Nigeria, Gambia to set up technical committees on implementation of MoU
The MOU seeks to empower women, children, the disabled and the elderly in both countries.
Zumba makes waves in Afghanistan, where dance once forbidden
Taliban once banned music, television, sports and dancing.
Eight persons attempt suicide, wants cow as India’s national animal
India’s Hindu majority regards cows as holy and their slaughter is banned in several regions.
72 foreign journalists fined for entering Macedonia
Affected journalists are banned from reporting from Macedonia for six months.
Mauritius finance minister quits, PM says takes role
The minister had not returned to work for several weeks after a visit to the United States.
Morocco offers help in probe into Cote d’Ivoire deadly attacks
At least 14 people were killed in the attacks that targeted three beach resort hotels.
Convicted killer of South African anti-apartheid hero gets bail
Mr. Hani’s wife kicks against decision to free the convicted killer.
Buhari warns against collapse of South Sudan peace agreement
Mr. Buhari says Nigeria will work with the AU to ensure implementation of peace pact.
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe bolts out of festival in India over security fears
Mr. Mugabe is often criticised by the opposition for his numerous foreign trips.
Niger Republic heads to presidential run-off poll without opposition
Major opposition candidate, Hama Amadou, is detained on human trafficking charges.
Journalist sentenced to 21 months in prison for insulting President Erdoğan
Turkish police have arrested at least seven Kurdish journalists since December 1, 2015,
Lesotho: Time for Visionary Leaders in Lesotho
By Tsoeu Petlane Almost a month after the release of the report of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) inquiry into political instability in Lesotho, many citizens remain in the dark over both its contents and their implications for the future. Led by Justice Mpaphi Phumaphi of the Botswana High Court, the 10-strong commission was […]
South African President, Jacob Zuma, to visit Nigeria
Mr. Zuma is expected to visit Nigeria from March 8 to 9.
Nigerian military personnel among 99 United Nations officials accused of sex crimes in 2015
The majority of those allegations involved personnel in 10 peace keeping missions.
Four ECOMOG field commanders, 2 journalists to receive posthumous awards
Other field commanders whose tenures during the ECOMOG operations were covered in the book would also be recognised by the organisers.
US spends N160bn on drought mitigation in Ethiopia
UN says $268million needed to immediately address the situation
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe won’t pick successor, wants to live to 100
“Where have you ever seen that, even in our own culture, where a wife inherits from her husband?”
Beheaded Russian child is revenge for Putin’s Syria strikes – suspect
Investigators say the suspect could be mentally ill.
South Africa’s President Zuma defeats no-confidence vote over economy
Mr. Zuma has been facing a tough challenge particularly after his firing of former finance minister.