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Robert Mugabe did not own the Blue Roof in Zimbabwe, says nephew

Robert Mugabe did not own the Blue Roof in Zimbabwe, says nephew

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe does not own his mansion known as the “Blue Roof”, his nephew said on Sunday. Mugabe’s body is being kept in the same house after an official state funeral service – without a burial – [...]

September 16, 2019 Africa
Nigerians desperate to flee SA

Nigerians desperate to flee SA but 200 turned back due to invalid documents

Nigerians desperate to flee SA Foreign nationals fleeing last week’s xenophobic attacks started leaving the country yesterday, saying they feared for their lives. A wave of violent attacks, mostly directed at foreign nationals, gripped parts of Gauteng last week and [...]

September 16, 2019 Africa
supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

Foreign leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

Foreign leaders, supporters and ordinary citizens were, on Saturday, attending the state funeral of Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe, after a week of disputes over his burial that threatened to embarrass his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe led Zimbabwe for 37 [...]

September 15, 2019 Africa
South Africa dispatches emissaries to calm xenophobia fears

South Africa dispatches emissaries to calm xenophobia fears

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent high-ranking emissaries on a mission to reassure African countries after a wave of xenophobic attacks, the presidency said on Sunday. At least 12 people have been killed in the surge of mob violence [...]

September 15, 2019 Africa
Sue South Africa

Ex-foreign affairs minister wants Nigeria to sue South Africa

Ex-foreign affairs minister wants Nigeria to sue South Africa over xenophobic attacks Former minister of foreign affairs Professor Bolaji Akinyemi Sunday called on the Nigerian Government to drag South Africa to the International Criminal Court of Justice over the xenophobic [...]

September 15, 2019 Africa
Xenophobia: First Batch Of 320 Nigerians Set To Return From South Africa Today

Xenophobia: First Batch Of 320 Nigerians Set To Return From South Africa Today

Xenophobia: The Consul General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, has said that the first batch of the Nigerian returnees from South Africa would depart South Africa for Lagos on Wednesday. According to Mr Adama who spoke to the News [...]

September 11, 2019 Africa
FG begins evacuation of Nigerians tomorrow

S/Africa: FG begins evacuation of Nigerians tomorrow

FG begins evacuation of Nigerians tomorrow The Federal Government said it will on Wednesday start repatriating Nigerians from South Africa after a wave of xenophobic violence. President Muhammadu Buhari had given instruction for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians [...]

September 10, 2019 Africa
Xenophobia

Xenophobia: S/African protesters insist foreigners must leave

Xenophobia: There was another round of tension in South Africa yesterday as groups of men carrying clubs marched down the streets of Johannesburg singing “foreigners must go back to where they came from.” A move by a veteran politician Mangosuthu [...]

September 9, 2019 Africa
Nigeria, S’africa Agreement Forbids Nationalisation Of Assets, Investments

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigeria, S’africa Agreement Forbids Nationalisation Of Assets, Investments

Nigeria stands to incur a huge cost if it decides to nationalise South African businesses in Nigeria in retaliation against xenophobic attacks on its citizens living in South Africa. This is because there is a clause in the trade agreement [...]

September 8, 2019 Africa
Adesina reelected AfDB president

Côte d’Ivoire wants Nigeria’s Adesina reelected AfDB president

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’ Ivoire has appointed Adama Koné, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs to support the re-election of Akinwumi Adesina as President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB). Mr Quattara said this at the first Council of Ministers [...]

September 7, 2019 Africa
Robert Mugabe

OBITUARY: Robert Mugabe: ‘Power of Zimbabwe’ (1924 – 2019)

Born to a carpenter on February 21, 1924, in the then Rhodesia, Robert Mugabe was brought up and trained to be a teacher at Roman Catholic Mission School. He later won a scholarship at Fort Hare University in South Africa, [...]

September 6, 2019 Africa
Xenophobia

Xenophobia: Nigeria encourages citizens in South Africa to return on free travel

Xenophobia: The Nigerian government has advised its citizens to “inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage” of a free return trip to Nigeria. This is because Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, volunteered to send an aircraft to South [...]

September 5, 2019 Africa
Xenophobia

Xenophobia: Stop attacking South African businesses, Nigerian govt urges citizens

Xenophobia: The Nigerian government has appealed to its citizens to stop attacking South African businesses in the West African country. Some South African businesses, including retail store, Shoprite; clothing store, PEP; and telecoms firm, MTN, were attacked in various parts [...]

September 4, 2019 Africa
Xenophobia

Xenophobia: Nigerians Vow To Boycott MTN, Shoprite, Other South African Business

Xenophobia: Angry Nigerians on Twitter in reaction to the killing of their fellow countrymen in xenophobic attacks launched by South Africans have vowed to boycott MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic, DSTV and other businesses in Nigeria owned by South Africans. Recall Hope [...]

September 3, 2019 Africa
Burkina-Faso-

Burkina Faso holds three-day mourning after deadly army base attack

Burkina Faso announced three days of national mourning from Friday to commemorate 24 soldiers killed this week in an attack on a northern military base, the deadliest such assault on the army as it battles jihadist insurgents. President Marc Christian [...]

