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Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Uganda on Sunday for her first foreign trip and state visit since becoming President. President Hassan inspected a guard of honor shortly on...

Chad’s President set to extend rule in presidential election

Voters are choosing a new president in Chad's Presidential election on Sunday with the incumbent Idriss Deby Itno set to secure a sixth term...

Benin President Talon seeks five more years in Sunday’s election

Benin’s President Patrice Talon had previously vowed to serve only one term in office but he now seeks a second term of five more...

Djibouti’s president Omar Guelleh re-elected for fifth term

Djibouti's President Ismael Omar Guelleh’s tenure in office has been renewed by voters in Friday's presidential election. The 73-year-old leader, one of Africa’s longest serving...

Editor's Picks

Egyptian lost city dating back over 3,400 years discovered

Egyptian Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a lost ancient city which was supposedly buried under sand for thousands of years. Experts say the discovery...

Tanzania says lifting of media ban applies only to online TV

Tanzanian officials have issued out a clarification relating to the lifting of a media ban announced by the country's new president. President Samia Suluhu Hassan on...
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Latest News

The African Union’s digital Covid-19 passport for travelers

The African Union has developed a common continental Covid-19 digital passport for travelers and airlines. It is an initiative by African Union's lead health agency,...

Tanzania’s President in Uganda for her first official state visit

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Uganda on Sunday for her first foreign trip and state visit since becoming President. President Hassan inspected a...

Opinions & Features

Tanzania says lifting of media ban applies only to online TV

Tanzanian officials have issued out a clarification relating to the lifting of a media ban announced by the country's new president. President Samia Suluhu Hassan on...

Ex-French footballer Jean-Pierre Adams still in coma for 39 years

Jean-Pierre Adams's life was brutally turned upside down in 1982 when then 34 years he walked into a Lyon hospital for some routine surgery. He...

GIZ Ghana holds dialogue workshop for migration stakeholders

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Ghana, through its Programme Migration & Diaspora, has held a week’s multi-stakeholders dialogue workshop to validate...

Book Review: My Media Journey

Book Author: Robert Nii Arday Clegg Publisher: Self-Published Pages: 300 Reviewer: Ace Anan Ankomah This exciting and exhilarating book is dedicated to Robert’s mother, “Auntie Christie.” The author...

Opinion: International Women’s Day is a day of mourning for Africa

International Women's Day should celebrate the fruits of decades of activism. But on a continent where those who stand accused of sexual abuse often...

World

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip has died aged 99

The Buckingham Palace in England has announced the death of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband aged 99. Prince Philip was born on the Greek...

Russia’s Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday gave final approval to legislation allowing him to hold office for two additional six-year terms, giving himself the...

US lifts sanctions against Gambia’s Fatou Bensouda

The US government on Friday announced that it has lifted sanctions placed on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda. The...

Suez Canal: Ships begin sailing through cleared waterway

Ships have started sailing through Egypt's Suez Canal again, a day after a giant container vessel blocking the vital trade route was freed. Thirty-seven ships...

Business
Business

The African Union’s digital Covid-19 passport for travelers

The African Union has developed a common continental Covid-19 digital passport for travelers and airlines. It is an initiative by African Union's lead health agency,...

Ghana says ‘stress caused mass fish deaths’ along beaches

Ghanaian officials have sought to give explanation for the cause of deaths of fishes and some dolphins washed ashore during the Easter festivities in...

AfCTFA: Why Africa needs robust fraud management system

Emmanuel Obinne, West Africa Head of Growth and Partnerships at BPC Banking Technologies is advocating for a robust payment system for trade under the...

Kenyans petition IMF not to give the government loans

Kenyans are signing an online petition to ask the International Monetary Fund (IMF) not to give the government any more loans. Through the hashtag #StopLoaningKenya,...

Nigerian banks block MTN from banking channels

Nigerian banks have blocked MTN from their banking channels following a feud over fees charged for the service. MTN had reduced the banks’ commission from...

Sports

Heavily pregnant Nigerian woman wins Taekwondo match

A heavily pregnant Nigerian Taekwondo athlete has received a lot of public attraction for winning a national gold medal at a sporting event. The eight...

