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  • Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF re-elects PM Abiy Ahmed as leader

    Ethiopia's ruling EPRDF re-elects PM Abiy Ahmed as leader
    Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been retained as chairman of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF. His chief of staff, tweeted that the 42-year-old had been given a mandate to lead the coalition till the next congress. Today marks the final day of the EPRDF’s 11th Congress taking place in Hawassa. The congress [...]
  • Nigeria, Others Lose $80bn To Illicit Financial Outflows Annually

    Nigeria, Others Lose $80bn To Illicit Financial Outflows Annually
    Former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, yesterday disclosed that Nigeria, South Africa and other African countries lose an estimated amount of $80 billion to illicit capital outflows every year. Mbeki also called for urgent kick against the illicit financial loss and its resultant cut on public wealth by the global community. He made the [...]
  • Former Al-Shabaab Deputy Leader Wants to Contest in Somali Elections

    Former Al-Shabaab Deputy Leader Wants to Contest in Somali Elections
    A former Al-Shabaab deputy leader has announced his entry into politics, local media portals and journalists in Somalia have confirmed. Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur is said to have announced his candidacy for leadership of the Southwest regional administration on Thursday, October 4. The elections are to take place next month. Robow, a one-time candidate on [...]
  • Kenya: Melania Trump visits third African country in one day

    Melania will complete her solo international trip in Egypt on Saturday before returning to the United States.
    United States first lady, Melania Trump left Ghana on Thursday, spent the day meeting school children in Malawi, before leaving for Kenya, the third leg of her Africa trip. Mrs Trump, who is promoting her BE BEST campaign in partnership with USAID, will be hosted by Kenya’s first lady, Margaret Kenyatta, who runs a similar Beyond Zero Initiative [...]
  • Surgeon from DR Congo Denis Mukwege Wins 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

    Surgeon from DR Congo Denis Mukwege Wins 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
    The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Denis Mukwege has been named a joint winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. The man known as the rape surgeon was awarded along with Nadia Murad for their efforts to end sexual violence as weapon of war. “The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize [...]
  • Train collision in South Africa injures 320 people

    About 320 people were injured when a packed train travelling from South Africa’s business hub Johannesburg to the capital Pretoria crashed into the back of a stationary train, Metrorail authorities said on Friday.

  • Nigeria: Nickelodeon to hold family festival in Lagos September 29

    Nigeria: Nickelodeon to hold family festival in Lagos September 29

    Nickelodeon has announced that it will host its biggest family festival in Lagos on September 29 and 30. The two-day event tagged NickFest, according to a statement from the organisers, will deliver a fun-filled experience for families as it promises to be a captivating experience for various age groups.