August 24, 2019 Africa
Herdsmen

SHOOT ANY FULANI TERRORIST HERDSMEN YOU SEE WITH A GUN ~ President of Chad

The Republic of Chad borders Northern Nigeria. In that region, two terrorist groups that operate like Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen, unleashing mayhem to locals. The terrorist groups are Boko Haram (They once appointed Buhari as their spokesman) and Fulani [...]

August 20, 2019 Africa
Congo miners

Congo miners dying in hell tunnels to power your mobile

Congo miners dying in hell tunnels to power your mobile Solange Kanena sits on her broken orange sofa, heavily pregnant, resting. Looking around her three-room shack, she wonders how she will feed her eight children. Her husband died in a [...]

June 18, 2019 Africa
Breaking: Snakes chase Liberian President ‘George Weah’ away from his office

Breaking: Snakes chase Liberian President ‘George Weah’ away from his office

Two black snakes have forced the Liberian President George Weah out of his office. This has made the former world and African best footballer to work from his private residence since Wednesday. BBC citing the Press secretary, Mr Smith Toby, [...]

April 24, 2019 Africa
Soldier Rescues Man In Benin, As SARS Tried Extorting Him For Having Dreadlocks

Soldier Rescues Man In Benin, As SARS Tried Extorting Him For Having Dreadlocks

A young man ought to thank his stars, after a soldier saved him from the claws of SARS operatives at ring road, in Benin, Edo state. According to reports, the SARS operatives during a patrol, sighted a young man who [...]

April 20, 2019 Africa
2 Nigerian Men Declared Wanted In South Africa Over Role In Drug Syndicate

2 Nigerian Men Declared Wanted In South Africa Over Role In Drug Syndicate (Pics)

2 Nigerian Men Declared Wanted In South Africa: The South African police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating two Nigerians identified as Emanuel Ifeyalyi Onyekanna (27), and Chukwuemeka Kingsley Ezenwa (34), with alleged links to an on-going [...]

April 6, 2019 Africa
Accra Regional Police Command

Respect Our Laws Or Be Dealt With – Ghanaian Police To Foreigners

The Accra Regional Police Command has issued a stern warning to foreigners living in Ghana urging them to abide by the laws of the country and eschew all forms of criminal acts.  The Command said it will however not accord [...]

April 5, 2019 Africa
Gbagbo

Gbagbo to stay detained until new hearing in February —ICC

Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo will stay behind bars at least until a fresh appeal hearing in February, despite his acquittal this week by the International Criminal Court, the tribunal said Friday. “The detention of Mr Laurent Gbagbo… shall be [...]

January 18, 2019 Africa

BREAKING: Grace Mugabe declared wanted in South Africa

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Grace Mugabe, wife of the former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, in South Africa. It was revealed on Wednesday that the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa had issued an arrest [...]

December 19, 2018 Africa

Mahatma Gandhi statue removed after student protest in Ghana

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans. India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue to the global peace icon at the [...]

December 13, 2018 Africa

President Uhuru Kenyatta has praised the Philippines President Hon. Rodrigo Duterte, who he claims to be the strongest man around the globe as of now

“It should be remembered that Philippines was down economically before Duterte, today the Asian country is being admired by those who claimed to be super powers. It is without doubt Duterte’s work can be seen. ” said President Uhuru Kenyatta. [...]

December 11, 2018 Africa

Nigerian Mission condemns burning, looting of Nigerian shops in S/Africa

ABUJA—The Nigerian Mission in South Africa has vehemently condemned the renewed xenophobic attack on Nigerians in that country The Consul General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, South Africa, Godwin Adama, said this in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday. Adams said [...]

October 23, 2018 Africa

Ohanaeze reacts to killing of Nigerians in South Africa, warns Igbo

Chief Nnia Nwodo, President-General, Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide, a pan Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has condemned the violent killing of some Igbo and other Nigerians in South Africa. He declared that the apex body was not happy with the trend. Nwodo also [...]

October 8, 2018 Africa

Rwandan opposition leader freed from jail

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire was unexpectedly freed from jail on Saturday after President Paul Kagame granted her early release, alongside more than 2,000 other prisoners. “I thank the president who gave me this liberation,” Ingabire said as she left [...]

September 15, 2018 Africa

Kenyatta defies parliament, rejects bill delaying unpopular fuel tax

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya defied parliament by rejecting a finance bill that sought to postpone a widely unpopular tax on fuel that has triggered strikes and public anger. Parliament will hold a special sitting on the bill on Tuesday [...]

September 14, 2018 Africa

Osinbajo, Gowon, Gambari, others canvass effective leadership for Africa

Eminent politicians and diplomats from Africa, yesterday, called for effective democratic values, accountability and sense of patriotism to overcome marginalisation and impunity in the continent. They also urged leaders to exemplify deeper sense of commitment to the social and economic [...]

July 8, 2018 Africa