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DR Congo: President Kabila drops hint that he could contest next elections

President Joseph Kabila has refused to rule out standing in elections when next they are held in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to a former U.S. ambassador and one-time Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Herman Cohen, 46-year-old Kabila at a meeting last week failed to rule himself out in the next […]

OnThisDay: Former South African president and long serving political prisoner, Nelson Mandela, was voted the Greatest South African

On This Day Former South African president and long serving political prisoner, Nelson Mandela, was voted the Greatest South African in a TV show that had the country nominate their 100 most favourite personalities. The top nine, following Mandela, were in alphabetical order: Dr Chris Barnard, F.W. de Klerk, Mahatma Gandhi, Nkosi Johnson, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Thabo […]

At 24, Hallowed Olaoluwa From Nigeria is Africa’s youngest PhD holder in Mathematics

Who doesn’t love a success story? The class of 2014 is definitely an outstanding graduating set. After simultaneously acquiring two first class degrees in Mathematics and Physics at the age of 18, Hallowed Olaoluwa later obtained two master’s degrees at 19. Both at the University of Bangui, Central African Republic. Fast forward to age 24, […]

Rwanda police re-arrests President Kagame’s female critic for the third time

Rwanda police have confirmed the rearrest Diane Rwigara, of a female critic of President Paul Kagame and failed presidential aspirant. The incident which took place on Saturday (September 23) is the third time Diane, her mother and sister have been picked up by the police. Adeline Rwigara, Anne Rwigara, and Diane Rwigara according to a […]

Angola’s new president set to be inaugurated in front of 30 world leaders

Angola’s new president João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço is set to be inaugurated on Tuesday 26 September, in a ceremony that will be graced by more than 30 heads of state. Lourenco takes over from one of Africa’s longest serving leader, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the Southern African nation for 38 years. Jose Eduardo’s […]

Trump adds North Korea, Venezuela and Chad to the list of 8 countries affected by his travel ban

US President Donald Trump on Sunday, issued new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, increasing to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans. Other countries included in the ban are Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. Restrictions on citizens from Sudan were lifted. Unlike the president’s original […]

Kenya’s top judge accuses police of failing to protect judiciary

Kenya’s Chief Justice David Maraga has accused the country’s Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinett of ignoring calls to protect the judiciary following the Supreme Court’s nullification of the August 8 presidential election. “JSC notes with dismay that the Inspector-General of Police, who is expected to provide security to all government facilities, has repeatedly ignored calls […]

Nigerian police arrest 15-year-old for having sex with goat

Niger State have arrested a teenage boy for allegedly having sex with a goat, local media report. Following a tip-off from suspecting neighbours, Babolat Adewale, State Police Public Relation Officer handled the case and a court date is being set. The neighbours, who expressed their fears over the activities of the boy, told local media […]

US conducts Airstrikes in Libya for the first time under Donald Trump, killing 17 ISIS soldiers

For the first time since Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S President, the United States military conducted airstrikes in Libya on Friday night, the Pentagon announced Saturday. The strikes coordinated by unmanned aircraft  and signed off by Donald Trump last week, killed 17 Islamic States militants and destroyed three vehicles at the camp, located about 150 […]

[Photos] Somalia celebrates Africa’s first female pilot, Asli Hassan Abade

Somalia is celebrating the continent’s first female pilot who was an officer of the country’s Air Force decades ago. The 59-year-old Asli Hassan Abade, returned permanently to Somalia in July 2017 after over two decades abroad. Till date, she is the country’s first and only female pilot having made her first flight in 1976. She […]
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