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We used to buy bread to eat but now we make it it ourselves because of Gaza war – Journalist in Rafah

Aseel Mousa, a 26-year-old resident of Rafah, shares snapshots of her morning ritual, spent engaged in the traditional art of breadmaking over an open flame.Describing her routine, she recounts waking up at 06:30, commencing...

Hamas Kidnapping: Toll rises as hostages remain unaccounted for

On October 7th, Hamas reportedly kidnapped over 250 Israelis and foreigners, with 130 individuals still unaccounted for.Israel has confirmed the deaths of at least 29 hostages as of February 12th, with one additional...

‘I want my children to be comfortable, but my money will soon run out’ – Tech entrepreneur in Gaza cry out

Salah Ahmed, aged 41, stands as a beacon of resilience amidst the tumult of conflict in Gaza.As a tech entrepreneur, he orchestrates a vital lifeline from his hub in Rafah, granting access to...

Universal Music Group makes major investment in leading Nigerian record label Mavin Global

Universal Music Group (UMG), renowned as a titan in the music industry, has secured a majority stake in Mavin Global, a prominent Nigerian record label, marking a significant move in the global music landscape.The...

Benny Hinn prays for William Ruto’s daughter to get a husband

Daughter of Kenyan President William Ruto, Charlene Ruto has sparked a flurry of online reactions across the country.Charlene was among thousands attending a mass prayer led by American preacher Benny Hinn in Nairobi over...

Norwegian cruise ship denied entry into Mauritius over health reasons

The Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) has refused entry to a Norwegian cruise ship, citing concerns over health risks following reports of passengers onboard developing a stomach illness.In a statement released on Sunday, the ports...

3 suspects to face court over killing of German tourist in South Africa

Three suspects are set to appear in court in South Africa facing multiple charges, including murder, linked to the death of a 74-year-old German tourist on Saturday.According to South African police, the trio is...

ECOWAS lifts sanctions on Guinea and Niger

In the aftermath of an extraordinary summit of ECOWAS heads of state in Abuja, Nigeria, the regional bloc announced the lifting of sanctions imposed on Guinea and Niger. This decision comes after similar action...

French Journalist detained in Ethiopia amid Press Freedom concerns

A French journalist, Antoine Galindo has been apprehended in Ethiopia following his arrest last week, as confirmed by his employer.Antoine, who had arrived in Ethiopia on February 13 to cover the African Union summit,...

US-led ‘justified accord’ exercise launches in Kenya with over 20 nations participating

Embarking on Monday, a multinational military drill dubbed "Justified Accord" commences in Kenya, heralded as the largest of its kind in East Africa, with over 20 nations participating.Running for 11 days until next Thursday,...

Senegal: Presidential candidates demonstrate against delay of election

On Sunday, Senegalese presidential candidates participated in a symbolic vote arranged by a civil society organization to protest the delayed presidential election, originally scheduled for that day.Candidates discreetly placed their ballots in a box...

Nigerian army denies coup plot allegations amidst economic crisis

The Nigerian army has released an uncommon statement refuting claims of an alleged coup plot circulating within its ranks.In the statement issued by the Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ), the notion of a coup plot...

Nigeria cracks down on forex street traders, crypto trading platforms amid naira decline

In a bid to halt the steep decline of the naira, Nigeria has taken decisive action against foreign currency street traders and a prominent crypto trading platform.The unofficial market witnessed a sharp drop in...

Sudan’s conflict exposing citizens to rape, other violence – UN reports

A recent report from the UN's Human Rights Office sheds light on the appalling violations occurring on both sides of the war in Sudan.Evidence gathered over eight months since the conflict erupted last April...

South African influencer Kay Yarms mobilizes youth to register for voting

Prominent South African influencer and YouTuber, Kay Yarms, leveraged her social media platform to encourage her followers to register for the upcoming elections before the deadline.In a surprising move, Yarms shared a link to...

Nearly 700 people dead in Zambia cholera outbreak

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports that the death toll from Zambia's cholera outbreak has surged to nearly, marking the largest outbreak ever documented in the country.The outbreak initially emerged in the capital city of...

