Hotel Group Partners with Bureau Veritas to Receive Safeguard Hygiene Excellency and Safety Label for its Hotels

Kigali, September 9th, 2020 – ONOMO Hotel Kigali is the latest to be added to the list of ONOMO properties to receive Bureau Veritas’ Safeguard certification. ONOMO is one of the first hotel groups to have its properties receive the prestigious safeguard certification. The Safeguard Label is awarded based on compliance with all... read more »

Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resumption

Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resumption

The government of Rwanda has said schools will remain shut till comprehensive risk assessment is conducted which will determine period and method of... read more »

Gahaya Links and Mastercard Foundation Partner to Prot...

Gahaya Links and Mastercard Foundation Partner to Protect and Empower Women-Led Artisan Communities in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda, July 27, 2020 – Gahaya Links, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, has provided... read more »

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative ...

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

Rwanda on Friday launched a multi-party COVID-19 recovery program known as Cultural and Creative Industry Recovery Plan to uphold enterprises in the cultural... read more »

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Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard Mendy

Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard ...

Chelsea have secured the services of Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 club Rennes on a deal worth about £22million. The 28-year old Senegalese has signed a five-year deal from the French outfit making him... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

Senegal has crashed out of the World Cup after losing 0:1 to Colombia. Senegal was Africa’s last representative in the tournament which means no African side made it out of the groups. A 74th minute goal from Colombia’s Yerry Mina ensured the Africans did not proceed to the next round. This will be the first since the inception of the... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

Senegal has drawn 2:2 with Japan in their second group match. The Senegalese opened scoring in the 11th minute through a Sadio Mane tap in. 23 minutes later,... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

Senegal defeated Poland by 2:1 to give Africa its first win in the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup. Senegal’s first goal was put down as an own goal after a... read more »

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Sadio Mane scored a brilliant treble as Liverpool romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday to march towards the Champions... read more »

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Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw In Sierra Leone

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw with Sierra Leone

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday were unable to score as Sierra Leone held them to a goalless draw as both team jostle for a place in the Africa Cup of Nations competition in 2022. Four days... read more »

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that Napoli forward Victor Osimhen will miss the second leg encounter of their 2022 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone on Tuesday. Rohr also stated how Leon Balogun and Samuel Chukwueze are recovering well and should make the trip to Freetown. Osimhen suffered a dislocated shoulder at the Samuel... read more »

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday even were forced to to settle for a disappointing 4-4 draw after leading with a 3 goal deficit in their Africa Cup of... read more »

We Won’t Underrate Leone Stars – Rohr

We Won’t Underrate Leone Stars – Rohr

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has promised that the Leone Stars will not be underrated when both clash in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the... read more »

COVID-19: No Fans for Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash R...

COVID-19: No fans for Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash - FG

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have advised the Edo State Government and the Nigeria Football... read more »

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Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

South Africa’s grocery retail giant, ShopRite, plans to discontinue its operation in Nigeria. Shoprite first made its way to Nigerian market in Lagos in December 2005. On Monday morning, the firm... read more »

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday

Clinical trials of a United Kingdom (UK) manufactured COVID-19 vaccine is set to take place in South Africa on Wednesday as the country tackles the spread of the dreaded disease. SABC News reports that the University of Oxford manufactured vaccine would be tried among about 2,000 people aged 18-35 in South Africa. Half of the participants would be... read more »

Minibus Taxis in South Africa Embark on Strike Over Ins...

Minibus Taxis in South Africa Embark on Strike Over Insufficient COVID-19 Relief Funds

Multitude of people were left stranded in South Africa due to strike action by minibus taxi drivers over what they termed inadequate corona virus relief... read more »

South Africa Closing in on 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

South Africa Closing in on 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

South Africa is fast closing in on 100,000 confirmed cases of novel corona virus after the nation’s Minister of Health announced a spike to 92,681 on... read more »

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Of...

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Office

Erstwhile South African public protector, Thuli Madonsela has expressed a lack of interest to contest election for parliament. Speculations in the media had... read more »

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Sudan Set to Begin Trial of Former President, Al-Bashir Over Role in 1989 Coup

Sudan Set to Begin Trial of Former President, Al-Bashir Over Role...

The trial of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s former president is set to begin today, Tuesday 21 July, over his role in the military coup that brought about his regime in 1989. Al-Bashir who is already in... read more »

U.S Gives Conditions for Lifting Sanctions Imposed on South Sudan

U.S Gives Conditions for Lifting Sanctions Imposed on South Sudan

The United States has asked South Sudan to intensify its efforts at achieving sustainable peace and kicking out corruption if arms embargo and other sanctions imposed on the country would be lifted. It was disclosed by outgoing ambassador of the U.S to South Sudan, Thomas Hushek. Hushek was quoted by BBC to have said that South Sudan has to work... read more »

Opinion: Sudan’s Film Industry – A Roadmap ...

Opinion: Sudan's Film Industry - A Roadmap to Development by Ricardo Preve

The Sudanese film industry was experiencing a revival after the end of the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. During Bashir’s 30-year tenure,... read more »

South Sudan Suspended from African Union over Failure t...

South Sudan Suspended from African Union over Failure to Pay $9m Membership Debt

The African Union (AU) has suspended South Sudan from the continental body over failure to meet up with their financial obligations over a three-year period... read more »

Covid-19: Lockdown in Khartoum, Sudan Extended Until Ju...

