Thursday, January 24, 2019

Africa’s longest serving presidents: Nguema, Sassou, Biya, Museveni and co.

At a time when democratic transitions are becoming the norm in most African countries, elsewhere the sit-tight leaders still soldier on. Consolidating their stay...

Ramadan 2018: Tips on maximizing the blessed period [2]

This is the second and final part of Ramadan 2018 tips shared by a Twitter user. May Allah reward her and us all. Below are the...

South Africa’s ANC unveils tribute wall for Winnie Mandela

Events honouring the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela continues across South Africa ahead of a memorial and state burial announced by the government. A week after she...

Uganda says Quran, Bible tax report was ‘fake news’

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) on Tuesday described as 'fake news' a report that the country was going to tax religious materials which was to...

Muferiat Kamil: Ethiopia appoints first female speaker of parliament

Ethiopia's parliament, the House of Peoples' Representatives, on Thursday elected the country’s first speaker of parliament in the person of Muferiat Kamil. She replaces Abadula...

U.S. Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts as boys opt to allow girls in

Most Anglophone African countries have Boy Scouts associations, especially in primary and junior high school levels. Well, the mother association in the United States is...

AfCFTA: Africa’s ambitious free trade dream – 45 nations sign up

Forty-four African countries have signed up to a historic trade agreement aimed at paving the way for a liberalized market for goods and services...

Muslimah elected new speaker of Ethiopia’s upper house of parliament

Ethiopia's upper house of parliament, the House of Federation (HoF) has a new speaker in the person of Keria Ibrahim. She takes over from former...

Ex-African presidents hurled before courts: Corruption, Human Rights

Former South African president Jacob Zuma appeared in the Durban High Court on Friday where he was to face corruption charges related to a...

Sierra Leone hurled to ECOWAS court over pregnant girls school ban

The government of Sierra Leone has been dragged to a regional court over a 2015 ban on pregnant schoolgirls returning to the classroom after...

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Chelsea’s Rudiger gives back to Sierra Leone, 11 kids get free surgery

Chelsea player Antonio Rudiger has announced a health relief partnership meant to benefit kids in the West African country, Sierra Leone. The partnership is with...

Mufti Menk in Nigeria: Meets Governor of Borno, Boko Haram heartland

Top Muslim cleric Mufti Menk of Zimbabwe who is on a tour of Nigeria on Tuesday met with the governor of Borno State, Kashim...

Stan Lee: Creator of Spider-Man, The Hulk, Black Panther dies

Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures...

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