African football: The state of play amid coronavirus pandemic
Top African football officials will hold a video conference Tuesday to discuss the way forward amid the coronavirus pandemic, which halted football last March
Rwandan genocide 'financier' arrested in France
French police arrested one of the last key suspects sought over the Rwandan genocide on Saturday, prosecutors and police said.
Nigeria, 38 others benefit from $250m education fund
Nigeria and 38 African countries are to benefit from the United States of America’s $250m funding announced by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for developing countries.
More than 200,000 hit by Congo floods
More than 200,000 people have been affected by floods that have ravaged the Republic of Congo since last year, authorities said Saturday. The government has issued an urgent international appeal after the flooding
1960: Africa's year of independence
The year 1960 was to be crucial for Africa: 17 sub-Saharan countries became independent from their European colonisers, 14 of them from France.
Buhari sympathises with leaders of East, Central Africa over deadly floods
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed solidarity with the government and people of Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the deadly flood disasters and devastating mudslides wreaking havoc in some parts of their countries
Measles kill more people in DR Congo than Ebola
Measles has killed 2,758 people in the DR Congo since January, more than the Ebola epidemic in a year, medical NGO Doctors Without Borders said, and called Saturday for a "massive mobilisation of funds." The disease, preventable with a vaccine, has infected over 145,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo between January and early August, it said in a statement.
Team Nigeria prepares 750-Man contingent for African Games
Team Nigeria is said to be preparing a large contingent of 750 people, made up of athletes, coaches, administrators and politicians for this year’s African Games holding in Rabat and Casablanca in Morocco.
WHO declares emergency as Ebola outbreak in DRC spreads
The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
US-Mexico immigration accord likely to increase demand for smugglers' services
The immigration agreement between Mexico and the United States that averted US tariffs on Mexican imports has a clear beneficiary, experts say: human traffickers. Under the pact reached Friday night, Mexico will deploy its recently created National Guard along the border with Guatemala, as well as dismantle groups that smuggle people across borders. However, experts…