Benin makes food and cash donation to flood stricken Togo

Benin makes food and cash donation to flood stricken Togo

The Beninese government has donated 400 50-kilogramme bags of maize, 5,000 mosquito nets and cash to the tune of 100 million FCFA to Togo...
Saudi Arabia donates food aid to Mali in Ramadan month

Saudi Arabia donates food aid to Mali in Ramadan month

Saudi Arabia has offered Mali more than 3,600 tonnes of rice, amounting to 1.2 billion FCFA, with a view to helping the African country...
Nigerian President back in office

Nigerian President back in office

After a protracted homecoming, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua has returned and has resumed office today, according to reports. After a protracted homecoming, President Umaru Musa...
Politicians call for new elections ahead of Mugabe’s cabinet

Politicians call for new elections ahead of Mugabe’s cabinet

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Sunday called for fresh elections, supervised by international observers, if deadlocked power-sharing talks do not reach a...
Spain to deport africans for rioting in Senegalese stabbing case

Spain to deport africans for rioting in Senegalese stabbing case

Some illegal African immigrants who where arrested in connection with the riots in Roquetas de Mar, Spain over the death of a Senegalese man...
British school in Nigeria seizes Ghanaian helicopter for ransom

British school in Nigeria seizes Ghanaian helicopter for ransom

A British school in Nigeria has seized a a Ghana's City Link Aviation helicopter, asking for US$100,000 ransom. The school's authorities claim the helicopter...
Obama – McCain trade verbal punches over swing votes

Obama – McCain trade verbal punches over swing votes

Barack Obama and John McCain on Monday kick off the first formal week of the general election race, signalling their plan over the next...
Deadly attacks in Northern Sudan under UN Investigation

Deadly attacks in Northern Sudan under UN Investigation

According to a commander of a section of the rebel Sudan Liberation Army, Ibrahim al-Helwu, many civilians and soldiers have died in an attack...
Agip Oil vessel attacked killing two

Agip Oil vessel attacked killing two

Suspected militants Sunday attacked a vessel hired by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company in the country's oil producing Niger Delta region, killing two crew...
Nigerians wait for word from President

Nigerians wait for word from President

Fears of a devastating health condition and possible death of the Nigerian president held by her concerned citizens have been brought to rest as...
Results of second round African Nations Cup – World Cup qualifying matches

Results of second round African Nations Cup – World Cup qualifying matches

Nigeria has become the first country to advance to the third round of the 2010 World Cup/African Cup of Nations football finals after beating...
Kenya manages a goal against Namibia in CAN/WC qualifiers

Kenya manages a goal against Namibia in CAN/WC qualifiers

In the absence to top flight striker Dennis Oliech, Kenya struggled to pip a determined Namibia 1-0 in a 2010 World Cup/Africa Cup of...
Several killed and hundreds buried in Cairo rockslide

Several killed and hundreds buried in Cairo rockslide

Families on the outskirts of Cairo were in tears on Saturday after massive rocks from the towering Muqattam hills fell upon their homes, leaving...
Libreville Declaration to Administer a Healthy Africa

Libreville Declaration to Administer a Healthy Africa

A union of health and environment ministers in Africa have taken on new schemes to strengthen environmental sanity that threatens the health of Africans. The...
US businessman goes to jail over Nigerian bribery charges

US businessman goes to jail over Nigerian bribery charges

A seven-year prison sentence and a fine of $10.9m, has been handed a former chief executive, Albert Stanley, of US construction firm KBR who...
Zambian ruling party starts proceedings to adopt a presidential candidate

Zambian ruling party starts proceedings to adopt a presidential candidate

The national executive committee (NEC) of the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) is meeting in Lusaka Friday to adopt the party’s candidate for...
A Nairobi slum  gets a facelift

A Nairobi slum gets a facelift

Rubbish is everywhere in Kibera, Africa’s largest slum, just a few kilometres from the centre of Nairobi. It lies not just between the ramshackle...
Football : Gambian Scorpions beat Liberia’s Lone Star in CAN/WC qualifiers

Football : Gambian Scorpions beat Liberia’s Lone Star in CAN/WC qualifiers

The Gambia national team, the Scorpions, on Saturday thrashed Liberia's Lone Star 3-0 and bundled them out of the 2010 CAN/World Cup qualifiers. The...
Lebanese ‘Idol’ star’s murder : Millionaire could face death penalty

Lebanese ‘Idol’ star’s murder : Millionaire could face death penalty

The arrest of Hisham Talaat Mustapha, a leading Egyptian businessman and member of the country's Upper House of Parliament, for his alleged involvement in...
Ethiopian Farmers cooking farm seeds out of hunger

Ethiopian Farmers cooking farm seeds out of hunger

Martne Harja had prepared her three-quarter hectare piece of land at Galcha Seke village in Wolayita zone of Ethiopia’s Southern Region for the planting...
News of Nigerian President’s return sketchy

News of Nigerian President’s return sketchy

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua, whose health condition has become a source of worry for his compatriots in recent times, returned to the country early...
The dilemma of the Niger-Delta

The dilemma of the Niger-Delta

We have no drinking water, it is polluted with oil. Our Crops cannot grow; the soil is soaked with oil. Fishermen and farmers have...
Obama questions McCain’s economic agenda

Obama questions McCain’s economic agenda

Barack Obama tried to shift the struggling US economy back to the centre of the presidential campaign on Friday after a Republican national convention...
Islamic gov’t forces HIV patients to marry and orders them not to …

Islamic gov’t forces HIV patients to marry and orders them not to …

The Sharia government of a northern Nigerian state, Bauchi, has so far paired up over 150 HIV-positive victims in marriage, in the last few...
FIFA releases ticket restrictions for 2010 World Cup in South Africa

FIFA releases ticket restrictions for 2010 World Cup in South Africa

About two million tickets are to be sold to the public worldwide for the 2010 World Cup, the Fifa organising committee has said. According to reports...
Iran lands N200 billion Nigerian real estate deal

Iran lands N200 billion Nigerian real estate deal

Iran Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nigeria to build 30,000 houses across the country in the next four years. The housing project,...
Journalist in court for accusing President of money laundering

Journalist in court for accusing President of money laundering

El Malick Seck, the editor-in-chief the privately-owned Dakar based-daily "24 Heures Chrono", will appear in a Dakar, Senegal, court shortly accused of libelling President...
14th International Drama Festival kicks off in Cape Verde

14th International Drama Festival kicks off in Cape Verde

The 14th International Drama Festival of Mindelo in Cape Verde, kicked off Thursday, featuring several foreign delegations, including those from Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Equatorial...
Kenya : Mobile phones to serve as credit cards

Kenya : Mobile phones to serve as credit cards

Kenya's Central Bank Governor Njuguna Ndung'u has welcomed the launch of the country's first formal mobile banking services unveiled Thursday to target millions of...
Angolan elections : Peace at all costs a leeway to commit fraud ?

Angolan elections : Peace at all costs a leeway to commit fraud ?

Angola’s ruling party has left little to chance in its quest to secure a commanding parliamentary majority in elections to be held on Friday...