Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Tanzanians are voting on Wednesday in general elections as they choose a president and members of parliament. It will be the sixth multi party general election being held in Tanzania. More...

Guinea: At least 30 killed in post-election violence

At least 30 people have been reported dead in a post-election violence in Guinea after President Alpha Condé won this month's disputed election. Tension has...

Nigerians loot government Covid-19 warehouses

Nigerians have looted several government warehouses holding Covid-19 aid in the capital, Abuja. On Monday several warehouses were targeted as part of spill-over of recent...

EndSARS: Nigeria’s Buhari urges calm as probe into brutalities begin

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is calling for calm as a probe begins into police abuses in the commercial hub of Lagos. The probe is being...

Editor's Picks

South Africa’s president in self-quarantine after Covid-19 contact

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner the president attended on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said...

Cameroon: President Biya condemns school mass shooting

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has in a statement condemned the killing of seven children in a mass shooting at a school in the Anglophone...
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Latest News

South Africa’s president in self-quarantine after Covid-19 contact

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner the president attended on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said...

Seychelles: The priest who became president after sixth attempt

In 1998, Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican cleric first contested as president of his country Seychelles. That was not going to be his last time but...

Opinions & Features

Opinion: How Africa overdeveloped Europe

Africa. The lens through which we see and are taught about our continent shapes our understanding of, our treatment of and our relationship to...

New study: Forests are still underrated as allies to curb rural poverty

Poverty is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Globally, one out of every 10 people lives in extreme poverty, defined by the World...

Ghana’s finance minister says Africa deserves more help for Covid-19

Ghana confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases on March 12; imports from Norway and Turkey. Africa has since recorded more than 1.5 million cases and...

Is it legal to trade Forex in Zimbabwe?

Overview Apart from being the largest and most active financial market in the world, the Forex market is considered as one of the most valuable...

Opinion: Nigeria at 60 — The young make the difference

Nigeria gained independence from colonial rule on October 1, 1960. It was a time of great excitement for Nigerians, who were bursting with ideas...

World

Philadelphia rocked by fresh unrest after police shooting

Hundreds of protesters in Philadelphia have marched through the city for a second night, demanding racial justice after police fatally shot a black man. The...

Coronavirus vaccine trial volunteer dies in Brazil

A coronavirus vaccine trial participant has died. The volunteer was involved in trials into a jab from Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The tragic news was confirmed...

Hillary Clinton tells Buhari, Nigerian army to stop killing protesters

Former US Secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has asked Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and the country's army to stop killing protesters. In a statement on...

Meet Eritrean refugee, cleaner now New Zealand’s first African MP

New Zealand now has its first African member of parliament and it happens to be a former Eritrean refugee. Ibrahim Omer achieved this feat in...

Business
Business

Okonjo-Iweala secures more support for the WTO top job

Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has secured majority of votes from European Union member states to become the head of the World Trade Organization. She is now...

82 shortlisted for 2nd Ghana Cocoa Awards

From a total of 155 entries received for the 2020 edition of the annual Ghana Cocoa Awards, 82 nominees have been shortlisted for the...

Ugandan entrepreneur makes mosquito-repelling soap

A Ugandan female entrepreneur has developed a soap that is meant to repel mosquitoes. Joan Nalubega developed the organic soap as part of her contribution...

4G Capital, Citi partner to strengthen financial inclusion in Kenya

4G CAPITAL GROUP Limited (“4G CAPITAL”), a market leader in technology-driven financial inclusion, Citi, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (“DFC”) and the Ford Foundation...

Stranded Nigerian traders in Ghana cry out for repatriation

Hundreds of Nigerian traders in Ghana have staged a protest demanding their repatriation over what they say is the inhumane treatment from the Ghanaian...

Sports

Pep Guardiola: Major blow as Fernandinho faces four to six weeks on the sidelines

Ahead of matches yet to come both European and domestic, Premier League giants Manchester City have been issued a blow to their team as...

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19 for the Second time

Portugal international and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have been tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time is will be facing...

