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21 Aug 2015
Guinea Bissau President, Mario Vaz, has named Baciro Dja as the new Prime Minister to replace Domingos Pereira who was sacked last week, an official has said.
18 Aug 2015
Gabon's President Ali Bongo has pledged to give his share of the inheritance from his father to charity and said his family was also handing over properties including a villa in the capital and two homes in Paris to the state. Reuters reports that Bongo has led the central African oil producer since winning a…
18 Aug 2015
A 24-year old man, Mbuso Mandela,  believed to the grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela has been arrested for raping a 15-year old girl at a restaurant in Greenside, South Africa. The accused was arrested on August 14th. Reports in South African media quoting the victim's family spokesperson claimed that the girl was raped…
18 Aug 2015
The Yobe Government said it had rehabilitated over 300 classrooms and provided infrastructure in schools destroyed by insurgents across the state “to avoid gaps in the system". The Director of Press to the State Governor, Mr Abdullahi Bego, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Damaturu. Bego…
17 Aug 2015
At least 15 people were killed on Monday when a mini-bus plunged off a bridge, landed on rail tracks and collided with a train in eastern South Africa, an official said.
16 Aug 2015
THE African Union warned yesterday of potential “catastrophic consequences” for troubled Burundi and the wider region if rivals do not resolve political differences peacefully.
16 Aug 2015
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir headed to peace talks aimed at brokering an end to civil war Sunday, reversing an earlier decision as international threats of possible sanctions mount.
16 Aug 2015
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir will attend peace talks aimed at brokering an end to civil war, reversing an earlier decision as international threats of possible sanctions mount, the government said Sunday.
15 Aug 2015
The former head of Burundi's army during its 13-year civil war was assassinated Saturday, his family told AFP.
13 Aug 2015
Governor of Salim Mvurya, Kwale County, Kenya, said on Thursday that seven students drowned while swimming in the Indian Ocean, during an annual trip organised by their school authorities. He said no fewer than 49 other students were rescued from the sea after being hit by a tidal wave on Wednesday. The seven pupils drowned…
12 Aug 2015
Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has criticised US President, Barrack Obama, over his remarks about African leaders' failure to respect presidential term limits and clinging to power for life.
10 Aug 2015
PRESIDENT of Egypt, AbdelFattah Al-Sisi, has called for a new African Order led by the whole of Africa, leading to increased cooperation in trade and collective action against terrorism

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2 hours ago
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has announced that some associates of key presidential aspirants of All Progressives Congress (APC) have offered him Vice President slot.
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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Lagos Industrial Command on Thursday gave companies not yet registered for payment of excise duty under its command 14-days to comply or face sanctions.
3 hours ago
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has won the All Progressives Congress governorship ticket to run in the 2023 election. At the end of the primary election spearheaded by the Electoral Committee Chairman, Mr Adamu Shettima Yuguda, Sanwo-Olu scored 1170 votes though he was unopposed as the two other candidates who bought forms were not…
4 hours ago
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from recognizing or accepting ad hoc delegates produced by Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo.
5 hours ago
Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey is facing sexual assault charges in the UK, police and prosecutors said on Thursday, after a review of allegations against him. The two-time Oscar winner for "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty" was artistic director of The Old Vic theatre in London between 2004 and 2015. Allegations against him first emerged…