West Africa

Wild Chimp Spotted Playing Very Familiar Game With Little Baby

Turns out baby chimps demand games of "airplane" too.<p>A sweet little interaction spotted in the forest in Africa is an astonishing reminder of how …

Animals

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.

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 …

Africa

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 …

Africa

Nigerian police detain journalist for not revealing source, paper says

ABUJA, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Nigerian police on Tuesday detained a journalist for refusing to reveal the source of an article on a confidential letter from the chief of the force, the reporter’s newspaper said, as Nigeria’s security agencies come under pressure to reform.<p>The story disclosed a letter …

Nigeria

“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 …

Africa

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

Ebola deaths reach 41 in DRC, but a new therapy is being used

Beni — Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), health authorities said on Tuesday, …

Disease

Rumoured European club interest in Tottenham defender

Tottenham have received strong interest from multiple European heavyweights regarding the future of right-back Serge Aurier.Reports suggest that …

Soccer

Style Starters: The Beautiful Evolution Of Black Women And Braids

<i>In anticipation of our 2018 ESSENCE Street Style Block Party, we’re excited to launch our new series, Style Starters. Each week, we’ll be</i> …

Women of Color

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 …

Africa

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 …

Africa

15 facts you need to know about the Indian tricolour flag!

Patriotism is in the air as India is celebrating its 72nd Independence day on 15th Aug 2018. The Indian national flag – the Tricolor flag is the …

India

How prepared is the EU for a future surge in migrant arrivals?

<b>How are migration routes in Europe changing?</b><p><b>The Balkan route</b><p>In the first six months of 2018, more than 8,000 migrants came to the small Balkan state of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 20 times more than those arriving the previous year. Thousands are now sleeping rough in towns near the border, in the hope of …

World News

Belgian side Zulte Waregem sign Ivorian and Senegalese forwards on loan

The Ivorian and Senegalese strikers have been signed on a season loan with the option of a permanent transfer<p>Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Zulte Waregem have signed Ivory Coast striker Chris Bedia and his Senegalese counterpart Mamadou Sylla as they seek to boost their attack.<p>Bedia, 22, joins …

Soccer

How Sir Alex Ferguson's Retirement Stunted the Growth of Potential Superstar Wilfried Zaha

Tuesday 12th August, 2003. Almost 15 years to the day, a skinny, unfamiliar teenager rocked up at Old Trafford having been lauded as the next big …

Soccer

Nigeria's acting president orders overhaul of controversial police...

ABUJA, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s acting president has ordered the overhaul of a police unit following allegations of human rights violations, his spokesman said on Tuesday, as the government seeks to burnish its security record ahead of February’s presidential election.<p>Vice-President Yemi …

Africa

Naira Script

What is Naira Script?<p>INTRODUCING Naira Script here's a modern caligraphy script with a very funy, very feminine, fresh and simple design. this font …

Naira

"I want to appeal to all distinguished senators and Members of House of Representatives, by your commitment to Nigeria project, your commitment to the sustenance of democracy... your commitment towards ensuring that the promises made by APC are themselves enough to compel you to do everything you can do to lawfully get the National Assembly reconvened, so that these weighty national issues will be deliberated upon, and appropriate decisions reached, so that the Nigerian government is not shut down," Oshiomhole pleaded.

Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the party's federal lawmakers to "do everything" lawful to get …

Nigeria

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 …

Africa

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

DRC may provide model for containing future Ebola outbreaks

When the Ebola virus struck West Africa in 2014, it resisted early attempts at control. It took more than two years to overcome, claiming more than …

Disease

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

(Recasts with Keita camp's counterclaim of victory)<p>By Tiemoko Diallo and Fadimata Kontao<p>BAMAKO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar …

Africa

PAPER TRAIL: Remembering V.S. Naipaul; Barnes and Noble founder under fire

The tributes to and remembrances of V.S. Naipaul—who died this weekend at the age of eighty-five—continue to pour in: At the New York Times, novelist …

Barnes & Noble

UN chief appeals for calm as Mali presidential election draws to a close

Following the conclusion of the second round of presidential elections in Mali, political leaders in the West African country are being encouraged by …

Africa

FIFA Threatens Nigeria and Ghana To Fulfill Ultimatums or Be Banned from Global Football

Nigeria and Ghana football associations face being banned by <b>FIFA</b> if they do not abide by issued ultimatums, <i>BBC Sport</i> reports.<p>Both countries are …

Africa

Powell Tabs White to Complete Tuskegee University Women's Basketball Staff - Women's Hoop Dirt

Brittany White has been named an assistant coach for the Tuskegee women’s basketball program, head coach Trelanne Powell announced Friday.<p>White joins …

Women's Basketball

Burundi sets 2020 target to enforce total ban on plastics

The Burundian government has moved to join fellow East African counterparts on the list of countries that have outlawed the use of plastics. The move …

Africa

Nigerian Police Detain Journalists, Demand Their Sources

Nigerian Police Detain Journalists, Demand Their SourcesThree journalists from Premium Times, an AllAfrica media partner, were detained by police and …

Nigeria

UPDATE 1-Nigeria's state oil company considers refinery partnerships

(Adds details, quote)<p>ABUJA, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s state oil company could allow private investors to install two refineries on two of its sites, it said on Tuesday.<p>The country’s existing 445,000 barrel per day (bpd) refining system operates well below capacity due to mismanagement and lack …

Oil & Gas Industry