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Al-Shabab extremists confirm gunmen targeted non-Muslim foreigners – Nairobi mall attack

Al-Shabab, the armed Somali Islamic extremist group that attacked a shopping mall in Kenya, said Wednesday that foreigners were a “legitimate target” and confirmed witness accounts that gunmen tried to let Muslims go free while killing or taking the others [...]

September 26, 2013 Africa
Kenya stand-off Amateur footage emerges

Kenya stand-off: Amateur footage emerges

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says the country is united and strong in adversity after a deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping centre on Saturday.     The Kenyan Red Cross says 68 people are now confirmed dead, after the bodies [...]

September 23, 2013 Africa

Nelson Mandela Discharged From Hospital

Mr Mandela’s discharge this morning from Pretoria’s Mediclinic Heart Hospital comes a day after confusion in the Mandela family over whether the 95-year-old former president had in fact been sent home. Mr Mandela, whose condition is described as “critical” and [...]

September 1, 2013 Africa
istorius Seeks Settlement with Victim's Family

Pistorius Seeks Settlement with Victim’s Family

Talks are under way between lawyers for South African track star Oscar Pistorius and the family of his slain girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Steenkamp family attorney Petrus de Bruyn confirmed Tuesday that discussions had been taking place but he declined to [...]

August 20, 2013 Africa
Oscar Postirious

Oscar trial to have 107 witnesses

Pretoria – The State intends calling 107 witnesses to testify during the trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius, according to an indictment served on the murder-accused in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday.   Among the witnesses were Pistorius’s sister Aimee, [...]

August 19, 2013 Africa
Mali election Ibrahim Boubacar Keita victory confirmed

Mali election: Ibrahim Boubacar Keita victory confirmed

Former Mali Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Sunday’s presidential run-off by a landslide, official results have confirmed.   Mr Keita, Prime Minister from 1994-2000, stood for president in 2002 and 2007. This time he won 78% of the vote. [...]

August 15, 2013 Africa
Egypt police storm protests

Almost 280 dead after Egypt police storm protests

Security forces stormed the Cairo protest camps of ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s supporters in a long-anticipated assault Wednesday that officials said led to almost 280 deaths across Egypt   In response to the violence, the army-backed interim government imposed a [...]

August 15, 2013 Africa
Nelson Mandela

Critically ill Mandela ‘more alert’ every day: daughter

President Nelson Mandela managed to sit up, a sign of great improvement in his condition, his daughter Zindzi Mandela said on Friday.   “He’s fine, Tata (father) now manages to sit up, like now he sits up in a chair [...]

August 10, 2013 Africa
Jonathan to Mugabe - Allow Lawful Redress of Your Election

Jonathan to Mugabe – Allow Lawful Redress of Your Election

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated President Robert Mugabe on his victory in last week’s presidential elections in Zimbabwe at the weekend.   Jonathan, in a statement yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati asked Mugabe not [...]

August 8, 2013 Africa

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe re-elected, rival Tsvangirai vows court challenge

Harare: Africa’s oldest leader Robert Mugabe was declared winner of Zimbabwe’s disputed election on Saturday, while his main rival Morgan Tsvangirai dismissed the result as a fraud and said he would challenge it in court and in regional forums. Mugabe, 89, [...]

August 4, 2013 Africa

4,000 Flee New Fighting In Eastern Congo

4,000 Flee New Fighting In Eastern Congo – A week of renewed fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s troubled east has driven more than 4,000 people to seek refuge in the provincial capital Goma, aid workers said Saturday. The [...]

July 20, 2013 Africa
Happy Birthday Mandiba

Top 10 Nelson Mandela Quotes of All Times – Happy Birthday Mandiba

Top 10 Nelson Mandela Quotes of All Times – Happy Birthday Mandiba – South Africa is celebrating the 95th birthday of its most prized national figure, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.   One of the many things Africans and people all [...]

July 18, 2013 Africa
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Nelson Mandela spends 95th birthday in hospital

Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour.   South Africans are being urged to mark the former president and anti-apartheid leader’s 67 [...]

July 18, 2013 Africa
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Ghana deports thousands in crackdown on illegal Chinese goldminers

Thousands of Chinese nationals have been deported from Ghana in a crackdown on the plunder of the country’s gold by illegal miners. Immigration authorities say more than 4,500 Chinese nationals have been repatriated after a series of swoops on illegal goldmines. The Guardian has [...]

July 16, 2013 Africa

6 trampled to death in scramble for Ramadan largesse

BY SALISU  MARADUN Six people were reported to have died in a stampede that broke out in front of a house belonging to a Gusau-based millionaire, Alhaji Shehu Danfulani Maidoya, early yesterday.   According to the sources, this time around [...]

July 16, 2013 Africa

Optimism Over Mandela’s Recovery

Mandela’s Recovery – Former South African president Thabo Mbeki said on Saturday he was confident his predecessor Nelson Mandela’s health would improve and the ailing anti-apartheid hero would be released to recuperate at home.   “I know the doctors who are [...]

