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Ugandan police find man hanging dead at Kampala golf course

Authorities in Kampala are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man hanging at Golf Course, adding to a recent surge in suicide cases in Uganda's capital and its environs.The deceased, identified...

Boat capsizes off Yemen; kills 39 – Officials confirm

Over 39 individuals from the Horn of Africa have lost their lives after their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and local officials.Survivors informed rescuers...

Whereabouts of Malawi vice-president unknown following missing aircraft

A statement from the president's office has revealed that an aircraft carrying Malawi's Vice-President Saulos Chilima and nine other individuals has disappeared.The Malawi Defence Force aircraft lost contact after departing from the capital,...

Married women in Asaba stage protest against husband snatchers

A group of married women in Asaba sparked significant attention as they protested against the rising issue of "husband snatching" in the area.The demonstration took place at a local market, where the women aimed...

Nigeria projected to 50% spend more on fuel subsidies in 2024 – Documents

Nigeria is projected to spend 5.4 trillion naira ($3.7 billion) in 2024, which is 50% more than in 2023, to maintain fixed petrol prices.Additionally, the country plans to borrow an extra 6.6 trillion...

Several gold miners trapped underground in Nigeria, rescue efforts underway

Numerous gold miners find themselves trapped underground following a collapse in a central Nigerian mine shaft.The incident occurred on Monday amidst heavy rainfall in Niger state, although news dissemination was delayed due to...

VIDEO: Nigerian man follows his wife to the market, laments high cost of living

A trending video that caught the attention of netizens features a man expressing concern about the rising cost of living. He is frustrated by the lack of value in the goods he purchases despite...

Former Zambian First Lady apprehended for alleged fraud offenses

Former Zambian First Lady Esther Lungu and her daughter Chiyeso Katete, along with a close relative Charles Phiri, were apprehended in Lusaka on Thursday for suspected possession of properties believed to be acquired through...

South Africa releases first election result

The initial results have been released for what are considered South Africa's most contested elections since the African National Congress (ANC) took power three decades ago.With approximately 14% of voting districts counted, the ANC...

Nigeria: Rev Sister arrested for acting as ‘middleman’ in sale of 3 kidnapped boys

A Catholic Reverend Sister has been detained for her alleged involvement in the abduction and trafficking of two children in Anambra State.Her arrest came after the recue of two of the three children who...

Residents of Congo community raise concerns about pollution stemming from a lead factory

Amidst smoking chimneys, lead-laden dust, and noxious odors, the inhabitants of this factory nestled in the heart of a working-class community appear to have grown accustomed to the hazardous blend they've been exposed to...

Several leaders participate in South Africa’s fiercely contested election

Voting commenced Wednesday at educational institutions, community hubs, and expansive white marquees erected in open fields for what's considered South Africa’s most crucial election in three decades.This event might thrust the fledgling democracy into...

Is Nigeria on the right track after a year of Tinubu?

Nigerians love their football but it is no longer the main topic of conversation for many.On the first anniversary of the Bola Tinubu presidency, Abubakar Sheka, who sells bread on the streets of the...

Criminals sell sextortion guides online – BBC investigation reveals

Criminals are selling guides on social media on how to conduct sextortion, BBC News has discovered.The guides teach individuals to pose as young women online, deceive victims into sending explicit material, and then blackmail...

South Africans cast ballots in most competitive election since apartheid

South Africans began voting Wednesday, potentially shifting politics if the ruling ANC loses its majority as polls predict.Queues formed in major cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban starting at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT),...

More than 160 villagers abducted in mass kidnapping and killings in Niger State

Ten people have been killed and at least 160 villagers have been kidnapped from a remote community in Nigeria's central Niger state, officials report.A large group of armed men, suspected to be from Nigeria's...

Exchange of fire incidence at Isreali border kills an Egyptian soldier

An Egyptian soldier was killed in an incident involving Egyptian and Israeli troops near Rafah. Both militaries are investigating the event.Israeli media reported an exchange of fire, but details are sparse and no Israeli...

