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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

France offers N500b to kick-start Digital Africa Initiative

France has endorsed an initiative to develop entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa, with the European superpower offering €1 billion (N500 billion) to kick-start the scheme. Tagged Digital Africa Initiative (DAI), it is aimed at creating a pool of entrepreneurial knowledge [...]

July 5, 2018 Africa

‘Dead’ woman wakes up in a morgue in South Africa

‘Dead’ woman wakes up in a morgue in South Africa: A woman was taken to the morgue and pronounced dead after a car crash near Johannesburg in South Africa. The only problem? She wasn’t dead. According to the BBC, the unnamed [...]

July 4, 2018 Africa

Disputed DR Congo president in election move

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, whom critics accuse of seeking an illegal third term in office, has been named as a leading figure in a campaign group for the vast African country’s upcoming elections. The cabinet on Thursday unanimously approved [...]

June 9, 2018 Africa

Highlights Of Africanism Today’s “African Millennial” Event

The third edition of Africanism Today tagged the African millennial held on Saturday the 19th of May 2018 at Cafe Neo, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event that featured a panel discussion with Fisayo Fosudo, Chef Princewill Okpala, Wumi Tuase and Joseph Akinde-Peters [...]

May 25, 2018 Africa

African airports’ managers rally behind open skies implementation

Association of airport managers in Africa are rallying behind the implementation of the open skies treaty, especially in lieu of the traffic boom the initiative will bring to signatory countries. The managers, under the aegis of Airports Council International (ACI) [...]

March 16, 2018 Africa

Africans in Israel are painting their faces white to avoid deportation

As one of numerous attempts to stop their deportation from Israel, African migrants are protesting in cities like Tel Aviv, in front of embassies, with their faces painted white. Israeli plans to imprison all illegal African immigrants who do not [...]

February 28, 2018 Africa

Robert Mugabe and his family had a private birthday party with no kids allowed

Robert Mugabe celebrated a quiet 94th birthday with a party at his Blue Roof mansion in the capital and no kids were allowed. The former Zimbabwean president was deposed  in 2017 by the army and his then vice president, Emmerson [...]

February 26, 2018 Africa

Zuma’s five biggest career scandals

South African President Jacob Zuma has resigned from office with immediate effect, ending a controversial and turbulent period in the country’s political history. South African President Jacob Zuma has resigned from office with immediate effect, ending a controversial and turbulent [...]

February 16, 2018 Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa elected South African President after Zuma’s resignation

South African lawmakers on Thursday selected Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s new president after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from his own ANC ruling party. Ramaphosa was chosen without a vote after being the only candidate nominated, chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told assembled [...]

February 16, 2018 Africa

ANC reportedly decides to remove Zuma as South Africa President

The ANC has reportedly decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa. A senior party official made the disclosure to Reuters after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of the leader. The decision by the ruling party’s [...]

February 13, 2018 Africa

Las Vegas gets ready for the African Arts Festival

Ahead of this year’s African Arts and Culture Festival, AFRIKFEST Las Vegas INC, organiser of the event, has announced that the show will hold between April 13 and 14, 2018, at the Craig Ranch Regional Park, Las Vegas Nevada, USA. [...]

February 10, 2018 Africa

Cape Town hotel guest urged not to flush toilets

Cape Town residents are expected to flush the toilet no more than once a day and to shower for less than a minute. Luxury hotels have been forced to take drastic measures thanks to the pressures of drought in Cape [...]

February 6, 2018 Africa

Nigerian govt deports Cameroonian separatist leaders

The Nigerian government on Friday deported 12 Cameroonian separatist leaders who were arrested earlier this month, their lawyer said Monday. Julius Ayuk Tabe and 11 others were arrested at Nera Hotels Abuja on January 6 and were detained at the [...]

January 30, 2018 Africa

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