Africa

Constitutional Court strikes a blow for South Africa's criminal justice system

The decision by South Africa’s Constitutional Court nullifying former president Jacob Zuma’s appointment of the country’s prosecutions boss three …

South Africa

Nigeria:Lagos Third Worst City to Live - Report

[Premium Times] Lagos, Nigeria's commercial nerve center, is the third worst city to live in among 140 cities worldwide.

Nigeria

Why Eritrea is called Africa’s North Korea

ERITREA has had some unhappy claims to fame over the years. Its war of liberation from neighbouring Ethiopia, which began in the 1960s and only ended …

North Korea

“Sowore quickly interrupted, asking if it was about ‘money politics’, after which Rawlings took a deep breath and after a long drawn silence, stated: ‘You know, Nigerians are still in love with their oppressors.’”

Jerry John Rawlings, former Head of State and President of Ghana, has observed that Nigerians are still in love with their oppressors.<p>According to …

Citizen Journalism

Trump calls Omarosa a 'dog' in latest attack on ex-aide

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Tuesday referred to former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, the only African-American to have served in a senior role in the White House, as a "dog."<p>"When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I …

Donald Trump

Cyril Ramaphosa appoints Silas Ramaite as acting Chief Prosecutor

<b>President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in accordance to the apex court ruling, appointed an acting Director for Public Prosecutions, following the</b> …

South Africa

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa proposes new sovereign wealth fund: party...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has proposed setting up a sovereign wealth fund to help boost economic growth, and his ruling African National Congress (ANC) backs the plan, two senior party officials said on Tuesday.<p>President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives to deliver his …

South Africa

Trump Tweet Calls Omarosa A "Dog" Hours After Calling Himself A "Champion Of Civil Rights"

President Donald Trump evidently hasn't yet moved on from berating Omarosa Manigault Newman, his former White House senior staffer and three-time</i> …

Donald Trump

Higher History - Implications of the slave trade for African societies - Revision 6

The development of foreign colonies<p>Coastal regions<p>West Africa was left impoverished by its relationship with Europe. At the same time the economic development and wealth of Europe and the European colonies in the New World grew.<p>The transatlantic trade also created the conditions for the subsequent …

West Africa

Osinbajo Remains Buhari's Running Mate for Nigerian Election

Nigerian media reports that Senior Special Assistant to the President Garba Shehu said President Muhammadu Buhari is retaining as his running mate …

Sub-Saharan Africa

The complex future of African fabric (which isn't African)

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a small shop nestled inside the heart of Accra, Patience Golo prepares to stitch yards of African wax print for a wedding dress she is making for a client.<p>The fabric is rich in color: pops of papaya-colored lines run through jewel-toned boxes. Across from her hangs a suit made of emerald …

Ivory Coast

Bobi Wine's Whereabouts Remain Unknown Following Attacks From Ugandan Security Forces

The whereabouts of popular Ugandan musician, lawmaker, and outspoken critic of <b>President Museveni's</b> administration <b>Robert Kyagulanyi,</b> better known as</b> …

Concerts

Nigeria's GT Bank sees 10 pct loan growth this year

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) plans to use some of its cash deposits to help grow its loan book by 10 percent by the end of the year after credit declined in the first half, it said on Tuesday.<p>A man walks toward a Guaranty Trust (GT) Bank building in the central business …

Nigeria

New life for former gangsters in northern Madagascar city

The city of Diego-Suarez, in northern Madagascar has a new identity. Only a few years ago, it was the theater of all sorts of crimes committed by …

Madagascar

Inside Cameroon's Anglophone War - A Special Report

Freelance journalist <b>Emmanuel Freudenthal</b> reports for <i>IRIN</i> on a week-long journey with a secessionist anglophone armed group which is fighting the …

Human Rights

UN: Libyan militia forces 1,900 people from camp in Tripoli

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says it's concerned over a Libyan militia forcing 1,900 displaced people out of their refugee camp in the capital, Tripoli.<p>UNHCR spokesman William Spindler says the militia ran 370 families, originally from the western city of Tawergha, out of their homes in the …

Tripoli

Trump Trade Agenda Contrary to Inclusive Growth, South Africa Says

South Africa has asked the U.S. to not implement punitive tariffs that could make its economy collateral damage in the trade war with China, …

South Africa

Cameroon’s Far North: A New Chapter in the Fight Against Boko Haram

<b>What’s new?</b> As fighting between government forces and the Boko Haram insurgents in Cameroon’s Far North diminishes, a lasting peace depends on how …

Boko Haram

WorldRemit, Safaricom seek to smooth payments - Mobile World Live

Safaricom and WorldRemit signed a direct partnership agreement, a move said to increase the speed and security of international cash transfers to …

FinTech

Banned Zimbabwe striker Nyasha Mushekwi set for 2019 Afcon qualifier

The 30-year-old Dalian Lifang forward was banned by Zifa from playing for the Warriors together with three other senior players last year<p>In-form Zimbabwean striker Nyasha Mushekwi is expected to be included in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier squad to be named on Wednesday.<p>Group G …

Soccer

Mobius II SUV

Kenyan auto startup Mobius is building SUVs for the East African market with one philosophy in mind — it needs to be able to handle Africa's …

Shopping

Cop who exposed Magnus Malan paedophile ring found dead in Eastern Cape

Former policeman Mark Minnie, co-author with investigative journalist Chris Steyn of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, a shocking expose of an official …

News (South Africa)

Spin trio lead Sri Lanka to victory in one-off T20

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka beat South Africa by three wickets in the one-off Twenty 20 international at Colombo on Tuesday, after restricting the tourists to their lowest total in the shortest format of the game.<p>Cricket - Sri Lanka v South Africa - Only T20 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - August 14, 2018 - Sri …

Sri Lanka

The hit “This is Nigeria” video, which addresses the country’s worst problems, has been banned

Less than three months after it was released, Nigeria’s broadcast regulator has banned <i>This Is Nigeria</i>, an adaptation of Childish Gambino’s <i>This Is America</i> hit track.<p>The track and video by Falz, a Nigerian rapper, tackled Nigeria’s many ills ranging from corruption to nepotism and insecurity with …

Nigeria

The Real Reasons Peter Strzok was Fired from the FBI

There are certainly more than just the anti-Trump text messages sent by former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok that led the second in command at the …

South African Politics

The European politicking defining the refugee crisis

<b>While the numbers of refugees and migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean have conitnued to fall since their peak in 2015, European leaders</b> …

Coast Guard

The BBC Says Liberia Could Be “Next Surfing Hotspot”

"A surfers' paradise that is still a hidden gem"<p>In just the latest surf edit from global news titan British Broadcasting Corporation titled, “Loving …

Surfing

New acting NPA boss ‘weak’, ‘defended dropping charges against Zuma’

Glynnis Breytenbach is not impressed with Ramaphosa's choice of acting NDPP.

South Africa

Congo's Health Mministry Says Ebola Spreads to 2nd Province

Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a neighboring province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an …

Disease

Successful Vaccine Program Dramatically Reduces Infant Deaths in Malawi

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>Every year, an estimated 3 million people die from vaccine-preventable diseases — many of whom are children under the</i> …

Public Health