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Ethiopian Airlines to acquire its 100th aircraft in June

Ethiooian Airlines, Africa;s largest aviation group, has announced that it will acquire its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787-900, early next month. The Ethiopian national carrier said in a statement on Thursday that it would be the first time for an African airline to operate a 100-aircraft fleet in the history of the continent. “This milestone […]

Zambian president pardons 464 prisoners as part of Africa Freedom Day

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday pardoned 464 prisoners as part of the commemoration of this year’s Africa Freedom Day. Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo said the Zambian leader pardoned the inmates from various correctional facilities across the country in exercise of his prerogative mercy powers enshrined in the country’s constitution. The Zambian minister […]

Burundi approves new constitution extending presidential term limit

A Burundi woman casts ballot in May 2018 election. REUTERS Voters in Burundi have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution, the electoral commission said on Monday, ushering in changes that could let president Pierre Nkurunziza stay in power to 2034. An opposition coalition rejected the result of last week’s referendum while the United States said the […]

‘Western countries are more corrupt than African countries’ – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Femi Falana, has said that “Western countries are more corrupt than African countries”. Falana noted that “There has been a massive and accelerated transfer of much of the wealth from the developing world into developed economies around the world, much of which was looted from various […]

South Sudan scraps fuel subsidies to cut expenditure

The South Sudanese government has scrapped fuel subsidies in a bid to cut spiralling public expenditure costs in the youngest nation hit by rampant fuel shortages due to a four-year long armed conflict. Deputy Minister of Information Lily Albino Akol told journalists that President Salva Kiir ordered the removing of the fuel subsidies in order […]

Ambassador: It’s not China’s place to lecture Africa

Tan Jian Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia Tan Jian said Sunday that China does not lecture Africa on how it should develop, but believes that African nations could find suitable paths on their own. “China is very confident about its own development model, but we are not trying to sell it abroad,” Tan told Xinhua. “However, […]

The fashionable Herero tribe of Namibia and how they were almost wiped out by German colonialists

Largely residing in Namibia and parts of Botswana and Angola, the Herero are one of the most uniquely fascinating tribes in Southern Africa. They are divided into many subgroups including the Tjimba, Himba, Macubal, Mbanderu, Kwandu, Zemba, Hakawona and Tjavikwa. Herero woman in a traditional outfit — Photo Credit: Jim Naughten With their main occupation […]

Breaking! 17 dead following confirmed outbreak of Ebola in DR-Congo

At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday. It is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in the central African nation, whose eastern Ebola river gave the deadly virus its name […]

Microsoft’s first testing center in Africa

Deputy president William Ruto with ICT CS joe mucheru (left), Techno Brain CEO Manoj Shanker (right) and Bambo Sofola (second left), partner director software engineering at Microsoft. Photo | Diana Ngila Technology giant Microsoft has launched its first software testing centre in Kenya. It’s a development that will enhance East African nation’ status as a […]

Nigerian Billionaire businessman, Muhammadu Indimi despite having no formal education, delivered speech at Harvard University

Billionaire businessman and chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, Muhammdu Indimi delivered a speech during an event at Harvard University few days ago. The Maiduguri oil mogul never had any formal education and learnt English Language by listening and associating with people. In a recent interview, Indimi, whose son is married to President Buhari’s daughter, said […]