Africa

Commonwealth Secretary General calls for peace, dialogue in Cameroon 

Madam Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, has called for unity and peace in Cameroon during a meeting with long serving leader Paul Biya.Secretary-General Scotland said the government of Cameroon should continue  to engage in a peaceful...

New law allows President of Uganda to rule for life, die in power 

Ugandan lawmakers on Wednesday removed a constitutional requirement that barred candidates older than 75 to run for President in the east African country.The removal of the age cap would allow 73-year old President Yoweri Museveni to seek re-election at...

Anglophone secessionists kill 4 gendarmes in Cameroon

Secessionists from an English-speaking region in Cameroon killed at least four gendarmes on Monday, bringing to 15 the number of law enforcement officers killed in the past one month by separatists who have vowed it's independence or death. The four...

Cyril Ramaphosa elected ANC leader ahead of South African election

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as the new leader of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC).The country's deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma's ex-wife, after a marathon voting process that started on Sunday.Mr Ramaphosa...

Full remarks by President Buhari at ECOWAS meeting in Abuja

Ø  Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government of Member Countries of ECOWAS, Ø  Your Excellency, Mohamed Ould Abdel – Aziz, Ø  Your Excellencies, former Heads of State, Ø  Your Excellency, Moussa Faki, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ø  Your Excellency, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of...

Uber driver accused of raping 16-year-old girl

An Uber driver has been accused of raping a 16-year old girl.58-year-old Abdoulie Jagne was arrested in Georgia after a drunken 16-year-old girl accused him of sexually assaulting her before dropping her off at her destination.Police in Gwinnett County said...

Wedding pictures of Ghanaian lesbians cause uproar in Africa

The wedding pictures of two African ladies kissing on their lips have caused uproar in conservative Africa.Outrage erupted first in Ghana because one of the pictures showed the ladies wearing a traditional Ghanaian cloth called Kente.Conservative Ghanaians...

This one-legged armed robber arrested in Ivory Coast has left Africa in shock

An armed robber arrested in the West African country of Ivory Coast has left many people in shock, after his pictures surfaced showing that he was a one-legged man.The 28-year old suspect, identified by local media as Ouattara Moussa,...

3 dead as Boko Haram bomber attacks mosque in Cameroon

A suicide bomb attack by Boko Haram has left three persons dead in Cameroon, including the bomber.The attack occurred at about 5.30 a.m. on Monday near a mosque in Kerawa, Cameroon's far north."Three civilians (including the suicide bomber) were...

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A new report by the World Health Organization Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, a joint arm of the...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

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IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

World leaders welcome launch of GCA Africa to beat climate change

The Global Center on Adaptation on Wednesday announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire.Hosted...

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