85-year old President Biya declares intention to contest for 7th term as Cameroon President President Paul Biya of Cameroon will run for re-election in October, he said on Friday, aiming to extend his 36-year rule and maintain his place on a shortening roster of long-standing African leaders. Biya, who came to power in 1982 when his predecessor retired, is seeking a seventh term in office...... read more
Sudan, South Sudan reach ceasefire truce The Republic of Sudan and its neighbour, South Sudan, have agreed on a permanent ceasefire to ensure sustainable peace in both countries. The Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim Bushra, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. He said that the agreement was the outcome of a meeting...... read more
President Buhari back to Abuja after visiting Morocco President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country after a two-day official visit to Morocco. The President arrived in Abuja on Monday evening, one day after he left the country to meet with King Mohammed VI, at the invitation of the Moroccan leader. At the meeting in Rabat, both leaders reaffirmed...... read more
Libya set to 'free' ex-Gaddafi loyalists from prison Libya has set plans in motion for the release of detained officials of the former regime led by Muammar Gaddafi for “medical reasons”, a local source said. “The Attorney-General’s office is preparing a list of former regime officials sentenced by the court to be released in the next few days due...... read more
Tears as two slay queens die after overdose of Tramadol and Rohypnol It was tragedy at the end of the day for two young girls, who made themselves friends of hard drugs, as they have finally found their way to the great beyond, cut off in their primes, no thanks to the effect of the illicit substances. The two girls, both from Ghana...... read more
Zimbabwe general poll underway, July 30 Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said on Wednesday the Southern African nation would hold its general elections on July 30. The elections will be the first since the army forced former President Robert Mugabe to resign last November. Mnangagwa, who became President following the military take-over, has promised to deliver free and...... read more
Like Buhari, Septuagenarian Incumbent Mali President gunning for re-election as President Poll hold in July Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will run for re-election in July, his office said on its Twitter account. It's the same turn in Nigeria where over 70 year-old President Muhammadu Buhari has declared his intention to seek to be elected again at 2019 general polls. The 73-year-old leader had been widely...... read more
Bitcoin scam leaves many South Africans stranded amidst groaning South African authorities are investigating an alleged cryptocurrency scam that defrauded investors of 1 billion rand ($80m) with promises of huge returns that never materialised, police said on Friday. The fraud investigation involves a company named BTC Global, which told clients they would earn 2 percent per day, 14 percent a...... read more
Hate speech: Former South African President's son incures fine Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, on Tuesday agreed to pay $5,000 while he also apologised for an insulting letter. In 2017, Edward wrote an open letter in which he labeled the then finance minister, Pravin Gordhan; and tourism minister, Derek Hanekom, two critics of Zuma, as “sellouts.’’ On...... read more
Zimbabwe's President Mnangagwa sacks Minister as ruling party's crisis persists President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has fired Minister of State for Mashonaland West Province Webster Shamu, but gave no reasons for the move. Shamu becomes the first minister to be sacked since Mnangagwa took office last November. Shamu, who is the member of Parliament for Chegutu East, was recently caught in...... read more
Fear grows as Ebola spreads in Congo The number of confirmed Ebola cases in Congo has risen from three to 14, according to the Central African country’s Health Ministry. “In total since the start of the epidemic, there have been 45 cases of hemorrhagic fever, including 10 suspected cases, 21 probable cases, and 14 confirmed cases,” the ministry...... read more
Security, development of West Africa, our priority - Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said his administration will continue to work with ECOWAS countries to ensure stability in the sub-region as cross-border crimes pose more challenges to people and governments. “ECOWAS is doing its best, and as you know, Nigeria is fully involved in the process of restoring stability...... read more
Gambia sells off Jammeh’s luxury cars, planes amid mounting debt Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former President Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce a mountain of crippling debt contracted during the authoritarian leader’s decades-long rule. Jammeh, who seized power in a 1994 coup, fled Gambia early last year as West African neighbours...... read more
Sad note for S'Leone's new President, as stampede at inauguration, claims one, injure 20 others Saturday’s inauguration of the new President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, took a sour note, when a major stampede at the country’s main stadium, which was filled to capacity with excited citizens and foreigners, led to the death of at least one person and various degree of injuries on others....... read more
President Deby stays put in power as Chadian govt quits The Chadian government has resigned three days after the passing of a new constitution designed to strengthen the rule of long-time President Idriss Déby. Government spokesman Jean-Bernard Padare said Prime Minister Pahimi Albert and his cabinet wouldremain in office until a new government had been named. The constitution, which was approved...... read more
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