Jailed Tunisian Opposition Leader Starts Hunger Strike

THE jailed head of Tunisia’s Islamic opposition Ennahda party, Rached Ghannouchi, has joined a hunger strike by other political detainees to mark a year...

Award-Winning Journalist Arrested In Somalia – Reports

SECURITY forces in Somalia’s north-eastern Puntland region on Sunday arrested Jamal Osman, a reporter for British broadcaster Channel 4, on charges of spreading al-Shabab...

Sacked Twitter Staff In Ghana Finally Get Pay-Off

X, FORMERLY known as Twitter, has finally paid off the staff it sacked in its African headquarters more than a year after they were...

Conjoined Twins Given Days To Live Are Proving World Wrong

MARIEME and Ndeye were not expected to survive for more than a few days when they were born. Now aged seven, they are thought to...

Thousands Opposition Supporters March In Senegal Demanding Election Date

THOUSANDS of demonstrators have gathered in Senegal's capital, Dakar, demanding swift presidential elections. It comes after the country's top court blocked President Macky Sall's attempt...

African Union Commission Chief Urges Action On Africa Instability

THE chair of the African Union Commission (AUC) has called on leaders to tackle conflicts in the continent, and condemned a series of coups...

Seychelles Drops Witchcraft Charges Against Opposition Leader Herminie

SEYCHELLES' main opposition leader Patrick Herminie is no longer facing witchcraft charges after prosecutors dropped the case against him. He had always denied the accusations...

Kangethe: US Fugitive Wanted For Murder Re-Arrested In Kenya

KENYAN police have re-arrested a fugitive murder suspect who had escaped from police custody, local media report. Kelvin Kangethe, 41, is wanted by US authorities...

Prominent Zimbabwe Opposition Figure Gets Suspended Sentence

THE prominent Zimbabwean opposition politician, Job Sikhala, has been fined and given a nine-month suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of publishing falsehoods...

Somalia Bans Use Of Face Masks In Mogadishu Over Insecurity

AUTHORITIES in Somalia have banned wearing of face masks in the capital, Mogadishu, due to security concerns. The spokesperson of the Mogadishu administration, Salah Dheere,...

Ghana’s Finance Minister Sacked Amid Economic Crisis

GHANA's President Nana Akufo-Addo has replaced Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, as the West African country eyes an economic recovery. Mr Ofori-Atta has been in office...

Senegal Suspends Mobile Internet, Bans Protest March Over Vote Delay

SENEGALESE authorities on Tuesday suspended mobile internet and banned a march against the delay of this month’s presidential poll, as the UN voiced concern...

Geraldine George: First Woman Appointed As Liberia’s Defence Minister

LIBERIA's President Joseph Boakai has appointed a retired female brigadier general, Geraldine George, as the acting minister of defence after protests by the wives...

Kenyan Marathon World Record Holder Kelvin Kiptum Dies In Road Accident

THE men's marathon world record holder, Kenya's Kelvin Kiptum, 24, has died in a road accident in his home country. He was killed alongside his...

Liberia Defence Minister Resigns Amid Protests In Barracks

LIBERIA's Defence Minister Prince Charles Johnson III has resigned following protests by wives of the country's soldiers, who accuse him of low wages and...

Thousands Protest In Morocco Against Ties With Israel

THOUSANDS of Moroccans have taken to the streets of Rabat calling for an end to ties with Israel, over its actions in Gaza. Some waved...

Guilty Verdict In Sensational Kenyan Murder Trial

A KENYAN court has found a man guilty of murdering a businesswoman, while his ex-fiancé, a popular news anchor, has been acquitted. Joseph Irungu, also...

Another Protest Death Deepens Senegal’s Political Crisis

SENEGAL’s political crisis deepened as a second person died on Saturday in increasingly violent protests against President Macky Sall’s decision to postpone upcoming presidential...

DR Congo Violence: Panic In Goma As M23 Rebels Advance

EMILE Bolingo is not sure how long he and other residents of Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, can hold...

Madagascar Passes Bill To Castrate Child Rapists, Amnesty International Kicks

MADAGASCAR’s justice minister defended a new bill Friday to castrate child rapists, with the measure deemed “cruel, inhuman and degrading” by Amnesty International. The upper...

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JUST IN: Tinubu Appoints Kemi Nandap As CG Of Nigeria Immigration Service

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of DCG Kemi Nanna Nandap to serve as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), effective...

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Na’Allah Congratulates Emir Gambari Over His Conferment As 5th Chancellor Of...

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Defamation: Emefiele Slams Akpabio With N25bn Lawsuit

THE immediate-past Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has vowed to sue the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, for alleged defamation. The Senate president had...

Niger State Workers Begin Indefinite Strike Today

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State Police Bill: Governors’ Role, Commissioners’ Appointment, Sacking, All The Key Sections

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Kano Unseals 10 Warehouses Accused Of Hoarding Food Items

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A World, A Continent In Transition – By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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Algeria Snub Super Eagles’ Peseiro, Set To Name Petkovic Coach

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Estonia Detains 10 Russian Spy Suspects Since December

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South Africa Will Go To Polls May 29, President Ramphosa Announces

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Tinubu Appoints Hafsat Bakari As CEO Of Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit

PRESIDENT has approved the appointment of Ms. Hafsat Abubakar Bakari to serve as the Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU),...

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Tinubu Directs Payment Of Presidential Villa Electricity Bill After Power Company Disconnection Notice

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has directed immediate settlement of outstanding electricity bill due to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company. The President's directive follows the reconciliation of...

Bandits Block Gusau-Sokoto Highway, Abduct 26 Travellers

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Economic Hardship: Customs To Distribute Seized Food Items To Nigerians

THE Nigeria Customs Service said it has concluded plans to commence the direct disposal of seized food items to Nigerians. The National Public Relations Officer...

Elumelu Expresses Readiness To Support, Partner Finance Ministry To Boost Economy

THE Chairman of Heirs Holdings Group, Transcorp Group and UBA Group, Tony Elumelu, has declared his readiness to support and partner with the Ministry...
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