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door-to-door testing for COVID-19

South Africa rolls out door-to-door testing for COVID-19 lockdown

South African public healthcare workers dispersed into the buzzing streets of Johannesburg’s Yeoville neighbourhood on Friday as Africa’s worst virus-hit country rolled out mass door-to-door testing for COVID-19. Armed with screening questionnaires and testing kits, medics and volunteers set up [...]

April 4, 2020 Africa
South Africa recorded its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus

South Africa reports first two coronavirus deaths as lockdown begins

South Africa recorded its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus on Friday as the number of confirmed cases breached the 1,000 mark just hours after a three-week nationwide lockdown swung into action. “This morning we wake South Africans up [...]

March 27, 2020 Africa
Chinese oil drilling.

Villagers in Ethiopia are bleeding from their noses and mouths before dropping dead as mystery sickness is blamed on toxic waste from Chinese oil drilling

Ethiopians are bleeding from their noses and mouths before dropping dead in a mystery sickness – which has been blamed on toxic waste from Chinese oil drilling. The sickness, which has allegedly spread through villages near a gas project in Somali, [...]

March 4, 2020 Africa
Border closure

Border Closure: Nigeria, Benin, Niger to form border police

Nigeria, the Republic of Benin and Niger have agreed to establish a joint border police to check the influx of foreign goods into West Africa’s largest market. The three countries said in a joint communique in Abuja on Thursday evening [...]

November 15, 2019 Africa
Woman who gave birth 44 times banned from having more babies

Woman who gave birth 44 times banned from having more babies

Woman who gave birth 44 times: A Ugandan woman whom locals have dubbed “the world’s most fertile woman” has been told that she is no longer allowed to have children, Australia’s 7 News reported.  Mariam Nabatanzi has given birth to 44 [...]

November 3, 2019 Africa
Ethiopian Abiy Ahmed

President Buhari sends message to Ethiopian Abiy Ahmed

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who was declared the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in Oslo, Norway. Buhari said it portends a good sign for the peace processes within countries, and [...]

October 11, 2019 Africa
IPOB Protesters Shot & Tear Gassed As Buhari Visits South Africa

IPOB Protesters Shot & Tear Gassed As Buhari Visits South Africa

Buhari Visits South Africa: As police clashed with protesters outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Nigerian President Buhari faced a raft of strange accusations on Thursday. Granted, things get a little crazy with politics in South Africa. But it seems [...]

October 4, 2019 Africa
Air Peace Chairman, Onyema

Xenophobia: Air Peace Chairman, Onyema reveals price paid for airlifting Nigerians as Reps move to reward him

The Chairman of the Air Peace, Allen Onyema at the House of Representatives revealed that he paid a high price for airlifting Nigerians from South Africa. The business tycoon made the revelations while addressing the House on Wednesday. Onyema revealed [...]

September 18, 2019 Africa
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