World

  • October 28, 2021

    Young Lady...

    A young female trader, Joy Onuh Ogochuckwu was allegedly raped and killed by unknown men in Makurdi, Benue State capital. It was gathered that the Mass Communication graduate from Benue State University, Makurdi, was killed on Tuesday night. Joy, who markets clothes online, reportedly received a call on Tuesday night from someone...

  • October 23, 2021

    Somalia leaders...

    Somalia was meant to choose a new president this month, but a dispute between the president and the PM halted the process. Somalia’s president and prime minister say they have struck a deal to speed up the process for long-delayed elections, ending their simmering feud which threatened to plunge the...

  • October 23, 2021

    Nigerian official...

    Nigeria’s national security adviser says Malam Bako, leader of the Islamic State in West Africa Province, ‘taken out’. Nigerian security forces have killed the new leader of an ISIL (ISIS)-linked group blamed for killing hundreds in Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries, a senior security official has said. Nigeria’s national...

  • October 22, 2021

    Nigerian couple...

    Bamise and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi are accused of defrauding their customers out of $53 million — Photo Credit: The Gazette Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne have explicitly stated the fugitive Nigerian couple accused of being behind a Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of their customers out of around $53...

  • October 22, 2021

    Nigerian separatist...

      Charges against British citizen Nnamdi Kanu include calling for secession and membership in an outlawed group. Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has pleaded not guilty to seven charges including “terrorism” and treason in an Abuja court, three months after his trial was delayed when authorities failed to produce him...

  • October 21, 2021

    A year...

    Female demonstrators arrested during last year’s protests against police brutality in Nigeria remain traumatized while waiting for justice to prevail. Lagos, Nigeria – On a hot October afternoon last year, Felicia Okpara left home to attend a job interview in Surulere, just a short distance away from where a crowd of...

  • October 21, 2021

    Kenya lifts...

    President Uhuru Kenyatta announces immediate lifting of a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew in force since March 2020. Kenya has lifted a nationwide curfew that has been in place since March 2020 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced. The East African nation, which has a population of...

  • October 21, 2021

    US-Mexico border...

      The Biden administration is facing growing criticism for its treatment of migrants seeking protection at its border. US authorities reportedly detained 1.7 million migrants trying to cross the US-Mexico border this fiscal year – marking an all-time high and highlighting the deepening political and humanitarian challenges the Biden administration is facing on...

  • October 20, 2021

    Mali asks...

      Malian authorities have previously endorsed the idea of talks and have quietly backed local peace deals with the fighters as security deteriorates. Mali’s government says that it has asked the country’s main Islamic body to open peace talks with leaders of al-Qaeda’s local affiliate in an effort to end...

  • October 20, 2021

    Africa calls...

    The demand highlights tensions between the world’s 20 largest economies and developing countries, which are bearing the brunt of the effects of global warming. African countries want a new system to track funding from wealthy nations that are failing to meet a $100bn annual target to help the developing world...

  • October 20, 2021

    Africa needs...

    A new report says Africa needs to invest up to $50bn (£36bn) a year in order to cope with the growing threat of climate change. The African Union and World Meteorological Organisation warn that about a 120 million poor people face floods, drought, displacement, and extreme heat by the end...

  • October 19, 2021

    Airstrikes target...

    The raids, confirmed by two humanitarian workers, came days after a new military offensive was launched against Tigray forces. Ethiopian military airstrikes hit the capital of the Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said on Monday, returning the war abruptly to Mekelle after several months of peace....

  • October 19, 2021

    Gunmen kill...

    The attack took place in Nigeria’s Sokoto’s state, where bandits have been relocating to avoid security operations. Gunmen have killed dozens in an attack on a village market in northwest Nigeria, government officials said. The attack took place on Sunday evening in Nigeria’s Sokoto’s state, in the Goronyo district, where...

  • October 18, 2021

    Inside Nigeria’s...

    In the booming fertility business, young women face unfavorable conditions and undergo multiple egg donations at the risk of their health. Listen to this story: It was a hot afternoon in October 2019, and 22-year-old Joan* had just been crying in award of a private hospital in Mokola, a neighborhood...

  • October 18, 2021

    FESPACO 2021:...

    The pan-African festival opens in Burkina Faso’s capital months after being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. A sculpture outside the FESAPCO building in Ouagadogou [Henry Wilkins/Al Jazeera] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – After an eight-month delay, the biggest festival of African cinema is back. The 27th edition of the Pan-African Film...

  • October 18, 2021

    Former Secretary...

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of Covid- 19 complications. He died on Monday, October 18, 2021. Gen. Powell was the first African-American secretary of state, who served in Bush’s Cabinet from 2001-2005, including during the tumultuous years following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He is described by...

  • October 15, 2021

    Former President...

    Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday for an infection, according to a spokesperson, but is recovering and is expected to be released from the hospital soon. “On Tuesday, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-COVID-related infection,” Angel Ureña,...

  • October 12, 2021

    Interpreter who...

    An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue then-senator Joe Biden from the harsh Afghanistan countryside has managed to evacuate the region with his family. In 2008, a blizzard forced the military helicopter carrying Mr Biden and other US lawmakers to land in a snowy valley where they were vulnerable to ambush....

  • October 11, 2021

    Kenya’s cynical...

    When he was first elected in 2013, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, along with his running mate, William Ruto, was awaiting prosecution at the International Criminal Court. They had been indicted for crimes against humanity in relation to the post-election violence that rocked Kenya following the December 2007 elections. Once in...

  • October 11, 2021

    Gunmen raid...

    Killings in Sokoto state come as armed gangs continue to wreak havoc in northwestern Nigeria. Police officers walk at the JSS Jangebe school, a day after more than 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021 [File: Afolabi Sotunde/ Reuters] At least 20 people have been...

  • October 11, 2021

    Drugs, arms,...

    The old habits of secrecy haven’t left Kim Kuk-song. It has taken weeks of discussions to get an interview with him, and he’s still worried about who might be listening. He wears dark glasses for the camera, and only two of our team know what we think is his real...

  • October 8, 2021

    55-year-old woman...

     Mrs.Chinyere Ohanyere, Mrs.Chinyere Ohanyere, also known as Madam Chichi, a 55-year-old woman, has been detained for reportedly buying a set of twins. The resident of the state’s Oguta Local Government Area, who allegedly faked giving birth to twins on September 3 at Irete in the Owerri West LGA of Imo State,...

  • October 1, 2021

    Malawi’s ex-deputy...

    Clement Chiwaya, 50, killed himself inside the parliament building in Lilongwe. A former deputy speaker in Malawi has shot himself dead inside parliament in the capital, Lilongwe, authorities said. Clement Chiwaya, who moved in a wheelchair, had gone to the building on Thursday to discuss vehicle benefits entitled to him...

  • September 30, 2021

    Three young...

    Three young females including a teenager were shot in the head execution-style in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa on Monday evening, September 27.   Western Cape police spokesperson, Brigadier Novela Potelwa who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, September 28, said police have instituted the 72-hour activation plan...

  • September 28, 2021

    Petrol supply:...

    The Army is ready to help ease fuel supply problems after a fourth day of long queues and pump closures. Up to 150 military tanker drivers will be trained up and deployed if required. Many people went to fill up at petrol stations amid fears a shortage of lorry drivers...

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