Ecobank fighting against Non-Communicable Diseases in Togo as it marks the 7th Edition of Ecobank Day

LOME, Togo, Ecobank is committed to various causes to better address the challenges facing the continent,…

Foreign nations ‘violating Libya arms embargo’

LIBYA A confidential UN report is said to accuse Jordan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates…

Nigeria limits petrol sale near border areas

NIGERIA Nigeria’s customs authorities have banned the sale of petrol within 20km (12 miles) of the…

Tripartite extends ROSS Revitalized Agreement for 100 days

Thursday 7th November 2019 Tripartite extends ROSS Revitalized Agreement for 100 days The Tripartite Summit of…

Mauritians vote in parliamentary polls

MAURITIUS Voting is underway in Mauritius’ first parliamentary election since Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth succeeded his…

‘Failure to stem violence in Burkina Faso’

BURKINA FASO At least 37 people have been killed and 60 wounded in an attack on…

Greenpeace Africa on floods across the continent: “Without Climate Action we’ll be queuing for Noah’s Ark”

NAIROBI, Kenya, With floods hitting at least 16 African countries, Greenpeace Africa urges leaders to act…

Museveni calls for Africa’s integration

KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called for the integration of the African continent to…

Malaria cases in Burundi surge by 1.5m in two months

BUJUMBURA, Burundi There have been 1.5 million new malaria cases recorded in Burundi in the past…

Fans flock to South Africa rugby victory tour

SOWETO, SA South Africa’s national rugby team has begun a tour of the country with their…

Quadruple amputee climbs Ethiopian mountain

ETHIOPIA Amateur climber Alex Lewis has scaled one of Africa’s tallest mountains, Ras Dashen in Ethiopia,…

Weather extremes ‘leaving 52 million Africans hungry’

AFRICA More than 52 million people in 18 countries across Africa are facing hunger as a…

Kenyatta assents to the Finance Bill 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta this morning at State House, Nairobi signed into law the Finance Bill…

NIGERIA: ‘Don’t call me Your Excellency,’ says Lagos governor

LAGOS, Nigeria The governor of Nigeria’s most populous state has said he no longer wants to…

Land speed record tests in South Africa

SA A British team says they are increasingly confident they have a car capable of breaking…

Congolese ‘Terminator’ to serve 30 years in jail

HAGUE The International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague has sentenced the former Congolese warlord, Bosco…

Zambian conservationist living in fear over antelope relocation story

ZAMBIA A conservationist and a journalist in Zambia say they are living in fear after they…

‘I was kidnapped and now only travel by train’

NIGERIA To avoid Nigeria’s notorious kidnapping gangs thousands of commuters pack on to trains each day…

Albino girl’s hand chopped off in Zambia

ZAMBIA A seven-year-old albino girl in Zambia has had her hand chopped off by unknown people…

At least 37 killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso

BURKINA FASO Thirty-seven civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded when gunmen ambushed a convoy…

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