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Donald Trump praises Putin for delaying any retaliation against the US after President Obama’s sanctions

Russian president Vladimir Putin has decided not to retaliate against the US for expelling 35 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions on two of the country’s intelligence agencies on Thursday. He made this statement after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the country planned to expel 35 U.S. diplomatic staff from Moscow and close two facilities used […]

Photos: President Buhari receives Shekau’s personal Quaran and Boko Haram’s flag captured by Nigerian Army

President Buhari yesterday attended the Guards Brigade Regimental Dinner Night at the Guards Brigade Scorpion Mess in Abuja where he received the captured flag of Boko Haram as well as the personal Quaran of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. The military on December 23rd, captured the last camp of the sect members in Sambisa forest. […]

Congo opposition leader sentenced to five years in prison

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced a political opposition leader, Franck Diongo to five years in prison on Wednesday, a human rights advocate said, a judgement that risks imperiling multi-party talks meant to organize a presidential election next year. Diongo who is the president of the opposition MLP party was found guilty […]

What are the events that shaped Africa in 2016?

Wow!!! Can’t believe today is the last day of 2016. Thank God you made it thus far with us Africa Updates. We are most grateful to all our followers and readers. Thank you for being a part of our journey. Many thanks to you all for subscribing to our platform, thank you for commenting and […]

Tanzania to start using drones to deliver blood

Tanzania will start using drones to start using drones to deliver blood and other medical supplies next year. According to a report by the Citizen, the project which will launch off with at least ten drones will deliver blood to more than 100 health centres in Dodoma region in Central Tanzania. The drones will be […]

Russian Foreign Minister has requested President Putin to expel 35 U.S diplomats

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (Photo by AFP) Russia’s foreign ministry has requested President Vladimir Putin turf out 35 American diplomats from the country in a tit-for-tat response to a similar move by Washington over hacking allegations, Moscow’s top diplomat said Friday. The foreign ministry  requested that the Russian president approve declaring as personae non […]

Angola: Top court affirms President’s daughter as national oil boss

Angola’s Supreme Court has dismissed an opposition application that sought to annul the appointment of the president’s daughter as head of the national oil company, Sonangol. The court unanimously approved on Thursday, the appointment of the Isabel, President José Eduardo dos Santos’ daughter who was put in charge of Sonangol in June this year. The […]

Nigerian government cuts over 50,000 ghost workers from payroll

The federal government of Nigeria has removed over 50,000 ghost workers from its payroll in its efforts of fighting against corruption. According to a statement posted by the West African government will save around 635 million dollars this year from the removal of ghost workers from the government payroll. Nigeria government spokesperson Garba Shehu stated […]

Barack Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats from the US, gives them 72 hours to leave the country

US President Obama on Thursday, accused Russia of hacking and interfering with the US presidential election on orders from President Vladimir Putin. Even though he had previously said, on several occasions, that he didn’t think the election was rigged in any way. He ordered 35 Russian intelligence operatives to leave the country as part of sanctions ordered […]

Photos: Nigeria’s Former Governor Donald Duke, Stuns The Crowd With His Strange-Looking Bike

Meet Cross River’s Batman, Donald Duke, Stunting on his ‘wonderment’ at the Power bikers ride on day one of Carnival Calabar.