It is cheaper to use the Private jet – William Ruto

Kenya's President William Ruto has faced widespread criticism for claiming that the private jet he used for his recent trip to the US was cheaper than flying with the national airline.However, he did...

ACU students allegedly arrested for beating their colleague to death over stolen phone

At least six students from Ajayi Crowther University (ACU) in Oyo State have been arrested by the police in connection with the brutal murder of their colleague, Alex Timileyin.The incident occurred on the night...

Smoking, ritual killings in films, music videos, and skits banned by Nigerian govt

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) have made an announcement on Tuesday May 21, 2024, that it would henceforth restrict the depiction of smoking, ritual killings and money rituals in movies,...

Former Zambian President Lungu claims to be under house arrest

Former Zambian President Edgar Lungu has claimed he is "practically under house arrest," alleging that police are plotting to detain him "for no reason."Lungu reported that police were preparing to arrest him at...

Final-year student at Ebonyi State University commits suicide after repeatedly failing one course

A final-year student of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) in Abakaliki, identified as Miss Favour Ugwuka, has committed suicide.The incident occurred in her hostel at the Ishieke Campus of the university in Abakaliki.Further investigations revealed...

1,000 people in Mozambique have died over strike by health workers

More than 1,000 people in Mozambique have died due to a lack of care amid a health workers’ strike, a union leader told the BBC.The strike, involving 50,000 union members, began three weeks ago...

Nigerian students expelled from UK universities due to currency crisis

Nigerian students have been expelled from university courses and ordered to leave the UK after a currency crisis left them unable to pay tuition fees on time.Students at Teesside University were blocked from their...

Hundreds of hostages rescued from Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria

The Nigerian military has rescued numerous individuals, including women and children, who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria.They were kept in the forest for a long time. The extremist group held 350...

Kabale district police arrest 2 officers for alleged murder of local resident

The Kigezi regional police spokesperson, Mr. Elly Maate, has confirmed the arrests of Sgt. John Tumwesigye, in charge of Nyanja police post, and his subordinate, PC James Owomuhangi.Preliminary investigations by the police suggest that...

Ugandan woman in fatally stabs sleeping husband, Keeps body hidden for 2 days

Police in Mukono District, central Uganda, have detained a 30-year-old woman on murder charges after she allegedly stabbed her husband to death while he was sleeping and kept his body in their house for...

Leader of failed DRC coup filmed Facebook Live inside palace before death

Footage has surfaced showing the leader of an attempted coup in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) broadcasting live on Facebook from within the presidential palace shortly before authorities killed him following the failed coup...

Nigeria will not import a single drop of fuel by June – Dangote on capacity of his refinery

Nigerian billionaire and chairman of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has announced that Nigeria will no longer need to import gasoline by June 2024, thanks to the Dangote Refinery.Dangote revealed that his refinery, which...

Ivory Coast’s credit rating affirmed by S&P post eurobond sale

S&P Global Ratings affirmed Ivory Coast's sovereign credit rating following a eurobond sale earlier this year, which improved its financial position.The world's leading cocoa producer's long-term foreign currency rating remained at BB-, three levels...

Paul Kagame submits candidacy for July presidential polls

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has officially submitted his candidacy to the country's electoral commission for the upcoming July presidential elections.Last September, he confirmed his intention to seek a fourth term.Kagame is widely expected to...

Kenyan opposition seeks to halt police deployment to Haiti

Opposition politicians in Kenya have once again sought legal intervention to halt the country's planned deployment of police officers to Haiti.Last year, President William Ruto offered to send 1,000 officers to address gang violence...

Rescue operations comes to an end at South Africa’s building collapse site

Rescue operations at the George building collapse site in South Africa have ceased, leaving 19 individuals still missing.The collapse, which occurred on May 6, claimed the lives of at least 33 construction workers. Fortunately,...

Rolex to close official store in South Africa after 76 years due to market conditions

Luxury watchmaker Rolex is set to shutter its official store in South Africa in June after a remarkable 76-year presence, as confirmed to local newspaper, News24.According to Rolex, shifting local dynamics and market conditions...

