West Africa

What's next for Zimbabwe?

Speaker of the Zimbabwe Parliament Jacob Mudenda made the announcement when the two Houses of Parliament — Upper and Lower — were seated at the …

Africa

Burkina Faso recalls ambassador to Libya over "slave markets" report

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso’s foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.<p>Minister of Foreign Affairs Alpha Barry of Burkina Faso in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 19, 2016. …

Burkina Faso

30 killed in attack on cattle herders in northeast Nigeria

Unidentified attackers killed more than 30 cattle herders in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, a police spokesman said yesterday.<p>The …

Nigeria

Military confirms additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger - Salon.com

A month after his burial, more remains of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was one of four U.S. Special Forces soldiers killed in Niger, have been identified, the Pentagon confirmed on Tuesday.<p>Johnson's remains were found on Nov. 12 near the village of Tongo Tongo, Niger, where he and three other …

U.S. Politics

Ivorian migrants confirm existence of Libya's migrant slave markets

Ivorian migrants returning from Lybian detention centres have confirmed the sale of slaves in the North African country.<p>A total of 155 returned to Abidjan on Monday night, each with a tale to tell.<p>Trying to make their way to a new life in Europe, they were often abused by smugglers and blocked by …

Burkina Faso

TUI and First Choice launch six days of Black Friday deals including all-inclusive holidays and sunshine getaways

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, it's all about a week of Black Friday deals !<p>TUI , First Choice and Marella Cruises have joined in on the bargains …

Shopping

Saïkou Yaya Baldé’s essay appears as a part of a special series featuring New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program fellows discussing their relationship with language. You can read two of Saïkou’s poems here. I

<i>Saïkou Yaya Baldé’s essay appears as a part of a special series featuring New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program fellows</i> …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Ivory Coast to repatriate migrants amid reports of slavery

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast has joined several of its West African neighbours in repatriating citizens from Libya amid reports of migrants being sold as …

Ivory Coast

Uganda: Museveni Won't End Like Mugabe

opinion<p>Not too long ago, now-93-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe thought he had finally conquered Zimbabwe.<p>He had stood up to his "imperialist" …

Africa

Boko Haram and Shabaab will become deadlier as the Isis caliphate crumbles

"Influence and capacity of Boko Haram and Shabaab will increase tremendously in 2018," says analyst.<p>For the past three years, the Islamic State …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The Nigeria attack shows us that the people most likely to be the victims of terrorism are Muslims

A teenage suicide bomber has blown himself up as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 …

Boko Haram

Nigeria: 7 in 10 Nigerian Libyan Returnees Trafficked

Nigerian passport.<p>Lagos — At least seven in 10 people-many of them Nigerians-who arrived on Italian shores this year from Libya were victims of human …

Nigeria

Danger! The World's Most Dangerous Countries 2018 - Travel, Adventure & Photography at the Often Overlooked Places

The world’s most dangerous countries have recently been disclosed by International SOS and Control Risks for 2018.<p><p>Is travel in your future? If so, …

Sierra Leone

The Gambia and Zimbabwe: a tale of two kleptos

In the central lobby of the Banjul International Airport, a painting of Yahya Jammeh, the former president of The Gambia, adorns the ceiling. Jammeh, …

Africa

South Africa in the top ten most dangerous countries in Africa for personal safety

Image Credits: pixabay.com<p>The latest <b>Ibrahim Index of African Governance</b> (IIAG) paints a pretty grim picture when it comes to personal safety in South …

Africa

Africans must move beyond being 'beggars of the world': Ghana president

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo speaks to the press after a meeting with his Ivory Coast counterpart at the presidential palace in Abidjan on May …

Africa

Increased Oil Production Lifts Nigeria's GDP

Premium Times, 20 November 2017<p>The Presidency on Monday hailed the latest report that the country's gross domestic product, GDP, grew by 1.40 per …

Economy

Nigeria holds benchmark interest rate at 14%

Nigeria’s central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 14 percent, its governor said on Tuesday, following a Monetary Policy Committee …

Economy

Op-Ed: Coup, what coup? The vexing question of how SADC and the AU should react to Zimbabwe’s situation

The phenomenon of unconstitutional changes of government within the African context is one that is supposedly regarded as a serious matter. Views …

Africa

Brit tourist's luxury holiday turned into a nightmare after accident watching turtles left him partially paralysed

A British tourist's luxury trip turned into a holiday from hell when he was left partially paralysed after he dislocated his hip while watching …

Cape Verde

Nigeria raises $3bn in international bond sale to fund fiscal deficit

Lagos — Nigeria has raised $3bn in a two-part international bond sale as it looks to fund a fiscal deficit and reduce its local-currency debt …

Business (South Africa)

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 11 - November 17

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from November 11 to November 17, …

International Relations

Nigeria:Liberian Political Crisis Will Be Resolved Constitutionally - Buhari

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari says the current political challenge in Liberia will be resolved constitutionally, urging all parties to …

Nigeria

Bottle sculptures showcased to greet Christmas in Malaysia

A Burj Khalifa sculpture made up with drink bottles is seen at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov. 21, 2017. Seven world famous landmark …

News (China)

South Africa’s broadband prices vs The rest of the world

Cable.co.uk and BDRC Continental have released a new study comparing broadband packages from around the world.<p>Over 3,300 broadband packages were …

South Africa

News from around the world

Facing impeachment, Mugabe resigns

Robert Mugabe

Amsterdam is Turning Plastic Trash Into 3D-Printed Furniture

The city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands is taking a unique approach to waste management, Inhabitat reports. Under the direction of The New Raw, a …

Recycling

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors 'have nowhere to go'

98 families have been told to leave government camps, but NGOs warn there is no resettlement plan.<p>Survivors of Sierra Leone's deadly mudslides are …

Sierra Leone

Final night for Class40 victory >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

(November 21, 2017; Day 16) – It is a three-horse race down the coast of Brazil for the lead Class40s in their approach to the finish in Transat …

Sailing

Nigerian Children Worry About Poor Education, Violence, Terrorism

Nigerian Children Worry About Poor Education, Violence, TerrorismIn commemoration of this year's World Children's Day, UNICEF carried out the survey …

Nigeria