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Union confirms attack on Nigerians in South Africa

The Nigerian Community in South Africa, say, four members are in critical condition in the hospital while some shops have been burnt in renewed attacks by South Africans. Mr Paul Nwanedo, chairman, Nigerian Union, North West Province chapter told the [...]

January 11, 2018 Africa

George Weah set for thanksgiving at Synagogue Church of All Nations

Liberian President-elect, George Weah is set for his victory Thanksgiving at T. B Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations. A top insider told Sun that the visit of the president-elect is to thank God over his victory in the run-off [...]

January 6, 2018 Africa

Ramaphosa clinches ANC Presidency, beats Zuma’s ex-wife

South Africa’s deputy-president, Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected leader of the ruling African National Congress, a pole position that will make him president of the country in 2019. Ramaphosa emerged the winner in the tightest election for the party leadership [...]

December 19, 2017 Africa

27 countries storm Calabar for second Miss Africa Beauty Pageant

Twenty-Seven out of the expected 36 countries have arrived Calabar for the second edition of the Cross River State Miss Africa Climate Change Beauty Pageant. The beauty pageant, which is the initiative of Prof. Ben Ayade-led administration, is a platform [...]

December 12, 2017 Africa
Zimbabwe declares Mugabe’s birthday public holiday

Zimbabwe declares Mugabe’s birthday public holiday

Zimbabwe declares Mugabe’s birthday public holiday: The Zimbabwean government has officially declared February 2 Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, thereby making the former president’s birthday a public holiday. According to Zimbabwe’s Herald newspaper, calls for the former president’s birthday [...]

November 28, 2017 Africa
Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal

Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. According to the source, Mugabe was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal [...]

November 23, 2017 Africa

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s son speaks on impeachment of his father

Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe, the youngest son of embattled president Robert Mugabe has spoken concerning his father’s removal as leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF. Chatunga blasted Zanu-PF for plotting to sack Mugabe, stating that the party is nothing without his [...]

November 21, 2017 Africa

Mugabe: Zimbabwe ruling party, Zanu-PF to commence impeachment Tuesday

Zimbabwe’s parliament has disclosed that Robert Mugabe may be removed from the presidency within two days. Paul Mangwana, Zanu-PF’s deputy secretary for legal affairs, said this on Monday.     He told reporters at the party’s Harare headquarters that impeachment [...]

November 21, 2017 Africa

Zimbabweans celebrate expected fall of Mugabe on Harare streets

Thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, waving national flags and singing and dancing in an outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe. “These are tears of joy,” Frank Mutsindikwa, 34, told Reuters, [...]

November 18, 2017 Africa
Robert Mugabe removed from office as Zimbabwean President

Robert Mugabe and tale of the tortoise

Robert Mugabe : In different parts of Africa, local folklore is a way of life, especially in the rural areas. Most of the evenings are enjoyed with children listening to various fascinating folktales. Aside their huge entertaining perspective, local fables [...]

November 17, 2017 Africa
Nigeria monitors probe of killings in South Africa

Nigeria monitors probe of killings in South Africa

Nigeria monitors probe of killings in South Africa: The Federal Government says it is following police investigations on the death of two Nigerians in South Africa and also taking action to protect its citizens. A statement from the Ministry of [...]

November 16, 2017 Africa
Robert Mugabe removed from office as Zimbabwean President

Robert Mugabe removed from office as Zimbabwean President

Robert Mugabe removed from office as Zimbabwean President” Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has been booted out of office through a bloodless military coup which brought to an end his 37-year iron grip on power. The country’s ruling Zanu-PF party confirmed [...]

November 15, 2017 Africa
Martha O’Donovan

Mugabe insult: Martha O‘Donovan American journalist gets bail

A high court judge in Zimbabwe  has granted bail to an American citizen, Martha O’Donovan, accused of subverting the government of President Robert Mugabe via Twitter. The judge in a ruling Thursday said the case lacked facts. Martha O‘Donovan has [...]

November 10, 2017 Africa
Mugabe clears deck for wife Grace as successor

Mugabe clears deck for wife Grace as successor

Mugabe clears deck for wife Grace as successor: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s sacking of his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa was part of a wider purge, to to neutralize any resistance to the political rise of his wife, Grace, analysts said. Mugabe [...]

November 8, 2017 Africa
President Robert Mugabe

Mugabe wants hanging of criminals restored

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe says he wants the country to start hanging criminals again, 12 years after it stopped it. The Zimbabwean leader said on Wednesday in Harare that “in spite of having a system of capital punishment, with [...]

November 2, 2017 Africa
African airlines to transport 400 million passengers in 2036

African airlines to transport 400 million passengers in 2036

African airlines to transport 400 million passengers in 2036: Air traffic in Nigeria and other Africa countries has been estimated to increase by 274 million, bringing the total traffic per year to 400 million by 2036. The global projection released [...]

