AFRICA’S COVID-19 CASES OVER 144,700 ― WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Monday, reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa as at June 1 had risen to over 144, 700. The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter handle @WHOAFRO. “There are over 144,700 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more…

COVID-19: AFRICAN VACCINE IS POSSIBLE

The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is unwavering in is call for a vaccine for COVID-19 developed in Africa. “A belief that an African treatment and an African vaccine for COVID-19 is possible,” he said in a statement to commemorate AU Day today, May 25, 2020. The African Union was…

DR CONGO OFFICIALS DENY CORONAVIRUS FIGURES MANIPULATED

Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulation of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths. The controversy came as health officials announced DR Congo’s latest COVID-19 figures which stand at 63 deaths from 2,025 cases, most of them in the capital, Kinshasa. So far, 312 people have recovered. The vast…

COVID-19: ‘GOD WILL HELP US,’ TANZANIA PRESIDENT ‘REJECTS’ LOCKDOWN

At a time when countries have imposed and are easing lockdowns in the fight against COVID-19, Tanzanian president John Magufuli insists there will be no such thing as lockdown in the east African nation.  During an address to a church congregation over the weekend, Magufuli stressed that when the neighbours are done with their lockdowns, they…

FRENCH POLICE ARREST AFRICA’S MOST WANTED MAN OVER RWANDAN GENOCIDE

One of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanada's 1994 genocide has been arrested outside Paris, France, today, according to Daily Mail. Felicien Kabuga, 84, who had a £4m bounty on his head, had been accused of equipping ethnic Hutu extremists in the 100-day genocide that killed more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.    Kabuga,…

ZIMBABWE EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ‘INDEFINITELY’

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended a nationwide lockdown meant to control the spread of coronavirus, though the restrictions will be reviewed every two weeks. In a live broadcast on Saturday, Mnangagwa said the measure would remain in place "for an indefinite period", adding that "the country needs to ease out of the lockdown in…

FIFA plans new ‘African League’ worth $200m

FIFA has plans to introduce a new league into African football expected to make at least $200 million in revenue. This plan, if implemented, will be a big boost for African clubs who find it had to make ends meet with the current continental club championships that are less lucrative. This will also come as…

70 people killed in Guinea ahead of 2020 presidential polls

At least 70 people have been killed in Guinea during protests ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. The deaths have occurred since 2015, during various demonstrations against President Alpha Conde’s plans to amend the constitution to run for a third term, the human rights organisation said in a statement. In…

South Africa defeats England to win third Rugby world cup

South Africa broke English hearts with a ruthless display of power rugby to seize their third Rugby World Cup in devastating fashion.Twenty two points from the boot of nerveless fly-half Handre Pollard and second-half tries from wingers Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe ground England into the Yokohama dirt on a horrible night for Eddie Jones’s…

Origin of modern humans ‘traced to Botswana’

Scientists have pinpointed the homeland of all humans alive today to a region south of the Zambesi River. The area is now dominated by salt pans, but was once home to an enormous lake, which may have been our ancestral heartland 200,000 years ago. Our ancestors settled for 70,000 years, until the local climate changed,…

Ghana Football Appoints New President After Corruption Saga

The Ghana Football Association, GFA, on Friday (October 25) elected a new president in the person of Kurt Okraku, a known football administrator in the West African country. The country’s local football grounded to a halt following an investigative documentary that exposed widespread corruption and maladministration of the game. Football was suspended following which world football…

Another Baby factory Discovered in Ogun

Detectives attached to the Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) Alagbon in Ikoyi, have uncovered a brothel where underage girls are camped and sexually exploited. The place known as Dafog Hotel in Shimawa, a Lagos-Ogun border community was discovered on Wednesday and 14 women, two men arrested. DAILY POST learnt that those arrested were the…

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…