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Boko Haram Attack: 48 Girls Found, 46 still Missing in Yobe state, Nigeria

48 of the 94 girls missing after insurgent group Boko Haram attacked a girls secondary school in Yobe state have been found, Punch reports. Members of the insurgent group had attacked Government Girls Technical College Dapchi and 94 students, in a bid to escape them, had fled the school and had been reported missing. The Yobe State Commissioner for Education, Mohammed Lamin, had in […]

Singapore announces plan to pay bonus to all citizens after surplus budget of almost $7.6 billion

All Singapore citizens aged 21 and above will get a one-off “SG Bonus” of up to S$300 each as the 2017 budget came in with a surplus of almost S$10 billion (US $7.6 billion). Finance minister Heng Swee Keat made the announcement during his budget speech in Parliament, describing the bonus as a “hongbao”, the Mandarin word for a […]

Zimbabwe marks the first Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day

February 21 is a brand new public holiday in Zimbabwe known as the Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day. This day, which is also former president Robert Mugabe’s birthday, was normally filled with lavish celebrations. New President Emmerson Mnangagwa however scrapped the former leader’s celebrations and replaced it with RGM National Youth Day. Zimbabweans marked […]

Chinese firm to set up smartphone factory in Uganda

The Government of Uganda has endorsed a Chinese firm, Xinlan Group in establishing a smartphones factory in Uganda. Bemanya Twebaze, the chief executive officer Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) said on Tuesday, a delegation from Xinlan Group is expected in Uganda next month to officially ink the 10 million U.S. dollars deal. The development comes […]

Swiss government slaps sanctions on Kabila allies

President Kabila [ File Photo} Switzerland imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday amid a worsening political crisis linked to his refusal to step down. Switzerland has long held a reputation as a favoured international destination for stashing ill-gotten wealth, owing […]

Black man marries his sex doll in “Lagos, Nigeria” (wedding photos)

Some photos going viral online shows a Black man purportedly getting married to a sex doll and the reports are claiming it happened in Lagos, Nigeria. In the photos which have caused people to hurl insults at the man, the groom dressed in a suit is seen with his sex doll bride who is dressed for […]

The legendary Dahomey Amazons are the real-life all-women’s army in Black Panther

Marvel Studios just released another Black Panther feature, this time spotlighting the all-female army whose role has been shown to be essential to the story being told in the film.  In the clip below, the Dora Milaje are paraded in scenes showing their valor and regalia as Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and […]

Trump & Africa: One year on

Just over a year ago Donald Trump took over the US Presidency, and while he did not have much to say about Africa before his inauguration, his comments since taking office have not done much to endear himself to the continent. In addition Trump’s unsavoury comments in January about African refugees, he has also threatened […]

France argues World Court has no jurisdiction in graft case

Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue A legal battle between France and Equatorial Guinea over the corruption prosecution of the African nation’s vice president is back before the International Court of Justice, months after a Paris court convicted the vice president. French lawyers said Monday that the Hague-based world court, the highest judicial […]

Yahaya Jammeh, Robert Mugabe and Jacob Zuma are gone. Who is next?

A breeze of fresh air is sweeping through Africa. In 2017, we saw the end of  Yahaya Jammeh’s long dictatorial rule and that of Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe. 2018 started surprisingly with President Jacob Zuma resigning due to corruption charges. Who is next?