Category: Africa

Nigeria-bound ship with weapons detained in South Africa

South Africa yesterday detained a Russian ship laden with weapons and allegedly bound for Lagos, Nigeria. The vessel said to have left Madagascar was stopped near Port...

Zimbabwe bails detained opposition supporters over allege clashes

Twenty-seven supporters of Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition party were released on bail Tuesday over alleged violence at last week’s post-election protests that triggered a...

Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni set for life presidency

A lawyer for a group of Ugandan opposition leaders has warned that President Yoweri Museveni, 73, is heading for a “life presidency” after a court upheld a...

Nigeria and Morocco sign agreements on regional gas pipeline, two others

The Federal Government and the Kingdom of Morocco have today in Rabat, Morocco, signed three agreements as part of activities marking President Muhammadu Buhari’s...

Kenya seeks Russia’s help to recognise Al-Shabab as global threat

Kenyan Authorities hope that Russia will use its diplomatic influence to assist in recognising the Al-Shabab terrorist group, operating in East Africa, as a global...

Three Nigerians shortlisted for 2018 Caine Prize

Three Nigerians have been shortlisted for the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing. They are Nonyelum Ekwempu for ‘American Dream’, Olufunke Ogundimu for ‘The...

Police detains 8 football fans over protest in Egypt

Egypt has arrested eight people after football fans tore out seats and chanted against the government during a game earlier this month. The demonstration, which was...

Liberia’s proposed refinery to end fuel scarcity in the region

The Ecowas Refinery Liberia Limited (ERLL) has reached an advanced stage for the setting up of a refinery project in the Buchanan coastal city in Liberia, thereby...

Buhari Signs Extradition Treaty On Anti-Corruption War, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as part of efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption. The President, who...

Kenyan Opposition Supporters Celebrate Poll Victory Claim

Celebrations broke out in pockets of Kenya on Thursday (August 10) after the opposition said Raila Odinga should be declared the winner of the presidential vote – a...