Covid-19: Lockdown in Khartoum, Sudan Extended Until June 29

The security and Defence Council of the Republic of Sudan has prolonged the existing lock down in the state of Khartoum to June 29 in a conscious effort to... read more »

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I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

Former Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has denied suggestions that he was keen on working as assistant to coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr. Amuneke was previously reported to... read more »

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

African leaders have sent condolence messages to the family of Mkapa and the Government of Tanzania on the death of its former President, Benjamin Mkapa. President of Tanzania, John Magufuli had early on Friday announced the passing of the former President. Mkapa died on Thursday in a Dar es Salaam hospital where he was undergoing treatment for an... read more »

General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns ...

General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns Businessmen Against Sponsoring Politicians

Anti-graft agency in Tanzania has cautioned businessmen in the country against sponsoring politicians vying for elective positions as the east African nation... read more »

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Tanzania has conquered the scourge of coronavirus. This was declared by President John Mogufuli in a church service in the capital, Dodoma on Sunday. President... read more »

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania’s Hea...

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania's Head Coach

Former Nigerian international and former assistant coach of Nigeria’s victorious 2013 U-17 side Emmanuel Amuneke has been appointed the head coach of the... read more »

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Tunisia Forces Super Eagles to a 1-1 Draw in Austria

Tunisia Forces Super Eagles to a 1-1 Draw in Austria

  The Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Tuesday night forced to a 1-1 draw at the Jacques Leman Arena in Austria. Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho opened scoring in the 21st minute when he... read more »

COVID-19: Tunisia Bars Ships of French Transport Company, Corsica Linea from Anchoring on its Ports

COVID-19: Tunisia Bars Ships of French Transport Company, Corsica Linea from Anchoring on its Ports

Tunisia has banned the ships of French transport company Corsica Linea from docking on its shores as crew test positive for COVID-19. Habib Ghedira, member of Tunisia’s committee to confront the COVID-19 was quoted by Mosaique FM radio on Saturday to have said that that the decision was taken by government to preempt spread of the disease in the... read more »

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Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Don’t Immunize Children

Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Fail to Immunize Chil...

Dr. Moriku Joyce Kaducu, Ugandan Minister of State for Primary Health Care has said that government will introduce a fresh nationwide immunization exercise to avail people who missed out due to... read more »

Uganda: President Museveni Imposes Tax on Social Media Usage to Curb Gossip

Uganda: President Museveni Imposes Tax on Social Media Usage to Curb Gossip

A new law has been passed by the Ugandan parliament to impose a social media tax on its citizens. The law which is billed to take effect from 1 July will see Ugandans paying 200 shillings ($0.05) as daily levy for the use of social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and others. While pushing for the law, President Yoweri Museveni... read more »

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Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Over Comments

Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Over Comment...

The United states has summoned spokesman of the ruling Zanu-PF party in Zimbabwe after his disparaging comments about the US ambassador in Harare. Patrick Chinamasa, spokesperson of the ruling... read more »

Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Supplies Corruption Allegation

Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Supplies Corruption Allegation

The health minster of Zimbabwe has been charged to court on grounds of criminal abuse of power as a government officer, alleged to have awarded a COVID-19 medical supplies contract running into millions of dollars to an obscure company at bloated prices. The company had sold $28 face masks to government at bulging prices. Anti-craft agency on... read more »

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s Home affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has rebuffed rumours of a coup d’etat being hatched. He made the address on behalf of the Working National... read more »

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Z...

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Zimbabwean Government on its People and Student Leaders

The Southern African Student Union (SASU) is utterly disgusted and dismayed by the ongoing criminal behaviour being carried out by security forces in Zimbabwe.... read more »

Zimbabwe: Enthusiasm Greets First Post-Mugabe Polls

Zimbabwe: Enthusiasm Greets First Post-Mugabe Polls

As Zimbabweans go to their first post-Mugabe polls, there is a high level of enthusiasm as many feel this is a new era. The turn out for the election has been... read more »

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IGP Orders Disowns Suit Challenging Judicial Panels, Orders Investigation

IGP Disowns Suit Challenging Judicial Panels, Orders Investigation

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has launched an investigation to unravel the circumstances behind a suit allegedly filled at a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop... read more »

Cross River North Bye-Election: Court Declares Jarigbe PDP’s Authentic Candidate

Cross River North Bye-Election: Court Declares Jarigbe PDP’s Authentic Candidate

Hon Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe has been declared the legitimately elected candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the rescheduled Cross River North Senatorial bye-election set to... read more »

Home-based Super Eagles Camping To Precede Future Matches

Home-based Super Eagles Camping To Precede Future Matches

The Nigeria Football Federation has responded to calls by Nigerians for the involvement of domestic league players in Super Eagles’ matches, by agreeing to commence camping with... read more »

UN Envoy Condemns the Killing of Borno Farmers

UN Envoy Condemns the Killing of Borno Farmers

United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, on Wednesday condemned Boko Haram’s murder of rice farmers in Borno State. The Envoy who visited Zabarmari on... read more »

ASUU Strike: Call Off Strike, Students Pleads with ASUU

ASUU Strike: Call Off Strike, Students Plead with ASUU

Some undergraduates have pleaded with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to put them into consideration and suspend the over eight-month strike. The students who spoke to the News Agency... read more »