South African police kills another Nigerian *Authorities call for calm Nigeria has recorded yet, another death of its national in South Africa, a phenomenon that has become quite rampant, either as a result of xenophobia, or outright police shooting or killing by other means. This time, it is that of a 25-year-old Ibrahim Badmus, an indigene of Lagos, who was reportedly...... read more
It's getting Uhuru as Odinga pulls out of Kenya Presidential poll *Election must go on -Kenyatta Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga has withdrawn from the country’s election rerun slated for October 26. Kenya’s presidential election was in August nullified by the country’s supreme court, owing to reported cases of irregularities. It was the first time a court had overturned the result of a presidential election in Africa. Explaining...... read more
Ghana boils as Gas explosion fries six to death No fewer than six people have reportedly died while 35 others injured, following intense burns from an explosion at a natural gas depot in Ghana. The country’s fire service spokesman, Billy Anaglate, made this disclosure in Accra during the inferno on Sunday. The explosion, which occurred on Saturday evening at the...... read more
Not yet 'Uhuru' as opposition, Odinga mobilises fresh protest ahead presidential rerun Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for new protests throughout the country after the ruling party moved to change election laws. Speaking at a news conference in Nairobi, Mr Odinga said the proposed changes were an attack on democracy and bi-weekly demonstrations would begin on Monday. "I call on this...... read more
Lesotho under siege as Officers gun down Army Chief, others The head of Lesotho's army, Lt Gen Khoantle Motsomotso, and two other senior officers have been killed in a shootout at a barracks in the capital, Maseru. Eyewitnesses said the officers burst into the army chief's office and shot him before being killed by guards. The situation in Maseru has been...... read more
Uhuru, Odinga back to trenches as fresh Kenya Presidential poll gets underway October 17 Following the annulment of Kenyan presidential election, the electoral commission in Kenya has declared that a fresh presidential election will hold on October 17. The Chairman of the electoral commission, Wafula Chebukati, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. It will be recalled that the supreme court had annulled the result of...... read more
Angry Kenyetta to judges: You crooks, I shall 'fix' you when I return It was an angry President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, that vowed on Saturday to deal with the judges who pulled the rug under his feet as the celebration for his re-election was still going on. Son on Jomo Kenyetta, one of the founding fathers of Kenya, the President had his re-election...... read more
South Africa Police murder another young Nigerian The Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed the killing of a member, 27-year-old Kingsley Ikeri. The late businessman and native of Mbaitolu in Imo was murdered at Vryheid town in Kwazulu Natal Province on Aug. 30. In December 2016, Metropolitan Police in Cape Town had choked to death one Victor...... read more
Historic judgement in Kenya as Supreme Court annuals Presidential election, orders fresh poll Kenya's Supreme Court has annulled the result of last month's presidential election, citing irregularities, and ordered a new one within 60 days. The ruling makes Kenya the first African country to have a presidential poll invalidated by a court. The election commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner by a...... read more
Two years after marrying 72-year-old granny, Nigerian lover, 27, still waiting for British visa Age is just a number, many believe, and so it seems for Angela Nwachukwu beamed like a giddy teenager, the 72-year-old grandmother, who has found herself in the warmth of CJ, 27, the 45 years age difference separating them, notwithstanding. But there is a snag, the bride, a retired taxi driver,...... read more
Ghanians allegedly lynch Nigerians over Citizen's purported murder The Police in Sowutoum area of Ghana have arrested a Nigerian man for allegedly stabbing a Ghanaian man to death, claiming the purported victim was a thief. The Nigerian, 48-year-old Thompson Peter, was reported to have said he committed the act in self defence. The incident has reportedly led to xenophobic attacks...... read more
Rwanda President, Kagame sworn in for third term in Kigali Rwanda President Paul Kagame took the oath of office at the Amahoro Stadium in the capital city of Kigali on Friday in the presence of dignitaries from other African countries including newly-elected Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kagame, who swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda’s presidential election, securing a third term...... read more
Despite assault on South African Lady, Mugabe's wife resists interrogation Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has returned home from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face accusations of assault, officials say. It was not immediately clear why Mrs Mugabe did not report to police after saying she would do. A 20-year-old South African woman...... read more
Young girl, shot dead by stray bullet, as police battle rioters It was sad and tragic end for a young girl, as she was caught in the crossfire between police and protesters during operations to quell riots against the re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, a witness said on Saturday. “The girl was hit by a stray bullet while she was on...... read more
BREAKING - Impeachment: President Zuma survives in South Africa President Jacob Zuma has reportedly survived a no-confidence vote by secret ballot in South African Parliament on Tuesday, after opponents express confidence that lawmakers in his African National Congress, ANC, could vote to oust him from office. Mr. Zuma, who assumed office in 2009, has faced heavy backlash for alleged corruption and economic mismanagement....... read more
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