Ex-French footballer Jean-Pierre Adams still in coma for 39 years

Jean-Pierre Adams's life was brutally turned upside down in 1982 when then 34 years he walked into a Lyon hospital for some routine surgery. He...

Gambia qualify for AFCON for the first time in 56 years

The scorpions of the Gambia have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since the country became independent in 1965. Zurich...
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Religion & Culture

Kobena Sekyi: Ghanaian lawyer who wore African cloth to court

Africans have been celebrating the decision of an educated elite who hailed from Ghana to wear only African cloth to court. William Esuman-Gwira Sekyi, popularly...

Nigerian man killed with body parts missing in Ghana

Police in central part of Ghana are investigating the circumstances under which a Nigerian man was killed in a town called Kasoa. According to police...

Special Reports

The African Union’s digital Covid-19 passport for travelers

The African Union has developed a common continental Covid-19 digital passport for travelers and airlines. It is an initiative by African Union's lead health agency,...

Tanzania President orders the lifting of ban on media outlets

President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday ordered the lifting of ban on all media houses in the country. The President has instructed the Ministry of...

Mali: Four United Nations peacekeepers killed in an attack

Four United Nations peacekeepers have been killed by suspected jihadists in the north of the country. The UN mission in Mali said several others were...

Meet the women who became presidents in Africa

African countries hardly elect women to become presidents during elections, but in recent years some women are changing the trend. So far the continent has...

Ghana: Outcry over offensive content in newly authored textbooks

Some publishers in Ghana have incurred the wrath of the public over the content of their newly authored textbooks for basic schools. One of the...
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Relationship & Lifestyle

Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie blames feminism for domestic violence

Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has blamed feminism for the increasing cases of domestic violence women suffer in marriage. Speaking to BBC Igbo, the actor said women...

Scientist warns human penises are shrinking due to pollution

Penises are shrinking and genitals becoming malformed because of pollution, an environmental scientist has warned in a new book detailing the challenges facing human...

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) condition in women

Health experts describe Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem with hormones that affects women during their childbearing years, usually between the ages 15...

Health & Environment

Tanzania’s President orders creation of Covid-19 task force

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan has ordered her government to form a special task force on the Covid-19 pandemic. President Hassan said the special...

Dead dolphins and fishes washed ashore in Ghana

More than 60 dead dolphins and tonnes of different species of fish have been washed ashore along the coasts of Ghana. In Axim-Bewire in the...

Showbiz
Showbiz

Kobena Sekyi: Ghanaian lawyer who wore African cloth to court

Africans have been celebrating the decision of an educated elite who hailed from Ghana to wear only African cloth to court. William Esuman-Gwira Sekyi, popularly known as Kobena Sekyi was...

Akon to build Akon city in Uganda by 2036

US hip hop star Akon has said during his recent trip to Uganda that he will be building a city in that country called...

24-year-old ex-Nigerian beauty queen shot dead in U.S

A former Nigerian beauty queen, studying for her doctorate degree in the United States, Najeebat Sule has been shot dead. Police say Sule was shot...

Obama’s Kenyan grandmother dies aged 99

The Kenyan grandmother of former US President Barack Obama has died at the age of 99. Sarah Obama died on Monday morning at the Jaramogi...

Travel & Tourism

The African Union’s digital Covid-19 passport for travelers

The African Union has developed a common continental Covid-19 digital passport for travelers and airlines. It is an initiative by African Union's lead health agency,...

Egyptian lost city dating back over 3,400 years discovered

Egyptian Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a lost ancient city which was supposedly buried under sand for thousands of years. Experts say the discovery...
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Tech & Science

AfCTFA: Why Africa needs robust fraud management system

Emmanuel Obinne, West Africa Head of Growth and Partnerships at BPC Banking Technologies is advocating for a robust payment system for trade under the...

Africa urged to support adopted General Comment No.25 (2021)

Child Online Africa (COA) has said in a statement that it "extends it compliments to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the...

The promises and perils of Africa’s digital revolution

The relentless spread of digital technology is helping Africa catch up with the rest of the planet rapidly and is beginning to make a...