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4 police officers killed in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region

At least four Cameroon police officers died Saturday in Otu, a locality in troubled Anglophone region of Southwest, after their vehicle stepped on an...
Nigerien soldiers practice apprehending a suspect. Photo : REUTERS

Trial of 14 soldiers begins in Nigerian state

A trial of 14 soldiers accused of kidnapping, murder and desertion, among other offences, began Saturday in Nigeria's Rivers State. General Officer...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Tanzanian FM urges hospitality industry to make good business out of SADC summit

A Tanzanian government senior official on Saturday urged businessmen in the hospitality industry to make good business out of the forthcoming Southern African Development...
reading

Kenya to host meeting on national book reading policies in Africa

Kenya will next week host a meeting on book and reading policies in Africa, ministry of education officials said in a statement on Saturday....
Stone Town, Tanzania - September 9, 2015: View on typical narrow Stone Town street with souvenir shops on Zanzibar island. Man is sitting on a small chair in front of his shop. Bikes and motors are parked on the street.Typical buildings with Arabic and Indian influance.

Tanzanian PM issues ultimatum to 8 regions to set up economic empowerment guidance

Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Saturday issued a one-year ultimatum to eight regions in the east African nation to set up guidance on...
ramadan-cup

Ramadan Cup Deferred to June 15

The Organising Committee of the annual Sheikh Sharubutu Ramadan Cup has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 15th. The 5th edition was originally fixed for June...
lands

Ghana: Agencies and communities work together to transform landscapes

Takorayili, a village in the Northern region of Ghana, is sprinkled with bare, scorched hills and rocky arid terrains. The soil is not able...
inflation

Botswana’s inflation slows to 3.3 percent in May

Botswana's inflation rate has recorded a drop, the country's data authority, Statistics Botswana said on Friday. The authority said the annual inflation rate in May...
tourist

Zimbabwe targets increased tourist arrivals from India, GCC countries

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has appointed Dubai-based firm VFS Global to promote Zimbabwe as a favorable tourist destination in India and the Gulf Cooperation...
World War II

Kenya to mark centenary of end of WWI

Kenya has planned to launch the commemoration of the centenary of the end of the World War I in the country. National Museum of Kenya...
debt

Analysts hail Zambia for announcing measures to tackle debt crisis

Analysts on Friday commended the Zambian government for announcing measures aimed at dealing with the increasing debt crisis which has reached risk levels. On Thursday,...
Person voting

23 presidential candidates register for Zimbabwe’s July vote

A whopping 23 presidential candidates including President Emmerson Mnangagwa registered Thursday to contest in Zimbabwe's July 30 elections. It is the highest number of presidential...
jail

Somalia repatriates 15 citizens jailed in Zimbabwe

The Somali government has repatriated 15 of its nationals who were jailed in Zimbabwe in November last year following talks with the South African...

No Ethiopians hurt in Mogadishu attack

No Ethiopians were hurt on Wednesday night in the terrorist attack in Somalia capital Mogadishu that killed at least 18 people, the Foreign Ministry...
Peace

Zambian civil society coalition to launch peace-building drive

A coalition of civil society organizations in Zambia on Thursday said it will soon launch a lawful peace-building initiatives aimed at restoring unity in...
Scholarship

Chinese ambassador scholarship fund launched in Namibia

Eleven students from Highline Secondary School, situated in Katutura, a township of Namibian capital Windhoek, became the first recipients of the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship...
Photo taken on July 20, 2015 shows Hulk of the FC Zenit Saint Petersburg poses with football after being interviewed at the training site in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Russia will host the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in 2018. (Xinhua/Li Ming)

FIFA Confederations Cup and the five notable things

There is still a year to go until a ball is kicked in anger at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but the...

Facebook’s outlines its counter-terrorism procedures

Facebook, Inc., the social networking service claiming to have 1.94 billion monthly active users worldwide, said Thursday it wants to be "a hostile place...
blood

1.8 million units of blood needed annually in Nigeria

The estimated blood needs in Nigeria is 1.8 million units per annum, the country's health minister Isaac Adewole said in a statement on Thursday. ...

Chinese enterprises donate learning materials to Kenyan slum school

Dozens of Chinese firms on Thursday donated learning materials, sports kits and snacks worth 4,075 U.S. dollars to a school located in the Mathare...
Ghana Athletics

China, Ethiopia explore ways to forge athletics partnership

The commitment is already there from the Ethiopian and Chinese side to form possible partnership in the athletics sector, said La Yifan, Chinese Ambassador...

Ghana’s vice president to visit China

Ghanaian Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia will pay an official visit to China from June 20 to 25 at the invitation of Chinese Vice President...
File photo of the missile destroyer Hefei.[Photo/navy.81.cn]

Saudi-led Alliance Missile Aimed at UAE ship

Saudi-led coalition announced that a missile was launched and targeted a UAE ship off the coast of Yemen, Al Arabiya local news reported on...
Saif Gaddafi

Libya in turmoil over Saif Gaddafi’s Release

Few people expected Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to return to the spotlight after six years in prison on charges of alleged genocide and suppression of...

Mogadishu restaurants attacks records 17 deaths and 26 injured

Gunmen attacked two restaurants in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday night, killing at least 17 people and injuring 26 others, with an unknown...
Court

India: Supreme Court Notifies Government on Cattle Trade Restriction

India's Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to the central government, seeking its response to the recent ban on the purchase and sale...
Copa America

1st round Copa America’s surprising heroes

The 2016 Centennial Copa America concluded its group stage matches with eight teams advancing to the quarterfinals, following is the summary of some unknown...
song of slavery

Global consumer summit calls for end to modern day slavery

The summit is meant to discuss and agree on steps and actions that need to be taken to develop, sustain and grow the consumer...

Ghana’s Army pursues alleged soldier with ISIS ties

Ghana's Military High Command is said to be on a manhunt for one of its soldiers allegedly linked with the terrorist group, ISIS. Private Bawa...
President Mahama

Government debunks bribery allegation levelled against Mahama

A statement issued by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, stated that the vehicle was, as per established convention, converted to state...