Africa

Europe had a hand in Libya migrant abuse, says Amnesty International [Video]

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has accused European governments of complicity in the abuse and torture of migrants and refugees by Libyan immigration officials. In a report released on Tuesday, the London-based NGO says Europe has actively and knowingly supported the system of abuse set up by the Libyan authorities to prevent migrants from crossing […]

International

Amazing story of 6-year-old Ryan who made $11million this year for reviewing toys on YouTube

A six-year-old internet sensation, Ryan of ToysReview pocketed an estimated $11 million this year for reviewing toys and sweets on YouTube. According to Forbes’ annual list of the highest-earning YouTube celebrities, he now sits on a huge fortune after attracting nearly 10 million dedicated followers.  His family-run channel generated around $11 million in pretax income in 2017, […]

Politics & Policy

Somaliland swears in new president Muse Bihi Abdi

The self-declared republic of Somaliland has sworn in its fifth president, Muse Bihi Abdi. Mr Bihi wasted no time addressing the controversy surrounding his November election, which saw him triumph over opponents who later disputed the results. “I am ready and working on solving all the election-related disputes and to cool down all the brothers […]

Business & Economy

Senegal opens new $600m airport built over 10 years

Senegal has a new airport as the west African country seeks to underline its status as an airline hub in the subregion. The Blaise Diagne International Airport was officially opened on Thursday (December 7) by President Macky Sall. He called it a “source of satisfaction and legitimate pride” for the country. Whiles expected to increase […]

Sport

Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba retiring from football at the end of the season

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba who currently plays for Phoenix Rising in America’s USL, has announced that he will retire from football at the end of the season. The 39-year-old striker revealed to RMC Sport that this season will be his last as a professional footballer. ‘Ah, do you want a scoop? I think next year […]

Success Stories

Nigerian Reps Honour Disabled Ex Homeless Street Beggar Turned Lawyer, Medical Student Record Breaker

The House of Representatives on Tuesday honoured Mr Abdulsalam Kamaldeen Idowu, a disabled and former homeless street beggar for sponsoring himself through school to become a lawyer and political science graduate. Also honored was Miss Aarinola Olaiya of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, for attaining exceptional record in her academic pursuit. The decision followed the adoption […]