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Sydney Aiellovideo

U.S. Parkland School Shooting Survivor Commits Suicide

Sydney Aiello, who survived a shooting massacre at a high school in U.S. state of Florida in early 2018, has died from suicide, media...
Edgar Lungu

Zambia’s Opposition Leader Picked Up for Questioning President’s Sanity

Zambian police on Saturday arrested an opposition leader for questioning President Edgar Lungu's mental capacity. Sean Tembo, president of the opposition Patriots for Economic Progress,...
Cyclone Idaivideo

Cyclone Idai Shreds Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has been severely affected by Cyclone Idai, with the death toll having risen to 259 by Friday night amid fears that more people...
Somalia

Somalia Pledges to End Terrorism Despite Increasing Attacks

The Somali government has vowed to step up efforts against terrorism and urged the international community to support Mogadishu in its stabilization efforts. Prime Minister...
Belt and Road

President Xi Leaves Rome After MoU on BRI Among Other Achievements

Chinese President Xi Jinping left the Italian capital of Rome on Saturday, after holding talks with Italian leaders and witnessing the signing of multiple...
Ebola

WHO Seeks International Assistance as DR Congo’s Ebola Cases Hits 1000

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday called for urgent global support to deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the...
Sudan

Eight Children Perish in Omdurman Explosion

Eight children were killed on Saturday after what police termed as "a strange object" exploded in Sudan's Omdurman city, Sudan's Ashorooq TV channel reported. ...
Cyclone Idaivideo

Zimbabwe, Mozambique Grieve Cyclone Idai Victims

Zimbabwe began two days of national mourning on Saturday in remembrance of the victims of Cyclone Idai which induced floods ravaging the eastern and...
Traditional Memorialvideo

Ethiopians Hold Traditional Memorial for Plane Crash Victims

Ethiopians paid a traditional memorial tribute to honor victims of a plane crash that killed all 157 people aboard. The traditional memorial service, which...
arrested handcuffed

Nigeria Grabs Foreigner with Smuggled Drugs

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday announced the arrest of a national of Niger with smuggled drugs worth about 30 million naira (about 84,500...
Gunmen

1 Policeman Killed and Five Others Seized in Nigeria

A policeman was killed and five others abducted from a mining site in Nigeria when a group of gunmen invaded a village in the...
football

U-23 Cup of Nations: Kenya Promises to Deal with Sudan

Kenya has every chance to turn around their 2-0 deficit and overtake Sudan in the battle to win a ticket to the Africa Under-23...
Measles

Nigeria: Measles Outbreak Claims the Lives of 13 Children

Thirteen children have been confirmed killed following an outbreak of measles in Nigeria's northern state of Borno, local authorities said on Friday. In a statement...
Antonio Guterres

UN Chief Nominates Canadian for Deputy Envoy in CAR

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Denise Brown of Canada as his deputy special representative in Central African Republic, the UN press office said Thursday. Brown...
Boko Haram

Boko Haram Ambushes and Kills 23 Chadian Soldiers

At least 23 Chadian soldiers lost their lives in an ambush by the terror group Boko Haram in the night from Thursday to Friday,...
SDG

Kenya launches program to keep records of UN goals in Kenya

An African organization on Thursday launched a program to track achievements of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in five African countries. Davis Adieno, Global Partnership for...
Hage Geingob

AFCON qualifier: Namibian President roots for National team to beat Zambia

Namibian President Hage Geingob on Thursday encouraged the country's soccer team -- Brave Warriors to win the decisive AFCON qualifier against Zambia on March...
rugby

Uganda Team for World Rugby HBSC Hong Kong Sevens Named

Uganda's coach Tolbert Onyango on Friday named the men's squad for the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series from April 5-7 in Hong Kong, China. "After...
UN Security Council

Security Council Members Calls on Mali and Burkina Faso

The members of the United Nations Security Council are leaving New York Thursday evening on a visiting mission to Mali and Burkina Faso. The main...
International Olympic Committee (IOC)

IOC Awards Gender Equality Advocates with Trophies

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held an awarding ceremony to honor six models and change-makers in advancing women and girls in and through sport...
Black Stars

AFCON Qualifier: Kenya Under Pressure Ahead of Ghana Match

Kenya's soccer team coach Sebastien Migne has taken pressure off the players' shoulders ahead of their clash against Ghana in Accra on Saturday saying...
IAAF

IAAF Says Its Bad to Scrap Diamond League Event

Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has waded into the murky decision by the IAAF to eliminate the 5,000m race from the lucrative Diamond League. Kipchoge...
football

AFCON Qualifiers: Botswana Plans on Finishing Well

Botswana national soccer team the Zebras are looking to end their qualifications for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on a high by...
Security Council

Switzerland Hosts 2nd Round Table on Western Sahara

A two-day roundtable on Western Sahara organized in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolution 2440 on Thursday officially kicked off in an undisclosed...
accident

About 56 people confirmed dead in a road accident in Ghana

Police have so far counted at least 56 bodies of the dead in a fatal road crash in midland Ghana on Friday morning, a...
Somalia soldiers

Somali Forces Abandoned Military Bases Over Salary Commotion

Somali government forces have vacated three military bases to protest non-payment of salaries, a move that may jeopardize years of security gains, officials and...
France yellow vest demonstrations continue for 11th week on Jan. 26, 2019

Yellow Vest protests: France Military to Maintain Calm

Military forces would be poured across French cities to help maintain public order during "Yellow Vest" protests planned this weekend, Benjamin Griveaux, the government's...
Spla Soldiers Near Juba April

Despite Outstanding Troubles South Sudan will still form a unity government

South Sudanese much-awaited Transitional Unity Government (TGoNU) will be formed in May, amid doubts by the opposition who cite delays in unifying the army...
court

2007 Express Train Blast: Indian Court Sets Free Four Named Accused

A special court has acquitted all four people in the 2007 Samjhauta (compromise) Express train blast case, officials said. The blast went off on the...
The late Zambian High Commissioner to Kenya Brenda Muntemba-Sichilembe. She died in Nairobi. PHOTO COURTESY

Zambians Mourns Envoy’s Who Died in Car Crash

Zambians have expressed grief and shock at the death of the country's envoy to Kenya, who succumbed to injuries following a car accident. Brenda Muntemba...