Startup in Kenya converts plastic waste into solar-powered freezers

In Kenya, a company is exemplifying the adage, "one person's waste is another person's treasure," by transforming plastic waste into valuable assets.On a February morning, a team of women gathers on a Mombasa beach...

Zambia actively pursuing a resolution for unresolved debt

Zambia continues to grapple with nearly $7 billion in debt, despite a previous agreement with bilateral lenders last year that addressed over $6 billion of the debt.The remaining $7 billion is owed to...

Senegal’s president pledges to bring his administration to an end on April 2nd

Senegal's president, Macky Sall, has pledged to uphold the law and refrain from extending his mandate beyond April 2nd.Despite postponing the presidential election for 10 months due to unresolved disputes over eligible candidates, his...

Guinea’s junta angry with Russia after govt is dissolved

Guinea's military junta expressed its discontent to Russia's ambassador following the Russian embassy's caution about potential unrest in Conakry after the dissolution of the government by junta leader Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.The junta leader dissolved...

Kenya waives entry fee for South Africans, 6 other countries

Kenya has waived the entry fee for passport holders from South Africa and six other countries, following a backlash against the unpopular fee introduced last month.The fee exemption applies to visitors from countries...

HIV/AIDS advocate Hydeia Broadbent is dead

Hydeia Broadbent, a prominent advocate for HIV awareness who bravely shared her journey of living with the virus from a young age, passed away at her residence in Las Vegas on Tuesday. She was...

Militants asked to leave Tripoli by Libyan government following deal struck

Armed groups that have been in charge of Tripoli for more than ten years have agreed to go away from Libya's capital. Imad Trabelsi, who is in charge of the inside of the country,...

South Africa’s parliament impeaches top judge, John Hlophe

In a landmark decision, South Africa's parliament has impeached one of the country's prominent judges for misconduct.An investigation revealed that John Hlophe, the chief judge in Western Cape province, attempted to sway justices at...

ECG grapples with mounting debts, looming disconnections, impacting finance ministry

The Ministry of Finance has an outstanding electricity debt of GH¢1 million that has accrued over ten months, which could result in its disconnection from the national grid.The Electric Company of Ghana (ECG) is...

Senegal releases hundreds of political detainees

Senegal’s Justice Minister Aissata Tall Sall has announced the release of nearly 400 protesters from prison.They were arrested and imprisoned during the political demonstrations of March 2021 and June 2023.Ms Sall did not indicate...

DR Congo’s Prime Minister Sama Lukonde has resigned

Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde has tendered his resignation, as announced in a video shared on the presidency's social media channels late Tuesday.President Felix Tshisekedi has accepted Lukonde's...

UN imposes sanctions on rebel leaders in DR Congo

The United Nations has implemented sanctions including an arms embargo, travel ban, and asset freeze against six rebel leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo amidst escalating violence in the eastern region.Among those targeted...

South Africa’s general election set for May 29

South Africa is gearing up for national and provincial elections on May 29, coinciding with the nation's 30th anniversary of freedom and democracy.President Cyril Ramaphosa has consulted with the electoral commission to finalize...

Kenya police arrested amidst raid on human trafficking operation

Kenyan authorities have apprehended four police officers following a raid on a residence located approximately 16km from Nairobi, where 37 Ethiopian nationals were discovered being held.The officers are under suspicion of involvement in a...

Meet Samuel Achilefu, Nigerian inventor behind first cancer visualization goggles

Medical scientist Samuel Achilefu, a leading figure in radiology and molecular biophysics, holds numerous patents and is renowned as one of the foremost scientists of the 21st century.Originally from Nigeria, Achilefu serves as the...

South Africa’s general election slated for May 29 – Office of President

President Cyril Ramaphosa's office announced on Tuesday that South Africa is scheduled to hold national and provincial elections on May 29.These elections are anticipated to be the most hotly contested since the end of...

COCOBOD reports loss of 150,000 metric tonnes of Cocoa to smuggling in 2023

The Ghana Cocoa Board informed Parliament's Public Accounts Committee that the company suffered a loss of over 150,000 metric tonnes of cocoa beans due to smuggling in 2023.Joseph Boahen Aidoo, the CEO of...

