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UN: Violent extremism is the most pressing challenge facing Africa

A new report by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) calls for development-centered and inclusive approach in responding to violent extremism in Africa. The report entitled, “Journey to Extremism in Africa: drivers, incentives and the tipping point for recruitment,” was launched on Tuesday in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, underscoring the need for Africa to deal […]

Nigerian man buries father in new $90K BMW and the internet is going crazy

Coffins are slowly becoming overrated with the creation of ingenious ways to bury the dead. As Muslims bury their dead without coffins, others are opting for cremation which leaves no mark of life but ashes. The final nail in the coffin is the burial of the dead in cars which a Nigerian man, only named […]

12 Swahili words to know before traveling in East Africa

EAST AFRICA is a beautiful place to visit, or even live for a while. Knowing a little bit of Swahili before you go will endear the people toward you and start your trip off right. Learn your greetings Saying “Hello and Good Morning” are a must in East Africa. You would never start a conversation without a sufficient […]

Nigeria signs deal to supply oil and gas to West Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari and the King of Morocco, His Majesty Mohammed VI, held a Bilateral Meeting upon Pres Buhari’s arrival in Rabat on a 2-day Official Visit. The 2 countries signed Agreements on a Gas Pipeline, a Basic Chemicals Platform, & Agriculture Cooperation The Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco on Monday […]

Jamaican woman hides face to claim $1 million lottery prize [Photos]

Well, it seems like this Jamaican lottery winner took a cue and some inspiration from American wrestler John Cena’s favourite and highly popular quote “you can’t see me”. After winning well over $180 million Jamaican dollars (1 million USD), the woman, identified as N. Gray showed up in a colourful dashiki ensemble with her face […]

History made as Donald Trump finally meets Kim Jung-un, says ‘The fact that I am having a meeting with North Korea is a major loss for the losers and haters’

US President, Donald Trump is holding a history-making summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore where he has said ‘it’s an honor’ that he expects will blossom into ‘a terrific relationship’ with the longtime U.S. antagonist. He also told reporters after a working lunch that he had a ‘really fantastic meeting’ with Kim and […]

Zimbabwe’s parliament drops Mugabe’s diamond probe

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will not appear before a Mines and Energy Parliamentary Committee investigating the looting and loss of diamond revenue amounting to $15 billion, the head of the committee, Temba Mliswa disclosed. Mugabe had been expected to appear before the committee after he told state media in 2016 during an interview to […]

South Sudan to introduce higher denomination banknote amid soaring inflation

South Sudan government announced the introduction of a new 500-pound banknote in view of the value of 100 note being eroded by inflation. The East African country is facing an acute economic crisis due to the ongoing civil war. In a statement issued on Friday, the Bank of South Sudan announced that the new banknote will […]

African Fact: Ethiopian Airlines has been become the first African airline to have 100 aircrafts in its fleets

Ethiopian Airlines has been become the first African airline to have 100 aircrafts in its fleets

Thousands of Malians rally against President Keita before election

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Thousands of Malians marched through the capital Bamako on Friday against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who will seek re-election next month. A similar protest last Saturday was broken up by riot police firing teargas but this time the demonstrators, blowing horns and waving Malian flags, marched without incident from Place […]