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Six people have died in the Kenyan gas disaster

Six people have died in a big gas explosion in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, on Thursday. Two more people died on Sunday while they were being treated at the Kenyatta National Hospital. The hospital is...

Opposition leader in Zimbabwe leaves ‘contaminated’ party

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has quit, saying his party has been taken over by the government and it's not good anymore. "I don't want to be involved in dirty politics," he said in...

More than 40 people dead as gold mine collapses in Mali

At least 40 people died when a tunnel collapsed in a gold mine in Mali, according to officials. "It began with a sound. " "The ground started to shake," said Oumar Sidibe, a local...

Namibia’s vice president says President is doing well after cancer diagnosis

Namibian President Hage Geingob, 82, is reportedly in "good spirits" while undergoing cancer treatment, according to a senior official.Last week, the president's office announced that a medical check-up had revealed the presence of "cancerous...

Russia promises to remain a supplier of grains to Africa in humanitarian aid

Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Abramchenko stated on Friday that Russia will persist in delivering humanitarian aid, including grain and fertilisers, to Africa.“Russia remains a global breadbasket and a reliable supplier. The first batches of humanitarian...

Cape Verde earns historic malaria-free status in West Africa

A country in Africa has been declared free from malaria for the first time in 50 years. Cape Verde got a special status from the World Health Organization (WHO) because it hasn't had any...

Zambia cholera: Move to villages – President Hakainde Hichilema tells citizens

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has called on people to consider relocating from urban areas to villages in the aftermath of a cholera outbreak that has claimed the lives of approximately 300 individuals.President Hichilema highlighted...

Nigerian troops detained after widely sharing torture video

The Nigerian army caught two soldiers who were seen in a viral video hurting a civilian. In the video, a man in military clothes and another in regular clothes keep hitting and whipping a...

Somali Islamists grab UN helicopter and its crew

The al-Shabab group in Somalia has taken a United Nations helicopter and around eight people who were on it, including passengers and crew, according to local sources. The helicopter landed in an area in...

Ecuador declares war on gangs in wake of TV incident

Ecuador's president wants to stop criminal gangs after a lot of violence and an attack on a TV studio. Armed people wearing masks entered TC public TV channel's live studio while it was on...

Former chief justice of Liberia receives life sentence over murder

Liberia's former chief justice, Gloria Musu Scott, and three of her relatives have been given a life sentence for killing someone. Last year in June, four people were arrested and accused of being involved...

Home of defeated candidate surrounded by DR Congo military

Police in Congo surrounded the home of Moïse Katumbi, who is a big politician in the opposition. This happened after the elections last month. On Monday, his spokesperson Hervé Diakesse said he couldn't leave...

President Tinubu suspends poverty minister over alleged diversion of $640,000 into personal bank account

Nigeria's president has taken decisive action by suspending Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Minister Betta Edu amid allegations of diverting over 585 million naira ($640,000; £500,000) of public funds into a personal bank account....

TB Joshua: Megachurch pastor sexually assaulted and tormented congregants – BBC

The BBC found proof that the leader of one of the largest Christian churches has been abusing and torturing many people. Many former members of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, including five from...

Ministers banned from voting in Congo over violence and fraud

Three government leaders and four state leaders were not allowed to participate in the recent election in the Democratic Republic of Congo because they cheated and used force. They are not allowed to run...

Kenyan medicine recalled by Rwanda due to safety concerns

Rwanda health officials took back some antifungal pills from Kenya because they were worried about their safety. The Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (RFDA) told companies to send back all the Fluconazole 200mg tablets...

Clerk issued $360,000 legal bill as she refuses to marry a gay man

A person who used to work in an office and wouldn't give a marriage paper to a same-sex couple has been told by a judge to give money to the lawyers of one couple....

LGBTQ rights activist from Uganda stabbed “near death”

A well-known activist for LGBTQ rights in Uganda, Steven Kabuye, was stabbed almost to death by unknown attackers while he was going to work this morning, according to his organization. "He is very sick,...

Well-known Ugandan pastor escapes assassination attempt

Well-known Ugandan religious leader and businessman Aloysius Bugingo was attacked by some people with guns in Kampala, but he was not hurt. Unfortunately, his bodyguard was killed in the attack. The attackers shot at...

Legendary South African photographer Peter Magubane remembered

Renowned South African photographer and anti-apartheid activist Peter Magubane has been praised for his contributions to South Africa's liberation struggle after his death on Monday. He was 91 years old.Magubane covered key events...

DR Congo election: Felix Tshisekedi emerged victorious by overwhelming margins

President Félix Tshisekedi has been declared winner of the election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been condemned by some opposition candidates as "sham" in demanding a new vote.Officials said the...

Diplomatic tensions escalate as France shuts Niger Embassy amidst dispute with military junta

France has announced the indefinite closure of its embassy in Niger. The move comes as a manifestation of the strained relationship between the two nations. The embassy says it is "no longer able to function...

Saudi Arabia offers Kenya 2,500 jobs – Kenya President

Kenya has made a deal to send workers to Saudi Arabia, according to President William Ruto. Kenya made a deal on Thursday to send nurses and other skilled workers to a country in the...

Niger formally suspended by Ecowas over coup

The group Ecowas decided to temporarily stop Niger from being a member because the military rulers won't bring back the former President Mohamed Bazoum. In July, Mr Bazoum was removed from power by the...