October 26, 2017 Africa
Nigerian man killed in South Africa over N7,500 debt

Nigerian man killed in South Africa over N7,500 debt

A Nigerian man has been shot dead in South Africa over an alleged 300 Rand (about N7,500) parking lot debt. President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, said: “the incident occurred in Johannesburg following an altercation over [...]

October 8, 2017 Africa
group of Nigerians in South Africa staged a protest

Nigerians protest incessant killings by South African police [VIDEO]

A group of Nigerians in South Africa staged a protest following the alleged killing of another Nigerian by Johannesburg police. Report says a Nigerian identified as Obosi was tortured to death by Metro police in Johannesburg. According to a Facebook [...]

September 26, 2017 Africa
2638 Nigerians repatriated from Libya

2,638 Nigerians repatriated from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday said it had received another batch of 121 stranded Nigerians from Libya, making a total of 2,638 Nigerians repatriated since February. The Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Suleiman Yakubu, received the new [...]

September 7, 2017 Africa
Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s Presidential Election 1st Annulment Shockwave in Nigeria

We all have to be vigilant and watch carefully, and do what we can so we don’t have a similar situation, says Onyeama For the first time in Africa, a Presidential election has been annulled in Kenya for not complying [...]

September 2, 2017 Africa
Court orders new Kenyan presidential election

Court orders new Kenyan presidential election – 1st In Africa

Kenya's Supreme Court has declared the results of last month's presidential election invalid, and ordered it to be re-run. Reacting to the ruling, opposition leader Raila Odinga said members of the electoral commission had committed a monstrous crime against the [...]

September 1, 2017 Africa
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REVEALED: Ethiopian Airlines Says It’s Bidding for FAILED Arik Air

Africa’s leading airline, Ethiopian Airlines, has said that it has submitted a formal offer to take charge of troubled local carrier Arik Air, which accounts for more than half of Nigeria’s air passenger traffic, the CNN has reported. “We have [...]

September 1, 2017 Africa
Cynthia Muge

Kenyan Youth are Winning Elections, the Ones In Nigeria Are Daydreaming, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

If Nigerian youth do not get off the social media and properly set about the process of connecting with the grassroots, the ‘not too young to run’ bill will yield not-too-young-to-lose and still-to-young-to-win results. It would be fantastic for the [...]

August 15, 2017 Africa
Kenyatta Widens lead, Odinga trails

Kenyatta Widens lead, Odinga trails

With 85 per cent of ballots counted in the Kenya presidential election held Tuesday, incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta has widened his lead over his main challenger,Raila Odinga. Kenyatta now has 7092508 votes, ahead of Odinga with 5721889 votes. With the tally [...]

August 9, 2017 Africa
Kenyans nervous on eve of poll

Kenyans nervous on eve of poll

On the eve of Kenya’s general election, President Uhuru Kenyatta in a broadcast urges Kenyans to be peaceful and also to come out in large numbers to exercise their franchise. His appeal comes against the backdrop of nervousness already demonstrated [...]

August 8, 2017 Africa
Olusegun Obasanjo

Africa is rich but poorly managed, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday described Africa as a rich continent but poorly managed. Obasanjo, who spoke at the launch of a book titled ‘Making Africa Work’ held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos said there was urgent need [...]

August 3, 2017 Africa
Mr. Robert Mugabe

Mugabe is sick, jets to Singapore for treatment

Mr. Robert Mugabe, the 93-year-old President of Zimbabwe is sick and has gone to Singapore for treatment or what local media say is “routine medical check-up”. “President Mugabe on Friday left the country for Singapore for a routine medical check-up,” [...]

July 10, 2017 Africa
Ethiopia unsettles Nigerians in transit over currency declaration

Ethiopia unsettles Nigerians in transit over currency declaration

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mr. Bankole Adeoye, has advised Nigerians travelling to that country to adhere to its currency declaration law in order to avoid sanctions. Adeoye, who is also Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), gave the [...]

July 10, 2017 Africa
S/African Envoy Wants More Nigerian Investments

S/African Envoy Wants More Nigerian Investments

The Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Amb. Martin Cobham, has called for more Nigerian investments in that country, to enhance the balance of trade between the two countries. Cobham told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pretoria on [...]

July 3, 2017 Africa
Armed Robbers Attacks Johannesburg Airport

Armed Robbers Attacks Johannesburg Airport

One armed robber has been killed in a shootout and another arrested following an attack on O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa. Reports say the incident occurred Saturday at a highway ramp after robbers allegedly fled from the airport’s [...]

July 2, 2017 Africa
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