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South African presidency dismisses false report on ministerial visit to Botswana

In a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC, the presidency in South Africa said: "The Presidency wishes to draw attention to a false report by online news service, Daily Maverick, which has distorted...

UN Security Council condemns multiple terror attacks that killed at least 120 Nigerians

Members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday condemned "in the strongest possible terms the multiple terrorist attacks on June 9 and 10 in Felo, on June 13 in Monguno against a UN humanitarian facility...

African Union calls for redoubling of efforts to silence the guns in Africa amid COVID-19 battle

The African Union has called on countries to redouble efforts to silence the guns in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic. The call was made in a series of virtual conferences which commenced on May...

Rights group calls for probe as video shows Niger soldiers running over and killing wounded alleged Boko Haram fighters with US-manufactured armored vehicles

A video from Niger shows government soldiers in a military vehicle running over and killing two alleged Boko Haram fighters who appear unarmed and wounded, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. The video, which the...

Lawan, Gbajabiamila to meet Buhari over spate of insecurity

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, will meet with President Buhari to discuss security challenges arising from the activities of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits...

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Police use pepper spray, tear gas and rubber bullets on White House protesters demanding justice for George Floyd and end to racism...

The police on Saturday used pepper spray, tear gas and what appeared to be rubber bullets on protesters who stormed President Donald Trump's White House in Washington D.C. to demand justice for George Floyd, a...

UN honors three fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria

The United Nations in Nigeria has expressed its gratitude to the Federal Government and people of Nigeria for their contributions and sacrifices to ensuring global peace and security through commitment of human and material resources to...

Burkina Faso’s education in limbo after years of islamists’ attacks

The education system is in limbo in the West African country of Burkina Faso, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday, after years of attacks since 2017 on teachers, students and schools by...

Human Rights Watch urges Burkina Faso to investigate alleged execution of 12 men shot in the head by gendarmes in Fada N’Gourma

Burkina Faso should "credibly and independently" investigate the alleged extrajudicial executions of 12 men detained by gendarmes on May 11, 2020, during a counterterrorism operation near the eastern town of Fada N’Gourma, Human Rights Watch said...

Nigeria senate commends President Buhari over military action against banditry

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his recent directive to launch a military offensive against bandits in Katsina State.  The commendation came against the backdrop of a motion considered...

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African Development Bank projects tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania

An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in...

Additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty and continent could lose up to $189 billion of GDP in 2020 amid COVID-19...

The African Development Bank on Tuesday projected that an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty as the...

African Development Bank projects tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania

An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results,...

Africa’s chance at World Trade Organization and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala candidacy – Perspectives by Yushau A. Shuaib

With quite a reputation behind her, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to mean different things to different people across the spaces she...

Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries meet to discuss sustainable development amid COVID-19

Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives, countries are meeting at the...

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