World

  • July 18, 2019

    I will...

    Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu says the country will not change its laws on homosexuality in exchange for donor aid. According to the state-owned Daily Mail, Mr Lungu made the remarks when outgoing Swedish Ambassador to Zambia, Henrik Cederin, and European Union head of delegation Alessandro Mariani visited him at the...

  • July 17, 2019

    House votes...

    The House voted on Tuesday night to condemn racist language from President Donald Trump, capping off a tumultuous couple of hours on Capitol Hill including a brief time in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was barred from speaking in the chamber. The vote was 240-187. Four Republicans and one independent — Rep....

  • July 15, 2019

    Ebola case...

    The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma – home to one million people – raising concerns of its spread. The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last...

  • July 15, 2019

    Inside Iran:...

    As tensions rise between Iran, the US and its allies, the BBC has been given rare access to Iran. Iranians remain furious that US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal last year and has imposed crushing sanctions on the country. BBC correspondent Martin Patience, along with cameraman...

  • July 14, 2019

    How to...

    Extreme heat is worsening economic inequality among African farmers – and raising the spectre of future food shortages. In Nigeria, breeder-broiler chickens must drink water four times a day – sometimes after farmhands add ice – to keep cool because mortality rates are increasing among poultry due to extreme heat...

  • July 14, 2019

    West Africa...

    West African leaders in Ivory Coast have agreed to roll out a single shared currency.   As many as 15 countries in West Africa have agreed to adopt a single currency, called ECO, next year. Experts are divided on the effect it would have on the region’s economy, especially in...

  • July 14, 2019

    New leak...

    Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK’s former ambassador to the US. Sir Kim Darroch described the move as an act of “diplomatic vandalism”, according to the Mail on Sunday. It says the memo was written after the...

  • July 13, 2019

    Several killed...

    Al-Shabab spokesman says the group was behind a car bomb blast and gunfire at the hotel in the port city of Kismayo. Several people, including journalists and politicians, were killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack on a hotel in southern Somalia, officials said.   Al-Shabab was ejected from Mogadishu in...

  • July 12, 2019

    AFCON EFFECT???...

    Ghana is the latest country to be granted a visa-free status by the South African government. South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free. Nigeria was not included despite the large volume of...

  • July 12, 2019

    List of...

    Get the full list of the previous winners of the Africa Cup of Nations.  1957 – Egypt (Sudan) 1959 – Egypt (Egypt) 1962 – Ethiopia (Ethiopia) 1963 – Ghana (Ghana) 1965 – Ghana (Tunisia) 1968 – Congo-Kinshasa (Ethiopia) 1970 – Sudan (Sudan) 1972 – Congo (Cameroon) 1974 – Zaire (Egypt)

  • July 11, 2019

    The brave...

    More than 100 women are working with security agents in Borno state to thwart Boko Haram attacks. Maiduguri, Nigeria – Boko Haram killed the two most important people in Komi Kaje’s life within two days. People gather at the scene of a suicide car bomb blast in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria [Jossy Ola/AP]   In...

  • July 10, 2019

    Mobile internet...

    Access to the service was interrupted following a deadly crackdown on protesters outside the army headquarters in June. Sudan’s telecom providers began restoring mobile access to the internet weeks after service was cut off following a deadly crackdown on protesters. For the generals, the internet and social media had become a...

  • July 9, 2019

    Jill Biden...

    Jill Biden says California Sen. Kamala Harris implied her husband Joe Biden is racist with her attack on the former vice president during the first Democratic presidential debate. In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo airing on Monday, Jill Biden called Harris’ criticism of Biden over race and segregation...

  • July 8, 2019

    Pompeo warns...

    US secretary of state warns of consequences after Tehran looked set on exceeding nuclear deal cap. Iran will face further sanctions in response to its expected breach of a uranium enrichment cap, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. On Sunday, Iran said it was hours away from breaching the cap set...

  • July 8, 2019

    US World...

    The US Women’s National Team sealed the deal with its fourth stunning victory Sunday at the World Cup, but the players are still fighting another battle back home. The soccer team’s 2-0 victory against the Netherlands proved that the US women are still at the top of the game — and, the...

  • July 7, 2019

    opposition lauds...

    Months of pro-democracy protests culminate in power-sharing agreement. SUDAN DEAL 11-member sovereign council will govern Sudan for three years and three months, before elections Council to consist of five members of armed forces and six civilians Military representative will lead council for first 21 months Independent national commission of inquiry...

  • July 6, 2019

    Lance Corporal...

    A Lance Corporal in the Ghana Army has added his voice to the campaign against the construction of the proposed Parliamentary Chamber.   Lance Corporal cautions Commander in Chief of GAF over Parliamentary Chamber saga The soldier is seen in a video which has gone viral speaking against the decision...

  • July 5, 2019

    UN reports...

    Security opened fire on migrants trying to flee bomb-hit Tajoura detention centre, allegations denied by guards. The United Nations says it has information that Libyan guards opened fire on migrants and refugees trying to flee air strikes that killed at least 60 people and wounded 77 others at a detention centre near the capital,...

  • July 4, 2019

    Buhari relative...

    A relative of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been rescued from kidnappers after a gun battle in the northern city of Kano, police say. Officers raided a hideout where Musa Umar had been held since his abduction two months ago. Kano police spokesman Haruna Abdullahi is quoted by the AFP...

  • July 2, 2019

    Attack on...

    At least 23 civilians have been killed and 300 missing in the troubled region in the latest round of ethnic violence. At least 23 people have been killed and 300 missing after an attack on Sunday on a village of Fulani herders in central Mali where communal violence has surged in recent months,...

  • July 1, 2019

    ECOWAS finally...

    Beginning in January 2020, countries within the West African sub-region will be able to use a single currency called ECO. The currency was adopted by the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. The West African leaders endorsed the currency at their 55th Ordinary...

  • June 30, 2019

    ‘Millions march’:...

    Doctors say five protesters killed as tens of thousands take part in mass demonstrations, dubbed the ‘millions march’. Doctors in Sudan say at least five protesters have been killed as tens of thousands poured onto the streets across the country to pressure the country’s ruling generals to hand over power to a civilian-led...

  • June 30, 2019

    Sudan’s ruling...

    Military council says protest leaders have ‘complete responsibility’ for any deaths or damage at Sunday’s rallies. As demonstrators in Sudan plan to return to the streets on Sunday for mass rallies dubbed the “millions march”, the country’s ruling military council has warned protest and opposition groups that they will be held responsible for...

  • June 30, 2019

    Trump ‘trying...

    President Trump says he is still hoping to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when he visits the fortified strip dividing the two Koreas shortly. He told a banquet in South Korea he was still “trying to work out” a meeting at the demilitarised zone (DMZ). He invited Mr Kim...

  • June 29, 2019

    Tunisia: killed...

    TUNISIA Hundreds of mourners held a funeral in the Tunisian town of Sidi Hassine on Friday, for a policeman who was killed in a suicide bomb attack in the country’s capital on Thursday. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks on police in Tunis on Thursday, killing one...

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