July 15, 2013 Africa
Securing Development: Challenges of Economic Inclusion

Securing Development: Challenges of Economic Inclusion

I am deeply honoured by the invitation extended to me by Dr. John Chipman and the IISS to deliver this year’s Oppenheimer Lecture, even moreso as most of my predecessors have been Heads of State. So at least for an [...]

July 8, 2013 Africa

Nigerian Children Risk Early Death From Malnourishment – UNICEF

Thousands of Nigerian children below the age of five are at risk of death as a result of suffering from acute malnourishment which kills faster than the dreaded HIV/AIDS. The revelation was made by United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) during [...]

July 4, 2013 Africa, Health issues
Egypt army deployed amid Cairo tension

Egypt army deployed amid Cairo tension

The Egyptian military has moved into key sites in Cairo hours after its ultimatum passed for President Mohammed Morsi to resolve a political crisis. Tens of thousands of pro- and anti-Morsi protesters have gathered in areas of the capital, as [...]

July 3, 2013 Africa
The president’s goal is to double access to electricity

Obama Unveils Plan to Boost Electric Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

President Barack Obama, putting his mark on U.S. aid to Africa, announced a plan to boost access to electric power in the sub-Sahara and said America stands to benefit if the continent reaches its full economic potential. Obama unveiled the $7 billion [...]

July 1, 2013 Africa
Obama Warns Africa's 'Tyrant' Leaders

Obama Warns Africa’s ‘Tyrant’ Leaders

Cape Town — US President Barack Obama warned Sunday that Africa could only fulfil its rising potential with leaders who serve their people, not tyrants who enrich themselves. In a strident call for democratic change and good governance, Obama used [...]

July 1, 2013 Africa
News: Obama hails Mandela 'inspiration' in South Africa visit

Obama Hails Mandela ‘Inspiration’ In South Africa Visit

US President Barack Obama has praised Nelson Mandela as “an inspiration to the world”, during his visit to South Africa. He was speaking in the executive capital, Pretoria, after talks with President Jacob Zuma. Mr Mandela, South Africa’s first black [...]

June 29, 2013 Africa
Well-wishers flock to Pretoria hospital

Nelson Mandela: Well-wishers flock to Pretoria hospital

Well-wishers are continuing to gather outside the hospital in Pretoria where former President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition. They have been singing and saying prayers both outside the hospital and at his former home in Soweto. People are [...]

June 28, 2013 Africa
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Nelson Mandela In Critical Condition

The South African presidency says the health condition of Nelson Mandela has become critical. Zuma says in a statement that the doctors are “doing everything possible to get his condition to improve.”The office of President Jacob Zuma said that the [...]

June 23, 2013 Africa

Okey Ndibe: If Mandela were a Nigerian…

If Mr. Mandela were a Nigerian, he would never have spent more than one week in prison… he would be identified as Triple High Chief (Sir) Barrister Nelson Mandela, GCFR, Tigbuo Zogbuo 1 of Igboland, Aare Baba Dudu 1 of Yorubaland, [...]

June 19, 2013 Africa

Mandela, Only Leader In The World –Prof Adair

Ailing former South African President, Nelson Mandela, is the only person that deserves to be addressed as a leader in the world today, Prof. John Adair, the world’s first professor of leadership, has said. Adair, the chair of the United [...]

June 16, 2013 Africa

Nigeria Sends 700 Soldiers To Liberia For Peace Mission

As part of contribution to United Nation’s peace support operations to West Africa, 700 soldiers from the Nigerian Army have been deployed to Liberia for a peace support operation. Addressing the troop at their graduation ceremony from the Nigerian Army [...]

June 12, 2013 Africa

How Five South African Policemen Brutally Beat A Nigerian To Faint, Wake Him Then Tortue Him Again To Death

Five Limpopo police officers beat a Nigerian man to death, the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court heard on Thursday. “I put it to you that you beat him, he fainted and you resuscitated him. He woke up and… you beat him again,” [...]

June 10, 2013 Africa

Africa’s ‘New Cities’: Urban Future or Utopian Fantasies?

Gleaming skyscrapers towering over upwardly mobile professionals and flashy cars cruising along brightly lit avenues; young urbanites zipping past manicured lawns to enter their luxury condos; state-of-the-art labs fostering tech savvy entrepreneurs’ million-dollar ideas. A glimpse of Africa’s urban future or [...]

May 30, 2013 Africa

African Union Endorses Nigeria For UN Security Seat

The 23rd Ordinary Session of AU Executive Council, on Thursday night in Addis Ababa, unanimously endorsed Nigeria’s candidature for a UN Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent seat in 2014. Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Olugbega Ashiru confirmed Nigeria’s endorsement by the council [...]

May 24, 2013 Africa