Nigeria: Declaration of June 12 is the beginning…

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, Engr Ben Akak, has described the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari as the beginning of unity among…

South Africa: ANC needs economic spokesman

President Cyril Ramaphosa should be congratulated for heeding the call for him to speak out and stop the confusion caused by his ANC comrades over the future of the central bank. This is what is…

Thank You for “Waking up Our Women”- Female…

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has received strong backing from female appointees under his administration over his gender dynamism comments to women. The President at a recent conference in Canada suggested that not enough movement…

Protests Erupt in Vlakfontein as Murder Accused Walks…

Violent protests erupted in Vlakfontein on Friday as a result of murder charges against Fita Khupe being dropped unexpectedly. Khupe stood co-accused for the murder of seven people, whose lifeless bodies had been discovered under…

Liberia blocks internet amidst anti-Weah protests

Authorities in Liberia have blocked the internet, in what is perceived to be a move to suppress ongoing anti-government protests in the capital, Monrovia. Netblocks, an organisation that monitors internet disruptions and shutdowns confirmed the…

Nigeria: 95% of Mining Licenses in Nasarawa Inactive

The federal government Wednesday hinted that 95 per cent licences and leases issued for exploration and mining in Nasarawa State are inactive. It lamented that despite the state being endowed with over 13 minerals, it…

Sudan crisis: Official admits to 46 protest deaths

A Sudanese official has denied that at least 100 people were killed by a paramilitary unit during protests, saying that the number was at most 46. Doctors linked to the opposition on Wednesday said at…

Uhuru announces ban on single use plastic in…

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a ban on single-use plastics in beaches, national parks, forests and conservation areas. While addressing the opening plenary of Day 3 of the ongoing Women Deliver 2019 Conference, in Vancouver…

51 killed, 1,000 people displaced by floods in…

Devastating floods in South Africa have left 51 dead and forced more than a thousand people from their homes, according to an updated toll issued Wednesday as President Cyril Ramaphosa flew to the deluged region.…

At least 3 dead, dozens missing after landslides…

The Red Cross in Uganda says dozens are missing, and local media are reporting that at least three people have been killed, following landslides in the disaster prone Eastern district of Bududa. Daily Monitor reported…

Egypt police killed in Sinai checkpoint attack

At least eight Egyptian police officers have been killed in a militant attack on a checkpoint in the restive northern Sinai peninsula, officials say. Five militants were also killed in the ensuing exchange of fire,…

Ebola Cases in DR Congo Break 2,000 Mark

DR Congo's health ministry said late Monday that it had recorded more than 2,000 cases of Ebola, two-thirds of which had been fatal, since the disease broke out in the country's east 10 months ago.…

Zambia rations electricity, businesses worried

Businesses in Zambia have warned that a move to ration electricity to non-mining businesses could hurt industrial production and commercial services. The country began rationing power on Saturday to address a daily electricity deficit of…

Sudan crisis: Military calls for snap election amid…

Sudan's military leaders say they are scrapping all existing agreements with the main opposition coalition and will hold elections within nine months. The announcement came as the military faced mounting international condemnation for their violent…