Startlingly as Zimbabwe’s finance minister rated as best in Africa

A lot of people in Zimbabwe are surprised that Mthuli Ncube was chosen as the "Best African Finance Minister of the Year" because the country's economy is struggling. One person on X, which used...

Niger Junta opposes agreement to release overthrown president

The person in charge of Niger's military has said no to letting the former president go free in return for lifting the sanctions on the country. Ecowas, a group of countries in West Africa,...

South African woman sentenced to 50 years in prison for $28 million theft

A woman from South Africa has been given a 50-year jail sentence for stealing $28 million from her employer. Hildegard Steenkamp took money from the healthcare company she worked for as an accountant in...

Airstrike in Nigeria ‘mistakenly’ kills 85 Muslim worshipers

At least 85 people were killed by a military attack during a Muslim holiday in Kaduna state, Nigeria. The military drone killed innocent people by accident while trying to attack terrorists and criminals. Governor...

Death toll from flooding in Somalia rises to 110 – UN

Somalia's floods have killed 110 people so far, according to the UN humanitarian agency UN OCHA. More than one million people have been forced to leave their homes and 2. 4 million people have...

70-year-old woman from Uganda gives birth to twins – Hospital

A 70-year-old woman from Uganda just gave birth to twins using IVF treatment. She is now the oldest woman in Africa to have children. Safina Namukwaya gave birth to a boy and a girl...

British-Nigerian hacker acknowledges $6 million scam in US

A man from Britain and Nigeria admitted in a US court that he stole over $6 million in seven years. Idris Dayo Mustapha, who is 33 years old, was involved in a group of...

Think like China and stop disparaging your nation – President of South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that South Africans can learn from Chinese people about supporting their own government. Everyone has to be a messenger. We should act like China. In China, almost everyone represents their...

South Africa’s investigation assert that chatbot wrote Ramaphosa’s speech

The South African administration is exploring whether parts of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s discourse final week were composed utilizing the fake insights (AI) chatbot ChatGPT, neighborhood media report.It takes after claims online that a segment...

Zimbabwean mother pulls son out of baboon’s mouth

A mother from Zimbabwe rescued her son from a baboon's mouth when the animal tried to take him away. She told VOA (Voice of America) about it. Petronella Moyo said her 18-month-old child was...

George Weah loses to opposition in Liberian presidential election

Opposition candidate Joseph Boakai is slightly ahead in the Liberian presidential election after the electoral commission released the latest results. The 78-year-old politician has more votes than the current President George Weah. This means...

Burkina Faso and Russia to sign nuclear power agreement

Burkina Faso and Russia plan to sign an agreement for building a nuclear power plant in Burkina Faso. This information was reported by the AIB news agency, which is owned by the government. The...

Election results in Liberia tallied under lamps

Vote counting is happening now after the polls ended in Liberia's presidential and parliamentary elections on Tuesday. In the country of West Africa, people took part in a vote to choose their president, the...

Capital of Cameroon struck by deadly landslides

A lot of people may have died and some people are missing in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, after big amounts of dirt and rocks destroyed many houses in Mbankolo area. It happened after a lot...

Former Niger leader requests assistance from Ecowas court

Former Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum has asked the court of the West African bloc Ecowas to set him free, according to his lawyer. A legal case was filed in court on Monday asking for...

Haiti and Kenya build diplomatic relations

The countries Haiti and Kenya have made an agreement to become friends and work together. This was announced in a statement that they both released together. The paper signed by both Haiti and Kenya's...

Total blackout in Nigeria after complete breakdown of electrical system

Nigeria has experienced extensive power cuts due to a "total system collapse," as reported by electricity distribution companies.Early on Thursday, power generation levels plummeted to zero megawatts. Although some supply has been restored, it...

Zulu leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi passes away at age 95

Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a very important person in South African politics and a Zulu leader who spoke his mind, has passed away at the age of 95. During the time when racial discrimination was practiced...

Gabon suspended over coup by AU

The African Union has decided to suspend Gabon's membership due to the recent military junta in the Central African nation. This announcement was made by the AU's Peace and Security Council on Thursday evening,...

Military officials in Gabon claim to have seized power following the election

A group of military officers who call themselves "defense and security forces" in Gabon said on Wednesday that they have taken control of the African country. This announcement was made in a speech that...

Ugandan charged with homosexuality risks death penalty

A young man, aged 20, hailing from Uganda could potentially face the death penalty after being accused of a severe manifestation of homosexuality.This is against the law that was approved in May and is...

Libya dismisses minister over negotiations with Israel

The foreign minister of Libya was suspended from her position after attending a meeting with Israel's foreign minister in Rome recently. Israel said that the meeting was an important first move in building relations....

Mnangagwa re-elected as president of Zimbabwe after contentious election

Zimbabwe's current President Emmerson Mnangagwa won the country's presidential elections on Saturday by getting the most votes, even though the election had some problems with being delayed.The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has officially declared the...

Kenya apologises for nationwide power outages

The Kenyan transport minister expressed regret for a massive power failure that impacted the entire nation. This caused passengers at Nairobi's main airport to be stuck in the dark. Due to the blackout that...

Niger to allow entry of more junta forces if invaded

Gen. Abdourahamane Tchiani, the leader of the coup in Niger, has issued an order permitting the military governments of Mali and Burkina Faso to send troops into his nation to assist in defending against...

African activities of Wagner put to test for toughness

The alleged death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of Wagner company, will potentially challenge the activities of numerous private military groups in Mali, the Central African Republic (CAR), and Libya. Wagner is in charge...

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