11 dead, several others injured as worshippers trapped in Nigerian Mosque, set ablaze

Tragedy struck in Nigeria's northern Kano state as at least 11 worshippers lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in a horrific attack on a mosque, according to local police.Reports indicate that a...

Swiss Court sentences ex Gambian Minister to 20 years for crimes against humanity

Ousman Sonko, who fled to Switzerland in 2016 amid political turmoil in Gambia, has been sentenced to two decades in prison for crimes against humanity. This verdict follows accusations of widespread rights abuses during...

DBG partners Proxtera to support SMEs in Ghana with US$100m

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana's agriculture, manufacturing, Information, Communications and Technology (ICT), and high-value sectors are set to receive a US$100 million loan through a digital platform.This initiative stems from a collaboration...

17-year-old teen bags doctoral degree after defending dissertation successfully

A Chicago teenager participated in her graduation ceremony this month, having achieved her doctoral degree at the age of 17.Dr. Dorothy Jean Tillman II embarked on her academic journey at the age of 10...

Sailing yacht sinks in orca collision off Moroccan Coast

According to Spain's maritime rescue services, a sailing yacht named Alboran Cognac sank in Moroccan waters in the Strait of Gibraltar after colliding with an unknown number of orcas.The incident occurred at 0900...

Unemployment rate rises in South Africa ahead of elections

South Africa's unemployment rate has climbed to 32.9% in the first quarter of this year, according to the national statistics body.This marks a 0.8% increase from the previous quarter of 2023.The country...

Emergency response efforts struggle amid Darfur conflict

Aid organizations operating in Sudan's Darfur region are grappling with a dire situation after four days of intense clashes in El Fasher.According to Claire Nicolet, the head of emergency response at Médecins Sans Frontières...

Concerns mount over militant attack in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado

Local media reports from Mozambique suggest that the army incurred substantial casualties during a militant attack in the northern province of Cabo Delgado on Friday and has been attempting to downplay the true extent...

Cracks in Kenya’s rift valley raise concerns amid heavy rains

Recent heavy rains and mass flooding in Kenya's Rift Valley region have led to the emergence of huge cracks, causing significant damage to property and posing risks to residents.In Nakuru county, some residents have...

South Africa’s opposition party to take legal action against bill aimed at providing universal health coverage

South Africa's primary opposition party, along with several labor and business organizations, has announced their intention to initiate legal proceedings against a bill designed to establish universal health coverage.Previously, we reported that South African...

Recipient of first pig kidney transplant passes away

Massachusett's General Hospital (MGH) announced that Richard "Rick" Slayman, 62, the recipient of the first genetically modified pig kidney transplant, passed away two months after the procedure.Slayman had been battling end-stage kidney disease...

Nigerian pastor Oluronbi and wife sentenced to 34 years in UK for raping church members

A UK-based Nigerian pastor, Michael Oluronbi, 60, has been sentenced to 34 years in prison for multiple rapes of congregation members.His victims included both adults and children, whom he abused over a span...

Libya apprehends senior customs officials for smuggling gold valued at $2b

Libyan authorities apprehended numerous senior customs officials for their involvement in a thwarted plot to smuggle approximately $2 billion worth of gold.According to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office posted on Facebook, the...

Meet multiple business owner with no hands, legs but can do everything

A Sierra Leonean-Nigerian woman who goes by the name @Hannahthegreat renowned on social media for her incredible resilience, has captured the hearts of netizens worldwide.Despite facing the significant challenge of living without hands and...

US Embassy in Tanzania shuts down due to internet outage

The closure of the US Embassy in Tanzania extends for two days due to an internet outage impacting multiple East African countries.“Due to degraded network service nationwide, the embassy will remain closed to the...

UK-based blogger Dorcas Adeyinka wanted by Nigerian police over crime allegations

Nigerian Police seek UK-Based blogger in Cyber-Stalking, Abduction, and Murder CaseA wanted poster from the Nigeria Police Force has linked Dorcas Adeyinka to cyber-stalking, abduction, murder, injurious falsehood, threats to life, and extortion.No further...

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