Buhari Congratulates Ethiopia Prime Minister After Nobel Peace Prize Win

Ethiopia’s prime minister was on Friday named winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, recognised for his peacemaking efforts which ended two decades of hostility with longtime enemy Eritrea. Though Africa’s youngest leader still faces big challenges, he has in under two years in power begun political and economic reforms that promise a better life […]

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Fake Doctor Arrested in Kenya After Performing 8 Successful Surgeries

A fake doctor in Kenya has been busted after he managed to perform surgery on nine unsuspecting clients. Ronald Melly worked for many years at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital in Kenya without anybody noticing that he was a fake doctor. According to a report by forum.facmedicine.com, the fake doctor performed several surgery operations on […]

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I was the only female reporter in my city – Somali Journalist

Maryan Seylac is a journalist from Somalia. She was one of the first female reporters from her city, Baidoa, and set up an organisation that seeks to encourage and support women journalists in the country. She has told the BBC her story, discussing the challenges that women face in one of the world’s most dangerous […]

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Mugabe died of cancer, says Zimbabwe media

Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe had “advanced cancer” when he died in hospital in Singapore on September 6, the state-owned newspaper reported on Monday. The former guerilla leader, who died aged 95, came to power at the end of white minority rule in 1980 and ruled Zimbabwe uninterrupted for 37 years and seven months. He […]

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Six Nigerian students cancel trip for Robotics Competition in South Africa

The six Nigerian students that will represent the country at the Africa Robotics Challenge (ARC) in South Africa on Sept. 28 have cancelled their trip to the country for safety. The students announced the cancellation of their trip at a news conference on Monday in Lagos, saying that the organisers had failed to guarantee their […]

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Nigerian Returnees get N20,000 from Lagos State government

The 315 Nigerians fleeing xenophobia who arrived yesterday have received a sum of N20,000 from Lagos State Government on Wednesday, PUNCH reports. The returnees, who were successfully evacuated on Wednesday about a week after the first batch, arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Dabiri-Erewa told newsmen that the returnees […]

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320 more Nigerians to return from South Africa today

A delay in securing landing permit from South African aviation authorities for Air Peace has led to rescheduling the evacuation of the second batch of Nigerians from South Africa. This is coming on the heels of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa. In the second batch, 320 Nigerians were billed to […]

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South African official accuses Nigeria of overreacting to xenophobic attacks

Clayson Monyela, spokesman of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in South Africa, says Nigeria overreacted to the recent xenophobic attack in the country. Businesses of Nigerians based in South Africa were targetted in the attacks which made the federal government summon Bobby Moroe, South Africa’s high commissioner to Nigeria. Nigeria also pulled […]

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Mugabe’s Body Arrives Home From Singapore

 A crowd of thousands of Harare residents grew suddenly, eerily silent Wednesday afternoon as an unmarked plane rolled slowly down the tarmac, bringing home the body of the man who many consider the father of Zimbabwe. The flag-draped casket carrying the body of former President Robert Mugabe was somberly welcomed in Harare by top officials, […]

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SERAP asks South Africa to pay $10bn compensation to victims of xenophobia

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to sue to South Africa and seek $10 billion for victims of xenophobic attacks in the country. Last week, shops and properties belonging to Nigerians and other Africans were looted and destroyed. In an open letter dated September […]

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Soyinka: UK setting bad example over handling of Brexit

Celebrated Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka has called on Commonwealth member countries to send a fact-finding mission to the UK following last week’s decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend – or prorogue – parliament.  Mr Johnson’s move had been seen by some as an attempt to stop MPs from preventing the UK form leaving […]

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Nigerian Workers Will Suffer If South African Businesses Are Attacked – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to attack South African companies operating in Nigeria in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described as deeply disturbing the reports that some Nigerians, angered […]

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List Of South African Companies In Nigeria

This will comprise the list of all companies owned by South Africans but are located in Nigeria. In the list of South African companies in Nigeria, some of the names you would see may likely surprise you. They have long been in Nigeria such that many consider them as Nigerian companies. However, that is not the case.  […]

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South African President, Ramaphosa Reacts To Xenophobic Attack

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Tuesday, condemned the recent attack on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country. Ramaphosa, in a tweet on his official Twitter page, said there is no justification for the attack on foreign nationals. He was reacting the looting and burning of businesses and property belonging to foreigners in […]

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Kenya Becomes The First African Country to Recognise Intersex People

Intersex people are born with physical characteristics that do not fit the typical definitions of male or female, Aljazeera described. A Kenya news media reported the census operation officially started at 6 pm with many Saturday with many Kenyans taking to the social media to describe the questions asked: “were not making sense.”. The governor […]

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Ghanaian Police Officer Kills Himself With His Own Gun At His Duty Post

Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare, on Monday,  reportedly committed suicide at his duty post with his own weapon. According to GhanaWeb, Alhassan had reported for duty at 5:45 pm at Dukes Petroleum Fuel station. A colleague of his who visited the fuel station at that point in time said he found him seated in a plastic chair with […]

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Osun State Government declares public holiday for ‘Isese Day’

Osun State Government has declared Tuesday  as public holiday to mark this year’s traditional worshipers’ day otherwise known as ‘’Isese Day.” Ministry of Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Obawale Adebisi, urged traditional worshipers to be peaceful and law-abiding in their conduct during and after the celebrations. Obawale enjoined the traditional worshipers to pray for […]

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Zimbabwe’s police beat anti-government protesters in capital

Zimbabwe’s police used tear gas, arrests and beatings Friday to quell anti-government protests in the capital, Harare. Seven people were injured, including one in critical condition, and 80 people were arrested, said Nelson Chamisa, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change opposition party that organized the demonstrations. “There is not going to be any rest […]

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Angola ex-transport minister jailed for 14 years for corruption

An Angola ex-transport minister was on Thursday jailed for 14 years for corruption, making him the first high profile official to be convicted since President Joao Lourenco took office two years ago.  The Supreme Court found Augusto da Silva Tomas, who was minister under former leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos, guilty of six counts including […]

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Lady Rewarded With “Brown Envelope” For Twerking For Uganda Vice President

Three days ago, Uganda Vice President Edward Ssekandi got more entertainment than he expected during a public function. This is after singer Phina Masanyalaze took to the stage with a seductive dance during the International Youth Day celebrations in Jinja. In a footage of her performance, the singer is seen shaking her waist a few […]

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