Africa

Kenya to charge opposition leader’s sister with incitement to violence

Kenyan prosecutors will charge the sister of main opposition leader Raila Odinga and an opposition senator with incitement to violence after attacks on election board staff last week, the chief prosecutor’s office said on Monday. Last week, protesters disrupted several election-related events, including a training session of election officials in Odinga’s western stronghold of Kisumu, […]

International

Outrage in Saudi Arabia as German minister refuses to wear a hijab during visit

The German defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, has caused outrage after she and her team refused to cover their hair during an official visit to Saudi Arabia. Von der Leyen, while in the Muslim county failed to wear the traditional hijab, even when she met with the Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman al […]

Politics & Policy

EU renews Burundi sanctions until October 2018

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza The European Union on Monday renewed sanctions imposed against Burundi for another year, until October 2018. The sanctions include a travel ban and asset freeze against four officials who were accused of impeding democracy and the search for a political solution to the crisis. “On 23 October 2017, the Council renewed […]

Business & Economy

Tanzania lauds China for banning ivory trade

Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa on Saturday lauded China’s decision to ban ivory trade, urging other nations around the world to follow suit. “The banning of ivory trade in other countries like what China has done will lead to ending poaching in Tanzania,” said Mkapa who ruled Tanzania between 1995 and 2005. The former president […]

Sport

Nigerian Female Footballer Graduates With First Class From University Of Southampton

Super Falcons striker, Ini-Abasi Umotong, has announced that will be graduating with a First Class Honors degree in Economics from the University of Southampton. In a post on her Facebook page, the Oxford United star wrote: “Delighted to be graduating with a First Class Honours in Economics with a First Class Dissertation!” Umotong had a […]

Success Stories

Nigerian, Wale Adebanwi makes history as first ever Black African Rhodes Professor

– A Nigerian scholar has made history as the first Black African Rhodes professor of Oxford university – Professor Wale Adebanwi has made history after many years of scholarly work – The celebrated professor is an author, poet and veteran journalist Wale Adebanwi a Nigerian scholar and poet has been appointed to the prestigious Rhodes […]