13-year-old South African boy may be tried as adult for shooting principal

A 13-year-old boy in South Africa, who allegedly shot and injured his school principal, could face trial as an adult, according to the prosecuting authority.The boy, whose identity has not been disclosed, has been...

Zookeeper killed by lion at Nigerian University zoo

A tragic incident occurred at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) as Olabode Olawuyi, a long-time zookeeper, was fatally attacked by one of the lions under his care.The university reported that Olawuyi was attacked while feeding...

Residents call for a speed up probing into death of Jirapa Dubai CEO

Residents of Jirapa and other areas in the Upper West Region are urging the police to accelerate investigations into the killing of Eric Johnson, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Royal Cosy Hill...

Guinea’s military junta dissolves government

Following their seizure of power in September 2021, Guinea's military junta officially dissolved the existing government structure.The formal announcement of this dissolution was conveyed via a presidential decree, read aloud on state television on...

Bringing the flavors of Ghana to Wales: Mary Kukua Anderson’s culinary journey

Twenty-year-old Ghanaian, Mary Kukua Anderson, has mastered the art of preparing homemade food from scratch. Growing up in Ghana, she learned to cook from a young age.However, upon relocating to Pontypridd for a...

Lion kills zookeeper at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria

A devoted zoo worker, Olabode Olawuyi, in a shocking incident at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Nigeria, has met a tragic end at the paws of a lion he had been caring for...

Controversy unfolds in Addis Ababa over new Julius Nyerere statue

Tanzanians online are expressing concern that a new statue in honor of their founding president, Julius Nyerere, does not resemble him. The statue was unveiled on Sunday outside the African Union headquarters in Addis...

Nigeria: Minister defends president Tinubu against resignation calls

Nigeria's Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has rebuffed calls for President Bola Tinubu's resignation, dismissing them as a mere distraction.Governors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria's largest opposition party, recently...

Kenyan police officers arrested for violating bar closure order in Kirinyaga

Four police officers in Kenya faced arrest after being discovered drinking at a bar, contravening a directive issued by the governor of Kirinyaga County, Anne Waiguru, which mandated the closure of all bars in...

Reporter Jamal Osman arrested in Puntland on allegations of spreading al-shabab propaganda

Private news site Puntland Post, have reported that security forces in Somalia's northeastern Puntland region apprehended Jamal Osman, a journalist for British broadcaster Channel 4, accusing him of disseminating al-Shabab propaganda.Osman, a recipient of...

“I will not accept it, the winner should be given the victory” – Pakistan politician after elections were rigged in his favour

A senior Pakistani politician, victorious in Karachi's provincial elections, resigns.The elections on February 8 faced rigging accusations, particularly against independent candidates aligned with jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan.Caretaker government and election commission dismiss...

Nigeria protests erupt in Oyo, Ibadan over soaring living costs

Demonstrations in southern Nigeria echo earlier protests in the north.Anger rises over inflation, fueled by costly food and fuel.The African Development Bank cautions of potential social unrest.Similar challenges may befall other nations, warns the...

Good news for Kenyan avocado farmers as the state resumes exports

Kenya is set to resume avocado exports in two weeks, marking the end of a four-month hiatus imposed by the Agricultural Food Authority (AFA).The ban, which was instigated by the Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD)...

U.S. to establish 5 military bases for Somali Army

In a bid to enhance the capabilities of the Somali national army amidst persistent threats from extremist groups, the United States has announced plans to construct up to five military bases for Somalia.The memorandum...

Bola Tinubu picks son-in-law to manage housing agency

President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria has stirred controversy by appointing his son-in-law, Oyetunde Oladimeji Ojo, as the head of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), raising concerns about nepotism.Oyetunde Oladimeji Ojo is married to Mr....

Zimbabwean Opposition figure Job Sikhala sentenced to 9 months imprisonment over social media post

Job Sikhala, a prominent opposition figure in Zimbabwe, has been fined and given a nine-month suspended prison sentence for publishing falsehoods on social media.Harare magistrate Feresi Chakanyuka delivered the sentence to Sikhala, a former...

Senegal’s presidential election postponement ruled unconstitutional

The top election authority in Senegal has declared the government's postponement of the presidential election, originally slated for February 25th and rescheduled for December, as unconstitutional.According to a judgement approved by seven members of...

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