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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
Criminal Africans Carry Nigeria Passports Says Ambassador

Criminal Africans Carry Nigeria Passports Says Ambassador

Africans Carry Nigeria Passports: Nigerian non-career ambassadorial nominee, Commodore Yusuf Hinna (rtd.), has alleged that Ghanaians and citizens of other African countries obtained Nigeria passport to commit criminal activities. The nominee stated this while responding to questions at his screening [...]

May 17, 2017 Africa
two Nigerians were shot dead in Western Cape Province

2 Nigerians Shot Dead In South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Wednesday that two Nigerians were shot dead in Western Cape Province of that country. Mr Mike Ibitoye, the Chairman of the Union`s chapter in the province, told the News Agency of Nigeria [...]

May 11, 2017 Africa
Goats Acceptable For School Fees In Zimbabwe

Goats Acceptable For School Fees In Zimbabwe

Goats Acceptable For School Fees In Zimbabwe – Zimbabwean farmers who cannot afford to pay their children’s school fees will be able to offer goats as collateral for loans instead of paying directly in cash if a draft law is [...]

April 20, 2017 Africa
Woman Gives Birth To Puppies

Woman Gives Birth To Puppies In Western Cape After Sleeping With Their Family Dog

Woman Gives Birth To Puppies – A 24-year-old female tourist from Germany has reportedly given birth to a litter of German Shepherd puppies in Stellenbosch, Western Cape Province after being hospitalized with severe stomach pains. Doctors at a Western Cape [...]

April 18, 2017 Africa
Tribal marks

Tribal Marks: A Receding Identity Culture

Our tribal marks which distinguishing facial or bodily marks Nigerians of different cultures inflicted on their peoples, are now being relegated as archaic. Only few believe they should be retained for preservation of culture and tradition, while many push for [...]

April 8, 2017 Africa

Migingo: The Most Densely Populated Island in the World

Migingo, a tiny rock island on Lake Victoria, in Kenya, measures just 0.49 acres, but is officially home to 131 residents – although some sources put the population at around 1,000 – making it the most densely populated island in the [...]

March 27, 2017 Africa
Customs Control officials in South Africa have intercepted three containers from Nigeria

South Africa Confiscate 3 Containers Carrying ‘Action Bitters’ And Other Goods From Nigeria

The Port Elizabeth Border Police and the Customs Control officials in South Africa have intercepted three containers from Nigeria. The Customs officials noted irregularities on many items that were in the containers when they examined the goods. According to a [...]

March 26, 2017 Africa
China Market Scandal: China Sells Human Flesh As Beef

China Market Scandal: China Sells Human Flesh As Beef

China Sells Human Flesh As Beef – China market scandal was revealed when on Facebook appeared crane bizarre and disturbing photos that claim to be from China, and which is seen human flesh that is allegedly sold as meat product in [...]

March 22, 2017 Africa
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