Tension is rising in Guinea, following the killing of senior army officer Col Mamady Condé. It comes just two days before a presidential election in which President Alpha Condé is running for a controversial third term. Armed...
A fire broke out on Mount Kilimanjaro on Sunday afternoon and authorities were trying to contain it, Tanzania’s National Parks service (TANAPA) said. The parks service posted a blurry photograph on its Twitter account of what appeared to be Mount...
British police on Monday ,arrested 31 suspected online child abusers and seized more than 300 phones, laptops and other items during a recent week-long operation. The raids took place between September 28 and October 3, with 100 children “protected” as a result, London’s...
West Africa bloc Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has lifted post-coup sanctions against Mali. The 15-nation-member of ECOWAS slapped sanctions on Mali after the August 18 military coup, which toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The...
The United States has urged the transitional government in Mali to honour its commitments to the Economic Community of West African States . The commitment includes holding a democratic election within 18 months . Spokesperson for the...
Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ has been denied bail by a court in the capital, Kigali, after he was charged with 12 counts, including terrorism.
Mali’s Interim President Bah N’Daou has named a new civilian prime minister, the state television announced on Sunday. The new prime minister appointed by N’Daou is former diplomat, Moctar Ouane who served as Mali’s foreign minister between 2004 and 2011.
Two men died on Saturday morning, September 26, while fighting over a woman in Kayunga, Kyampisi sub-county in Mukono district, Uganda. The deceased have been identified as Hassan Kiwango, 45, a timber dealer and Hakim...
One protester was killed and several others were wounded on Friday in Egypt as thousands of people defied a police crackdown to demonstrate against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government for the sixth straight day. According to activists, the rare protests...
Togo ’s prime minister and his government have resigned , the West African nation ’ s presidency said late Friday . President Faure Gnassingbe congratulated prime minister Komi Selom Klassou and his team for their “economic , political and social...
Mali’s interim president, Bah Ndaw, was sworn into office on Friday after last month’s putsch, vowing to hand over power within 18 months, honour international accords and pursue the fight against jihadist insurgents. But his promises failed to shift post-coup...
Six Ghanaian youth players have been confirmed dead after a bus they were travelling in crashed into a river on Saturday, the Ghana Football Association have announced. The accident occurred on the Kumasi-Offinso road in Ghana’s Ashanti region.
Ground and an aerial manhunt is underway in northeast Uganda where 200 inmates overpowered their guards and escaped with weapons after a shootout , the country ’s prison commissioner told AFP on Thursday . The prisoners seized guns from the...
The 18-month transition government proposed by the head of Mali’s military junta, Col. Assimi Goita, on Saturday has been rejected by opposition which described the deal as a ‘power grab’. The M5-RFP opposition group, which took part in the negotiations,...
At least 50 people are thought to have lost their lives after an artisanal gold mine collapsed near Kamituga, a mining town in the Mwenga Territory, South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Images and video footage...
Six women , one of whom was pregnant , were killed in a landmine blast in southern Mali on Friday , officials said , in the latest violence to hit the war- torn Sahel state . The women were travelling...
The major players of Mali’s military rulers have launched a three-day “national consultation” with political parties, unions and members of civil society groups, facing questions at home and pressure from abroad over their plans for returning the country to civilian rule.
At least seven people drowned and villagers were rendered homeless when flash floods hit north-eastern Ghana, witnesses and community leaders said on Tuesday. A rescue team has been dispatched by the country’s National Disaster Management Organisation (Nadmo) to assist residents...
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has been elected the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa States, ECOWAS. Akufo-Addo was elected as the new ECOWAS Chair at the ongoing 57th Summit in Niamey, Republic...
Mali’s military junta began talks with opposition groups on Saturday on its promise to hand power back to civilians, after mounting pressure from neighbouring countries in the weeks since it overthrew the nation’s leader. The West African country has long...
The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy has been stolen from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters in Cairo. Former Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Vice-president and current ONTime Sports broadcaster, Ahmed Shobir, confirmed the Africa Cup of Nations trophy disappeared...
A Zimbabwean man was subjected to reproachful assault after being caught red-handed trying to sleep with his boss’ wife. While the visibly angry men proceeded to beat the randy man mercilessly, the woman managed to flee from the scene leaving...
House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called on Ghana's Central Government to review its law on $1m business capital, which has turned a turbulent issue for entrepreneurs of Nigerian descent in the country.  The DAILY VENDOR reported that Nigerians living in Ghana had...
Mali’s ousted leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been hospitalized. President Keita was checked in late Tuesday at a private clinic, intensifying fears about the 75-year-old’s health after being detained for 10 days by the junta now in power. He was...
The President of South Africa, Cril Ramaphosa will soon appear before an integrity commission to face probe over a controversial campaign donation, so says the country’s ruling party. This was revealed in a statement on Sunday by Jessie Duarte, a...
Coup leaders in Mali have released ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from detention, a spokesman for the junta Djibrilla Maiga said on Thursday. “He was freed this morning, (and) he has returned to his home,” he said, without giving further...
A report by rights group Amnesty International and Angolan campaign group Omunga has revealed that no fewer than seven teenagers have been killed during Covid-19 enforcement by Angolan security forces between May and July. The report issued on Tuesday reveals...
Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara on Monday submitted his application to run for a third term in office after more protests by opponents who say the constitution forbids him to contest the October election. Over the weekend several shops and...
The junta that seized power in Mali wants a military-led transitional body to rule for three years and has agreed to release the ousted President, a source in a visiting West African delegation and the rebel soldiers, has said.Last week’s coup, Mali’s second...
The United States has taken a decisive action against the Military in Mali, regarding the military coup in the West African nation that led to the arrest of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and other top government officials. The US has has announced the suspension...