Seized N13bn cash: Nigeria’s agency searches ex-gov Obi, Mu’azu, others’ condos


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Nigeria, on Tuesday, searched the apartments of the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; and a former Chairman of More...

New Somali Army Chief Survives Assassination Attempt

People carry away the dead body of a man killed in a suicide car bomb attack near the defense ministry compound in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, April 9, 2017. Somalia's new military chief Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale survived the blast which targeted the convoy he was travelling in with senior military officials, police say, but a number of soldiers and civilians were killed. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

The new Somali army chief, General Ahmed Mohamed Jimale Irfid, has survived a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 15 people near his convoy in Mogadishu, government More...

World Bank approves $57bn for Nigeria, others


The World Bank Group has announced the approval of $57bn for Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries for the next three years. A statement issued by the bank in Abuja More...


Anti-Zuma protests across South Africa

Protesters are marching in cities across South Africa including Cape Town, Durban, and the capital, Pretoria calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma. The protests come More...

Chief: African Union Needs Troop Surge in Somalia

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA —  The head of the African Union mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help the country’s military control areas won back from extremist More...

Nigeria reopens Abuja airport after runway repairs

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Nigeria’s airport in the capital, Abuja, has reopened six weeks after it was closed for urgent repairs. Henrietta More...

Nigerians boycott Coca-Cola drinks after court rules them ‘poisonous’


Consumers of Sprite and Fanta have more to worry about than rotting teeth according to a Lagos High Court judge, More...

170307120903-01-slut-walk-london-2012-file-exlarge-169 ‘Big Brother’ has Nigerians suddenly talking about sexual consent

The Nigerian version of “Big Brother,” the reality TV show known for featuring the worst excesses...

170307165147-07-kenneth-ohalloran-syngenta-awards-super-169 Award-winning photos capture farmland life in rural Africa

In the arid farmlands of Burkina Faso, a young boy takes a bite from a ripe,...

170310130027-ramses-ii-cairo-statue-3-large-tease Colossal 3,000-year-old statue unearthed from Cairo pit

A team of archaeologists has discovered a giant 3,000-year-old statue thought to depict Ramses II, in...

Sir Mo Farah: Olympic champion ‘relieved’ after US travel clarification


Britain’s four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah says he is “relieved” he can return to his More...

Mutiu Adepoju to promote La Liga in Africa

Former Nigeria World Cup star Mutiu Adepoju has been appointed by the Spanish top-flight to promote La Liga in the football-mad..

Ivory Coast Wins First Olympic Gold Ever

ABIDJAN —  Ivory Coast won its first Olympic gold medal in history on Friday in Rio. Taekwondo athlete Cheick Cisse won..

Chief: African Union Needs Troop Surge in Somalia


MOGADISHU, SOMALIA —  The head of the African Union mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help More...

The Oba of Benin Kingdom: A history of the monarchy

Who is the Oba of Benin Kingdom in Nigeria and why is he so important to so many people? Benin City,..

What’s the real size of Africa? How Western states used maps to downplay size of continent

On a typical world map, Canada is a vast nation. Home to six time zones, its endless plains spread from ocean..
Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive of Nigeria's Dangote Group speaks during the final session of the World Economic Forum on Africa meeting in Cape Town June 6, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA)

Nigeria’s Dangote plans more investment in Zambia

Africa’s richest person, Aliko Dangote, has expressed the desire to further consolidate his existing investments in Zambia and other African countries..

Ivory Coast: Powering Africa’s fastest growing economy

Following many years of political turmoil and civil conflict, business is back – and booming – in the Ivory Coast. This..

Nigeria’s Startups Get Boost from Buhari, Zuckerberg

Nigeria has a growing technology scene full of ambitious young entrepreneurs who are seeking out solutions to various social challenges. There..

Cameroon and the Dilemma of Righteous Indignation

Talking to a therapist about Cameroon and Africa. Righteous indignation!! This is the state of mind that in my humble opinion..

Ten Questions for Paul Biya

This Columnist was passing through Cameroon, on assignment and stumbled on one of those incidents that will give a writer –..
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Cameroun’s Biya and the Anglophone Dialogue

  I posit this position paper as a concrete manifestation of two things. First, to register, as a matter of fact..

What can hurt your sex life (II)

So how do you tell your partner what you want without bruising his or her ego? I think it’s really in..

US Approves Clinical Trial of Cuban Lung Cancer Vaccine October 26, 2016 9:05 PM VOA News

WASHINGTON —  Federal regulators have given approval for U.S. clinical trials of a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine. New York Governor Andrew..

Michelle Obama’s Legacy Rooted in White House Garden

Michelle Obama would like her legacy to be as well rooted at the White House as that of her president husband...