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Final public sendoff for Zimbabwe’s Mugabe draws light turnout

The flag-draped coffin arrived, followed by black-clad family members, their heads bowed. Several dozen suited dignitaries marched in, chests puffed out. Military members stood rigid and proud. All of...

West African leaders meet in Ouagadougou to strategise in fight against terrorism

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Saturday, joined fourteen (14) other Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to...

Electoral integrity in Africa needs to be improved – Prof Jega

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria, Professor Attahiru Jega has impressed upon electoral bodies on the continent to work diligently to ensure that elections...

Zimbabwe is serious about reform, needs outside support, foreign minister says

HARARE – Zimbabwe is serious about pursuing political and economic reforms and deserves international support, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised a different approach when...

Kenya bans child adoption by foreign nationals

Kenya’s government has banned foreign nationals living in the country from adopting children with immediate effect. This comes after media reports indicated that ambiguities in the adoption process might be...

Kenyan MP demands law to control farting on planes

A Kenyan MP has demanded that a law be passed to help flight crews deal with passengers battling flatulence on board. Lilian Achieng Gogo, MP for Rangwe constituency in western...

Dozens arrested over money-transfer scams

Police in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya have arrested dozens of people suspected of carrying out large-scale money-transfer scams. The scams involve tricking victims into wiring money to bank accounts controlled...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to be buried at national monument on Sunday – Family

HARARE – Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare on Sunday (September 15), Mugabe family spokesman Leo Mugabe told Reuters,...

Sudan PM Hamdok arrives in Juba on first official trip

Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok arrived in South Sudan on Thursday on his first official visit since becoming prime minister, declaring "the sky is the limit" for ties...

WHO deploys technical team to Tanzania to support investigation of a rumour of unknown...

The World Health Organization (WHO) is aware of a rumour related to the death of a person due to an unknown illness in Tanzania. We have reached out to...

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Africa

Ghana’s JJ Rawlings pays tribute to Mugabe

Former President Jerry John Rawlings who led Ghana’s delegation to the funeral of ex- President Robert Mugabe, in Zimbabwe capital Harare on Saturday, September 14, delivered...

G5 Sahel heads of State throw their weight behind Desert to power initiative

Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank...

World

Johnson backed Leave to help career says Cameron

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson did not believe in Brexit during the referendum campaign and backed Leave "because it would help his political career",...

Floods in Spain kill at least five people

At least five people were killed and more than 3,000 evacuated after two days of severe rain in southeastern Spain. A man who had been...