Real Madrid legend Guti wants the club to sign Neymar & Kylian Mbappe

The summer transfer window this year was very quiet for Spanish giants Real Madrid as they invest in bringing in a new player to...
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Religion & Culture

Seychelles: The priest who became president after sixth attempt

In 1998, Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican cleric first contested as president of his country Seychelles. That was not going to be his last time but...

Cameroon: President Biya condemns school mass shooting

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has in a statement condemned the killing of seven children in a mass shooting at a school in the Anglophone...

Special Reports

Zambian activists seek clarity on prison vote ahead of 2021 elections

The month of October in Zambia, has been characterized by a host of electoral issues, pertaining to the 2021 General elections. The first ever prison...

Guinea: Tension heightens after Alpha Condé secures third term

Tension is high in Guinea with some streets reportedly deserted as security forces patrol them to contain a post election violence. Supporters of the opposition...

Coronavirus vaccine trial volunteer dies in Brazil

A coronavirus vaccine trial participant has died. The volunteer was involved in trials into a jab from Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The tragic news was confirmed...

AU, Ecowas condemned for keeping mute on crisis in Nigeria

The African Union and West African regional bloc Ecowas have been condemned widely by many Africans for keeping silent on ongoing violence in Nigeria. Protesters...

Nigerians hold vigil for victims of Police brutality

Thousands of Nigerians on Sunday gathered across the country to hold a vigil to remember those who were killed by members of the Special...
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Relationship & Lifestyle

All-Africa Students Union condemns attack on Nigerian protesters

The Secretary General and members of All-Africa Students Union (AASU) have condemned the Police and military brutality against peaceful demonstrators in Nigeria. In a press...

Singapore will pay citizens to have a baby amid the pandemic

Singapore will offer a one-time payment to aspiring parents during the coronavirus pandemic. The country's deputy prime minister said the incentive would help reassure people who face...

Why older women seek love with young men in Gambia

These thrill-seeking grannies are young at heart . . . and in the loins. A new documentary that premiered last night in the UK reports on a...

Health & Environment

South Africa’s president in self-quarantine after Covid-19 contact

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner the president attended on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said...

Coronavirus vaccine trial volunteer dies in Brazil

A coronavirus vaccine trial participant has died. The volunteer was involved in trials into a jab from Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The tragic news was confirmed...

Showbiz
Showbiz

Seychelles: The priest who became president after sixth attempt

In 1998, Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican cleric first contested as president of his country Seychelles. That was not going to be his last time but the start of six attempts...

Meet Eritrean refugee, cleaner now New Zealand’s first African MP

New Zealand now has its first African member of parliament and it happens to be a former Eritrean refugee. Ibrahim Omer achieved this feat in...

Sierra Leone: Vickie Remoe is Girl Ambassador for Save the Children

Save the Children Sierra Leone launches National Girls Week 2020 by introducing Girl Ambassador, Vickie Remoe, Girls advocate, entrepreneur, TV host, and multimedia storyteller. Vickie has made...

Ghana: Video of pastor shaving congregants in movie sparks outrage

A video of a man believed to be a pastor shaving the pubic hair of women who are supposed to be congregants has sparked...

Travel & Tourism

Gambia reopens its borders after closure over Covid-19

The government of The Gambia has announced that borders have now been reopened after a six-month lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The country's Banjul...

Strike by airport workers in Ghana disrupts flights

Staff of Ghana’s Civil Aviation Authority have laid down their tools. They are protesting encroachment on lands belonging to the authority which they claim is affecting...
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Tech & Science

Child Online Africa founder honored for humanitarian services

The founder of Child Online Africa, a pan-African non-profit organization fighting for the safety of children online, Awo Aidam Amenyah has been honored for...

Renewable energy and Agric project boost jobs in Niger Delta

Asanita Agricultural Processing Company has secured funding to build a renewable energy power plant and a cassava processing to ethanol plant in Southern Nigeria. The project located on a 40-hectare estate in Edo State in the Niger Delta...

Africa’s first adaptive learning online high school launches

Prestigious, independent school, Bridge House and award-winning EdTech company, Digemy, have joined forces to create ConnectEd - the first Independent Examinations Board (IEB) curriculum...